Today Mrs. Kitson read us the story of The Gingerbread Man. We made our own gingerbread dough and cookies. We talked about all of the ingredients. We looked at ginger root and nutmeg. We learned where cinnamon came from. When we went to get the Gingerbread cookies out of the oven the big gingerbread man was gone. We walked all around the school looking for him. We even asked many kids and teachers if they had seen him. We don't know where he went. Our cookies were yummy! We learned all about bus safety too! It was a sweet day in Kindergarten
Today we cooked the purple potatoes from our garden. We made fried potatoes. We also made ketchup from our garden tomatoes. We learned how potatoes are planted and how they turn into chips. We talked about Thanksgiving and drew a picture of what we are thankful for. We listened to Raffi's song, Thanks A Lot. We cooperated with our friends and built structures out of cardboard. We played clock dominoes. We had to match the number of pips to a numeral on a clock. We listened to the book, The Couch Potato. In music we played the symbols. to the song, The Syncopated Clock by Leroy Anderson. We had a fun day in kindergarten.
Today we acted out the story, The Three Billy Goats Gruff. We love acting in our own plays. We looked at our names on the smartboard. We noticed that most of our names have an a. We also noticed that only two of our friends have an s in their name. We practiced making the a sound and the s sound. Did you know that a makes two sounds? We sing the Better Alphabet Song everyday. We listened to a book by an author who used to go to our school. The book is called Bad Dog by . It is a funny book. It is so cool that he used to go to our school. We played a dice game. We will be learning to see numbers without counting. Using dice is a fun way to learn this skill. We had fun playing with balls in the gym. It was a fun day in kindergarten.
Today Mrs. Kitson read us the book, Stuck, by Oliver Jeffers. It was very funny. She also read the book, Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf by Lois Elhert. We went outside and made a design with leaves. We made our own leaf print. We used a real hammer to make our print. In the morning we had a very nice substitute teacher. She read us the story, The Three Billy Goats Gruff. We acted out the story. We cut up pictures of the story and put the pictures in the right sequence so we can retell the story. We practiced sorting with our math tubs. We told our own special stories in our lifebooks. In gym we played a fun running game where we had to make different sized groups. It was a fun day in kindergarten.
Today was Orange Shirt Day. We talked about what that meant. Mrs. Kitson showed us the book, When we were Alone. It is a sad story. We talked about how we felt and how we should always be kind to everyone. We drew designs on orange shirts. Our whole school made the shirts. We will be putting them up in our school. We went out to the forest. We talked about safety rules in the forest. We collected treasures. We sorted our treasures. We are learning about how to sort in different ways. We can practice at home. We had a wonderful leaf raining day in Kindergarten.
Today Mrs. Kitson read us the book, What does it Mean to be Kind? We talked about being kind. We talked about how Terry Fox was really kind. At center time we drew a picture of Terry Fox and talked about what kind things he did. We looked closely at trees and their branches. We talked about what branches looked like. We used words like wiggly and crooked. We made our own torn paper trees. We talked about sorting. We sorted shapes on the smartboard. We talked about sorting by size, colour and shape. We are learning many songs in Music class. We sang Grandma's Glasses and did the Hokey Pokey. In the afternoon we ran like Terry Fox. We were very tired. Mrs. Kitson stirred the Kimochi pot and we talked about the feelings sad and happy. We practiced showing these feelings in our faces and on with our bodies. We have a calming tent in the classroom. If we are feeling sad or need a break we can go in the tent and use the breathing ball to calm our feelings. We had a fun day in kindergarten.
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