Christmas Party Fun
December 10, 2019

Today we had our Christmas craft party. We made so many decorations. We made trees, gingerbread men, paper chains, beaded snowflakes, ice cream trees,tissue paper ornaments and lots more. We played lots of fun games too. We had fun in the gym. We are working hard learning our songs for The Christmas concert. We had a great Christmassy kind of day!

Lines, Lines and More Lines
December 5, 2019

Today Ms. S. read us the book, The Straight line Wonder by Mem Fox. We talked about Kandinsky's abstract work and the lines that he used in his art. Ms. S also read us the book, It's Mine, By Leo Lionni. We talked about being kind to one another. We talked about the food bank box. We talked about how we can help the people that need to go to the food bank. We talked about the letters G and O. We made up a silly story. We played rhyming games and we wrote kind letters to special people around the school. We worked on our painting. We added different kinds of lines. We had a fun day in Kindergarten.

A Look at Line
December 3, 2019

Today Ms. S talked to us about the artist, Wassily Kandinsky. We looked at some of his paintings and talked about what we noticed. Ask me about his paintings. We talked about different types of lines. We made our own line paintings with paint and masking tape. We chose how we put the masking tape on our painting to make our own unique masterpieces. Ms. S read us the book, The Mixed- Up Chameleon. We talked about what makes us unique. We drew pictures in our lifebooks and played a rhyming game with Ms. S. We talked about the letters d and m. We are practicing for the Christmas concert. We had a fun day in Kindergarten.

A Beautiful Day in The Forest
November 23, 2019

Today we went for a long walk in the forest. We took time to notice how wonderful our forest is. We saw letters in the trees. We noticed how different the bark is on all of the trees. We listened for birds and we stopped to look at the sparkles in the snow. In the classroom we looked at pictures of different trees and we drew our own tree trunks with pastels. We had a wonderful day!

Does Any One Need an Oil Change?
November 20, 2019

Today we set up an auto shop and a hairdressing salon in the classroom. We had fun going on a pattern walk with Ms. S. We made pattern pictures with Mrs. D and played sound games with Mrs. Kitson. We had fun playing a gym game. It was called Builders and Wreckers. We ran a lot. We had a fun day in Kindergaren.

Remembrance Day
November 8, 2019

We will Remember

The Brain
November 7, 2019

Today our friend, Asma came and talked to us about the brain. She showed us different fruits and vegetables and told us our brain weighed as much as a fruit and was as big as a certain vegetable. Ask me what vegetable is as big as our brain and which fruit weighs as much as our brain. Ask me what our brain feels like. She told us about a part of the brain that tells us to freeze, flee or fight. It is called the amygdala. We will be learning alot more about the brain with Mrs. K. We played lots of letter sound games with the letters: s,a,t,p, i,n,c and k. We went on a scavenger hunt, played letter sound bingo. We had a fun day in Kindergarten.

Our Rock Center
November 6, 2019

Today Ms. S read us the book, A World of Kindness. We talked about ways to be kind to one another. We talked about filling our imaginary buckets. Ask me what filling a bucket means. The Gingerbread Man sent us a book. It was called, The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School. We made Missing posters. We put them in the hallway. We hope someone has seen our friend, The Gingerbread Man. We practiced our letter sounds, s,a,t,p, i, n, and ck. Mrs. Kitson moved the letters around and made words. We played letter sound go fish and swat the letter. Ms. S. read us a story about Georgia Okeeffe. She is an artist. She painted beautiful flowers. We looked closely at poppies and drew our own poppies with pastels. We had fun at center time at our new rock center. We had a fun day in Kindergarten

Happy Halloween
November 2, 2019

Today we had our Halloween party. We made lots of Halloween crafts. We made beaded spiders, ghosts,masks,pumpkins,and bats. We played lots of Halloween games. We played ghost bowling, Witch Hat Toss and Bite The Marshmallow. We had a fun lunch with mummy hotdogs. Ms. S read us the books, Five Little Pumpkins and Witch, Witch. Mrs Kitson played The Halloween Memory game with us and we ended the day with The Cat in The Hat's Whip Cream Pie Face game. We had a spooky good day!

Making Ketchup
October 29, 2019

Today Mrs. D made ketchup with us. We used our tomatoes from our school garden. We are going to try our ketchup with our hotdogs on Halloween. Mrs. Kitson read us the book, The Three Questions. Ask me what the answers are to these questions. Who is the most important one? What is the most important thing to do? What is the right time? We also listened to the book, The Cat in the Hat. We made our own Cat in the Hat, hats. We learned a new game called the power of 10. We are practicing seeing numbers without counting. (subitizing) We sang Great Big Puffy Cloud in music class. Mrs. Grau read us an Eric Carle book about clouds. Ms,S. told us a funny story with the letters c and K. We had a fun day in Kindergarten.

The Fire Station
October 28, 2019

Today was a fantastic Friday. We played lots of fun games. We played letter sound bingo, The Cat in The Hat Letter Twister, and a candy memory game. We made our own books and played school. Ms. S. read Apples up on Top and we talked about rhyming. We went and saw Norman Foote and 100 children sing in the gym.

Building with Sticks
October 28, 2019

Today Ms Spisak, our student teacher brought in her rocks collection. She had so many different rocks. We talked about how the rocks felt and how they looked. We picked a special rock to look at. We talked about how the rock made us feel. She read us the book, If you Find a Rock. We went for a nature walk in the afternoon and built different structures with sticks. We built a pretend fire.

We Love Nature
October 19, 2019

Today we went to Strathcona Wilderness Center. It was a beautiful day to be outside. We learned about how to be safe in the woods. Ask me about the special sign we made. Ask me what I should put in my backpack. We went on a nature hike and found lots of different colours in the forest. We found bugs and played a running game. We felt different kinds of hides of animals that live in our forest. We had a fun day at The Wilderness Center.

A big Thank you to all our wonderful volunteers!

Sparky Comes to Visit
October 19, 2019

Today Sparky came to visit our class. We learned all about fire safety. We should make a fire safety plan for our house. Ask me what Sparky taught us. In the afternoon we went for a nature walk. We picked a tree friend. We will be visiting our tree friend throughout the school year. Mrs. Kitson read us the book, The Giving Tree. Ask me to tell you about the story. We had a wonderful day in Kindergarten.

