Our Kindergarten Blog

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2021-10-08

Van Gogh's Sunflowers

Today Mrs. Kitson read us the story, Van Gogh and the Sunflowers. We looked at paintings that Vincent Van Gogh painted. We went to the garden and picked our own sunflowers. We looked closely at the shapes, the colour, the lines and we took time to feel the sunflowers. We drew sunflowers in our nature notebook and we drew the sunflowers with pastels and chalk pastels. We made sunflowers at our beautiful stuff center. In the afternoon we went out to the garden and dug up all the potatoes. We had a fun day in kindergarten

2021-10-07

The Three Billy Goats Gruff

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 three 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.

2021-10-05

Leaves, Leaves, Leaves

Today Mrs. Kitson read us the book, Stuck, by Oliver Jeffers. It was very funny. 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.

2021-09-28

Running for Terry Fox

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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2021-09-24

Strathcona Wilderness Center

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.

2021-09-21

Vegetable Soup

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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