Kindergarten News June 17 – June 21

Kindergarten would like to send a HUGE THANK YOU to all our volunteers!  Thank you to Ms. Dana, Mrs. Graham, and Ms. Susan.   We would also like to thank all the parents for an amazing lunch!  Thank you for making us feel so appreciated!   * Important information*

 On Monday, June 24th We will be celebrating our Teddy Bear Picnic, parents are invited.  We will sing a short song, share some favourite memories of kindergarten have a picnic and play outside (weather permitting). If the weather is inclement we will have our celebration in the classroom.  Parents you are invited to attend.  The students have been asked to bring their favourite stuffy, beach blanket or beach towel to sit on outside or inside if the rain persists.  Ms. Susan will bring fruit for our party.  Thank you so much Ms. Susan.

This week we have been learning how to find information on I-pads and sharing our findings with each other.  We have also been working on finishing up our alphabet and math booklets.  Ms. Watterberg was absent on Tuesday, we wrote in our journals and colored pictures about the ‘Hungry Caterpillar’, by Eric Carle.  On Thursday, we went to visit the grade one classrooms.  Today we wrote about our favourite activity in grade one.

 Note: June 21

Sports day, due to really wet weather our Sports Day was cancelled today. 

Staff Appreciation Lunch 12:30pm Thank you so much for a delicious lunch and for making us feel so appreciated.

 Upcoming Dates:

June 21 – Sports day, due to really wet weather our Sports Day was cancelled today. 

June 21 – Staff Appreciation Lunch 12:30pm Thank you so much for a delicious lunch and for making us feel so appreciated.

June 24 – Teddy Bear Picnic, parents are invited.  We will sing a short song, share some favourite memories of kindergarten have a picnic and play outside (weather permitting). If the weather is inclement we will have our celebration in the classroom.  Parents you are invited to attend.  The students have been asked to bring their favourite stuffy, beach blanket or beach towel to sit on outside or inside if the rain persists.

June 26 – Last day of classes - dismissal 10:45, Report Cards will be sent home today.

I wish each and every student a safe and happy summer!  Thank you for the joy you brought everyday ot our classroom!  I am delighted with the progress each of you made this year and I am looking forward to seeing many of you next year in Grade one.  I wish you every success in your future! 

Smiles and laughter from Ms. Watterberg


Kindergarten News June 10 – June 14

Kindergarten would like to send a HUGE THANK YOU to all our volunteers!  Thank you to Ms. Amanda, Mrs. Graham, Ms. Susan.  Thank you, Ms. Susan for helping with our buddy party on Friday.  Thank you, Ms. Jenna for sharing cupcakes with us today.  Happy Birthday Austin. Please check out our buddy blog under Mrs. Moe's name to see pictures of our buddy celebration today.

* Important information*

Friday, June 21nd is Ethel M. Johnson’s Annual Sports Day.  Our whole school (Kindergarten to grade 6) will be heading outside in the morning from 9:00- 11:00 am to participate in various ‘Active living’ activities set up around our school. Please dress your child for the day; sunscreen, hats, good running shoes and bug spray.

 Thanks, 

Sports Day Committee

We have been sketching outside, painting, and using chalk pastels. Mrs. Anderson has been our special artist this week.  She has worked with the students to help them choose their favourite sketch to take further to an art piece.  She has taught the students to look critically at their art work and add in more details. The students are doing a great job of observing their world and developing skills to look at their art work and add in more details.  The finished project will be a gift for someone special in their lives.  Happy Father’s Day to all the dads, step-dads, grandpas, uncles and other people that are special in your child’s life.  The pictures below show the stages that our art project took this week. 

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We had a thank you and good-bye party for our buddies today.  We were hoping to have our party outside however the weather did not co-operate. We played at centres with our buddies and had ice cream, chips and water. We went outside for a long recess break after our buddies left our classroom.

Upcoming Dates:

June 21 – Sports day . 

Friday, June 21nd is Ethel M. Johnson’s Annual Sports Day.  Our whole school (Kindergarten to grade 6) will be heading outside in the morning from 9:00- 11:00 am to participate in various ‘Active living’ activities set up around our school. Please dress your child for the day; sunscreen, hats, good running shoes and bug spray.

 Thanks, 

Sports Day Committee

June 21 – Staff Appreciation Lunch 12:30pm

June 24 – Teddy Bear Picnic, parent's are invited.  We will sing a short song, share some favourite memories of kindergarten have a picnic and play outside (weather permitting) . If the weather is inclement we will have our celebration in the classroom.  Parents you are invited to attend.

June 26 – Last day of classes - dismissal 10:45



Kindergarten News June 3 – June 7

Kindergarten would like to send a HUGE THANK YOU to all our volunteers who attended our volunteer tea yesterday.   Thank you to Ms. Amanda, Mrs. Graham, Ms. Susan and Ms. Deena for helping in our classroom this week.  Thank you Ms. Susan for taping our performance the laughs we shared today were priceless.

We have been reading Go Dog Go this week.  The students are loving the book and are learning opposites, sight words, and laughing at the antics of the dogs.

We continued researching our favourite animal from the zoo with our buddies today, using individual I-Pads. our grade five buddies shared a story with their kindergarten buddy that they wrote specifically for them.  Ask your child to share what the story that their buddy wrote for them was about.

            


                
Kindergarten News May 27 – May 31

Kindergarten would like to send a HUGE THANK YOU to all our volunteers for the zoo.  You all helped to make this day extra special.  Thank you to Ms. Amanda, Ms. Dana, Mrs. Vroom, Mr. Kyle, Ms. Amber and Ms. Susan.

We are learning about a variety of animals that we think live at the zoo. We decided animals are living creatures, because they need to eat, sleep and drink.  We are learning to use critical thinking skills and creative thinking to decide what facts we want to write down and learn about each animal.  We also decided that zoos were good for injured animals because they won’t dye in the wild. We brainstormed ideas of animals we want to learn about and have continued our research and drawing realistic pictures of the animals using a drawing program on the Smart Board.  We have great artists in our class.  This week we learned about Pandas and did our research facts on Pandas.  We also started researching our favourite animal from the zoo with our buddies today, using individual I-Pads.

      
          


Math this week we learned about whole, part, part numbers which is the introduction to subtraction.  The students used subtraction mats.  We did a small group lesson with five blocks.  The students had to show different ways to share five blocks in two spaces.  They then had to tell the sentence to the entire group.  Example:  I have two blocks in the orange rectangle and three blocks in the purple rectangle.  That means 5-2=3.  Ask your child to share all the different ways they shared 5 blocks you may even want to try this activity at home with a different number.

    

Upcoming Dates:

June 6 – Volunteer Tea 10:15-11:00 (We hope to see many of our volunteers here.  Kindergarten will be performing.)

June 10-11 – Lacrosse residency

June 21 – Sports day

June 26 – Last day of classes

June 27 – NI

June 28 - NI



Kindergarten News May 21 – May 24

****VERY IMPORTANT REMINDER***

 Library will be on Monday this week because Ms. B. is away on Wednesday and Thursday.  Please return your library books on Monday and you will get a new book to read until Thursday the following week.

Kindergarten would like to send a huge thank you to Ms. Dana, Ms. Amanda, Mrs. Graham and Ms. Susan for volunteering in the classroom this week. 

We are five (5) sleeps away from our field trip to the zoo. There is no cost for the field trip as parent council has covered the cost of admission and the bus trip to the zoo for us this year.  Thank you parent council!

We are learning about a variety of animals that we think live at the zoo. We decided animals are living creatures, because they need to eat, sleep and drink.  We are learning to use critical thinking skills and creative thinking to decide what facts we want to write down and learn about each animal.  We also decided that zoos were good for injured animals because they won’t dye in the wild. We brainstormed ideas of animals we want to learn about and have continued our research and drawing realistic pictures of the animals using a drawing program on the Smart Board.  We have great artists in our class.  The animals we have learned about last week and this week are finishing our tiger research facts, bears, and peacocks.

Math this week we continued to learn about part, part, whole numbers which is the introduction to addition.  The students used white boards and drew ways to make their favourite number.  Some had 4 and 4 is 8.  Others had 3 and 3 is 6.  Ask your child to share what their favourite number was and how they represented their number.

We also learned that caring for our environment is very important today with our buddies we went outside and collected garbage with our buddies.  We were safe because we used rubber gloves and pinchers to pick up the garbage in our field.  We were surprised by how much garbage we collected.

    

           




We also did our jump rope for heart fundraiser with our buddies and we got to play outside on the playground.  Thank you to everyone who contributed to our fund raiser for the heart and stroke foundation.  *If you wish to see other pictures of our buddy activities please check out room 16's blog Mrs. Moe because they our our buddy classroom and have posted many buddy activity pictures on their blogs as well.*

Home reading was sent home.  Thank you for your continued support with our home reading program.

Upcoming Dates:

May 29 – ALL DAY field trip to the Zoo for Kindergarten

June 6 – Volunteer Tea 10:15-11

June 10-11 – Lacrosse residency

June 21 – Sports day

June 26 – Last day of classes

June 27 – NI

June 28 - NI


Kindergarten News May 6 – May 10

Kindergarten would like to send a huge thank you to Ms. Amanda, Mrs. Graham and Ms. Susan for volunteering in the classroom this week. 

             

This week the May calendar was sent home.  There will be a few changes as we arrange for people to come and talk to the student’s this month.  I will try to inform you as close to the date as possible.  A zoo field trip note was sent home with your child on Thursday.  Please fill out the form as soon as possible.  Thank you to the parents who have already filled out the form.  There is no cost for the field trip as parent council has covered the cost of admission and the bus trip to the zoo for us this year.  Thank you parent council!

We are learning about a variety of animals that we think live at the zoo.  We brainstormed ideas of animals we want to learn about and have started doing our research and drawing realistic pictures of the animals using a drawing program on the Smart Board.  We have great artists in our class.  The animals we have learned about this week are zebras, and lions, we just started our research on tigers today. Ask your child to share one fact that they remember about each animal.


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Home reading will be sent home on Monday.  Thank you for your continued support with our home reading program.

