As a part of math we did some graphing using Smarties. The children each got their own little box of Smarties and then had to create a graph with the colours of the Smarties in their box. Interesting how different each graph was. We then asked these questions: Which colour was the most? Which colour was the least? and Are there any colours that are the same? All of these are math concepts that we are working on.
The children were involved in a number colour blending experiences. It's one thing for us to read about making secondary colours from primary colours, but it's better for us to do it and see it for ourselves. So the children made rainbows using the three primary colours. How did we get six colours from three? By leaving spaces between each colour and then carefully blending them together. They also spent a lot of time with eyedroppers and coloured water creating many new colours. For one of our science experiments we observed frozen primary coloured ice cubes mix together to create three new secondary colours as they melted. It was a very exciting to observe the change!
Water Colour Blending:
Rainbows are popping up everywhere!
Last Thursday we celebrated diversity, acceptance and a better understanding of Autism with our fifth annual Canucks Autism Network Walk. The We Can Be Friends program helps children celebrate all differences. We began the afternoon with an assembly where we listened to two speakers. First we listened to Sean Bass who is living with autism. We learned that he enjoys participating in theatre. He has a great memory so learning his lines is easy for him. He told us that his interest in cooking has led him to pursue the chef program at TRU. We also listened to Nan Stevens speak about living with her son, Westin, who has autism. Westin loves to dance so we all joined in and "danced" for our walk warm-up. After the assembly we joined up with our buddies and walked the dike with them. At our turn-around point we met up with our buddy Pinkus. We were very lucky that the weather held out for us!
We CAN Be Friends!
As a part of the Canucks Autism Network (CAN) we met Pinkus. He is part of our We CAN Be Friends program. He visited us many times over the last couple of weeks to talk about great ways to be a "Friendship Superhero".
Everyone is important!
We read a number of books about diversity and acceptance of others. We created a rainbow banner, "Everyone Counts! Everyone is Important!"
We had a short but busy week getting ready for Easter.
Pom Pom Painted Easter Eggs
Our finished products:
Alphabet Egg Matching
We ended our week with a school-wide Bunny Hop. We hop around the whole school for the last minutes of the day before the weekend. Our Big Buddies helped us make bunny ears and then we got to hop with them. It's always lots of fun!
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!