Elder Wilson comes to Visit
October 17, 2019

Today Elder Wilson came to visit. He played his drum and taught us different dances. He talked about how lots of different animals. We danced like ravens, crows and deer. We talked about sorting and sorting objects by colour, size and shape. I can sort my toys and clothes at home. We had a fun day in Kindergarten.

Introducing our Student Teacher
October 13, 2019

We have a new friend in our Kindergarten class. She is our student teacher. Her name is Cecile Spisak.She will be here until Christmas time. We are all excited to learn many new things with our student teacher. Ask me about the songs she taught us. Today we practiced our cutting skills. We have to remember to keep our thumbs up while we are cutting. We talked about our feelings. We took a feeling stone and told our friends how we were feeling and why. Some of our friends were sad. We talked about what we could do if we noticed someone was sad. One of our ideas was to give our friend a hug. We gave everyone a big hug. We played emotions bingo. We built creative creations. We had lots of fun in music, singing and dancing. We had a great day in Kindergarten.

Elwood the Elk Came to Visit
October 9, 2019

Today Elwood the Elk came to visit. He taught us about bus safety. We went on the bus and practiced going out the back door. Ask me about the 5 safety rules. Today we talked about our tomatoes. We talked about our theories on how tomatoes turn red. We are going to do our own experiments to see if we can help the tomatoes turn red. We sang the Thumbkin song and we pretended we were inside a bubble. We had a fun day in Kindergarten.

Oh Where oh Where did The Gingerbread Man go?
October 3, 2019

Today Mrs. Kitson read us the story of The Gingerbread Man. We made gingerbread cookies. We talked about the different ingredients that go into the dough. We learned about ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg. We looked at the different plants on our smarboard. Mrs. Kitson made a big gingerbread cookie. When we went to get our cookies out of the oven the big gingerbread man was gone. We looked all around the school for The Gingerbread Man. We could not find him. We did see lots of clues. Where did he go?

Fun in The Listening Loft
October 1, 2019

Today Mrs. Kitson read us the story, Shi Shi Etko. It was about a little girl that was sent away to school. We talked about orange shirt day. We talked about how we should all treat each other with kindness and respect. We talked about times of the day, morning, afternoon and evening. We drew pictures of what we do during these times. We sorted and categorized different objects. Ask me to help you sort things around the house. We had a tower challenge. We tried to build the highest tower out of blocks. We listened to a classic book, Harry the Dirty Dog. Do you remember that book? We made up a funny N story. We can make up our own letter stories at home. Ask me how. We played with balls and did a freeze dance in gym. We had a fun day in Kindergarten.

Purple Potatoes
September 28, 2019

Today we dug up purple potatoes from our school garden. It was fun digging in the dirt. We had fun playing different games with our friends. We are practicing taking our turn and being patient. We played a the wiggly wok game. We played a rhyming game with Mrs. Kitson. We played a game called cootie where we tried to be the first one to make a cootie by rolling a dice. We drew beets and purple potatoes. We roasted potatoes, beets, onions and carrots and had them as a treat. We went on The Terry Fox Run. We had grade 6 buddies to run with.

Thank you to the families that sent in money. The school is still collecting money if you would like to contribute.

We Love Music
September 28, 2019

Today we had so much fun playing different musical instruments. We are singing nursery rhymes. Mrs Kitson read us the story, The Napping House. Ask me about the story. Ask me about the different coloiurs in the book. We talked about letter sounds. Mrs. Kitson told us a funny story about a pink pig. We helped her make up the story by finding different words that start with the "p" sound. We talked about Terry Fox and drew a picture of him in our lifebook. We talked about rhyming. We drew a funny alien picture while we listened to a rhyming alien story. We played a fun letter fishing game. We played a math domino game. We had a fun day in Kindergarten.

Harvest Time
September 25, 2019

Today we picked all the tomatoes from the garden. They are not ripe yet. We talked about our theories on how tomatoes turn red. Ask me what my theory is. We talked about rhyming and sang the song Willaby Wallaby Woo. It is a fun song with made up words that rhyme with our names. We talked about sorting. Mrs. Kitson sorted kids into groups and we had to guess what her sorting rule was. We listened to the book. Grandma and the Pirates. We practiced sorting animals into groups and we made our names with playdough and wikisticks. We drew in our lifebook and talked about what we learned at Safety City. Mrs Kitson read us the book, Eating the Alphabet. We have lots of the vegetables in our garden. We can play the alphabet game the next time we shop at the grocery store. We went on our first nature walk in the forest. It was beautiful in the forest. Ask me what we saw. It was a fun day in Kindergarten.

Safety City
September 20, 2019

Today we went to Safety City. We learned the 7 Safety Rules. Ask me about the rules. We had so much fun riding the quads. Our parent volunteers helped us learn about safety rules around the house. It was a great day!

Thank you so much to our great parent volunteers.

Washing The Garden Vegetables
September 18, 2019

Today we went to the garden and harvested, beets, carrots and zucchinis. We had lots of fun washing and grating the vegetables. We made muffins with the vegetables. The muffins were yummy. We talked about the letters s , t, a and z. We practiced making the sounds. We started the day with our mind moves. We are practicing, stretching, balancing and breathing. We worked in our lifebook and played a fun caterpillar game. We made rainbow letters. We made special structures using lots of different shapes and sizes of rectangles. We had fun in music. Ask me to sing you a song. It was a fun day in KIndergarten.

Our Garden Sunflowers
September 13, 2019

Today we went out and looked at our second garden. We saw sunflowers, onions, tomatoes, marigolds and pumpkin plants without pumpkins. We brought one of our sunflowers into the school. We drew the sunflower in our nature notebook. We looked closely at the lines and the shapes of the sunflower. We also painted sunflowers. Mrs.Kitson read us a book about a famous artist names Vincent Van Gogh. We talked about the letter S and T today. We looked for these letters in our names. We played a dice game. We danced to The Happy Song. One of our friends brought in a cool book about Monster Feelings. We talked about our feelings. We had fun playing catch in the gym. We had a fun day in Kindergarten:

A Note from Mrs. Kitson

Remember we are going on our field trip next Thursday. Please send a helmet and dress for the weather.