Upcoming Dates:

May 14 – School council 6:30pm

May 17 – Non-Instructional Day

May 20 – Victoria Day – no school

May 23 – Kindergarten Orientation 6-7pm

May 24 – Jump Rope for Heart Event

May 29 – ALL DAY field trip to the Zoo for Kindergarten

June 21 – Sports day

June 26 – Last day of classes

June 27 – NI

June 28 - NI


Kindergarten News April 29 – May 3

Kindergarten would like to send a huge thank you to Ms. Dana, Ms. Jenna, Ms. Amanda, Ms. Shina and Ms. Susan for volunteering in the classroom this week.  We have been very fortunate to have Ms. Helen Obi in our classroom as an educational assistant.  Ms. Helen Obi has finished her time with us and we had Ms. Heather for two days.  Thank you, Ms. Susan and Ms. Jen for bringing in yummy vegetables for us to eat after our performance last night. Thank you to Ms. Amanda and Ms. Susan for volunteering your time to help us get ready for our Spring performance. You were amazing at helping us get our costumes on and helping us get on stage quietly.  A HUGE THANK YOU to Ms. Dafoe for teaching us the song Robin in the Rain and getting our costumes ready.

Thanks to Ms. Shina and Artin for sharing treats with us today.

This week we spent practicing for our Spring performance and watching the performance in the gym.  We loved all the music, dancing and acting. 

We had buddy time today and created symmetrical art, using black paper and tissue paper. 

Thank you to all the parents who sent in their child’s information about their names.  It was interesting to share the information with our classmates and to display the students’ self - portraits on our bulletin board.  We hope you had a chance to see our creations when you came to the spring production last evening.

Thank you, parent’s, for coming to our spring production yesterday and bringing your child back to school last evening. 

Home reading will be sent home on Monday.  Thank you for your continued support with our home reading program.

Upcoming Dates:

May 14 – School council 6:30pm

May 17 – Non-Instructional Day

May 20 – Victoria Day – no school

May 23 – Kindergarten Orientation 6-7pm

May 24 – Jump Rope for Heart Event

June 21 – Sports day

June 26 – Last day of classes

June 27 – NI

June 28 - NI


Kindergarten News April 23 - 26.

Kindergarten would like to thank Ms. Amanda and Ms. Susan for volunteering in our classroom this week. 

We have been working on our song for our Spring Concert.  We had music with Ms. Dafoe on Thursday and even had a chance to practice going up on the stage. 

We went outside for gym and played safely on the playground equipment this week.  We learned that we can play safely on playground equipment and running should happen on the grassy areas of the field.

We are continuing with home reading this week and I want to send a huge THANK YOU to all you parents who have taken time to read with your child. 

In early literacy, this week we learned that "We can connect letters with sounds in words".  We also learned that "We can" hear and identify sounds in words as we worked on our guided reading skills in literacy stations this week.

On April 23, we had an art expert come and teach us how to observe our world sketch pictures of trees and birds. We learned that "We can" respond to and interpret visual images, by viewing natural forms, and everyday objects.  We can explore and respond to the design and recreate it in our drawings of natural and manufactured materials.  

*We were not able to do the second part of our art project this week because our artist had a family emergency.   We will reschedule sometime in May. We will be using all kinds of art materials including charcoal and pastels.*     

            

        

We read with our buddies today and had a fire drill practice with our buddies.  We did a great job even though the fire bell was really loud.

IT IS SPRING PERFORMANCE WEEK

The morning show will begin as close to 9:00 as possible.  It is quite likely that the show will run into recess.

Evening Performance:  Please bring your child to the kindergarten classroom by 6:00 p.m.  Parents we will be having a book fair and would like to ask you to go and browse and shop at the book fair until the performance begins.  The gym doors will not open to the audience until at least 6:10 or 6:15. We are asking for all parents and siblings to stay in the gym until the entire performance is over.  The students will stay in the kindergarten class until the entire performance is over, except for the time they are performing.  The book fair will re-open after the spring performances are completed.   Could you please email me or send a note in your child’s red folder if they will not be at school on Thursday evening for the Spring Concert Performance.   My email is slwatterberg@cbe.ab.ca Thanks.

Upcoming Dates:

May 2 – Spring Concert

May 3 – Jump Rope for Heart Assembly 11:15am

May 14 – School council 6:30pm

May 17 – Non-Instructional Day

May 20 – Victoria Day – no school

May 23 – Kindergarten Orientation 6-7pm

May 24 – Jump Rope for Heart Event

June 21 – Sports day

June 26 – Last day of classes

June 27 – NI

June 28 - NI


Kindergarten News April 15-18.

Kindergarten would like to thank Mrs. Graham, and Ms. Susan for volunteering in our classroom this week. 

We have been working on our song for our Spring Concert.  We had music with Ms. Dafoe on Wednesday. 

We hope you all have a wonderful long weekend.  There is NO SCHOOL on Friday April 19th it is Good Friday and NO SCHOOL on Monday April 22.

Have a great weekend and Happy Easter to everyone.  We celebrated our Easter party in class today and we went utside for gym and played sagely on the playground equipment.

We are continuing with home reading this week and I want to send a huge THANK YOU to all you parents who have taken time to read with your child. 

In early literacy, this week we practiced forming recognizable letters holding our pencil in an appropriate and comfortable manner. 

This week we learned the letter “Zz”




Our health nurse, Ms. Laura visited our classroom and recorded some kindness examples that we shared with her that we practice at school and at home.

We continued our “All About Me” homework project.  This is part of our social studies curriculum where we share about how your child is unique.  Thank you to Alice and Sylver for sharing pictures and telling classmates interesting facts about themselves this week.

We planted seeds that we can eat to use our senses of sight, smell, taste and touch to investigate and describe how plants grow and what we need to do to take care of them.

***On April 23 and 25th we will have an art expert come and teach us how to observe our world sketch pictures and then take one of our favourite pictures and turn it into a wonderful piece of art.  We will be using all kinds of art materials including charcoal and pastels.  Please send your child dressed for the weather as we will be outside observing our world (weather permitting) we are outside unless it is a blizzard or a downpour of rain.  Please send your child in clothes that you don’t mind if they get paint, or other artist type materials on them.***

April 19 – Good Friday – no school

April 22 – Non-Instructional Day. (No School

April 25 – Spring Carnival

May 2 – Spring Concert

May 3 – Jump Rope for Heart Assembly 11:15am

May 14 – School council 6:30pm

May 17 – Non-Instructional Day

May 20 – Victoria Day – no school

May 23 – Kindergarten Orientation 6-7pm

May 24 – Jump Rope for Heart Event

June 21 – Sports day

June 26 – Last day of classes

June 27 – NI

June 28 - NI


Kindergarten News April 8 - 12

We have had a very busy week riding the school bus to and from Canyon Meadows Pool and swimming this week in kindergarten.

Kindergarten would like to send a huge thank you to Ms. Dana, Ms. Jenna, Ms. Amanda, Ms. Shina and Ms. Susan for volunteering in the classroom this week.  We have been very fortunate to have Ms. Helen Obi in our classroom as an educational assistant. 

This week we went swimming every day.  Thank you to all the parents who came to watch their child swim.  The students had a fabulous time and everyone enjoyed the water.  Your students have learned so much about water safety, taking risks, and trying new things this week.  I am so very proud of each and every student. 


We made a class book about swimming and we made thank you cards for our swimming instructors today.

Thank you so much to Althur for sharing his star of the week information today.  We will have more presentations throughout the month of April and May.  Home reading was put on hold this week but will be back in full swing next week. 

***On April 23 and 24th we will have an art expert come and teach us how to observe our world sketch pictures and then take one of our favourite pictures and turn it into a wonderful piece of art.  We will be using all kinds of art materials including charcoal and pastels.  Please send your child dressed for the weather as we will be outside observing our world (weather permitting) we are outside unless it is a blizzard or a downpour of rain.  Please send your child in clothes that you don’t mind if they get paint, or other artist type materials on them.***

                 



Coming Up Important Dates:

April 17 – Class photos

April 19 – Good Friday – no school

April 22 – Non-Instructional Day. (No School

April 25 – Spring Carnival

May 2 – Spring Concert

May 3 – Jump Rope for Heart Assembly 11:15am

May 14 – School council 6:30pm

May 17 – Non-Instructional Day

May 20 – Victoria Day – no school

May 23 – Kindergarten Orientation 6-7pm

May 24 – Jump Rope for Heart Event

June 21 – Sports day

June 26 – Last day of classes

June 27 – NI

June 28 - NI


Kindergarten News April 1 - 5

Dear Parents,

Here are a few reminders about swimming lessons for next week:

1. We swim Monday, April 8 to Friday, April 12

2. Students usually wear their swimsuits under their clothes before swimming. If not they can bring their swimsuit in their swim bag, just don’t forget, please. They will need to bring a towel and underwear (if wearing swimsuit under clothes) and a plastic bag every day. The bag is used to put the wet towel and swimsuit in after the lessons. If your child wants to bring a brush/comb they can. There will not be time for the students to blow dry their hair.

3. There are vending machines there but we will not be using them. Please do not send money!

4. A big thank you to the parents who are volunteering! We could not go without you!

5. Putting on tights is really hard with slightly wet legs after swimming so it is best to avoid wearing tights on swim days. Clothes that are easy to take on and off are helpful due to short time available for changing at the pool.

6. If you signed up to volunteer, thank you! You can meet us at the school at 8:30 am and accompany us on the bus, or drive yourself and meet us at the pool. You can help in the change room before and after the lessons and watch the children from the seats above the pool. No photography is allowed. The lessons themselves are from 9:00 - 9:40 am.

Any questions or concerns please email me!

Thanks

Suzanne Watterberg

slwatterberg@cbe.ab.ca

I hope you all had a wonderful Spring Break.  We have had a very busy week back at school in kindergarten.

Kindergarten would like to send a huge thank you to Ms. Dana, Mrs. Graham, Ms. Amanda, and Ms. Susan for volunteering in the classroom this week.  We have been very fortunate to have Ms. Helen Obi in our classroom as an educational assistant.  The students refer to her as “Ms. O.”

This week in kindergarten we drew a picture of something we enjoyed doing during our spring break.   Our curriculum connection is drawing, recording and explaining the meaning of our pictures. Some of us are even able to put the first letter down of the picture we drew.  In early literacy, this week we practiced forming recognizable letters holding our pencil in an appropriate and comfortable manner. 

This week we learned the letter “Gg”



In math, this week we continued to build and describe 3 – D objects by building pyramids and towers with cups.  We used geo-boards to make a variety of 3-D designs with elastics.  We sorted a variety of objects and explained our sorting rule.  We also began simple addition by putting counters on each side of a line and counting how many counters were on one side then on the other side and how many we had all together. 

               

           


  

We are continuing with home reading this week and I want to send a huge THANK YOU to all you parents who have taken time to read with your child. 

