Today one of our friends brought in a salamander. We learned about salamanders.
Show and Tell: Your child can bring in an item from nature to share during circle time. We take the time to learn about lots of different things from nature. We have learned about pine cones, and the green worms from our garden that turn into cabbage butterflies.
Today we picked tomatillos out of the school garden. The tomatillos tasted sour and sweet. We made tomatillo apple crisp. We watched a video and learned how beets turned into sugar. We also learned it is best to eat sugar that is in vegetables and fruits. We looked closely at the tomatillo. It has an outer paper like layer and inside is a sticky green looking tomato. We drew the tomatillo in our nature notebook. We talked about the letter T and practiced making the sounds. We made T's and M's with sticks when we were in the outdoor classroom. We went for a walk and Mrs. Kitson showed us a cow parsnip plant. She said it had that name because it smelled like cows. We all smelled the plant. It did smell like a cow. We had lots of fun at Wondertime. It was a great day in Kindergarten.
Today we went to the garden and picked a big zucchini and some rainbow carrots. We looked closely at the carrots and we drew what we noticed in our nature notebooks. We made mini carrot and zucchini muffins. They were yummy. We made a special card with our name on it. Our grade 2 teacher Mrs. M is making a big bulletin board with all of our names all together. It is the Fultonvale Family! We watched the video, The Carrot Seed. Ask me about the story! We learned that it is a good idea to be patient. We had fun at Wondertime. We wrote letters to our friends. played in the house, played with the train and many other fun things. After recess we watched the junior high kids ride tricycles around the parking lot s We had a great day in Kindergarten
Please dress your child for the weather. It is cold in the morning. You should send your child in layers. We are outside in the morning for at least 15 minutes and we also have outdoor recess. If your child wears shorts or a skirt they should wear sweatpants also. Mittens may also be a good idea as many children complain of cold hands.
Permission Clicks: please sign the two forms that have been sent out to you as soon as possible. I have to confirm my volunteers.
Water Bottle: Please send your child with a water bottle daily. Make sure the water bottle is labelled.
Kanga Pouch: Please send the kanga pouch to school everyday. Please put any notes in the clear pouch. If you are picking up your child instead of having them take the bus please put a note in the clear pocket.
In the morning we talked about the number 10. We made number stories with the boys and girls in our class. We made different ways to make the number 10. We all made 10 stories with our math boxes. Ask me to make 10 for you. We talked about the letter M. We looked at our friends' names that started with an M. We also met Word Bird. We named him Monkey. Mrs. Kitson told us a funny M story. We helped her come up with M names. We drew pictures in our lifebooks. We had fun playing Listen and Move in the gym. It was a fun day in Kindergarten.
Teacher Note: Reminder to send in your blue form.
Today was our first day of Kindergarten. It was so much fun to meet new friends. In the morning we played a name game with a magic ball. Ask me what was magic about the ball. We played on two different play parks. We ate our snack and lunch outside in the sunshine. We played with trains, blocks, animals and we build our own special vehicles. Mrs. Kitson read us the book, Tom Goes to Kindergarten. It was very funny. We had dance breaks and went to music class. In the gym we had fun moving different ways around the big gymnasium. We counted out 10 objects and told a 10 story. In the afternoon we had fun playing in the house, playing with cars and playdough. It was a fun first day in Kindergarten.
Teacher Note: if you have any questions feel free to email me. There is a note in your child's backpack regarding purchasing a kanga pouch. This pouch will be used to protect their library books and will be used to send paper information back and forth. You will also be receiving paperwork from the school in the upcoming days. In order to put your child's picture on the blog I need the FOIP form signed on your portal account.
Have a great evening! I had a great day with your child!!!
Welcome to the 2022/2023 School Year. I am excited to see all the new Kindergarten children. If I have not already phoned you I will be phoning before your child's first day of school. If I am unable to connect with you I will send you an email and ask when a good time to talk would be.
If you are driving your child the first day or all year. The drop off will be the little park by the Olympiette Center. The pick up will be on the corner of the sidewalks closest to the Olympiette Center.
You can send your child's supplies on the first day of school.
If you have any questions feel free to email me.