Zucchini Time
September 12, 2019

Today we went to the garden and pulled out a zucchini plant. We looked closely at the plant. We noticed that the leaves were scratchy. We saw orange flowers and a big zucchini squash. We drew the zucchini in our nature notebooks. We read two books about zucchinis. The killer Zucchini and Zora's zucchini. Ask me about the stories. We talked about our feelings during our sharing circle. We have feeling rocks. We are learning about letter sounds in our names. We noticed many of our friends have the letter A in their names. We talked about the sounds letter A and Z make. We can practice these sounds at home. We made creative structures at The Imagination Station. We listened to a story by Leo Leonni. We drew a picture of a chameleon. We went to the gym and played a number game. We moved around the gym in different ways and then made number groups with our friends. We had fun at Wondertime. We made zucchini chips. We had a fun day in Kindergarten.

Our First Day with all our New Friends
September 11, 2019

Today was our first full day of Kindergarten. We made many new friends. We went and looked at the school garden. We pulled out a big radish plant. We learned that you can eat the radish seed pods. They were a little like pea pods but a bit spicy. We drew the radish plant in our nature notebook. We looked at lines and shapes when we drew our radish plant. We listened to the story, The little Mouse and the Big Red Apple. We played at the imagination station and made our own unique creations. We went to the big gymnasium and played the animal game. We went to the music room and sang songs with Mrs. Grau. Ask me to sing you a song.We had lots of fun at Wondertime playing in the house center, painting, building and making designs on the light table. We had a great day in Kindergarten!

Happy Birthday Canada
June 26, 2019

Today we had a games day. We played 2 types of Perfection. 2 different domino games, chopstick bowls and Tilt and Tumble. Gingy sent us all a book. We found a treasure chest filled with books. He said he will always remember us. We played outside and looked at our garden for the last time. We can see beets, radishes, kale, corn, carrots and pumpkins. We wonder what our plants will look like in September. At the end of the day we played Pie Face. Mr. Weaver, our assistant principal played too. It was our last fun day in Kindergarten.

Thank you for sharing your amazing Kids. We had a year filled with wonder, laughter and lots of love.

Happy Summer!

Mrs. Kitson, Mrs. DeHaan

The Talent Show
June 26, 2019

Today we said thank you to Celina. She read to every child in Kindergarten. She is awesome. A big thank you to Mrs. Hauzer who also read to KT students. We had a super fun day. We had wondertime in the morning and we had a hot dog lunch. We had so much fun at The Talent Show. We sang and danced and told lots of jokes. It was a wonderful day in Kindergarten.

Kindergarten Celebration Time
June 22, 2019

Today we celebrated our Kindergarten Year. We sang and danced and had lots of fun doing The Chihuahua Dance with our parents and friends. We played games in the gym with our family. It was so much fun! Our last day of school is Wednesday June 26th.

Fairy Time
June 18, 2019

Today we learned more about the cow parsnip plant. We drew different plants in our nature notebook. We practiced our cooperation and good sportsman skills when we played monopoly. We made a caterpillar book we can read at home. We played a math game where we built our own caterpillar. We played The Power of !0 game. We sang floating Down the River in music class. We had fun playing in The Fairy House. It was a fun day in Kindergarten.

Learning about Plants
June 17, 2019

Today we had special visitors that taught us all about plants. They put special flags on the plants so we can learn the plant names.There are so many different plants in the forest. We had fun making our own talking sticks. We had a great day outside.

Farm Safety
June 12, 2019

Today we learned about farm safety. We learned the rule one seat, one rider. We need to be safe on our acreages. We should not ride on someone's lap. We have a special sticker to show our parents.

The Bannock Bread Boy
June 4, 2019

Today we went of a nature hike. We looked at all the different plants.There are so many shapes and sizes of plants. Mrs. Kitson talked to us about the cow parsnip plant. It was used by the indigenous people for many things. They used it to put on cuts and they also used it as a tea for stomach aches. Mrs. Kitson read us the bokk, The Giving Tree. It is a metis story. Ask me what was special about the Giving Tree. On our walk in the woods we found a special box. Inside the box was the book, The Bannock Bread Boy. We learned what bannock was. It was like the story of The Gingerbread Boy. Ask me what was different about the book. When we got back to the school we made bannock. It was yummy. We had a great day in Kindergarten

Watching our Garden Grow
May 28, 2019

Today we went into the woods and looked for our tree. We drew our tree in our nature notebook. We noticed a lot of changes in the forest. We collected sticks and rocks to make our own fairy houses. We went out to the garden and looked to see what was growing. We can see zucchini, beets, kohlrabi, kale radishes and sunflowers. We drew our garden plants. We went to grade one in the afternoon. Ask me about what we did. We had a fun day in Kindergarten and in grade one.

Looking Closely at our Growing Plants
May 22, 2019

Today we looked closely at our bean plants. We talked about the parts of a plant and drew what we saw. We are excited to see our garden grow. We played a game called 10 Up . We added two dice together and wrote a number sentence. We are getting ready for grade one. We made our own friends book. We copied our friends' names and drew pictures of our friends. We wrote in our lifebook using the sentences starter I like. We used pictionaries to copy print. We planted new plants in our garden boxes. We had a great day in Kindergarten.

Light Table Light Table What do you see?
May 21, 2019

Today we worked on printing our numbers. Mrs. Kitson read us a rhyming number book. Mrs.Kitson read us The Night Gardner. Ask me about the book. Do you know what a topiary is? We played a domino game. We looked for numbers greater and less than 6. We talked about the word family, ip. We are bringing home another book to practice. We did a brain dance in music class. We also did donkey riding in music and The Thread Follows the Needle. We had a fun day in Kindergarten.

Fun Time in the Garden
May 14, 2019

Today we planted in our garden boxes. We planted corn, carrots, marigolds, herbs, squash, spicy peppers, swiss chard and sunflowers. We are excited to watch our garden grow. We worked on our Magic C printing booklet. We are remembering to start our letters at the top. Ask me why C is magic. Mrs. Kitson read us a book titled. The Heart and the Bottle. Ask me about the story. We sang the Hokey Pokey song in music. We played the ukulele with Mrs. D. We had a fun day in Kindergarten.