 Our health nurse, Ms. Laura visited our classroom and shared some kindness ideas as well as teaching us a kindness song which we have been practicing every day. 

We continued our “All About Me” homework project.  This is part of our social studies curriculum where we share about how your child is unique.  Thank you to Cailen for sharing pictures and telling classmates interesting facts about himself this week.

We planted seeds with our buddies and had outside time learning how to play safely on the playground equipment.  Ask me what safety rule I remember.  Hint:  up on your feet down on your seat on the slide.  Three in a tree when climbing on apparatus. Rocks stay on the ground and not on the equipment. 

                     

Coming Up Important Dates:

April 1 – classes resume

April 8-12 – Swimming K-3

April 9 – School council meeting 6:30pm

April 17 – Class photos

April 19 – Good Friday – no school

April 22 – Non-Instructional Day. (No School

April 25 – Spring Carnival

May 2 – Spring Concert

May 3 – Jump Rope for Heart Assembly 11:15am

May 14 – School council 6:30pm

May 17 – Non-Instructional Day

May 20 – Victoria Day – no school

May 23 – Kindergarten Orientation 6-7pm

May 24 – Jump Rope for Heart Event

June 21 – Sports day

June 26 – Last day of classes

June 27 – NI

June 28 - NI


Kindergarten News March 11-15

Kindergarten would like to send a huge thank you to Ms. Dana, Mrs. Graham, Ms. Amanda, Ms. Susan, Ms. Hillier, and Mrs. Vroom for volunteering in the classroom this week.  We have been very fortunate to have Ms. Helen Obi in our classroom as an educational assistant.  The students refer to her as “Ms. O.”

We are continuing with home reading this week and I want to send a huge THANK YOU to all you parents who have taken time to read with your child. 

 As a follow-up to having our health nurse, Ms. Laura visiting our classroom we shared some hand washing tips with our buddies on Friday.  We even graded our buddies on their hand washing skills. Ask your child to tell you what grade they gave their buddies and why they graded them that way.

In early literacy, this week we practiced forming recognizable letters holding our pencil in an appropriate and comfortable manner. 

This week we learned the letter “Kk” and “Qq”. 




We had Constable Johnson come in to our class on Tuesday and share some of the duties of a police constable.  The students had to listen and respond appropriately to Constable Johnson’s stories, information and questions.  He asked them to think about wonder questions to ask him.  Some of the wonder questions were: “What does it feel like to be a police officer?” and “Has Constable Johnson ever had to use his gun?” Ask your child to share the answers to these questions with you and the other questions that were asked and answered. We drew a picture to express our preferences of the police visit in our journals on Wednesday.

 We continued our “All About Me” homework project.  This is part of our social studies curriculum where we share about how your child is unique.  Thank you to Ava and Carson for sharing pictures and telling classmates interesting facts about themselves this week.

Swimming notices were sent home this week.  Please send the forms in as soon as possible because we need to let the pool personnel know what ability group the students are at so they can have the right instructors in place for our lessons.

Coming Up Important Dates:

March 11 – second visit AHS Dental (k-gr 2)

March 12 – School Council Meeting 

March 12 -  Police Officer visit to Kindergarten class from 9:00 - 10:00 A.M.

March 21 – Parent Teacher Interviews from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.

March 22 – No School. Parent Teacher Interviews from 8:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

March 25-29 – Spring Break

April 1 – classes resume

April 8-12 – Swimming K-3

April 9 – School council meeting 6:30pm

April 17 – Class photos

April 19 – Good Friday – no school

April 22 – Non-Instructional Day. (No School)


Kindergarten News March 4 - 8

Kindergarten would like to send a huge thank you to Ms. Dana, Mrs. Graham, Ms. Amanda, Ms. Susan, Ms. Hillier, and Mrs. Vroom for volunteering in the classroom this week.  We have been very fortunate to have Ms. Helen Obi in our classroom as an educational assistant.  The students refer to her as “Ms. O.”

A GIGANTIC THANK YOU to all the parents who came out to watch our dance performance today.  The students were so thrilled that you could all take some time to support your child in their wellness and active living learning.  Thank you to Ms. Alexa for teaching us new Hip Hop moves and letting us dance wildly to some great music.

We are continuing with home reading this week and I want to send a huge THANK YOU to all you parents who have taken time to read with your child.  Ms. Amanda was in three

The health nurse, Ms. Laura came and visited our classroom on Monday and she shared some hand washing tips with us.  We even got to take a report card home to grade our parents on hand washing.  We hope you had fun with your child teaching you what they learned about hand washing.  I can see them practice what they learned when they are washing their hands for snack.  We will be teaching our buddies what we learned about hand washing on Friday.  We also will be grading our buddies on how well they did and we will give them their report card on Friday.

In early literacy, this week we practiced forming recognizable letters holding our pencil in an appropriate and comfortable manner. 

This week we learned the letter “Jj” and “Uu”. 




We had Ms. Hillier come and work on building and describing 3-D objects with plastic cups.  We had to make towers and pyramids and try to work as a team to make the tallest tower or pyramid.  Ask your child how they built their towers and pyramids.  We also worked on the number 9 and we had to put 9 wheels on our boats.  Ask your child to share what they drew to make 9 wheels on a boat.  We continued to develop the concept of more and less by comparing two numbers.



We continued our “All About Me” homework project.  This is part of our social studies curriculum where we share about how your child is unique.  Thank you to Damon for sharing pictures and telling classmates interesting facts about himself this week.


Coming Up Important Dates:

March 11 – second visit AHS Dental (k-gr 2)

March 12 – School Council Meeting 

March 12 -  Police Officer visit to Kindergarten class from 9:00 - 10:00 A.M.

March 21 – Parent Teacher Interviews from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.

March 22 – No School. Parent Teacher Interviews from 8:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

March 25-29 – Spring Break

April 1 – classes resume

April 8-12 – Swimming K-3

April 9 – School council meeting 6:30pm

April 17 – Class photos

April 19 – Good Friday – no school

April 22 – Non-Instructional Day. (No School)


Kindergarten News February 24 - 28

Kindergarten would like to send a huge thank you to Ms. Shina, and Mrs. Graham for volunteering in the classroom this week.

We are continuing with home reading this week and I want to send a huge THANK YOU to all you parents who have taken time to read with your child.  I will not be sending home reading home this Thursday.  Look for new books on Monday. 

The March calendar was sent home today as well as an important fundraiser note from Parent Council and a reminder of our sharing assembly this Friday at 9:30. We will be having the health nurse come and visit our classroom this Monday she will share some handwashing tips with us.

In early literacy, this week we practiced forming recognizable letters holding our pencil in an appropriate and comfortable manner. 

This week we learned the letter “Xx” and “Ww”. 







We also read two Oliver Jeffers books.  Lost and Found and Up and Down.  We are practicing our understanding that information can be recorded in pictures and print and can be listened to, read or viewed.  We also viewed the story Lost and Found on the Smart Board.   We did journal writing after our talk and share to illustrate our favourite part of the story or to draw a picture of something the story reminded us of, or something we wondered about the story.  Ask your child to share what they journaled about. 

We also made some predictions and statements about what we would look like, what we would have and what we would be when we are 100 years old.

Coming up next week we will have Nurse Laura share with us on Monday about handwashing.  We will have our Sound Kreations Dance Residency.  We hope to see you at our sharing assembly on Friday at 9:30.

March 1 – NO SCHOOL

March 4 – Health Nurse in Kindergarten

March 4-8 – Sound Kreations Dance Residency

March 8-  Sound Kreations -Dance Residency Assembly from 9:30 - 10:15 A.M. 

March 11 – second visit AHS Dental (k-gr 2)

March 12 – School Council Meeting 

March 12 -  Police Officer visit to Kindergarten class from 9:00 - 10:00 A.M.

March 21 – Parent Teacher Interviews from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.

March 22 – No School. Parent Teacher Interviews from 8:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

March 25-29 – Spring Break

April 1 – classes resume

April 8-12 – Swimming K-3

April 9 – School council meeting 6:30pm

April 17 – Class photos

April 19 – Good Friday – no school

April 22 – Non-Instructional Day. (No School)


Kindergarten News February 11 - 22

Kindergarten would like to send a huge thank you to Ms. Shina, Ms. Amanda, Ms. Susan and Ms. Hillier for volunteering in the classroom this week.

Thank you for sending in all the Valentine's cards and treats for our valentine party last week.  I hope you all had a nice long weekend despite the bone chilling temperatures.

We are continuing with home reading this week and I want to send a huge THANK YOU to all you parents who have taken time to read with your child.  I will not be sending home reading home on Fridays but will do my best to have a parent or myself change books Monday to Thursday.

We continued our “All About Me” homework project.  This is part of our social studies curriculum where we share about how your child is unique.  Thank you to Levi and Kasen for sharing pictures and telling classmates interesting facts about themselves last week and this week.

This week in Kindergarten we focused our learning on 100 Day math stations. We did some graphing, made pictures with 10 groups of 10. We used indirect measurement to measure objects with cubes. We compared quantities from 1 to 10.  We continued to learn how to tell a partner if the number they were guessing was more or less then the number they guessed.  We had a passport to help us locate and work at each station.  The passports will be coming home next week. Ask your child to share their favourite math station with you and they may want to teach you how to play a game with the math they were practicing.


   


Today we went on a winter walk to look for animal prints, to show an awareness of similarities and differences in living things. We made snow angels in the snow to develop a sense of fun and physical activity in the snow.  We learned how to compare packed down snow to fresh powder and what kind of snow was easier to walk in.  Ask your child to share their observations with you.  We also took out our snow catchers to look at snowflakes to develop and awareness of similarities and differences in materials. You may want to check them out with fresh falling snow this weekend.

We have finished sewing our kindness quilt and will share a picture of it with you on our blog.

March 1 – Non Instructional Day . (NO SCHOOL!)

March 4-8 – Sound Kreations Dance Residency

March 8  Sound Kreations -Dance Residency Assembly from 9:30 - 10:15 A.M. 

March 11 – second visit AHS Dental (k-gr 2)

March 12 – School Council Meeting 

March 12 -  Police Officer visit to Kindergarten class from 9:00 - 10:00 A.M.

March 21 – Parent Teacher Interviews from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.

March 22 – No School. Parent Teacher Interviews from 8:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

March 25-29 – Spring Break

April 1 – classes resume

April 8-12 – Swimming K-3

April 9 – School council meeting 6:30pm

April 17 – Class photos

April 19 – Good Friday – no school

April 22 – Non Instructional Day . (No School)


Kindergarten News for February 4 – 8

Thank you to all the parents who came out to our drumming assembly today.  It was great to see you all.

