Our school has been working hard to reach our goal of 300 howl-outs. Well, we did it!! The children have demonstrated such positive behaviour. Because we met our goal the children got an extra afternoon recess outside as well as an afternoon treat donated by the PAC. Well done, Wolfpack! Our next goal is to see if we can reach 700 howl-outs. Students, keep working hard with A.I.R. by being Accountable, showing Integrity, and demonstrating Respect.
We have been enjoying our weekly Big Buddy times together. This last week the children got to read their Pumpkin booklets to their big buddy.
It was 'Drop Everything And Read' day on Monday. So that is what we did! We stopped what we were doing to read. We were lucky to have a reading visitor to our classroom. Ms. Robb came and read one of her favourite stories to our class. Ask your child what she read.
We've been enjoying reading our books with our "witch's fingers" pointers. It makes reading a little more fun! When we read with our fingers or pointers we are practicing tracking print in the correct direction - from left to right.
The children have been busy creating some winter Art Cards. It's been a lot of work for them but they look fantastic! After the paintings are finished we will send them off to the company where they will turn them into greeting cards. This is a great fundraiser for the school. I'm certain that you will love the end result!!
A HUGE "thank you" to Shawna and Judy for coming into the classroom to help get them done!
This week we went on a sensory walk outside in the school yard. We used four of our senses - hearing, sight, smell, and touch - while we were out walking to spot any Fall changes. Ask your child to tell you some of the things that we noticed.
At the end of our sensory walk the children chose one leaf to bring back into the classroom.
We sorted the leaves by colour.
This week we read the book "Have You Filled A Bucket Today?" by Carol McCloud. The book explains that everyone carries an invisible bucket that contains our feelings. When our buckets are full, we feel great but when our buckets are empty, we feel sad.
In the classroom we have been focusing on being "bucket fillers" - someone who says or does nice things for other people. By being bucket fillers, the children not only fill other people's buckets but also their own at the same time.
We also learned about "bucket dippers". A bucket dipper says or does things to cause other people to feel bad. A bucket dipper empties their bucket when they say and do mean things. We are learning to be bucket fillers not dippers!!
We read some scenarios and decided if they were "bucket fillers" or "bucket dippers".
We decided that we want to be a bucket filling class so we took the bucket filling pledge. We are working at trying to fill our class bucket - every time someone does something that fills our buckets and makes us feel good, we put a jewel into our class bucket. Hopefully we can fill it by the end of the year!!
At the end of the day we can ask ourselves: "Have I filled someone's bucket today?"
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!