Our Kindergarten Blog

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How to Catch a Leprechaun

Today the Gingerbread Man sent us an email. He has a leprechaun friend who made him a green jelly bean smoothie. He sent us a book about a leprechaun loose in the school. The Leprechaun came to The Maker Space. He left us gold coins. We turned in two coins and received two candies. We made leprechaun traps. We tried to catch him. We wrote down popcorn words around the room. We worked on a math booklet. we circled groups of objects. If there are five objects we learned that everyone sees the objects differently. We can try this at home. We circle the popcorn word, look in our little St Patrick's Day book. We looked at pictures of places all over the world that turned green today. Ask me about the river in Chicago. We had a great time playing outside in the sand. We had a pot of gold day in Kindergarten.


Pretzel Time

Today The Gingerbread Man sent us an email. He told us how he made pretzels on the weekend. He sent us a book, It was Walter the Baker, by Eric Carle. Ask me about the book. We made pretzels with Mrs. D. They were yummy. We sounded out the ingredient words with Mrs. K. Don't worry if they are not spelled correctly. We talked about the secrets, er and ou. Ask me about the secrets. We played a subitizing game. We looked at a variety of dot arrangements and had to find the number we rolled on our dice. It is hard to see the numbers 4 and 5. We keep practicing. We circled all the popcorn words in The Gingerbread Man's email. There were 21 words. We talked about the new popcorn word, Look. We are practicing listening for sounds at the beginning and end of words. We are also clapping the syllables. We had fun playing outside. It was a twisty kind of day in Kindergarten.


Having Fun with Water Colour

Today we painted water colour owls. We took our time and had a lot of fun being creative. We talked about the at family. We circled at words in our little book we are bringing home. We played a counting game with unifix cubes. We played power of 10. We are practicing seeing numbers without counting. We can use dice at home to practice. We should be comfortable seeing lots of different items arranged in different ways up to the number 5. ( like dot arrangements that are different than on a dice). Mrs. Kitson read us the book, There was an Old Lady that Swallowed a Puck. It was a funny rhyming book. We sang The Better Alphabet Song. We sang a very hard version where we had to sing only the sounds. We had fun playing outside. It was an owly day in Kindergarten.


Making Ramps

Today we played with lots of cool stuff in The Maker Space. The Gingerbread man sent us an email. He likes to trick us to make sure we are looking at the letters at the start of the words when we are reading his email. He sent us a book about a special lady that liked chimpanzees. We learned about Jane Goodall. We played a game where we had to listen to a word and then replace the first letter with another letter and say the new word. It is very hard brain work. We had fun playing, What time is is Mr. Wolf and Popcorn in the gym. It was a fun day in Kindergarten


Snow Much Fun

Today The Gingerbread Man sent us an email about manners. He said he had a special dinner where he practiced his manners. We talked about manners and watched a video about dinner manners. We had fun in The Maker Space. We painted and built different contraptions. We practiced listening for sounds at the beginning and at the end of words. It is important that we can hear sounds before we can write the sounds. We practiced our rhyming skills. We wrote in our lifebook. We stretched out the sounds and wrote down the sounds we heard. Mrs. Kitson read us a book about Stephen Hawking. Ask me about the book. We also learned about Olivia Poole. She invented the jolly jumper. We made patterns with musical instruments. We had a mannerly day in Kindergarten.


Bird Beak Experiment

Today we did a bird beak experiment with Mrs.D. We learned about why birds have different beaks. Ask me about bird beaks. Mrs. Kitson read us the story, A promise is a Promise. She stopped reading the story and asked us to predict what was going to happen. We can do this at home when we are reading stories. Gingy sent us an email and said he really liked winter. We are bringing home a new little book. We talked about the letter do. It does not follow any rules. We played tic tac toe and played fun games in the gym. At then end of the day we played outside and built snow structures. We had a fun day in Kindergarten.