Our Kindergarten Blog

2023-09-11

Building in The Maker Space

Today we talked about the word mathematics. We will be learning about numbers, patterns, and shapes. In the morning we worked with a partner and matched pictures of objects with numerals. We practiced counting up to 10. We need to remember to touch each object when we are counting. We talked about the letter J. We have two friends that have the letter J at the beginning of their names. We practice clapping names , cheering for the names. and counting the letters in our friends' names. We also pay close attention to how our mouths move for the sounds. We started writing in our lifebooks. We made a picture on the cover and wrote our names. We will be working on writing our name , using a capital letter at the beginning and lower case letters for the rest of our name. We had lots of fun in the gym playing movement games and dances. In the afternoon we played in both classes. It was a fun day in Kindergarten.

2023-09-08

Our First Day with all of Our Friends

Today we met all the children in KM Kindergarten. We played the name game, Jack be Nimble. We all had turns jumping over the candlestick. We listened to the story, Chrysanthemum, by Kevin Henkes. Ask me about the story. We are learning the letters of the alphabet by studying everyone's name. We listen with our ears and our eyes. We pay attention to how we make the sounds with our mouth and our tongues. We also look at the shape of the letter. We talked about the letter S today. Mrs. Kitson told a funny S story with her sound box. We will be playing Listening Larry everyday. We will be listening for sounds and clapping syllables. We talked about what math is and we played with the math boxes. We had fun in the gym. We are learning the gym rules and practicing moving safely in the gymnasium. In the afternoon we had lots of fun at wondertime. It was a silly S day in Kindergarten.

Teacher Note: Reciting Nursery rhymes builds foundational literacy skills. Rhyming is one of the skills that we will be working on throughout the year. Making up silly stories concentrating on one beginning sound is a fun way to build on beginning sound knowledge.

Field Trips: Please fill out the field trip forms as soon as possible. I would like to take the children out into the forest but I cannot until everyone has filled out the form. If you want to volunteer for The Wilderness Center field trip I will be taking all volunteers that sign up.

Consent to publish pictures The form is on your parent portal.

2023-09-06

Meeting New Friends Part 2

Today was our first day of Kindergarten. We were so excited to meet new friends. We played special games to help us learn the names of our new friends. We talked about making good decisions when we are choosing what to eat for our snack and our lunch. We are going to eat our treats when we eat our lunch. We have very good lunches and snacks. We will be learning about how food helps our bodies. We played in both of the classrooms. We had fun going to the big gymnasium and meeting our music teacher. We loved playing on the big slide. We had lots of fun on our first day of Kindergarten.

Teacher Note: I will be publishing pictures of the students on my blog with your permission. Please sign the relevant document on your parent portal if you wish your child to participate. I will not be publishing names.

Important Upcoming Events:

Picture Day: September 8

Strathcona Wilderness Center September 29 (both classes attend)

2023-08-31

Meeting New Friends

Today was our first day of Kindergarten. We were so excited to meet new friends. We played special games to help us learn the names of our new friends. We talked about making good decisions when we are choosing what to eat for our snack and our lunch. We are going to eat our treats when we eat our lunch. We have very good lunches and snacks. We will be learning about how food helps our bodies. We played in both of the classrooms. We had fun going to the big gymnasium and meeting our music teacher. We loved playing on the big slide. We had lots of fun on our first day of Kindergarten.

Teacher Note: I will be publishing pictures of the students on my blog with your permission. Please sign the relevant document on your parent portal if you wish your child to participate. I will not be publishing names.

Important Upcoming Events:

Picture Day: September 8

Strathcona Wilderness Center September 29 (both classes attend)