Our Kindergarten Blog

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Turtle Island Learning about Canada

Today we met Jeremy Albert (EIPS FNMI Education Advisor). He told us the story of Turtle Island. We looked at a big map of Canada. He taught us some Cree words. We played a fun Simon Says game. Mrs. Kitson taught us about the artist, Gustav Klimt. He liked to draw with swirly lines and shapes. We looked at his paintings. He painted a tree called, The Tree of Life. We drew our own trees. We practiced our cutting skills. We matched numerals to object cards. We can practice our counting objects skills by setting the table at dinner time. We talked about the letter D. We looked for the letter D in our names. We talked about silly nonsense rhymes. Mrs. Kitson read us the book, Hunches of Bunches, by Dr. Seuss. We went to the forest. It was a fun day in Kindergarten.

Halloween Party

On Thursday we will have our Halloween party. Your child can come dressed in their costume. If the costume is too cumbersome they can dress at school. We will still be going outside so the children need to have a change of clothing if their costume is uncomfortable for playing outside. Please do not send any treats as we can not have outside food.


Rhyme Time

In the morning we practiced our letter sounds. We talked about the letter H and looked for the letter in our names. We played a dice game. We are practicing our subitizing skills. Mrs. Kitson read us the book, A Walk in The Rain with a Brain. We talked about how are brains are all different and we are all smart in different ways. We had a sharing circle and talked about our own smart brains. We had fun playing a rhyming game. We listened for rhyming words and made silly rhyming sentences. We can play rhyming games at home. In Music class we used the rhythm sticks We had a fun day in Kindergarten!


Up Close with a Tree

Today Mrs. Kitson read us the book, Our Tree named Steve. Ask me about the book. We practiced our letter sounds and looked for the letter M in our names. We listened to see if the m sound was at the beginning, in the middle or at the end of our names. We looked at pictures of trees and we noticed all the lines and colours on the trunks. We drew our trees with Mrs. DeHaan. We played a dice game and practiced looking at the pips and saying what number we see. We played with our Finger Fun bags. Mrs. Kitson read us the book, The Cat in the Hat. We talked about rhyming and we played a rhyming game. We had a fun day in KIndergarten.


Looking Closely

Today we looked closely at plants and items from nature. We drew the items in our nature notebook. We talked about what we noticed. We practiced our letter sounds and talked about the letter I. We played with our finger fun bags. We had a guest teacher. She read us the book. What does it Mean to be Kind. In our lifebooks we drew pictures of something we could do to be kind. We played a dice game. We are practicing seeing the pips on the dice and being able to know what number it is without counting. This is called subitizing. We can practice this skill at home when we are playing board games. We brought home a new library book. We need to bring our books back so we can get a new book. We sang, Thumbkin with Mrs Grau. We had a Freeze Dance in gym class. We tried to keep a tissue on our head. It was hard!. We went outside into The Outdoor Classroom and had fun using our shovels. We found big roots. We had a fun day in KIndergarten!


Finger Time Fun

Today we listened to the song Thanks A Lot, by Raffi. We learned the signs for the song. We talked about what we are thankful for. We looked at our friends' names. We looked for the letter N. We noticed there is a secret in the word, Thank. It is the TH secret. Mrs. Kitson read the book, The Dot. We made our own pictures with 10 dots. We played with our new finger fun bags. We are strengthening our fingers. We retold The Three Bears story. We cut out pictures and put them in the correct sequence. I can retell you the story after you read me a story at night. We had fun in the gym today. Mrs. Kitson read us the book, The Sharing Circle. We had our own sharing circle and talked about what we can do when one of our friends is sad. Mrs. Kitson read us the book, Hop on Pop. We talked about rhyming words. We practiced our ABC song. We went outside and played with our friends. We had a fun day in Kindergarten.


Orange Shirt Day

Today Mrs. Kitson read us the book, Shi Shi Etko. We went to see The Orange shirt display in The Gathering Space. We learned about how a little girl could not wear her orange shirt. We talked about how we should treat everyone with kindness. We made our own Tshirt for Phyllis We talked about patterns and put patterns on our Tshirt. We brought home a library book today. We had fun in Music class. Ask me to sing you a song. We had a dance party in the gym. We danced to The Chicken Dance and The Gummy Bear Song. We talked about the types of weather and what we should wear in the Fall. We will be outside everyday so we need to dress for the weather.