A huge thank you to Ms. Dana, Mrs. Graham, Ms. Amanda, Ms. Susan, and Mrs. Vroom for helping out in kindergarten this week.Kindergarten would like to send a huge thank you to Ms. Shina, Ms. Amanda, and Mrs. Graham for volunteering in the classroom this week.

We are continuing with home reading this week and I want to send a huge THANK YOU to all you parents who have taken time to read with your child.  I will not be sending home reading home on Fridays but will do my best to have a parent or myself change books Monday to Thursday.

We continued our “All About Me” homework project.  This is part of our social studies curriculum where we share about how your child is unique.  Thank you to Dominik for sharing his pictures and telling his classmates interesting facts about himself this week.

This week we read the story The Quilt Makers Gift.

The book launched our unit on belonging and discussed the impact that we each have on one another.

Kindergarten is making a kindness quilt by sewing together individual squares of burlap, based on the book the Quilt Maker’s Gift.   By: Jeff Brumbeau. 

We have also dedicated this month to kindness and are looking at things we do in the classroom and for our friends to record and share random acts of kindness.

You can help us at home too. If you want to share an act of kindness that your child has shown at home please send it in by email. slwatterberg@cbe.ab.ca or write a note in your child’s red communication folder. 

In early literacy, this week we practiced forming recognizable letters holding our pencil in an appropriate and comfortable manner. 

This week in Kindergarten we learned to say write and draw pictures that start with the letter “Hh” and “Ee”





This week in math we continued working on more and less concepts.  

Upcoming Dates:

February 11 – Rocks and Rings (All)

February 12 – Rocks and Rings (Div. 2)

February 12 – School council meeting 6:30pm

February 14 & 15 – Convention

February 18 – Family day – no school

March 1 – Non-Instructional Day

March 4-8 – Sound Kreations Dance Residency

March 11 – second visit AHS Dental (k-gr 2) March 12 – School Council Meeting


Kindergarten News Jan. 28 – 31

Kindergarten would like to send a huge thank you to Ms. Shina, Ms. Amanda, and Mrs. Graham for volunteering in the classroom this week.

We are continuing with home reading this week and I want to send a huge THANK YOU to all you parents who have taken time to read with your child.  I will not be sending home reading home on Fridays but will do my best to have a parent or myself change books Monday to Thursday.

We continued our “All About Me” homework project.  This is part of our social studies curriculum where we share about how your child is unique.  Thank you to Salah’deen for sharing his pictures and telling his classmates interesting facts about himself this week.

We listened to the story ‘Snowman’s Big Job, and shared some of the jobs we would like to do when we grow up.

We also read the story My Room and drew our own part of the story at the end.  Your child has their copy in their red communication folder to share with you.  

In early literacy, this week we practiced forming recognizable letters holding our pencil in an appropriate and comfortable manner. 

This week in Kindergarten we learned to say write and draw pictures that start with the letter “Nn”  and “Ii”






This week in math we introduced the number eight with pictures and manipulatives.  We also discussed and discovered that 8 was more than 4 but less than 10.  We will continue working on more and less concepts.  

In gymnastics this week, we had Mission Impossible in the gym.  This is a huge obstacle course that the students have to maneuver their way through without knocking down a variety of objects.

We will be involved in One World Drumming and we will be performing our drumming skills on Friday February 8th at 8:30 in the gym.  We are inviting parents to come and watch our performance at this time.  There is No School on Friday February 1.

Upcoming Dates:

February 1 – Non-Instructional

February 4-8 – One World Drum Residency

February 8 – One world Drum Assembly x2

February 11 – Rocks and Rings (All)

February 12 – Rocks and Rings (Div. 2)

February 12 – School council meeting 6:30pm

February 14 & 15 – Convention

February 18 – Family day – no school

March 1 – Non-Instructional Day

March 4-8 – Sound Kreations Dance Residency

March 11 – second visit AHS Dental (k-gr 2) March 12 – School Council Meeting


Kindergarten News for Jan. 21 -25

Kindergarten would like to send a huge thank you to Ms. Dana, Ms. Amanda, and Mrs. Graham for volunteering in the classroom this week.

We are continuing with home reading this week and I want to send a huge THANK YOU to all you parents who have taken time to read with your child.  I will not be sending home reading home on Fridays but will do my best to have a parent or myself change books Monday to Thursday.

We continued our “All About Me” homework project.  This is part of our social studies curriculum where we share about how your child is unique.  Thank you to Hassan for sharing his pictures and telling his classmates interesting facts about himself this week.

We listened to the story ‘Grandpa Dan’s Toboggan Ride’, and acted out the story.

In early literacy, this week we practiced forming recognizable letters holding our pencil in an appropriate and comfortable manner. 

This week in Kindergarten we learned to say write and draw pictures that start with the letter “Ss”






This week in math we introduced the number seven with pictures and manipulatives.  We also discussed and discovered that 7 was more than 5 but less than 9.  We will continue working on more and less concepts.  

In gymnastics this week, we pretended to be different kinds of animals and we walked in a variety of animal walks.  We had mini ladders and benches as well a large crash mats to jump, roll, walk like an animal.  Ask your child to share their favourite station.

We will be involved in One World Drumming and we will be performing our drumming skills on Friday February 8th at 8:30 in the gym.  We are inviting parents to come and watch our performance at this time.  There is No School on Friday February 1.

Upcoming Dates:

January 28-Feb 1 – Mission Impossible

January 31 – Report cards go home

February 1 – Non Instructional

February 4-8 – One World Drum Residency

February 8 – One world Drum Assembly x2

February 11 – Rocks and Rings (All)

February 12 – Rocks and Rings (Div 2)

February 12 – School council meeting 6:30pm

February 14 & 15 – Convention

February 18 – Family day – no school

March 1 – Non Instructional Day

March 4-8 – Sound Kreations Dance Residency

March 11 – second visit AHS Dental (k-gr 2) March 12 – School Council Meeting

Kindergarten News for Jan. 14 -18

Thank you to Ms. Dana, Mrs. Graham, Ms. Amanda, and Ms. Susan for all your help in kindergarten this week.  

We have started home reading this week and I want to send a huge THANK YOU to all you parents who have taken time to read with your child.  They are so excited and love telling me about their books.  They had an opportunity to read to their grade 5 / 6 buddies today.  The buddies were amazed at how well their little friends read to them.  I will not be sending home reading home on Fridays but will do my best to have a parent or myself change books Monday to Thursday.

Kindergarten would like to send a huge thank you to Ms. Dana, Ms. Amanda, and Mrs. Graham for volunteering in the classroom this week.

We started our “All About Me” homework project.  This is part of our social studies curriculum where we share about how your child is unique.  Thank you to Mya for sharing her poster this week.

We listened to the story ‘The Mitten’, by: Jan Brett.  We then used drawings to illustrate our ideas and shared them with our classmates.  We then made a class book about losing our mitten and what animal we thought might crawl inside our mitten.  We also listened to the story ‘The Snowy Day’, by: Ezra Jack Keats and made up part two of the story by pretending to be Peter’s friend and going on a winter adventure with Peter.

In early literacy, this week we practiced forming recognizable letters holding our pencil in an appropriate and comfortable manner. 

This week in Kindergarten we learned to say write and draw pictures that start with the letter “Bb” and “Pp”. 

Letter videos for B and P


Letter B


 

This week in math we continued to work on describing the number six with pictures and manipulatives.  We also discussed and discovered that 6 was more than 3 but less than 8.  We will continue working on more and less concepts.  

In gymnastics this week, we pretended to be different kinds of animals and we walked in a variety of animal walks.  We made brides for our friends to go under and we practiced holding balances for more than 5 seconds. 

We will be involved in One World Drumming and we will be performing our drumming skills on Friday February 8th at 8:30 in the gym.  We are inviting parents to come and watch our performance at this time.  There is No School on Friday February 1.

Upcoming Dates:

January 28-Feb 1 – Mission Impossible

January 31 – Report cards go home

February 1 – Non Instructional

February 4-8 – One World Drum Residency

February 8 – One world Drum Assembly x2

February 11 – Rocks and Rings (All)

February 12 – Rocks and Rings (Div 2)

February 12 – School council meeting 6:30pm

February 14 & 15 – Convention

February 18 – Family day – no school

March 1 – Non Instructional Day

March 4-8 – Sound Kreations Dance Residency

March 11 – second visit AHS Dental (k-gr 2) March 12 – School Council Meeting

Kindergarten News Jan 7 – 11

 

Thank you! The Mustard Seed was so amazed at our school's generosity.  They especially loved the little personal notes that we took time to make.  I would like to add my thanks to all of you for helping us make this project so successful.

  Happy New Year!  It was so nice to see all the smiling faces back at school. I hope you all had a great break.  We have started home reading this week and I want to send a huge THANK YOU to all you parents who have taken time to read with your child.  They are so excited and love telling me about their books.  They had an opportunity to read to their grade 5 / 6 buddies today.  The buddies were amazed at how well their little friends read to them.  I will not be sending home reading home on Fridays but will do my best to have a parent or myself change books Monday to Thursday.

Kindergarten would like to send a huge thank you to Ms. Dana, Ms. Amanda, and Mrs. Graham for volunteering in the classroom this week.

We are going to start an “All About Me” homework project.  Each week one student will be the “Star Student of the Week” They can send in a poster I will send home a small sheet of paper to add details on we will be making a class book to share with all our friends and buddies. Stay tuned for your child’s special week! This is part of our social studies curriculum where we share about how your child is unique.

We listened to the story The Snow Globe Family then we drew and recorded our ideas for our own snow globe story. Our buddies came to help us build our own snow globes with plasticine and baby food jars today. We will have them on display in the main hallway we hope you can stop in and see them sometime.

In early literacy, this week we practiced forming recognizable letters holding our pencil in an appropriate and comfortable manner. 

This week in Kindergarten we learned to say write and draw pictures that start with the letter “Ff”. 


This week in math we worked on describing the number six with pictures and manipulatives.  We also discussed and discovered that 6 was more than 5 but less than 10.  We will continue working on more and less concepts.  

