We have been busy with many forms of inquiry-based, student centred-learning. Literacy and numeracy have been the forefront of our learning through many forms of play, as you will see below in the numerous picture collages.
We continue to learn about the importance of community and the buildings that can be found within our own community. With various sizes and shapes of blocks, the children have created their own 3-dimensional buildings. We will continue to work on these until we are satisfied with our buildings, then we will set them up and create roads, parks, and other environments to create of miniature city.
An important component of community is the people within it. We continue to learn about the importance of kindness. Simple positive words and gestures make for such a great learning environment. Our bucket is getting full again with all of the kindness, respect, and attentive learning that is happening in the classroom. Thank you also for continuing to send in the acts of kindness your child is doing at home. We have made a Kindness Tree on one of the bulletin boards in our classroom. We have over 300 acts of kindness! What amazing children we have! We do have a great bunch of children to work with this year.
We are a very active bunch and we are always on the move. Thank you for continuing to send your child in with layers so they can enjoy outdoor play! We will continue to engage in active outdoor learning, even when the temperature dips well below 0'C. It is fun to guess the temperature based on how sticky the snow is. If we can make a snowball or build a snowman, we know that the temperature is close to 0'C. If the snow is too fluffy to make a snowball and you can hear the snow crunch and squeak beneath our boots, it's cold outside...at least -10'C.
During our forest walks we continue to talk about the things that we notice. When the snow fell it was easy to find various types of tracks. We found deer, racoons, squirrel, and a lot of dog and human tracks too! Furthermore, we can now distinguish between living and non-living things. To solidify our learning of living and non-living things, we created a simple activity indoors that also helps the children develop their fine-motor skills.
It is so much fun to create and find letters in various ways, bingo chips, branches, play dough, jewels, and on signs and license plates too! Making mathematical shapes is so much more fun with Q-tips, play dough, and toothpicks too!
Learning French vocabulary while playing games makes it so much more easier and so much more FUN!
What makes an attentive listener? Calm bodies, hands in our lap, eyes on the speaker, ears listening to the speaker, no shouting out, and our brains are thinking about what the person is saying.
Good to Know...
Our Winter Fun Raffle basket is getting nice and full. Thank you for continuing to fill this basket with activities that promote outdoor winter fun play. These baskets will be raffled off during our holiday event on December, 7th 5:30-8:00pm. The funds raised by parent council help to provide our students with a variety of educational activities. Merci !
Library Day is on Day 5, which is every Friday until Christmas. Please have your child return their books on Thursday to ensure that they can take out new books. M. Adams has been working very hard to purchase new books with exciting stories and fascinating facts!
Vision Forms. Please take a look at the Lion's vision form that was sent home today. If you do not wish your child to have their eyes checked, please let us know. Merci !
Electives Day! On December 15th, the children will have the opportunity to sign up for activities run by one of the 6 kindergarten teachers. This is a fun way for your child to get to know the other teachers on our team and learn something creative together.
PJ Day! On Friday, December 22nd, we will enjoy another PJ and movie day! This is a kindergarten division activity, so the children will be engaged in some activities with the other two classes. What a great way to end the year!