October 18, 2019

We have had an "A"mazing week in Kindergarten.  At the beginning of the week we started to learn about the sounds that letters make with a focus on the letter "A".  In Kindergarten, we all learn different ways and so is learning the sounds of the alphabet.  Throughout Kindergarten, you may notice that your child is singing different songs or doing different actions to help them remember the sounds that a letter makes.  With the letter A, we learned a song about ants crawling on our arms along with actions of our hand moving along our arm like an ant.  "Ants, Ants, Ants on my arm.  Ants, Ants, Ants on my arm.  Ants, ants, ants on my arm.  It's causing me alarm.  AH!"  We practiced writing the letter A in uppercase and lowercase letters and found different words that begin with the letter A.  While reading books, we identified words that begin with the letter A or the sound that A makes.  

In Math this week, Ms. Lisa began working with students in making numbers up to 10.  We are practicing writing our numbers, using 10-frames and our fingers.  We also had new centres for math this week that involved rolling a dice and colouring leaves.  Also placing leaves on trees based on the number on the tree.  

We learned a new poem about pumpkins this week.  The students are eagerly awaiting Halloween and very exciting to share their costume ideas.  

The next time you're in our room, please check out our Learning Intentions and Success Criteria board.  This is for parents to know what our Math and Literacy goals are for Kindergarten and what we are currently working on with your children.  

Have an "A"wesome weekend!

Upcoming Dates:

  • Wednesday, Oct. 23 - Scholastic book orders due.  Library books due 
  • Monday, October 28 – Picture re-takes
  • Thursday, October 31 – Halloween Happenings
  • Friday, November 1 – NO SCHOOL (Teacher Professional Learning Day)

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October 11, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving!

First off, I want to thank all of the parents who were able to come to our first parent teacher conferences this week.  If you were unable to attend, please speak with me about booking another time to speak.  Thank you!

This week we continued our focused activity on the assessments in the Early Years Evaluation.  I’m glad to say that the assessment portion is complete. This week we focused on relational and positional concepts.  We also learned a new poem about 5 little pumpkins.  During our morning message, we continue to learn different letters and their sounds.  Next week we will start more focused work on our alphabet/letter sounds as well as numbers/number formation. 

At centre time this week, we used playdough to form numbers by rolling them like snakes and balls.  The cutting/scissors centre as well as the bakery continued to be a big hit. Another centre that was added this week was the name writing centre where the students can practice writing their names and their peers names.  As part of our literacy time this week, we learned a new poem called 5 Little Pumpkins.

Have a great long weekend!

Upcoming dates to remember:

  • Monday, October 14 – NO SCHOOL (Thanksgiving)
  • Wednesday, October 16 – Library books due
  • Monday, October 28 – Picture re-takes
  • Thursday, October 31 – Halloween Happenings
  • Friday, November 1 – NO SCHOOL (Teacher Professional Learning Day)

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October 4, 2019

Happy Fall!

We started our week off with Orange Shirt Day.  We were able to get together with our Grade 6 buddies on this day and talk about the importance of making sure that every child matters.  We worked with our buddies to write our words about Orange Shirt Day onto Orange Shirts and Yellow Hands which you can see hung around the school hallways.  

Some other learnings this week included sequencing events and stories, learning about colours and practicing our cutting skills to make a snowman.  We also started our morning message this week and focused on the letters W (for Wednesday), T (for Thursday) and F (for Friday).  In gym class, we have been learning basketball and how to dribble and bounce pass a ball.

At Centre time, our dramatic play centre turned into a Bakery.  We've also been able to expand to the room next door to allow for more space at our centre time.  The new centre area is now home to our building blocks, dollhouse and games/puzzles.  Another new centre this week is a cutting table where we practice using our scissors to cut various types of paper.  

Upcoming Dates:

October 9:  Library Books Due

October 10:  Parent Teacher Conferences 4:00-7:30pm

October 11: NO SCHOOL - Parent Teacher Conferences 8:00am-12:30pm

October 14 - NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving

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September 27, 2019

Hello Kindergarten families!

We've had a busy week.  We've been learning about Terry Fox and the importance of Orange Shirt Day (next Monday).  We had a guest (Assistant Occupational Therapist) join our class on Thursday morning to teach us cutting skills.  We have also been practicing our writing, colouring and drawing skills.  During Centres, we've added a painting centre and also trains.  