January 28-Feb 1 – Mission Impossible

January 31 – Report cards go home

February 1 – Non Instructional

February 4-8 – One World Drum Residency

February 8 – One world Drum Assembly x2

February 11 – Rocks and Rings (All)

February 12 – Rocks and Rings (Div 2)

February 12 – School council meeting 6:30pm

February 14 & 15 – Convention

February 18 – Family day – no school

March 1 – Non Instructional Day

March 4-8 – Sound Kreations Dance Residency

March 11 – second visit AHS Dental (k-gr 2) March 12 – School Council Meeting



Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, Thank you ever so much for the lovely presents.   I think I am very fortunate to have such amazing students and parents who support our kindergarten program.  Have a wonderful break.  Enjoy the "wonder " of the season with your little ones.  

A huge thank you to Liam, Carson and Alice for bringing in treats for our winter party.  We also had a healthy breakfast served to us from the Me to We club.  We had yogurt, with rice Krispies and a banana.  

Happy New Year and we will see you all back on January 7th.  

December 21 – Last day for winter break

December 24-January 4 – Winter Break

January 7 – classes resume

January 8 – School Council Meeting 6:30pm

January 8 – Start Gymnastics

January 28-Feb 1 – Mission Impossible

January 31 – Report cards go home

February 1 – Non-Instructional


Kindergarten News December 10 – 14

Kindergarten would like to send a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone from room 1, 3, 7, 8 and 16 for supporting our Mustard Seed project.  We have 2 huge green garbage bags full of socks and bags for items for Warm Feet for the Street project.  We worked with our buddies today to stuff the socks and write cards to encourage and let people who are less fortunate then we are know we are thinking about them at this time of year.  This ties into our curriculum goal of caring for our community and learning to be a global citizen.

       
            
         

We are also sending a huge thank you to Ms. Dana and Mrs. Graham for helping in kindergarten this week.  We would also like to thank the lunch room staff who have helped to make all kinds of crafts and doing special projects for us.

This week in math we reviewed, represented and described the numbers 1 – 5 and we drew our favourite number on the white board and discussed whether it was more than 5 or less than 5. 

In early literacy, this week we practiced forming recognizable letters holding our pencil in an appropriate and comfortable manner.  We practiced all the letters we have done so far, this year and printed the upper and lower-case letters in our journals.  We drew and recorded our ideas related to the story ‘The Trouble With Trolls, by Jan Brett. We predicted what would happen at the end of the story because our teacher stopped the story in the middle and didn’t share it with us until the end of the day on Friday.  Ask your child to share the prediction they made.


We also were invited to watch the Winter concert on Thursday and we loved all the great singing.  Thank you to the Grade 1, 2, 3 and skill classes as well as the choirs for entertaining us.  YOU WERE AMAZING!

We are also working on special crafts throughout this week and next.  Have a wonderful weekend. Next Friday is Pajama day.  If anyone would like to donate snacks for our party next Friday please let me know by writing a note in your child’s red communication folder or send me an email at slwatterberg@cbe.ab.ca.

Upcoming events

December 18 and 20 Carol singing in the gym at 8:30 parents are welcome.

December 17 – Vaccinations #2

December 21 – Last day for winter break

December 24-January 4 – Winter Break

January 7 – classes resume

January 8 – School Council Meeting 6:30pm

January 8 – Start Gymnastics

January 28-Feb 1 – Mission Impossible

January 31 – Report cards go home

February 1 – Non-Instructional


Kindergarten News December 3 -6

Kindergarten would like to send a huge thank you to Ms. Dana and Mrs. Graham for volunteering in the classroom this week.

In early literacy, this week we practiced forming recognizable letters holding our pencil in an appropriate and comfortable manner. 

This week in Kindergarten we learned to say write and draw pictures that start with the letter “Ll”. 

In early literacy we drew, recorded our ideas and told about our ideas related to the story ‘The Wild Christmas Reindeer, by Jan Brett. We drew a sequencing sheet to tell what happened at the beginning, in the middle, and at the end of the story.  Ask your child to share their favourite part of the story with you.  We also read the story ‘The Christmas Trolls’ by Jan Brett.  The students shared the problem in the story and the solution with a friend orally after we read the story.  The third story we read this week was ‘The Gingerbread Boy’ and then we made our own gingerbread tree ornaments.  We also retold the story several times and next week we will be able to tell it with flannel board characters.

This is the version of the Gingerbread Boy we read this week. We hope you like this version.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mg2SduO7F84

This week we learned about the dairy group.  Ask your child to share something from the dairy group with you. Hint: milk, yogurt, cheese.

This week in math we learned to represent and describe the number 5 concretely and by drawing pictures.

We learned about the number five in math and we drew pictures of a variety of things that represented the number 5.  We practiced printing the number five in our math number booklets and we did exercises of five things.  Ask your child to share some exercises they tried out. * hint* jumping jacks, balancing on one foot, hopping on one foot etc.

We also identified, reproduced, created and extended patterns by using body parts, words and pictures.

We will continue to develop and describe patterns throughout the school year.

December 7 – Non-Instructional day

December 10-13 – Scholastic Book Fair

December 11 – School Council

December 13 – Winter Concert

December 18 and 20 carol singing in the gym at 8:30 parents are welcome.

December 17 – Vaccinations #2

December 21 – Last day for winter break

December 24-January 4 – Winter Break

January 7 – classes resume

January 8 – School Council Meeting 6:30pm

January 8 – Start Gymnastics

January 28-Feb 1 – Mission Impossible

January 31 – Report cards go home

February 1 – Non-Instructional


Kindergarten News December 3 -6

Kindergarten would like to send a huge thank you to Ms. Dana and Mrs. Graham for volunteering in the classroom this week!

In early literacy, this week we practiced forming recognizable letters holding our pencil in an appropriate and comfortable manner. We learned to say, write and draw pictures that start with the letter “Ll”. 

We drew and recorded our ideas related to the story ‘The Wild Christmas Reindeer, by Jan Brett. A sequencing sheet helped us tell what happened at the beginning, middle, and end of the story.  Ask your child to share their favourite part of the story with you.  We also read the story ‘The Christmas Trolls’ by Jan Brett.  The students shared the problem in the story and the solution with a friend orally after we read the story.  The third story we read this week was ‘The Gingerbread Boy’ and then we made our own gingerbread tree ornaments.  We also retold the story several times and next week we will be able to tell it with flannel board characters.

This is the version of the Gingerbread Boy we read this week. We hope you like this version.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mg2SduO7F84

This week we learned about the dairy group.  Ask your child to share something from the dairy group with you. Hint: milk, yogurt, cheese.

This week in math we learned to represent and describe the number 5 concretely and by drawing pictures.

We learned about the number five in math and we drew pictures of a variety of things that represented the number 5.  We practiced printing the number five in our math number booklets and we did exercises of five things.  Ask your child to share some exercises they tried out. * hint* jumping jacks, balancing on one foot, hopping on one foot etc.

We also identified, reproduced, created and extended patterns by using body parts, words and pictures.

We will continue to develop and describe patterns throughout the school year.

Dates to note:

December 7 – Non-Instructional day

December 10-13 – Scholastic Book Fair

December 11 – School Council

December 13 – Winter Concert

December 18 and 20 carol singing in the gym at 8:30 parents are welcome.

December 17 – Vaccinations #2

December 21 – Last day for winter break

December 24-January 4 – Winter Break

January 7 – classes resume

January 8 – School Council Meeting 6:30pm

January 8 – Start Gymnastics

January 28-Feb 1 – Mission Impossible

January 31 – Report cards go home

February 1 – Non-Instructional

Kindergarten News for November 25 – 30

 I am posting the letter for the Mustard Seed project again this week.  We had a guest speaker “Mr. David” come and share with us about homeless people in Calgary.  He shared that there are about 6000 people in Calgary that live in the street.  He shared that most of the people are lonely, scared and look for places to be safe and warm.  The Mustard Seed only has about 350 beds so they cannot house all the homeless people on the street.  He also shared that most day’s homeless people walk about 3100 steps to keep warm, look for cans or bottles to raise some money and some even have jobs but not enough money to pay rent for a family.  Thank you so much to everyone who has already donated items for our Warm Feet for the Street project.

Dear Parents,

In class read the book ‘The Giving Tree’ and talked about a tangible way we can give to those who are in need, in our city. We will be participating in an exciting project called ‘Warm Feet for the Streets’, in partnership with the Mustard Seed. A special speaker from the Mustard Seed will visit the school on Friday Nov. 30th as a kick-off to our project. The students are excited about this project and it will be an authentic connection to our Social Studies and Mathematics learning as well as a fun project to work on with our Grade 5/6-buddy class.

We invite families to consider donating a pair of warm socks and/or any of the items listed below to fill the socks with:

·       Warm wool socks

·       G\gum or mints

·       Band aids

·       Small sewing kit

·       Disposable Razors

·       Toothbrushes and tooth paste

·       Deodorant

·       Travel size body wash

·       Travel size shaving cream

·       Gift certificates to fast food

·       Extra Socks

·       Shampoo

·       Q-tips

·       Earplugs

·       Lip balm

·       Combs and brushes

·       Travel-size tissue packages

Additional Needed Items:

·       New pkgs of men’s and women’s underwear

·       Blankets

·       Transit tickets

Your child can bring in donated items to the classroom between November 26th and December 12th. Thank you for partnering together with us on this exciting community-service initiative!

Kindergarten would like to send a huge thank you to Ms. Dana, Mrs. Graham, and Ms. Jenna for volunteering in the classroom this week. 

In early literacy this week we practiced forming recognizable letters holding our pencil in an appropriate and comfortable manner. 

This week in Kindergarten we learned to say write and draw pictures that start with the letter “Mm”. 

In early literacy we made little books and worked on the “am” word family.  Please take time to read the little book with your child they have all been sent home in their red folders today.  They may even want to read to a neighbor, a grandparent over the phone perhaps, or a special aunt or uncle.  We also worked on our nutrition pictures with Ms. Jenna.  This week we learned about meat and meat substitutes.  Ask your child to share something from the meat group with you. Hint: peanuts, legumes, beans, fish, eggs, etc. 


This week we began our unit in Citizenship and Identity and examined ways to create a climate of acceptance for the homeless and less fortunate people in our community.  We shared ideas and information from a variety of sources including our guest speaker from the Mustard Seed today.  We worked on our skills and created our own giving tree in our classroom.  We cut out pictures of things we can share with the homeless using flyers to cut out pictures and some of us even drew pictures.  We shared ideas and many thoughtful questions were asked.  One question was don’t the homeless people get bored sometimes would it be all right if we gave them a deck of cards?  The answer to this was yes that’s a great idea.  The students asked if they could draw a picture and say hi to someone on the street.  The answer was only if you have a trusted adult with you.  Ask your child to share something they learned from the guest speaker or from class this week.


