The children each created a community helper (some created more than one!) There were lots of tracing, drawing, cutting, and steps to follow. The did a great job and their people ended up looking pretty great...and unique!
We had a visitor from the community come to our classroom this week. Kai's Dad came in his uniform to tell us about his job as an airline pilot. He showed us all his important log books, photos, a huge template of the controls in an airplane, and the uniform he wore when he was an Air Ambulance Pilot. He also brought each child a ruler set from Air Canada Jazz. Thanks for coming, Shane. It was great having you visit and tell us about your job!
We learned another new partner math game this week called High Roller. This is an easy one to play at home. Each child needs a dice. They roll their dice at the same time. The person who has the higher number calls out their number. If you get the same number - high five your partner!
We learned to play a new partner math game this week called Build A City. Each child rolls a dice. The number that they roll is how many blocks high they make their building.
After they've had their five turns and built their five towers, they compare the blocks they used to their partners. They count and compare. Whose is longer?
After the game we shake hands with our partner and thank them for the game. That's good sportsmanship!
We have continued with our “Me; My Family; & My Community” theme. The class has been a busy place this week with a lot of oral language and dramatic play. Our playhouse has become ‘Westmount Restaurant’. Our puppet centre has become a ‘Westmount Fire & Rescue’ truck. The children have been busy writing and sending letters to each other through our ‘Westmount Post Office’. Many of the children have been making chef’s hats, mailbags, fire hats, police hats & badges.
Our Post Office & Postal Workers:
Our Fire Station:
Meet our community helpers:
At work & play:
As a part of our curriculum, the children take part in Daily Physical Activity (DPA). Unfortunately, as our school continues to grow in size we get fewer opportunities to be in the gym so we find other ways to be active in the classroom. We have some pretty fun ways to get our bodies moving:
Music & scarves are lots of fun!
...so is our indoor hopscotch!
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!