Today we talked about the letters s,a,t,and p. We looked for the letters in our names. We went outside and made the letters with natural materials. We also made our own nature creations on our tree cookies. We are cleaning up the garden. We danced with the corn husks. We used them like ribbons. We talked more about Terry Fox. We did our own Terry Fox run. It was hard. It must have been so hard for Terry. We can donate here! We played and sang Circle Round the Zero in music class. We moved around the gym in many different ways and then played Can you make this number? We practiced our Better Alphabet song. We used our nature detective bags today. We looked for bugs and used our shovels. It was a fun day in kindergarten.
Teacher Note: We will be spending a lot of time outdoors. Please come dressed for the weather. The children stay outside until the bell rings at 8:00 in the morning so it is important they are dressed warmly.
Today Mrs. Kitson talked to us about Terry Fox. We talked about how he is a hero. Our school is raising money for The Terry Fox Foundation. Look in my kanga pouch to see what we can do to help. Mrs. Kitson showed us nature art. We learned about the artist Andy Goldsworthy. He makes art out in nature. We We went into the forest and looked for colours in the forest to match our colour card. We made our own art with sticks and leaves. We have our own nature detective backpacks. Ask me what is in our backpacks. Mrs. Kitson told us the story about The Three sisters. We have a Three sisters garden at school. Ask me about the story and about what the three plants are.In the morning we talked about the letters ,s,a,t,p, i and n. We made the letters using stems and leaves from the garden. We practiced our balance, jumping and kicking skills. We had fun going through an obstacle course. We painted a big mural outside. We practiced the better alphabet song. We had fun in music and we had a great mask break in the gym where we did cosmic stretching. We had a great day in nature!
Today two of our friends brought in items from nature. They shared a piece of petrified wood and a peacock feather. We watched a video about petrified wood and saw the petrified forest in Arizona. We watched a video about peacocks and learned a peahen is a female peacock. We talked about the letter A. We noticed that many of our friends have the letter a in their names. We had so much fun finger painting. It was messy fun. We sorted with our math tubs and played with our treasure boxes. We talked about what a community is and went on a virtual field trip around our community using google maps. We drew about our community in our lifebook. We went into the forest and Mrs. Kitson read us her favourite book, The Giving Tree. Ask me about the book. We found our own special tree. We went on a nature hike and built structures with sticks. It was a fun day in Kindergarten.
Today we practiced sorting objects in our math tubs. We talked about sorting by colour, size and shape. We played the sorting people game.We will be talking about other ways to sort too. We can look around our house and find ways that we sort things at home. Mrs. Kitson read us the book, Chrysanthemum, by Kevin Henkes. Ask me about the book. We are learning about the sounds of the letters of the alphabet. We are looking at our names. We talked about the letter S today. Mrs. Kitson made up a silly story with snakes, spiders and a santa. You can make up a silly S story with me. I can help you come up with S words. We played with our treasure boxes and wrote in our lifebooks. We played duck, duck goose in the gym and moved to Bop till you drop, and Listen and Move . We had fun playing outside with out friends. We had a fun day in Kindergarten
Today Mrs. Kitson read the book, Planting a Rainbow, by Lois Elhert. We went out and looked at our school garden. We took pictures of some of the vegetables for our Nature alphabet banner. We made our own rainbow using our special scissors. Our special scissors are our hands. We watched a video about rainbows. We practiced singing our Alphabet song. We are singing all the sounds the letters make. Mrs. Kitson read the book, The Name Jar, by Yangsook Choi. Ask me about the book. We went to music and danced and sang songs. Ask me to sing you a song. We went to the gym and played Captan's Coming. We also played duck, duck Goose. Mrs. Kitson taught us the Cree words for duck and goose. We had lots of fun playing on the playground. It was a fun day in Kindergarten.
Note: I should have told them to smile!!! The sun was in their eyes!!!
Today we went on a Nature walk. We looked for treasures in the forest. We found frogs. We made sure we were gentle with our frog friends and we put them back in the forest quickly. We talked about the different plants. Mrs. Kitson told us about how the Indigenous people used plants as their food and medicine. We looked closely at the plants, berries and mushrooms. Mrs. Kitson read us the book, Picture a Tree, by Barbara Reid. We made our own trees by ripping different colours of paper. Ripping paper is very good for developing our hand strength. We talked about sorting. We sorted with our math tubs. Ask me how I sorted? We talked about germs and Mrs. D put sparkles all over our hands and we practiced washing our hands to make sure we got the sparkle bugs off. We talked about feelings and matched feeling faces to photographs and talked about what made us mad, sad and scared. We went to music. Ask me what songs we sang? We danced and played What time is it Mr. Wolf. We had a fun day in Kindergarten!