Please ensure you've signed up for PowerSchool so that you can sign up for Parent Teacher Conferences.  

Upcoming Dates:

Monday, September 30:  Orange Shirt Day 

Monday, September 30: Popcorn Orders Due

Wednesday, October 2: Library Books Due

Thursday, October 3: Bookings for Parent-Teacher Conferences open up in Power School. 

Friday, October 4:  Picture Day Image result for picture day clipart

Thursday, October 10:  Parent Teacher Conferences (4:00pm-7:30pm)

Friday, October 11: NO SCHOOL; Parent Teacher Conferences (8:00am-12:30pm)


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September 17, 2019

Welcome to Kindergarten with Ms. Shauna!

Over the past couple weeks we have begun getting to know each other, learning some classroom routines and playing while learning. 

Our daily routine includes a book read aloud, academic activity, snack, gym and play-based centre time.  On Tuesdays and Thursdays, we go to Music with Ms. Amanda.  On Wednesdays, we get to exchange our library books.  On Fridays, we have Grade 6 buddy time with Ms. Breanne’s class. 

Some academic activities we have done so far include: drawing self-portraits, watercolour painting, learning to write the letters in our name, how to draw a person using Mat Man, learning new poems about the Autumn season, and going outside on nature walks.

Some of our play-based centres include: large building blocks, puzzles, games, playdough, autumn themed sensory bin, dollhouse, trains, art easels and dramatic play house. 

Each month I will be sending home a scholastic book order.  Please look on the website to find out when the orders are due.  There is no obligation to purchase books. 

Upcoming dates to remember:

  • Wednesday, September 18: Library Books Due
  • Thursday, September 19:  Meet the Teacher night.  Join us at 4:30, 5:00 or 5:30 in the Kindergarten room to meet the teacher. 
  • Friday, September 20: No School – Teacher Profession Development Day.
  • Tuesday, September 24: Scholastic Book Orders Due.
  • Wednesday, September 25: Library Books Due
  • Friday, September 27:  Terry Fox Run
  • Monday, September 30: Orange Shirt Day



Kindergarten


October 18, 2019

We have had an "A"mazing week in Kindergarten.  At the beginning of the week we started to learn about the sounds that letters make with a focus on the letter "A".  In Kindergarten, we all learn different ways and so is learning the sounds of the alphabet.  Throughout Kindergarten, you may notice that your child is singing different songs or doing different actions to help them remember the sounds that a letter makes.  With the letter A, we learned a song about ants crawling on our arms along with actions of our hand moving along our arm like an ant.  "Ants, Ants, Ants on my arm.  Ants, Ants, Ants on my arm.  Ants, ants, ants on my arm.  It's causing me alarm.  AH!"  We practiced writing the letter A in uppercase and lowercase letters and found different words that begin with the letter A.  While reading books, we identified words that begin with the letter A or the sound that A makes.  

In Math this week, Ms. Lisa began working with students in making numbers up to 10.  We are practicing writing our numbers, using 10-frames and our fingers.  We also had new centres for math this week that involved rolling a dice and colouring leaves.  Also placing leaves on trees based on the number on the tree.  

We learned a new poem about pumpkins this week.  The students are eagerly awaiting Halloween and very exciting to share their costume ideas.  

The next time you're in our room, please check out our Learning Intentions and Success Criteria board.  This is for parents to know what our Math and Literacy goals are for Kindergarten and what we are currently working on with your children.  

Have an "A"wesome weekend!

Upcoming Dates:

  • Wednesday, Oct. 23 - Scholastic book orders due.  Library books due 
  • Monday, October 28 – Picture re-takes
  • Thursday, October 31 – Halloween Happenings
  • Friday, November 1 – NO SCHOOL (Teacher Professional Learning Day)

________________________________________________________________________________________________



October 11, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving!

First off, I want to thank all of the parents who were able to come to our first parent teacher conferences this week.  If you were unable to attend, please speak with me about booking another time to speak.  Thank you!

This week we continued our focused activity on the assessments in the Early Years Evaluation.  I’m glad to say that the assessment portion is complete. This week we focused on relational and positional concepts.  We also learned a new poem about 5 little pumpkins.  During our morning message, we continue to learn different letters and their sounds.  Next week we will start more focused work on our alphabet/letter sounds as well as numbers/number formation. 