Taking Care of Our World
May 13, 2019

Today we went on the trails and picked up garbage. We pitched in to clean up our world. We made garden sticks for our garden. We will be planitng our garden box on Tuesday. We told a story using a story mat. Look on Seesaw. We played a fun card game. We are learning to count on. We are taking home a sheet of sight words. Mrs. Kitson read Eric Carle books. We listened to sounds of animals and tried to guess which animal went with each sound. We had a fun day in Kindergarten.

Music Time Fun
May 8, 2019

Today Mrs. Kitson read us the book, The Seed, by Eric Carle. We are reading many of Eric Carls' books. We are learning about how he makes his art. Today we made a collage inspired by Eric Carle. We played lots of literacy games. We sounded out letters and wrote letters and played with a big alphabet mat. We had lots of fun in music learning a new music game. We had a fun day in Kindergarten.

Gingy Sent us Special Letters
April 5, 2019

Today Gingy sent us each a letter. He told us that he took all of his houses to make a Gingerbread Village in the forest. Soon we will go on a nature walk to look for Gingy and his village. We had a special day of shapes. We made a cooperative picture of of 2D shapes. We planned what our picture was going to be of. We tested which 3D shapes rolled,slid or did both. We made a shape monster book. We can read this book with you at home. We made a special card for Mrs. L. It was her day with us. The children thanked he for being a kind and helpful teacher. We had a great day in Kindergarten.

A Special Kindersurprise
March 22, 2019

Today we watched a video story. It was an Inuit legend called, The Owl and the Raven. Ask me about the story. Mrs.Kitson showed us an owl pellet. Ask me what an owl pellet is. We took the owl pellet apart and looked inside. You can see what we found inside at Student Parent Teacher Interviews. The Gingerbread man sent us an email. He sent us a funny book about a leprechaun and the gingerbread man. It was a good book. We are bringing home our "at" book. We talked about the at family.We worked on our houses and we learned how to draw our portraits. We also painted the window in The Maker Space. Mrs. Kitson talked to us about the artist, Wassily Kandinsky. Ask me about his art. We had a fun day in Kindergarten.

Drawing our Portraits
March 16, 2019

Today The Gingerbread Man sent us a book. It was about a leprechaun loose in the school. Ask me about the book. We learned about rainbows and talked about the colours in the rainbow. We practiced reading colour words on our rainbow. We played a rainbow rhyming game. We talked about the at family and coloured our at family book. We can circle the at words at home. We can read our little books with our family. We worked on our houses. We are working with a partner,learning how to listen and cooperate. We had a fun day in Kindergarten.

A second Day Building our Houses
March 13, 2019

Today Mrs. Kitson read us different versions of Little Red Riding Hood. She read, Super Red Riding Hood, and Ninja Red Riding Hood. We talked about how the stories were the same and how they were different. We are bringing home a book we can read with our family. We played a new card game today. We practiced making three letter words on the ipad. We are learning to listen carefully to the individual sounds in words. In the afternoon we continued to build our houses and play in the castle. We had a fun day in Kindergarten.

Sharing our House Plans with our Partners
March 12, 2019

Today we started to work on our houses. We chose a partner and we talked about how we could put our ideas together. Mrs.Kitson read us the book. If I Build a House. There is a castle in our classroom. We get to dress up like princesses, knights and even dragons. We practiced making patterns today. You can the patterns on Seesaw. We made little books and read the word can. We talked about rhyming words and stretching the sounds in words when we are writing. We practiced making words on the Ipad using the app, Montesorri Crosswords. In gym we ran to letters on the wall that spelled our name. We played with frisbees, raquets, hoola hoops and balls. We had a fun day in Kindergarten.

Three Bears Day
March 5, 2019

Today we had a Three Bears Breakfast. We had oatmeal and special toppings. Mrs. Kitson read us the book, Somebody and The Three Bears and The Three Snow Bears. We are learning a Three Bears chant. We made a Three Bears sequence story, and we practiced printing words from The Three Bears story. We played a math game and talked about the letter Q. We went to the gym and played Who Stole the Cookie from the Cookie Jar in Music. We had a great day in Kindergarten.

Fun with Foldable Rulers
March 1, 2019

Today we played a new game with foldable rulers, and special double dice. There is a small dice inside a big dice. We had to look at the two different dice, see what one was bigger and then count on. We then found the number on our foldable ruler. Mrs Kitson read us a funny book. It was called, A Bad Week for The Three Bears. Ask me about Goldilocks.Mrs. Kitson read us the book, The Mitten. It is a Ukranian folktale. We made our own mitten books. We wrote in our lifebooks and made three letter words on the ipads. We used the letters: s,a,t,p, i and n. We went to the library. We had fun in music class. It was a fun day in Kindergarten.

Goldilocks and The Three Bears
February 26, 2019

Today Mrs. Kitson read us two different books about Goldilocks and The Three Bears. One was titled, The Three Bears and one was titled Goldilocks. Ask me what was the same and what was different about the books. We worked on a number booklet. We are showing how we can work independently do our best work and stay on task without reminders.We practiced subitizing with dice. We wrote the numbers we saw on the dice. We talked about the letter y. We talked about how y and w are tricky sounds We are going to start a building project. Today we started to work on the design for the inside ot our own special house. We danced and sang and we even went outside for recess. It was a good day in Kindergarten.

Hawaii Day
February 22, 2019

Today it was Hawaii Day in KIndergarten. Mrs. Kitson read the books, The Pig Kuhana, and Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. We made our own coconut trees. We made leis and made a beach book. We had a tasting table where we tasted; pineapple, coconut, bananas, mangos, and dragon fruit. Ask me what fruits I liked. Mrs.Kitson brought in real clams and oysters. We learned about the insides of these shellfish. Ask me about a special foot. We played beach games in the gym and we did the limbo. The girls danced for the boys a special Hawaii hula and the boys danced for the girls. The boys dance was really hard but the girls said they could do it too. It was a ALOHA day in KIndergarten.

A Great Game for Visual Discrimination
February 19, 2019

Today some of us played a new game at Wondertime. It is called, Paul Frank, Boatload of Fun. You have to find a picture of the gameboard. It is really hard, but fun. Mrs. Kitson read us the book, Alphabet on Stage. It is special ABC book. We also listened to the book, Caps for Sale and retold the story on Seesaw. Look for a post on Seesaw coming soon.Ask me about the book. We played a new math game. It was called, Spill the Beans. We were learning about the number 5. We used blocks and a special counting rope to listen to the sounds in three letter words. This is hard. We had fun playing outside. We had a fun day in Kindergarten.

