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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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