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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Today we went to Strathcona Wilderness Center. We learned about nature. We were nature detectives. We played nature bingo and had lots of fun finding all the beautiful nature creations. We saw spider webs, spiders, mushrooms, bird nests. Some of us even saw a muskrat. We played lots of nature games. It was fun walking through the forest. There was a real special tree that made a cool opening to the nature path. We had a fun day outside in nature.
Today Mrs. Kitson read us the book, Chrysanthemum. Ask me about the book. We ate the soup we made. It was filled with lots of nutritious vegetables. We talk about eating our nutritious food before our treats. We looked closely at carrots today. We used a magnifying glass to see the lines and little roots. We drew the carrots in our nature notebooks. Mrs. Kitson read us the book, The Carrot Seed. We made a picture using our most important tool, our hands. We ripped the paper to make different shapes. Ripping paper helps make our fingers strong. We talked about sorting. We will be sorting many things in kindergarten. In music class we sang, This Old Man and Floating Down the River. In gym class we played Captain's Coming. We had fun playing outside. It was a fun day in Kindergarten
Today we went to the garden and picked; beans, potatoes, onions, turnips and beets. We made vegetable soup. Mrs. Kitson read us the book, Stone Soup, by Jon Muth. Ask me what I learned from the book. We will be learning all about our names. Today we made our names in different ways. We made our names on paper, with blocks, with beautiful stuff and with playdough. We started to write in our Life books. This is a book we will write in throughout the school year. We will tell our own special stories in our life book. We played a fun brain game. We listened for sounds in words and listened for rhymes.Mrs. Kitson taught us a Japanese word, Kimochi. It means feelings. She stirred up a whole bunch of feelings in a pot. We talked about different feelings. Ask me about one of the feelings. We had fun at wonder time. We like playing with all of the different materials in the Maker Space.
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Today we had lots of fun creating during centers. We have lots of ways to use our imagination and tell our stories. Today we talked about the heroes around us. We talked about the people that are working in the hospitals. We drew pictures for them to thank them for being our heroes. We are listening to different rhyming books. We will be learning different nursery rhymes. We want to know what our parents' favourite nursery rhymes are. We had a fun day in Kindergarten.