Happy Valentines' Day
February 13, 2019

Today we had a fun lovin day. We sewed hearts, made number heart books, we graphed hearts and played a dice game. We played pie face and played stack the hearts game. We talked about friendship and love. We were so happy to go outside for recess. It was a happy, happy day!.

Will we ever play outside again?
February 12, 2019

Today we had indoor recess again. We had fun building with cups and straws. Mrs, Kitson read us the book, Bloom, Ask me about the book. It was about a real person. She also read the book, Perfect Petunias. Ask me about making mistakes. We made patterns with unifix cubes and then painted our patterns. We had to think hard about our pattern because we couldn't always use the same colours. We talked about the letter v and played the game Bump It. It is a subitizing game. Look for a video about subitizing on Seesaw. (soon to be uploaded.) We had a fun day at school!

Fun in the Snow
January 29, 2019

Today Mrs. Kitson read us the book, Grumpy Cat. Mrs. Kitson made up a poem with all of grumpy cat's grumpy words. She then made a happy cat poem. They were funny poems. She aslo read us the book, Have you seen my Mother? It was funny. We picked a feeling stone and talked about how we were feeling. We practiced our letter sounds and talked about the letter f. We worked hard on our pattern book. We copied patterns. They were different patterns with A's and B's. I can show you how to make different patterns at home. We played new ABC games. We had fun in music . We really love our new song. I can sing it for you. We had a fun day in Kindergarten.

Bird Beaks
January 23, 2019

Today we talked about bird beaks. Birds have lots of different kinds of beaks. We did an experiment with different tools and kinds of food to see which tool (beak) was the best to pick up different kinds of food. Ask me about the experiment. Ask me what kind of bird I was and what kind of beak I had. We made clay owls with Mrs. D. Mrs, Kitson read us the book, Raven. It was about the sun. We worked in our number book and we talked about the letter B. It was another cold day! We had a fun day in Kindergarten.

Painting our Bird Houses
January 23, 2019

Today we talked about eagles. Ask me about the different eagles. Mrs. Kitson pretended she was an alien from outerspace and we had to tell her what a bird is. Ask me what is special about birds. We drew pictures in our bird books. We looked at the shapes of the birds bodies and beaks. We are making a number book. We are practicing writing numbers. We showed Mrs. Kitson what we know about rhyming. It is on Seesaw. We talked about the letter B. We made different patterns with two different colours. We can make patterns for you at home. We can look for patterns in our house. We had a fun day in Kindergarten.

Indoor Recess Playing with Dominos
January 18, 2019

Today we practiced making different patterns with 2 attributes. We used different coloured unifix cubes. These are some of the patterns we made; ABBABB, AABBAABB, AAABBBAAABBB. We can show you how we make patterns. We practiced printing the letters; s,a,t,p,i and n. We practiced making words on the ipads using these letters. We can practice our letters and words at home. We wrote a sentence in our lifebook. We copied the words I like and sounded our our words with Mrs. K. We sang songs in music. Ask me what songs we are singing. We painted our bird houses at wondertime. It was a cold day so we had indoor recess. We had a fun day in kindergarten.

Building Bird Houses
January 17, 2019

Today we built our own bird houses. We were very good at following directions. We played a tree building game. We had to be careful not to knock our branches off the tree. We played with our new friends in KM at recess. It was a busy fun day!

Building in the Snow
January 15, 2019

Today we talked about winter birds in Alberta. We learned new bird names; like redpoll and merlin. We are making our own bird book. We talked about the letter L. We made AB patterns and we talked about patterns. We wrote in our lifebook. We wrote sentences with the word like. We went outside in the forest for a long walk and we played in the trees. We found lots of sticks. Our friend is back from Australia. We looked at lots of picture of koalas. We built a koala house in the woods. We had a fun day in Kindergaren.

First we Grind the Wheat
January 11, 2019

Today we ground real wheat from a farm. We made bread. We talked about the ingredients. We even put in canola oil.  We made our own buns and butter. Ask me how to make butter. Mrs. Kitson read us the books, The Little Red Hen and The Little Red Hen Makes Pizza. We had popcorn and watched videos of how bread is made. We had a fun day in Kindergarten!

Letters, Letters, Letters
January 11, 2019

Today we showed the letters and sounds we knew on our seesaw app. We are practicing our letters. Today we made letters with playdough. We made words on the ipad using the app, Magnetic abc. We coloured a little book with our snap word "like" We will be bringing our own little books home to read.with you. We had lots of fun in The Maker Space. We can make cool things out of old hair rollers. We had a fun day in Kindergarten.

The Bird House
January 11, 2019

We have a bird house in our classroom. We will be learning about different birds. Today we started to learn how to weave. We are making our own blankets.. We are always practicing our letters and sounds. We look for letters in the letters the Gingerbread man sends us. We search for letters around the room. We make letters with playdough and write rainbow letters. Today we talked about the letter G. We read our letters on Seesaw. Look for our new post. We are making patterns with different objects. We can show you an ab pattern at home. We played a dice game. We are learning to recognize numbers of pips without counting. We had a fun day in KIndergarten.

A Note from Mrs. K

If anyone knows an avid birder that would like to come in and talk with the kids that would be great!

The Christmas Concert is Here
December 18, 2018

Today we met new friends and practiced for The Christmas Concert! We can hardly wait until tonight. We need to be in our classroom at 6:00 p.m. Our class will put their coats and boots in the Maker Space and then go to The Kindergarten Classroom!

Happy Holidays!

Ho Ho Ho
December 14, 2018

Today we had pancakes at the pancake breakfast. They were yummy! We practiced for our Christmas Concert. We played lots of games and listened to Christmas stories. We had a fun day in Kindergarten.

Christmas Concert December 18
December 12, 2018

The Christmas concert will be held on December 18th. Both Kindergarten classes are coming to school together on this day. There will be a matinee performance at 1:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend. The evening concert begins at 6:30 p.m. All students should be brought to the Kindergarten classroom at 6:00. The Kindergarten students are performing at the beginning of the concert and at the end of the concert. Please pick up your child in The Kindergarten classroom after the performance. The children can dress in their Christmas fancy clothing. The girls will have a costume change. They will be wearing Hawaiian skirts for the second song. They can wear a red, white, or green shirt and tights (black, white red, green) for this number. If you want them to wear a fancy dress for the first number please send a change of clothes.