Next week we will work on the letter ‘Ll’ in our printing books.  We will do the number 5 in our math number books.  Our winter concert is on December 13th at 9:00 a.m.,and 6:30 p.m.  Kindergarten will not be in the winter concert but we are invited to the spring concert.


December 7 – Non-Instructional day

December 10-13 – Scholastic Book Fair

December 11 – School Council

December 13 – Winter Concert

December 17 – Vaccinations #2

December 21 – Last day for winter break

December 24-January 4 – Winter Break

January 7 – classes resume

January 8 – School Council Meeting 6:30pm

January 8 – Start Gymnastics

January 28-Feb 1 – Mission Impossible

January 31 – Report cards go home

February 1 – Non Instructional


Kindergarten News November 19 -23

Thank you to all the parents who came to see me Thursday evening, and Friday morning for parent / teacher conferences.  If you did not have a chance to see me please send me an email of a note in your child’s red folder so we can make alternate arrangements for conferences.  It is important to see you as I have your child’s Early Years Evaluation to share with you.  The letter for the Mustard Seed project was sent home with you at conferences.  I have posted it on the blog as well.



Dear Parents,

In class read the book ‘The Giving Tree’ and talked about a tangible way we can give to those who are in need, in our city. We will be participating in an exciting project called ‘Warm Feet for the Streets’, in partnership with the Mustard Seed. A special speaker from the Mustard Seed will visit the school on Friday Nov. 30th as a kick-off to our project. The students are excited about this project and it will be an authentic connection to our Social Studies and Mathematics learning as well as a fun project to work on with our Grade 5/6 buddy class.

We invite families to consider donating a pair of warm socks and/or any of the items listed below to fill the socks with:

  • Warm wool socks
  • g\gum or mints
  • Band aids
  • Small sewing kit
  • Disposable Razors
  • Toothbrushes and tooth paste
  • Deodorant
  • Travel size body wash
  • Travel size shaving cream
  • Gift certificates to fast food
  • Extra Socks
  • Shampoo
  • Q-tips
  • Earplugs
  • Lip balm
  • Combs and brushes

·       Travel-size tissue packages

Additional Needed Items:

  • New pkgs of men’s and women’s underwear
  • Blankets
  • Transit tickets

Your child can bring in donated items to the classroom between November 26th and December 12th. Thank you for partnering together with us on this exciting community-service initiative!

Sincerely,

Ms. Watterberg

Kindergarten would like to send a huge thank you to Ms. Dana, Mrs. Graham, and Ms. Jenna for volunteering in the classroom this week. 

In early literacy this week we practiced forming recognizable letters holding our pencil in an appropriate and comfortable manner. 

This week in Kindergarten we learned to say write and draw pictures that start with the letter “Dd”. 

In early literacy we drew, recorded our ideas and told about our ideas related to the story ‘The Giving Tree’. We drew a sequencing sheet to tell what happened at the beginning, in the middle, and at the end of the story.  Hopefully you had a chance to see your child’s work when you came for parent / teacher conferences.


We learned about the number three in math and we drew pictures of a variety of things that represented the number 3.  We practiced printing the number three in our math number booklets and we counted the objects that were drawn in our number books. 

We are continuing to learn about nutrition and healthy eating.  This week during literacy stations we focused on yummy fruits and vegetables. We did a math colouring sheet where we had to colour and count the number of different types of fruit on our math sheet.

Centre work:


Next week we will learn the letter “Mm”  learn the number “4” and continue to learn about caring for others with our Mustard Seed project.  Our special guest speaker will be here on Friday November 30th to share about the homeless people in our city.

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Gingerbread evening is Thursday evening, November 29th.

November 29 – Gingerbread night

December 7 – Non-Instructional day

December 10-13 – Scholastic Book Fair

December 11 – School Council

December 13 – Winter Concert

December 17 – Vaccinations #2

December 21 – Last day for winter break

December 24-January 4 – Winter Break

January 7 – Classes resume

January 8 – School Council Meeting 6:30pm

January 8 – Start Gymnastics


Kindergarten News for November 12 – 16

*Today a big box of cards was sent home with your child if they are the oldest child in the school.  If you wish to purchase the box that was sent home please return the money in the envelope provided.  If you do not wish to purchase the cards please send the box back and we will return the cards to parent council.  The money we raise from these cards will be used to purchase furniture for our library.  Thanks for all your support. *

Please make sure to book a parent / teacher conference with me Thursday evening or Friday morning this week.  I will share the EYE – TA (Early Years Evaluation – Teacher Assessment reports with you at this time.

Kindergarten would like to send a huge thank you to Ms. Dana, Mrs. Graham, and Ms. Jenna for volunteering in the classroom this week.  We would also like to thank Mrs. Cassels for bringing in delicious birthday snacks this week.

In early literacy this week we practiced forming recognizable letters holding our pencil in an appropriate and comfortable manner.

We learned the letter “Oo” this week.  We practiced printing the letter “Oo” in our alphabet books and we highlighted the letter “Oo” at our literacy stations.  Help your child look for words that start with the letter “Oo” this weekend. 

In early literacy this week we explored and experimented with new words and environmental print by opening our restaurant centre.  The students have been reading menus, writing tickets and learning about money by paying for items with our play money and our cash register.  We have a sign that tells us when the restaurant is opened and when it is closed.  The students have really enjoyed this new centre and are practicing their writing and counting skills.  Some of us even tried to build a restaurant with blocks and had cars parking in the parking lot.


This week in math we learned to represent and describe the number 2 concretely and by drawing pictures.

We learned about the number one in math and we drew pictures of a variety of things that represented the number 2.  We practiced printing the number two in our math number booklets and we drew pictures of things that come in pairs.  Ask your child to share some pairs they discovered.  * hint* eyes, ears, socks, etc.

We have been learning about nutrition and healthy eating.  This week during literacy stations we focused on bread and cereals also called the crunchy munchy food group.  We made symmetrical pictures of fruits and vegetables with our buddies today.  Look for our “Wow” work on the WOW board when you come to conferences next week. 

Next week we will work in the letter “Dd”.  We will continue learning about good nutrition.  We will learn about fruits and vegetables this week. 

November 22 – Parent Teacher Interviews 4-8pm

November 23 – Parent Teacher Interviews 8-1pm

November 29 – Gingerbread night

December 7 – Non-Instructional day

December 10-13 – Scholastic Book Fair

December 11 – School Council

December 13 – Winter Concert

December 17 – Vaccinations #2

December 21 – Last day for winter break

December 24-January 4 – Winter Break

January 7 – Classes resume

January 8 – School Council Meeting 6:30pm

January 8 – Start Gymnastics


Kindergarten News for November 5 – 9

Kindergarten would like to send a huge thank you to Ms. Dana, Mrs. Graham, Ms. Jenna and Mrs. Jacob for volunteering in the classroom this week.  We would also like to thank Ms.Shina and Mrs. Lam for bringing in delicious birthday snacks this week.

This week in kindergarten we used language prediction skills when we read the story The Turnip.  We had to make a prediction about how we thought the story would end.  We drew a picture to illustrate our ideas in our journals.  Ask your child to share their prediction with you. We also acted out the story after our teacher read the ending to us.


In early literacy this week we practiced forming recognizable letters holding our pencil in an appropriate and comfortable manner.

We learned the letter “Tt” this week.  We practiced printing the letter “Tt” in our alphabet books and we highlighted the letter “Tt” at our literacy stations.  Help your child look for words that start with the letter “Tt” this weekend. 


This week in early literacy we copied scribed words and generated rhyming words from the “at” word family.

We learned about the “___ at”  family.  We made little books to share with you.  Can you help me find words that end with “__at”.  Example:  cat, bat, sat, etc.


This week in math we learned to represent and describe the number 1 concretely and by drawing pictures.

We learned about the number one in math and we drew pictures of a variety of things that represented the number 1.  We practiced printing the number one in our math number booklets. Mrs. Graham taught us how to play GO FISH at our math stations.

We had a Remembrance Day assembly.  We are bringing home a poppy to remind us of the soldiers who gave their lives for us so we can be protected and safe in Canada.  We also looked at OUR HERO wall.  Thank you to everyone who shared their heroes with us.  The students did a fantastic job of being solemn and respectful during our assembly.

Next week we will work in the letter “Oo”.  We will begin learning about good nutrition.  We will learn about breads and grains this week. 

ABC Song: The Letter O, "Only O" by StoryBots - YouTube

or you can google letter “o videos” and find many other videos to help your child learn the letters and sounds.

November 13 – School council Meeting 6:30

November 22 – Parent Teacher Interviews 4-8pm

November 23 – Parent Teacher Interviews 8-1pm

November 29 – Gingerbread night

December 7 – Non-Instructional day

December 10-13 – Scholastic Book Fair

December 11 – School Council

December 13 – Winter Concert

December 17 – Vaccinations #2

December 21 – Last day for winter break


Kindergarten News for October 29 –Nov. 2

In gym this week we cooperated with others, we participated in a variety of stations, we worked on ways to help our friends at each station.

We had Halloween stations in gym this week.  We loved the ghost station.  This was one where you had to keep the balloon up in the air without letting it drop to the ground.  We also liked driving the scooters through the pumpkin patch.  Ask me about the other stations we had fun at this week.  hint:  bowling, basketball, hurdles, hat toss.

                                                                            
                                                                                                                                

This week in kindergarten in early literacy we talked about ideas, experiences and familiar events.

We carved pumpkins and described our pumpkin as we scooped out the guts.  Some of the words we used to describe our pumpkins are:  slimy, sticky, icky, wet, smooth, bumpy.  Ask your child to share some words to describe their pumpkin carving experience. Ask your child to share how the pumpkin felt, smelled, looked like after we carved them, sounded like.  We turned our pumpkins into jack o’lanterns.

Thank you so much to Ms. Jenna and Mrs. Graham for helping us at our Halloween party.  We did pumpkin pattern, made spider webs and drew a variety of faces on our pumpkin doodle page.  We had a parade through the entire school and we were very tired after going in and out of all the different classrooms.

We drew pictures to illustrate our information about Halloween.

We drew a picture of ourselves in our costumes and we had a pictures taken of the whole class with Ms. B. in the library.  The next day we drew a picture of all our candy and our friends that we went trick or treating with on Halloween night.

We worked cooperatively with our grade 5 / 6 buddies this week.

We made poppies with our buddies on Friday.  We talked about Austin’s great grandfather who served in the Canadian Army. 

