Our Kindergarten Blog

2022-2023 KT


Sunflower Season

Today we looked closely at sunflowers. We learned about a famous artist named Vincent van Gogh. We listened to the story, Camille and the Sunflowers. Ask me about the story. We watched a video with lots of his pictures. It was called Starry, Starry Night. We painted our own sunflower pictures. We are all artists. We talked about the letter B. Mrs. Kitson told us a funny story with lots of b words. We told our own stories with the letter tubs at center time. We built letters out of pattern blocks and wrote letters to our friends. We made towers of 10 and broke our towers apart and talked about how you can make 10 in different ways. We harvested beets, carrots and turnips. Next week we will be cooking the vegetables. We went out to the forest and picked our special tree. It was a fun day in Kindergarten.


Strathcona Wilderness Center

Today both Kindergarten classes went of a field trip to The Strathcona Wilderness Center. The children learned about local wildlife, the changing seasons and spent the day discovering the wonders of mother nature. In the afternoon the children worked together to make fairy houses. It was a warm and wonderful day in Kindergarten.

A big thank you goes out to all the wonderful volunteers! The field trip was a great success due to your involvement.

I am unable to put up the group picture until I get the information regarding the FOIP form that you would have signed on your parent portal. If you did not sign this form I am unable to put a picture of your child on the website. The office will be giving me this information soon.


Stone Soup

Today Mrs. Kitson read us the book, Stone Soup. by Jon Muth. Ask me about the story. We made our own soup out of the vegetables in our garden. We harvested beets, turnips, carrots ,beans, tomatoes and corn. We practiced our sounds. We can practice these sounds at home: M,N,S,T,R,A,L.. We had a picnic outside today. It was a beautiful day for a picnic. We went to The Maker Space for Wondertime. It was a great day in Kindergarten.


Nature Prints

Today we went out to the forest. We went for a nature walk. We noticed all the different colours in the forest. We collected flowers and leaves from our garden and from the forest. We made nature prints. We used hammers to make our prints. It was lots of fun. We talk about letters every morning. We are looking at the beginning letters in our names. We have talked about the letters: M,N,S,T,R and A. We take our time and notice how we make the sounds with our tongue, teeth and lips. We can look for these letters and practice our sounds at home. We had a fun day in Kindergarten.


Nature Hike

Today we went out to explore the forest. We made letters of the alphabet out of sticks. We looked for all the different changes in the forest.

Teacher Note: We will be going out to the forest throughout the school year. It is important that the children are dressed in layers.

Show and Tell: Your child can bring an object from nature to share during circle time. We take the time to stop and learn about: pinecones, leaves, rocks, worms etc.


Tomatillo Time

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. classroom. We had lots of fun at Wondertime. It was a great day in Kindergarten.