Remember there is no Kindergarten class on December 19th.

Christmas Party Fun
December 12, 2018

Today we had our Christmas Party. We made so many different Christmas crafts. We made reindeer, stars, ornaments and a big long Christmas chain. We played games and decorated cookies. We had an awesome day in Kindergarten.

A Big thank you to all of our great parents that came and helped and sent in supplies.!!!!!!

Hanukkah
December 7, 2018

Today we learned about Hanukkah. We learned that not everyone celebrates the same holidays. We played different dice games. Mrs. Kitson read us the books, There was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Dreidel, and Little Red Ruthie. We made latkes. Ask me what a latke is. We played the dreidel game. The grade 8 class came and read to us. We went to the gym and saw the play, Cinderella BigFoot. It was a fun day in Kindergarten.

Looking Closely at Pinecones
December 5, 2018

Today we looked closely at pinecones and the needles of spruce trees. We found them on our Forest walk. We drew what we saw. We took our time and put alot of detail. There were lots of different kinds of lines in our drawings. Mrs.Kitson read us the books, Mortimer and 50 Below Zero. They were funny books written by Robert Munsch. We talked about the letter R and we copied christmas words in our lifebook. We played a new game called Super Stretch ABC. Ask me about the game. We had fun singing our Christmas song in music class. We had a fun day in Kindergarten.

Rainbow Crow
November 27, 2018

Today Mrs. K. read us the story, Rainbow Crow. It was about how the crow became to be all black. We learned that the crow does have special shimmering coloured feathers. We drew and coloured our own rainbow crows. We talked about pine cones. We are going to do an experiment with pine cones. We listened to a special song, It was called The Firebird. We played a math game called Bump It. We made a sequence story of The Gingerbread Man story. We can show you our story. Mrs. Kitson read us the books, I am Human and I am Peace. Ask me about these books. We had a fun day in Kindergarten

The Whispering Wind
November 23, 2018

Today we went out to the forest. We sat in the outdoor classroom and listened to nature. We heard the wind. Mrs. Kitson told us a story about the whispering wind. We went for a nature walk and found the tree trunk where the whispering wind goes when it is time for a nap. It had a big W on the trunk. We also heard crows. two crows flew towards us. We watched a video on crows. Crows are beautiful birds. The Gingerbread send us an email. He said he has a friend who is a chickadee. He sent us a present. It is a writing box. He also sent us a book to read. It was called, The Gingerbread Man Loose on the Firetruck. We went to music and we are starting to learn our songs for The Christmas Concert. We had fun at Wondertime writing letters to The Gingerbread Man. We had a fun day in Kindergarten.

Fireman to the Rescue
November 20, 2018

Today we learned a new math game, called Bump It. We practiced looking at numbers of objects without counting. Sometimes we still need to count. Mrs.Kitson read us a funny book. It was called; I want my hat back. Ask me about the rabbit. We also talked about being good to the one we are with. Mrs. Kitson read us the books, The Recess Queen, Martha doesn't say sorry and Do Unto Otters. Ask me about the books. We reviewed the letters sounds: s,a,t,p, i and n. We talked about the letter m. We worked in our lifebooks and told stories about our November break. We played a fun rhyming game with Mrs. D. It was a fun day in Kindergarten.

Remembrance Day
November 18, 2018

We went to the gym and learned about Remembrance Day. In Kindergarten we practice looking at groups of objects and work on seeing the numbers without counting. We play card games and dice games. Dominoes is also a great game to play to practice subitizing. Mrs. Kitson read us a book about Remembrance Day. She brought in a picture of a soldier. It was a picture of her dad. We talked about being good to the person you are with. We are practicing our letters; s,a,t,p,i and n. We can look for those letters when you are reading us a book. We can also use the letters that Mrs. Kitson sent home to practice our sounds. We can move the letters around to make words if we know our sounds. We had a fund day in Kindergarten.

Sparky Comes for a Visit
November 18, 2018

Today Sparky came to visit. He talked to us about Fire Safety. Ask me what I should do if I see matches. We talked about a meeting spot. Where should we meet if there is a fire in our house? We talked about what we should do if our clothes catch on fire. Ask me what we should do. Today we talked about sorting animals in different ways. We played a new card game. We practiced our letter sounds, "s,a,t,p,and our new sound "n" We can look for these letters when you read us a book at night. We sang the song, Little Engine Number 9 and played instruments. Mrs. Kitson read us the book, Wonky, Donkey. It is really funny. We had a fun day in Kindergarten.

Water Table Fun
November 6, 2018

Today we talked about compound words. We made our own compound words, like: popcorn, wheelchair, and rainbow. We talked about the letter sounds: s,a, t, p and our new sound. "i". We played a new game with dominoes. We are practicing counting pips on the dominos and seeing if we can see the number without counting. We practiced sorting animals. We can play sorting games at home. We can take turns sorting objects and guess what the sorting rule is. We played outside in the snow. It was cold but we had fun. We need to make sure we bring water proof mitts.

A Note from Mrs. Kitson. Make sure you sign up with Seesaw. If you have any problems email me. Remember to send your child in black or dark clothing for our Remembrance Day service on Friday.

Looking Closely at Flowers like Georgia O'keeffe
November 2, 2018

Today we learned about an artist named Georgia O'Keeffe. She liked to paint really big flowers. She said she liked to look closely at the flowers before she painted. We looked closely at poppies today. We used special pastels and made beautiful flowers. We are all artists, just like Georgia. She said she knew she would be an artist when she was a little kid just like us. We talked about sorting today. We sorted different animals. We made our own sorting groups. Ask me to sort something at home. We talked about the letter "i" today. We sang songs in music class. I can sing a song for you. We turned the house into a fire station today. We are also having fun writing our friends' names.We had a fun day in Kindergarten

Happy Halloween
November 1, 2018

Today we had a Halloween party. We made ghosts, witches and black cats. We laced a pumpkin and made a beaded spider. We played lots of fun games. We played ghost pie face, and Bite the marshmallow. We played ghost bowling and water ghost race. We played lots of other games too. We had mummy hot dogs for lunch. It was a spooky fun day in Kindergarten.

