To wrap up our UnPlug and Play week, we enjoyed having a book time in the gym with all of the other primary classes. We wore our pajamas, took our blankets and books to the gym and snuggled up with our stuffies while we quietly read independently. The students did a super job!
We've been wrapping up our Healthy Me theme. The children have learned about germs; food and nutrition; bones, muscles and some of our body parts; as well as the importance of being active.
We read Growing Vegetable Soup and then made our own vegetable soup bowls.
We learned a bit about bones and made our own "Mr. Bones".
We even tried to hear our heartbeat with our stethoscopes.
It was so nice to see so many families out to our Mug & Muffin morning last Thursday. I hope that you enjoyed learning a little bit more about some of the things that your child does during their day at school. It gave you an opportunity to not just hear about or see photos of their day but to also personally be taught and experience some of our activities.
We participated in a variety of literature-based activities during our Literacy Day and during our UnPlug & Play week. Last Tuesday Ms. Robb suddenly announced that teachers needed to switch classes and read a story to another group of students. So...I went and read to a grade one class and Ms. Torchia came to read to our class. It's always nice to have someone new read to us!
A little while later in the day Ms. Robb came over the announcements again and told everyone to Drop Everything And Read (D.E.A.R.). So...we stopped what we were doing, got books out and read!
Constable Winkels came to the school to talk to us about the problem-solving strategy, TILT.
T – tell them to stop
I – ignore
L – leave the situation
T – tell an adult
She also talked to the children a bit about personal safety as well as the kinds of things that she does as a part of her job as a police officer.
Recently the children have enjoyed taking part in Literacy Stations in our classroom. It's been great exposure to and practice with alphabet letters, printing words, retelling stories, and recognizing names and vocabulary. The children have had to work with a partner and practice their social skills of taking turns,co-operating, and working together.
We made Cinnamon Snowflake Tortillas for snack. We cut our tortilla to look like a snowflake, we fried it on the stove in a little butter, and then sprinkled it with cinnamon sugar. A nice winter snack! Thanks for helping us, Mrs. Walcher.
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!