Everyone made paper bag houses for our neighbourhood. They put their house number on the house and then added details.
Many of the children made other things that we would find in our neighbourhood - cars, people, trees, pools, many different signs, hotels, stores, parking lots, bridges, mountains, airplanes, and even swamps! The children did an amazing job of thinking up many different things that we might find in a neighbourhood.
We've been doing lots of things with our names lately. This is helping us learn about the letters of the alphabet that are in our name. The focus has also been on upper case compared to lower case letters.
We created names from glue and glitter sand. Your child can tell you how we made them. This gives our name texture. When the children run their fingers over the bumpy sand they can now "feel" their name providing them with another way to learn and remember the letter.
Everyone made Caterpillar Names. We compared their lengths. Some of the caterpillars are very long!
The children decided that the caterpillars should be on our tree.
The School District runs a program called "You Can Count On Me" to help promote math skills. It was great that so many parents were able to attend the session to learn math games and then teach and play them with their child. What a fun way to spend time with your child and also practice math! Families that were able to attend got to take home a package of math materials to play the games. We hope that this will encourage families to play math games throughout the year to help further develop math skills.
Westmount is 40 years old. As a class we brainstormed a list of the things that we love about our school or that we love to do at school. Each child had to share their idea. Then we got together with our Big Buddies and we created minions to celebrate the:
40 Minion Things We Love About Westmount
We are done!!
We've been reading and learning about Remembrance Day and Peace.
A number of children have chosen to colour or do some of the activities at our drawing & writing centre.
The children all made big poppies. We used them to decorate the hallway to the gym for our assembly on Tuesday.
We created a class wreath. The children all traced and cut out their hands for the background. Tracing and cutting out our hands was a tough job but they did an amazing job! They made small sponge-print poppies to decorate it. We will be using this wreath during our assembly on Tuesday.
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!