A big thank you to all the parents that sent goodies and came out to help. I missed some parents in the photo.

Happy Halloween!!!

Cooking up some Fun
October 23, 2018

Today Mrs. Kitson read us the book, Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns about Bullies. We talked about how we can help our friends when they are making bad decisions. We talked about being nice to the one you are with. We talked about the letters: s, a, and t. We felt our necks and felt if the letters made our necks vibrate. Mrs. Kitson made up a funny story about the letter T. We can make up our own "T" stories at home. We drew pictures in our nature notebook and talked about what we learned at The Wilderness Center. We went to the gym and practiced dribbling and catching basketballs.We had fun at music. Ask me to sing you a song. We played at Wondertime. We had a fun day in Kindergarten

The Wilderness Center
October 22, 2018

Today we went to the Wilderness Center. We learned about what we should do if we were Lost in The Woods. We brought back a special bag. Ask me what is in the bag. We made a special S.O.S sign out of sticks. We also listed to a story about a boy named Calvin. Ask me about the story. We went into the woods and pretended to be a nature detective. We learned all about our wild animals. Ask me what animals I learned about. It was a beautiful day at The Wilderness Center.

Observational Drawing
October 21, 2018

Today we talked about different kinds of drawings. We compared paintings by The Group of Seven and scientific drawings of plants. We talked about how scientists look closely and use all their senses when they are learning about objects. We looked at different natural objects and drew in our nature notebooks. Mrs. Kitson brought brussel sprouts and kale from her garden. We tried sauted kale and brussel sprouts. Most of us thought they were tasty. We went out in the forest and made letters with sticks. Mrs. Kiston read us the book, A Tree Called Steve. It was a beautiful day in the forest.

Little Elk Bus Safety
October 16, 2018

Today Little Elk came to visit us. We learned about bus safety.We learned about the 4 Safety Rules. Ask me what the 4 rules are. We went out on the bus and practiced getting off the back of the bus. We talked about sorting today. We talked about how we sort our clothes and our toys. We talked about sorting our books in the classroom. We talked about why it is important to sort. Ask me why we think it is a good idea to sort our things. Mrs. Kitson read us the book, The Forever Garden. We talked about gardens and growing our own food. We went to music and sang and danced. Ask me to sing you a song. We had fun at Wondertime. We had a great Kindergarten day!

Gingerbread Man Posters
October 15, 2018

Today The Gingerbread Man sent us an email. He told us hereally liked the pizza we had on pizza day. We still don’t know where he is. He sent us a book, called The Gingerbread Man, Loose in the School. Wedecided to make Wanted Posters to see if anyone has seen him. We learned a newmath game called Power of 10.  We arelearning to see numbers of objects without counting. (subitizing).  We talked about the letters s and a.  We can practice our sounds at home. We had afun day in Kindergarten.

Fun in the Forest
October 10, 2018

Today we went out to the forest. Mrs. Kitson read the book, The Busy Tree. We closed our eyes and she asked us what colour tree trunks were. We opened our eyes and went on a nature walk and looked closely at tree trunks. They are not all brown. They are grey and green with yellow dots. They are black and white and only some have a little brown. We also thought trees were straight, We saw curvy and twisted trees. We came back and drew tree trunks. We taked about the letter A. Lots of kids in our class have an A in their name. We worked in our alphabet books. We had a pizza day and went out for recess with the big kids. It was a fun day in Kindergarten.

Learning about Syllables
October 9, 2018

Today we talked about syllables. We clapped the syllables in our names. We played a game with Mrs. K where we built unifix towers to show the sylabbles in words. We listened to the story. The Ants go Marching and drew in our response journal. We played a math game called Gingerbread Man dice roll. We practiced reading the numbers on a dice and matching them to a numeral. We talked about the letter S. There is only one person in our class that has an S in their name. Mrs. Kitson told us a funny S story. Ask me about it. We can make up our own S story at home. We talked about trees and drew a tree in our nature journal. Mrs. Kitson read us the book, The People of TwelveThousand Winters. Ask me about the book.

Teacher's Note:

There is a field trip notice and a Halloween notice that need to be signed and returned. The Scholastic book orders are due on October 12th. They just arrived today. Please dress your child for the Winter like weather.

Where did the Gingerbread Man Go?
October 5, 2018

Today Mrs. Kitson read us the story of The Gingerbread Man. We talked about different Gingerbread Man stories. We made Gingerbread Man cookies. When we went to get our Gingerbread Man cookies out of the oven the big Gingerbread Man cookie was gone. We looked all over the school. We went to the shop and saw all the big woodworking machines. We went to the office and even the staffroom where the teachers eat their lunch. We could not find the Gingerbread man anywhere. Where did he go?

Colour in The Forest
October 1, 2018

Today we went out in the forest and looked for colours. We made a picture out of coloured leaves. Mrs. D made leaf prints with us. We used a real hammer and a leaf and the leaf colour transferred to our picture. It was Orange shirt day at school. We learned about what Orange Shirt Day means. We should always be kind to everyone.

Instruments Galore
September 27, 2018

Today we had lots of fun in music class. We played all sorts of different instruments. Ask me what some of the names of the instruments are. We made salsa with our tomatoes and peppers from our garden. We even grew our own parsley. We listened to the story, If you give a Moose a Muffin. It was our first pizza day. We were so excited! We had a fun day in kindergarten!

Forest Day
September 25, 2018

Today we went into the forest. It was sunny and beautiful in the forest. We ran and played with the leaves and sticks. We looked around for a special tree to call our own. We will visit our tree every month when we are at school. We talked about Terry Fox today. He was a real hero. It was a happy but sad story. We want to help Terry fight cancer. We can still bring money to school if we want. We had a fun day at school

Safety City in the Snow
September 22, 2018

Today we went to Safety City. Ask me what the 7 Safety steps are. We rode quads and walked around Safety City. We also learned about Fire Safety. Ask me about The Fire Safety room at Safety City.

A Note from Mrs. Kitson

A big, big thank you to all our wonderful volunteers who made this trip possible! You are awesome!!!!!

