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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Sock Hop

Here are some pictures from the Sock Hop.  Judging by all the smiles, everyone had a great time!

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Monday, March 28, 2011

Blog Challenge 8

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Which puppet is yours? Comment with your name and puppet number.
We made these sock puppets today after learning letter P, which is a puppet that's a pig.  We also wrote a story in our journals about our puppets.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs!

Today we started working on our Dinosaur mural in the library with Mrs. Harris.  She shared some interesting information with our class about dinosaurs from Kids Infobits.  To see this information, go to the school library website: http://library.gssd.ca/common/servlet/presenthomeform.do?l2m=Home&tm=Home&l2m=Home  scroll to the bottom and click on Kids Infobits.  Then you will have to choose Animals, then Dinosaurs and other extinct animals.  Then choose Dinosaurs and there will be information and pictures to choose from.  We even got to see a skeleton of the smallest dinosaur, a baby Mussaurus (in Images).

We also went to the computer lab today.  The class enjoyed playing games on Dinosaur Train: http://pbskids.org/dinosaurtrain/  Thank you to Alia's mom for sharing that program with me.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Design Changes

What do you think of the new look?  I look forward to seeing your comments.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Mass

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Circle Time Songs

The class asked me to put our new songs for Circle Time on the blog so they can sing them at home.
Here are the links:
Days of the Week Rap: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BATdBYIXF1Q
Numbers All Around: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWaQt6XwOV8
Numbers Help Me Count: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zw6Fps2O7XY

The other songs are on CDs I use in the class and do not want to infringe on any copyright laws by posting them on the Blog.

YouTube can be a great resource for educational videos.  You just have to be careful because the content is published by anyone and everyone.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Blog Challenge 7

I am working on adding useful links to the blog.  Check out the new additions.  Post a comment telling me what your favourite links are (1 for parent and 1 for child please).

Monday, March 7, 2011

Blog Challenge 6

Using the hand test (hold objects in shopping bags with arms extended), compare the mass of two objects you find in your house.  Post a comment using math words to describe the two objects (heavy, heavier, heaviest, light, lighter, lightest).

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

New Links

Please check out the new links I have posted under Reading, Math, and Activities.  Please let me know if there is a link that doesn't work.

Blog Challenge 5

On Thursday we will learn the letter M.  Post a comment on this post with 5 things your child finds in your home that begins with the letter M.

Updates

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March News

March 1, 2010

Dear Parents and Guardians,
March is upon us! This month we will be learning about dinosaurs and fossils. We have many new books and games in the class to help us learn about dinosaurs and other skills such as sequencing events and matching numbers and shapes. We have learned about Capacity and Length in Math and will be working on Mass next week. Then we will be focusing more on our numbers up to 10 and possibly higher. Mrs. Muir has spent some time working with us in our class during Math time. She has a lot of fun ideas!
We now have many different play areas in our classroom too! The painting area now includes water colour paints and crayons and water colour paper. We have a pizza place in the making. This time the class is going to be responsible for making the Pizza Place and deciding on all the things we to have in it. They had a great time today getting started with the few materials I gave them. Thursday, we will finish planning what we need and figure out how to get or make the things we need. There were a lot of great ideas and much excitement about getting to make their own play area.
We are still working on Itchy’s Alphabet. Before the break we learned N, on Thursday we will learn M. Each time we learn a new letter, we learn what it looks like, the sound it makes and how to print it. When the letter stories get sent home, please take the time read them with your child, practicing the letter sound we have learned. Another great thing you can be doing at home to help reinforce what we are learning is identifying all the things in your house that being with the same sound that we learned. We have also been working on rhyming words. We practice identifying rhyming pairs and making rhyming pairs. At this age, it does not matter if they rhyme using a nonsense word, so long as they are adding a new beginning sound to the ending sound (e.g. hot – fot). Rhyming words is a great way to develop early reading skills.
Today we used the SMART Response clickers, or remotes as the class called them, to complete an assessment on Capacity. The class all did fantastic with the new technology and on the assessment. It was very interesting to see their excitement and how quickly they all caught on. I will be posting some pictures on the Blog as soon as I can.
The Blog Challenge contest is still going. In February, I only posted one challenge. March will have a few more. We will make the draw for February’s winner on Thursday. Please keep checking the Blog and posting comments whenever you like, I welcome your feedback.
Kindergarten Report Cards will be sent home on Monday since the Kindergarten class will not be in school on the scheduled report card day. Parent Teacher Interviews are coming up on March 16th and 17th. I hope to see you all then. Your child is welcome to come with you. We will be sharing their portfolios with you again.
Some skills you can be working on at home to help your child have more success at school are: learning their personal information such as birthdays, address (town, street, house number, box number), and phone numbers. Tying shoes at home can also be practiced.
Thank you to everyone that sends play dough, sent snacks for our Valentines Party, helped tie skates on our skating days and on Jump Rope for Heart day. Your help is greatly appreciated!