We noticed that there is a lot of snow in the school yard, so we decided to help the custodian by shovelling the walkway. This made him very happy!
Léo has sent us another video from Jupiter! He is going the wrong direction. The children has been creating a video that we can send back to him to help him find his way home! Do to the length of this video, I unfortunately cannot upload it.
The children are right into creating robots and potions in the recycled items area. They have been filling bottles up with water, glitter, beads, paper, sticks, and macaroni, then placing them on the light table. The robots are big and small and they even turned one student into a robot!
Snow! We cannot keep these children inside and away from the snow! They are enjoying every part of it (tobogganing, forts, hide and seek, forest walks, and more).
Last week we learned about the phases of the moon and watched a video presented by Bill Nye. Then we created our own paper representations.
Mme McMillan has been baking again with the children too. They made star cookies last week and Valentine's cupcakes this week. Miam !
Yesterday, we had a policeman come into the school. He talked about what a police looks like as well as what his job entails.
Our Take Away Table has been in full use too! Some of the children worked together to look at the guts of a portable CD/radio player. The circuit board was of great interest as were the gears used to change the station and control the volume.
Rhythm in our bones! We continue to learn about rhythm all around us. This week we talked about the ukulele and other instruments that the children play. We talked about making music with everyday items and watched a Stomp video. Next we tested out making different sounds using the rhythm sticks on various classroom objects.
Today, we had a great presentation about volcanoes. We tested the viscosity of various liquids and found that water is much less viscose than syrup. We also learned that the lava in volcanoes also have varying degrees of viscosity. There are two types of lava flows, pahoehoe and a'a. Most volcanoes are found near plate boundaries. They can even be found in the ocean. Some are active, some are dormant, and some are extinct. It was a great presentation that ended with an mini representation of diet Coke and Mentos. The accumulated gas pushes the magma (Coke) up the volcano and causes the explosion.
Report cards for Senior Kindergarten children went home today. Please sign and return the double-sided page to the school as soon as possible in the report card envelope. If you would like to set up an interview, please indicate on the report card by checking the appropriate box.
We will be organizing interviews for Junior Kindergarten parents on March 3rd and 5th, between 3:30 and 5:30.
Tomorrow afternoon we will be celebrating Valentine's Day. Please dress your child in red, pink, or white. It should be a fun day!
Have a great night and we hope that you enjoy the Family Day long weekend! Stay warm!