Our Tomatoes
September 19, 2018

Today we took our tomatoes home. I hope you checked my backpack. Many of our tomatoes turned red. We are talking about how we think tomatoes turn red. We are playing rhyming games. We practiced our scissor skills. We are making sure we keep our thumbs up when we cut. We listened to a funny Robert Munsch book about cookies. Ask me about the book. We drew pictures in our lifebook and told Mrs. Kitson our stories. We made our own creations in The Maker Space. In music we went through an obstacle course. Mrs. Grau showed us the clarinet, trumpet and the recorder. We sang lots of songs. We had a fun day in kindergarten.

Mrs. Kitson: Remember to dress for the weather on Friday. Remember to bring a helmet.

Making Zuchinni and carrot Muffins
September 14, 2018

Today we made muffins. We pulled carrots from our garden and used the zucchini we harvested last week. They were delicious. We talked about our pets or pets we would like to have. We played with in the Maker space and we went to the gym for a freeze dance. We sang songs with Mrs. Grau. We had a fun day in Kindergarten.

The Maker Space
September 13, 2018

Today we played in The Maker Space. We painted, played with blocks and made pictures on the light table. Mrs. Kitson read us a funny book. It was called Me First. Ask me about the little piggy. We read lots of song books. We are learning about rhyming. You can play ryhming games with me. We played with sponge balls in the gym. We practiced throwing and catching our own balls. In music we sang finger play songs. Ask me to sing you a song. We had a fun day in Kindergaren.

Our First Life Book Page
September 11, 2018

Today we drew ourselves on our LIfebook. Our lifebook is our own journal that we will use all year long to tell stories about ourselves. Mrs. Kitson read us two song books. Old MacDonald and Mary had a Little Lamb. We looked at our tomatoes and looked for changes. Some of our tomatoes are turning red. We talked about what we think made the tomatoes turn red. We went out to the garden and picked all the tomatoes, peppers and zucchini. There were lots of tomatoes. We went to music and sang songs. We had fun in the gym playing, Don't Burst my Bubble and Not in my backyard. Ask me about the games.

A Note from Mrs. Kitson

Please send in all paperwork. Thank You

School tomorrow!

Hello KT
September 7, 2018

Today we greeted half of our new KT Class. We had a busy day. We met new friends and played with new toys. Mrs. Kitson read us the books, Off to Kindergarten and The Kissing Hand. We talked about how we felt coming to kindergarten for the first time. We had many different feelings; nervous, sad, excited,and happy. We went out to the school garden and picked our own tomato. We talked about the different plants and drew them in our nature notebook. We played outside and talked about playing safe on the playground. We went to music and met our music teacher, Mrs. Grau. Ask me about the song we learned. We had a fun day in Kindergarten.

A Note from Mrs. K

I sent home a lot of parent homework. I would like to have the consent forms back next week so I can start to post pictures on my website. I also am going to use an app called SEESAW. It is a digital portfolio for your child. Look for a letter next week explaining this communication resource. If you have any questions feel free to email me.

Welcome to The New KT Kindergarten Class
September 5, 2018

Today we greeted half of our new KM Class. We had a busy day. We met new friends and played with new toys. Mrs. Kitson read us the books, Off to Kindergarten and Scaredy Squirrel. We talked about how we felt coming to kindergarten for the first time. We had many different feelings; nervous, sad, excited,and happy. We went out to the school garden and picked our own tomato. We talked about the different plants and drew them in our nature notebook. We played outside and talked about playing safe on the playground. We went to music and met our music teacher, Mrs. Grau. Ask me about the song we learned. We had a fun day in Kindergarten.

A Note from Mrs. K

I sent home a lot of parent homework. I would like to have the consent forms back next week so I can start to post pictures on my website. I also am going to use an app called SEESAW. It is a digital portfolio for your child. Look for a letter next week explaining this communication resource. If you have any questions feel free to email me.

Goodbye Kindergarten Hello Grade One
June 27, 2018

Today was our last day of Kindergarten. We celebrated Canada. We ate moose meat and made bannock. The Gingerbread Man sent us books in a big treasure box. In the afternoon we had our own talent show. We sang, danced, drummed and even had a magic show. We had a great last day in Kindergarten!!!!

A Note From Mrs. Kitson and Mrs. De Haan

It was a fantastic year! We will miss all of you. Please drop by and visit ! Have a wonderful summer!

We had a Blast at Our Picnic Celebration Day
June 21, 2018

Today we had an afternoon filled with fun!. We sang and danced and played lots of crazy outdoor games.!

A big thank you to 5J for running the games. The students are awesome!

Have a great weekend. See you next Tuesday for our last day of school!

Elder Wilson comes to Visit
June 14, 2018

Today Elder Wilson came to visit. We went for a walk in the woods and he talked about the medicine the plants give. Plants are gifts and when we take a plant we should give a gift back to the Earth. The Indigenous people always gave a gift of tobacco. We practiced our printing, made an Eric Carle mural, played a fun pattern block game and made a special father's day gift. We had a great day in Kindergarten.

Only 3 days left of Kindergarten. If you haven't already done so return the sheet with the number of people that will be attending the picnic. Thank You

Happy Father's Day!

The Edmonton Streetcar
June 14, 2018

We were so lucky to have the opportunity to go on The Edmonton Streetcar. A big thank you goes out to a very special grandma and grampa that made it happen!!!!! Thank you so much for the great experience and the treats. The children were excited to travel on the streetcar and see all the sights.

A Very Busy Day in KIndergarten
June 8, 2018

Today Candy came and taught us about what a PowWow is. Ask me to tell you about it. We played drums and rattles and danced. We learned about round dances and pow wow dances. We are sad it is Candy's last day to visit. At lunch time we went and learned some zumba moves in the gym. We had alot of fun dancing. In the afternoon we went to grade one and met our new teachers. We made smartie men and did smartie math. We are very tired! It was a fund day in Kindergarten!

Spring into Nature at The Strathcona Wilderness Center
June 8, 2018

On Thursday we went to The Strathcona Wilderness Center. We made fairy houses. We learned about the three cares. Ask me what they are. We looked for different colours int he forest and we went on a nature scavenger hunt. We caught bugs but we let them go afte they ran around on a white sheet. We had a hot and fun day!

Talking Sticks
June 6, 2018

We are bringing our talking sticks home today. We can tell you how we can use our talking stick at home. We had a special drill today. We went into the maker space. In case there is bad weather we have to go into a room that does not have outside windows. We had a fun day in kindergarten playing in the fairy house and making buildings in the maker space.