As a part of our Physical Education program, the children will be taking part in three skating sessions. This was our first day at the arena. For some children it was their first time on skates. There was such an improvement in their skills in our hour on the ice! Thanks to our Big Buddies for being so encouraging and helpful. Also, thanks to the parents and grandparents for driving and helping out!
As a part of our "Healthy Me" theme we've been talking about eating healthy food from the four food groups. Ask your child if s/he can tell you the four food groups. We created a Healthy Food booklet that your child should have brought home. Ask your child to show it to you and tell you his/her favourite food from each food group.
We have practiced sorting food (real & pretend) into the four food groups. We've also been looking at our snacks and lunches and deciding which food group some of our food items belong to.
As part of our "Healthy Me" theme we spent some time talking about ways to keep our bodies busy and active. Then we got together with our Big Buddies and they did a body trace of each child doing a favourite activity. It was a very big job!!
The Final Results:
After reading The Mitten we decided to make our own mittens. We created a chart of different kinds of lines and shapes. Then we used some of those to decorate our mittens. The final step was the 'magic' part. We painted them with water - yes water - but they each came out a lovely pastel colour. Ask your child why that happened. Check them out:
This week we did a short literature study of the book The Mitten by Jan Brett. We have read the story a number of times and, using masks, the children re-enacted the story using our large mitten.
I'm Mrs. MacDonald. Welcome to a window into our kindergarten classroom. My goal of this blog is to give you an opportunity to see some of the things that we are doing at school. Enjoy!