Next Week:

On Friday at 9:00 a.m.  November 9th we will have a Remembrance Day assembly.  Parents are invited to attend.  If your child is in Beavers, Sparks, Brownies, Cub, etc. they are encouraged to wear their uniform to represent the soldiers who fought and protected our country.

We will continue with our alphabet printing books letter “Tt”   here are some links for videos to watch and practice the letter “Tt” with your child.  You can also google letter “Tt” videos to find more fun websites.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yl9p--gElU

UPCOMING:

November 6 – Photo Retake day

November 9 – Remembrance Day Assembly

November 13 – School council Meeting 6:30

November 22 – Parent Teacher Interviews 4-8pm

November 23 – Parent Teacher Interviews 8-1pm

November 29 – Gingerbread night

December 7 – Non-Instructional day

December 11 – School Council


Kindergarten News for October 22 – 25

This week in Kindergarten we did a story retelling on the book The Rainbow Goblins. 

We drew pictures of the beginning of the story, in the middle of the story and at the end of the story and then dictated our stories to Ms. Watterberg and Ms. Bell.  (Ask me to share my favourite part of the story with you.)  You can even find the story in You Tube just “Google” The Rainbow Goblins by Ul de Rico.


                                                   


We are learning to form recognizable letters and enhance our legibility.

We learned about the letter “Cc”.  It makes two sounds.  Let’s look for words that start with “Cc” in our house and in our neighbourhood this weekend.

We represented and described the number zero this week.

In Math this week we heard the story about Zero the Hero on the Smart Board.  Zero saved all the numbers from extinction like the dinosaurs.  We love zero!

                                        


This week in gym we continued to experiment and develop ways to receive and throw a ball.  We also worked on nonlocomotor skilss by stretching and curling our bodies.

In gym this week we threw and caught the ball over the net.  We rolled the ball under the net because we were practicing volley ball type skills.  We fly like witches around the gym and in the classroom on our pretend brooms, we rolled like pumpkins, hopped low to the ground like frogs, stretched out like superman and curled up like bananas.

Next week we will do a variety of Halloween activities and have buddy time with our Grade 5/6 buddies.  Your child may wear their costume to school on Wednesday October 31st.  We will have a Halloween party day.  If anyone would like to bring healthy snacks for our party please email me at slwatterberg@cbe.ab.ca  or send a notice in your child’s red communication folder.

Important Dates

October 30 – Vaccinations #1 – Any grade as needed

October 31 – Halloween

November 6 – Photo Retake day

November 9 – Remembrance Day Assembly

November 13 – School council Meeting 6:30

November 22 – Parent Teacher Interviews 4-8pm

November 23 – Parent Teacher Interviews 8-1pm

November 26-29 – Grade 6 Outdoor School

November 29 – Gingerbread night

December 7 – Non-Instructional day

December 11 – School Council

December 13 – Winter Concert

December 17 – Vaccinations #2 

Kindergarten News for October 15 – 19

This week in Kindergarten we listened and responded to the story “One” by Kathryn Otoshi.  This week we listened to our peers and shared our experiences and feelings.

We drew a picture in our journals about our favourite part of the story and we are learning how to say “NO!” when someone does something we do not like.  We are learning how to help our friends say “NO!” too.

                                                  

This week in math we started learning about subitizing.  (recognize at a glance) the numbers from 1 to 5 objects or dots.

Ms. Hillier shared a dice game on the Smart Board with us and then she came to our class and shared 3 different math games for our math stations day.  Game one was Bingo.  Game 2 was matching dots and numerals to numbers on the plates.  Game 3 was memory.  Ask your child to tell you about each game and share which game was his or her favourite game and why they liked it the best. 

                                                                    

This week we finished our colour discovery by colouring a rainbow picture, drawing in our journals our favourite part of “The Rainbow Crow” story colouring our rainbow cover page for our colour booklet and separating colours on a coffee filter with a black marker and a water spray bottle.  

                                                                    
This week in gym we continued to develop locomotor skills and we explored and discovered ways to receive a ball.

We galloped, skipped, ran, walked and jogged around the gym.  We threw and caught a ball with a partner.  We bounced balls and tried to catch them individually.

We are sending a huge thank you to Ms. Jenna for volunteering in our kindergarten class and are excited to see her again next Wednesday.

Many of us had fun at the Halloween dance last night.  It was great to see our friends all dressed up.  Mr. Radu was a pirate and Mrs. McKay was a fancy witch. 


Kindergarten News October 9 – 12

This week we contributed ideas to dictate our own story based on the dinosaur park we built. 

Here is our story:

We built the bottom of the park first.  Then we built the lowest top next and finally we built the highest top.

Dinosaurs get to play at our park.  They drive their cars to come and play with their friends.  They make sand castles and then stomp on their sand castles to ruin them so they can build new ones again.  They play hide and go seek in the towers.  They even sleep in the towers and snore really loud.  They wake up and BOOM!!  A volcano wakes up the dinosaurs it explodes and smashes their park.

We celebrated our accomplishments and had an apple party event to culminate our apple stations unit.

We tasted red apples – (thank you to Liam’s family for supplying the red apples.)  We tasted green apples and yellow apples.  We drank apple juice and Ms. Bell brought in tiny apple pies for us to celebrate our apple-tasting day.  Thank you Ms. Bell.  We invited Ms. McKay and Ms. Amy to our party.  We learned how to have a party at school where we wait for everyone to eat and we try everything together.  We talked about manners and how to show expected behavior at a party.

Our apple stations had a story about finding a red house with no doors and no windows and a star in the middle.  Can your parents solve the mystery?

We demonstrated an understanding of patterns of two elements by identifying and creating our own patterns.

We practiced saying the number sequence from one to ten by placing ten apples on our trees and drawing a certain number of apples on top of our heads. 

We practiced our colouring skills by coloring a variety of apple pictures and practicing our letter formations when we copied the word apple.


Kindergarten News for October 1 – 4th

This week we experimented with language and drew a picture to represent our own stories:

  • after listening to the story Harold and the Purple Crayon we drew our own purple adventure
  • after listening to the story My Orange Gorange we drew our own goranges in our journals.  Ask your child to tell you about their ‘goranges’
  • We shared our stories with our classmates.  This was scary but fun.
  • We did our orange and purple colour sheets too.

We are learning about and practicing patterns in our class

  • We have been learning about patterns on the calendar and we are doing body patterns.  We even get to make our own patterns at the apple stations we are going to this week and next week.
  • We are learning to put apples on an apple tree and count the apples.
  • We even get to draw ourselves in our math book and draw apples up on top of our head.

We are learning basic locomotor techniques using a variety of materials.

  • We have used beanbags, balls and hoops this week.
  • We have balanced beanbags on various body parts,
  • We have bounced balls, dribbled balls and are learning how to kick a ball
  • We explored with hoops this week.

Ask your child what piece of equipment they liked the best. 

Happy Thanksgiving!

  • We discussed things we are thankful for.  Ask your child to share with you what they said in class today.

Next week we will continue visiting apple stations.  We will have a tasting party of a variety of different apples on Friday next week.  If you would like to donate an apple please let me know by email at slwatterberg@cbe.ab.ca or send a note in your child’s red communication folder.

Picture Day is Tuesday October 9th.  Come with your best smiles.

October 8 – Thanksgiving Day – no school

October 9 – Photo day

October 9 – School Council Meeting 6:30pm

October 15&16 – Dental Hygiene AHS K-2

October 18 – school Dance 6:30

October 26 – Non Instructional day – no school

October 30 – Vaccinations #1 – Any grade as needed

October 31 – Halloween

November 1 – Staff Meeting

November 6 – Photo Retake day

November 13 – School council Meeting 6:30

November 22 – Parent Teacher Interviews 4-8pm

November 23 – Parent Teacher Interviews 8-1pm



This week in Kindergarten September 24-28

 We connected oral language with print and pictures

  • We worked on our green and yellow colour sheets.

      


We are beginning to identify favourite stories and books.

  • One of our favourite books is Brown Bear.  Another one is Pete the Cat and we now have a new favourite that Mrs. McKay shared with us.   
  • When Mrs. McKay came and shared her book about the Three Fishes and the Shark we were able to make the connection with the story The Tree Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf.
  • We went to the gym for an assembly and sat on our coats.  We watched a video about Terry Fox.  We then went outside and ran for Terry Fox.  We got popsicle sticks from one basket and dropped them off in another baske

We are beginning to use language prediction skills when stories are read aloud.

 We participated in a school activity with a group goal; e.g., run for our Terry Fox run a predetermined amount of time.

We demonstrate an understanding of repeating patterns (two or

three elements) by:

  • Identifying our pattern on the calendar each day.  We are making predictions to determine what comes next in our pattern.

Looking Forward:

·       Monday: Orange Shirt and orange colour day

·       Tuesday: Purple Day

·       Wednesday: Apple Station # 1

·       Thursday: Library please remember to return your child’s library book so they can share a new story with you.

·       Friday:   No School Non – Instructional Day ( NIT)

·       Scholastic Book Orders are due Monday October 1st, 2018

·       October 5 – Non Instructional Day

·       October 8 – Thanksgiving Day – no school

·       October 9 – Photo day

·       October 26 – Non Instructional day

·       October 31 – Halloween

·       November 6 – Photo Retake day




This week in Kindergarten September 17- 20th

We connected oral language with print and pictures when we made our own class book based on the story Brown Bear.

  • We read the book Brown Bear Brown Bear, and we made our own class book based on this story.  We read the book Red is Best and we painted a red mural and worked on our red colour sheet. 


We asked questions and made comments during listening and reading stories that were different from what we usually hear.

  • We read the book Blueberries for Sal and commented on the lack of colour and some of us were shocked that the pictures were black and white.  We even heard the story on the Smart Board and we liked the narration but the colours were still black and white on the Smart Board. We painted a blue mural and worked on our blue colour sheet. 
  •  We read the story Pete the Cat Rockin’ in my School Shoes.  We had our first trip to the library.  Ms. B. read us a story with no pictures!  That was strange for us too.  We laughed really hard because the words were ridiculous.  Ask your child what the word ridiculous means.

Shares ideas and information

  • We shared ideas and information about topics of interest.   After singing the silly song One Elephant Went out to Play, we were interested in what elephants eat.  Ms. McKay shared some information with us about elephants from the https://www.pebblego.com/ website. 