At centre time this week, we used playdough to form numbers by rolling them like snakes and balls.  The cutting/scissors centre as well as the bakery continued to be a big hit. Another centre that was added this week was the name writing centre where the students can practice writing their names and their peers names.  As part of our literacy time this week, we learned a new poem called 5 Little Pumpkins.

Have a great long weekend!

Upcoming dates to remember:

  • Monday, October 14 – NO SCHOOL (Thanksgiving)
  • Wednesday, October 16 – Library books due
  • Monday, October 28 – Picture re-takes
  • Thursday, October 31 – Halloween Happenings
  • Friday, November 1 – NO SCHOOL (Teacher Professional Learning Day)

_________________________________________________________________________

October 4, 2019

Happy Fall!

We started our week off with Orange Shirt Day.  We were able to get together with our Grade 6 buddies on this day and talk about the importance of making sure that every child matters.  We worked with our buddies to write our words about Orange Shirt Day onto Orange Shirts and Yellow Hands which you can see hung around the school hallways.  

Some other learnings this week included sequencing events and stories, learning about colours and practicing our cutting skills to make a snowman.  We also started our morning message this week and focused on the letters W (for Wednesday), T (for Thursday) and F (for Friday).  In gym class, we have been learning basketball and how to dribble and bounce pass a ball.

At Centre time, our dramatic play centre turned into a Bakery.  We've also been able to expand to the room next door to allow for more space at our centre time.  The new centre area is now home to our building blocks, dollhouse and games/puzzles.  Another new centre this week is a cutting table where we practice using our scissors to cut various types of paper.  

Upcoming Dates:

October 9:  Library Books Due

October 10:  Parent Teacher Conferences 4:00-7:30pm

October 11: NO SCHOOL - Parent Teacher Conferences 8:00am-12:30pm

October 14 - NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving

____________________________________________________________________________

September 27, 2019

Hello Kindergarten families!

We've had a busy week.  We've been learning about Terry Fox and the importance of Orange Shirt Day (next Monday).  We had a guest (Assistant Occupational Therapist) join our class on Thursday morning to teach us cutting skills.  We have also been practicing our writing, colouring and drawing skills.  During Centres, we've added a painting centre and also trains.  

Please ensure you've signed up for PowerSchool so that you can sign up for Parent Teacher Conferences.  

Upcoming Dates:

Monday, September 30:  Orange Shirt Day 

Monday, September 30: Popcorn Orders Due

Wednesday, October 2: Library Books Due

Thursday, October 3: Bookings for Parent-Teacher Conferences open up in Power School. 

Friday, October 4:  Picture Day Image result for picture day clipart

Thursday, October 10:  Parent Teacher Conferences (4:00pm-7:30pm)

Friday, October 11: NO SCHOOL; Parent Teacher Conferences (8:00am-12:30pm)


__________________________________________________________________________

September 17, 2019

Welcome to Kindergarten with Ms. Shauna!

Over the past couple weeks we have begun getting to know each other, learning some classroom routines and playing while learning. 

Our daily routine includes a book read aloud, academic activity, snack, gym and play-based centre time.  On Tuesdays and Thursdays, we go to Music with Ms. Amanda.  On Wednesdays, we get to exchange our library books.  On Fridays, we have Grade 6 buddy time with Ms. Breanne’s class. 

Some academic activities we have done so far include: drawing self-portraits, watercolour painting, learning to write the letters in our name, how to draw a person using Mat Man, learning new poems about the Autumn season, and going outside on nature walks.

Some of our play-based centres include: large building blocks, puzzles, games, playdough, autumn themed sensory bin, dollhouse, trains, art easels and dramatic play house. 

Each month I will be sending home a scholastic book order.  Please look on the website to find out when the orders are due.  There is no obligation to purchase books. 

Upcoming dates to remember:

  • Wednesday, September 18: Library Books Due
  • Thursday, September 19:  Meet the Teacher night.  Join us at 4:30, 5:00 or 5:30 in the Kindergarten room to meet the teacher. 
  • Friday, September 20: No School – Teacher Profession Development Day.
  • Tuesday, September 24: Scholastic Book Orders Due.
  • Wednesday, September 25: Library Books Due
  • Friday, September 27:  Terry Fox Run
  • Monday, September 30: Orange Shirt Day



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