Looking Forward:

  • Monday: Green Day
  • Tuesday: Gym
  • Wednesday: Yellow Day
  • Thursday: Library please remember to return your child’s library book so they can share a new story with you.
  • Friday: Terry Fox Run –school wide please bring a Toonie for Terry.
  • Scholastic Book Orders are due Friday September 28, 2018
  • September 28 – Terry Fox Run – Please bring a Toonie for Terry
  • October 5 – Non Instructional Day
  • October 8 – Thanksgiving Day – no school
  • October 9 – Photo day
  • October 26 – Non Instructional day
  • October 31 – Halloween
  • November 6 – Photo Retake day

September 7, 2018

We read stories in kindergarten this week. During story time we focused on listening and participating in the read aloud.  We read the Kissing Hand, Only One You and Ms. Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten.  Ask your child which story was their favourite.

We coloured Chester the raccoon and learned how to sign I love you.  Ask your child to share the sign with you.   In gym we played the breakfast, egg game and Red Light Green light police officer game.  In class we played at centres and made new friends. Ask your child which centre is their favourite.

Next week we will make our handprints, make some Chick Chicka Boom Boom trees and we will go to gym again. 

September 14, 2018

 This week we made connections to oral language with print and pictures • We shared information and personal experiences to record in pictures  and we learned that stories can be listened to, read or viewed.

  • This week in Kindergarten we made our Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Trees.  We watched the Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Story on the Smart Board.  Here’s the link if you wish to see the story and practice the alphabet with your child.
  •   We drew a picture of ourselves in Kindergarten.  Ask me to tell you one of the shapes I drew to represent my body.  Hint  (We made rectangle shapes for our arms and legs.)
  • We read the book Have you filled your bucket today?  We drew a picture to show what we can do to be bucket fillers.  Ask your child to share what a bucket filler is and what a bucket dipper is. 

We represented and described numbers 2 to 10, concretely and pictorially.

  • We put stickers on a number line in math today then we got to try and make our own number line counting to ten by adding stickers under each number.  Ask your child to show you their favourite number and see how many ways they can share it with you.  Hint:  counting out cups or forks, knives, and spoons when they set the table, counting Lego pieces, counting cars when you are driving etc.  We read the Book Ten Red Apple by Pat Hutchins.   

We had our grade 5 / 6 buddies from Mrs. MacAulay’s class come and meet us and play at centres with us for a few minutes today.  We also had a practice fire drill with Mrs. Watterberg.  We even got to take home fire hats that we can make at home with you this weekend.   

Please make sure to book a conference with me either Thursday September 20th in the evening next week from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. or Friday September 21st from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 

Next week we will make a class book, and start to learn our colours.  Monday is Brown day, Tuesday is Red day, and Wednesday is Blue day.  Thursday will be our first library visit and we will bring home our very first library book from EMJ’s library to share with you.  Please help me to return it each Thursday so I can get a new book to share with you.

Important Dates:

Parent-Teacher Conferences on September 20 and 21

  • Sept. 20 Conferences from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Sept. 21 Conferences from 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Terry Fox Assembly and Run - Sept. 28, 9:00 am

No School for Students

  • October 5 – Non Instructional Day

  • October 8 – Thanksgiving Day

Photo Day - October 9


Ms. Watterberg

Kindergarten News June 17 – June 21

Kindergarten would like to send a HUGE THANK YOU to all our volunteers!  Thank you to Ms. Dana, Mrs. Graham, and Ms. Susan.   We would also like to thank all the parents for an amazing lunch!  Thank you for making us feel so appreciated!   * Important information*

 On Monday, June 24th We will be celebrating our Teddy Bear Picnic, parents are invited.  We will sing a short song, share some favourite memories of kindergarten have a picnic and play outside (weather permitting). If the weather is inclement we will have our celebration in the classroom.  Parents you are invited to attend.  The students have been asked to bring their favourite stuffy, beach blanket or beach towel to sit on outside or inside if the rain persists.  Ms. Susan will bring fruit for our party.  Thank you so much Ms. Susan.

This week we have been learning how to find information on I-pads and sharing our findings with each other.  We have also been working on finishing up our alphabet and math booklets.  Ms. Watterberg was absent on Tuesday, we wrote in our journals and colored pictures about the ‘Hungry Caterpillar’, by Eric Carle.  On Thursday, we went to visit the grade one classrooms.  Today we wrote about our favourite activity in grade one.

 Note: June 21

Sports day, due to really wet weather our Sports Day was cancelled today. 

Staff Appreciation Lunch 12:30pm Thank you so much for a delicious lunch and for making us feel so appreciated.

 Upcoming Dates:

June 21 – Sports day, due to really wet weather our Sports Day was cancelled today. 

June 21 – Staff Appreciation Lunch 12:30pm Thank you so much for a delicious lunch and for making us feel so appreciated.

June 24 – Teddy Bear Picnic, parents are invited.  We will sing a short song, share some favourite memories of kindergarten have a picnic and play outside (weather permitting). If the weather is inclement we will have our celebration in the classroom.  Parents you are invited to attend.  The students have been asked to bring their favourite stuffy, beach blanket or beach towel to sit on outside or inside if the rain persists.

June 26 – Last day of classes - dismissal 10:45, Report Cards will be sent home today.

I wish each and every student a safe and happy summer!  Thank you for the joy you brought everyday ot our classroom!  I am delighted with the progress each of you made this year and I am looking forward to seeing many of you next year in Grade one.  I wish you every success in your future! 

Smiles and laughter from Ms. Watterberg


Kindergarten News June 10 – June 14

Kindergarten would like to send a HUGE THANK YOU to all our volunteers!  Thank you to Ms. Amanda, Mrs. Graham, Ms. Susan.  Thank you, Ms. Susan for helping with our buddy party on Friday.  Thank you, Ms. Jenna for sharing cupcakes with us today.  Happy Birthday Austin. Please check out our buddy blog under Mrs. Moe's name to see pictures of our buddy celebration today.

* Important information*

Friday, June 21nd is Ethel M. Johnson’s Annual Sports Day.  Our whole school (Kindergarten to grade 6) will be heading outside in the morning from 9:00- 11:00 am to participate in various ‘Active living’ activities set up around our school. Please dress your child for the day; sunscreen, hats, good running shoes and bug spray.

 Thanks, 

Sports Day Committee

We have been sketching outside, painting, and using chalk pastels. Mrs. Anderson has been our special artist this week.  She has worked with the students to help them choose their favourite sketch to take further to an art piece.  She has taught the students to look critically at their art work and add in more details. The students are doing a great job of observing their world and developing skills to look at their art work and add in more details.  The finished project will be a gift for someone special in their lives.  Happy Father’s Day to all the dads, step-dads, grandpas, uncles and other people that are special in your child’s life.  The pictures below show the stages that our art project took this week. 

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We had a thank you and good-bye party for our buddies today.  We were hoping to have our party outside however the weather did not co-operate. We played at centres with our buddies and had ice cream, chips and water. We went outside for a long recess break after our buddies left our classroom.

Upcoming Dates:

June 21 – Sports day . 

Friday, June 21nd is Ethel M. Johnson’s Annual Sports Day.  Our whole school (Kindergarten to grade 6) will be heading outside in the morning from 9:00- 11:00 am to participate in various ‘Active living’ activities set up around our school. Please dress your child for the day; sunscreen, hats, good running shoes and bug spray.

 Thanks, 

Sports Day Committee

June 21 – Staff Appreciation Lunch 12:30pm

June 24 – Teddy Bear Picnic, parent's are invited.  We will sing a short song, share some favourite memories of kindergarten have a picnic and play outside (weather permitting) . If the weather is inclement we will have our celebration in the classroom.  Parents you are invited to attend.

June 26 – Last day of classes - dismissal 10:45



Kindergarten News June 3 – June 7

Kindergarten would like to send a HUGE THANK YOU to all our volunteers who attended our volunteer tea yesterday.   Thank you to Ms. Amanda, Mrs. Graham, Ms. Susan and Ms. Deena for helping in our classroom this week.  Thank you Ms. Susan for taping our performance the laughs we shared today were priceless.

We have been reading Go Dog Go this week.  The students are loving the book and are learning opposites, sight words, and laughing at the antics of the dogs.

We continued researching our favourite animal from the zoo with our buddies today, using individual I-Pads. our grade five buddies shared a story with their kindergarten buddy that they wrote specifically for them.  Ask your child to share what the story that their buddy wrote for them was about.

            


                
Kindergarten News May 27 – May 31

Kindergarten would like to send a HUGE THANK YOU to all our volunteers for the zoo.  You all helped to make this day extra special.  Thank you to Ms. Amanda, Ms. Dana, Mrs. Vroom, Mr. Kyle, Ms. Amber and Ms. Susan.

We are learning about a variety of animals that we think live at the zoo. We decided animals are living creatures, because they need to eat, sleep and drink.  We are learning to use critical thinking skills and creative thinking to decide what facts we want to write down and learn about each animal.  We also decided that zoos were good for injured animals because they won’t dye in the wild. We brainstormed ideas of animals we want to learn about and have continued our research and drawing realistic pictures of the animals using a drawing program on the Smart Board.  We have great artists in our class.  This week we learned about Pandas and did our research facts on Pandas.  We also started researching our favourite animal from the zoo with our buddies today, using individual I-Pads.

      
          


Math this week we learned about whole, part, part numbers which is the introduction to subtraction.  The students used subtraction mats.  We did a small group lesson with five blocks.  The students had to show different ways to share five blocks in two spaces.  They then had to tell the sentence to the entire group.  Example:  I have two blocks in the orange rectangle and three blocks in the purple rectangle.  That means 5-2=3.  Ask your child to share all the different ways they shared 5 blocks you may even want to try this activity at home with a different number.

    

Upcoming Dates:

June 6 – Volunteer Tea 10:15-11:00 (We hope to see many of our volunteers here.  Kindergarten will be performing.)

June 10-11 – Lacrosse residency

June 21 – Sports day

June 26 – Last day of classes

June 27 – NI

June 28 - NI



Kindergarten News May 21 – May 24

****VERY IMPORTANT REMINDER***

 Library will be on Monday this week because Ms. B. is away on Wednesday and Thursday.  Please return your library books on Monday and you will get a new book to read until Thursday the following week.

Kindergarten would like to send a huge thank you to Ms. Dana, Ms. Amanda, Mrs. Graham and Ms. Susan for volunteering in the classroom this week. 

We are five (5) sleeps away from our field trip to the zoo. There is no cost for the field trip as parent council has covered the cost of admission and the bus trip to the zoo for us this year.  Thank you parent council!

We are learning about a variety of animals that we think live at the zoo. We decided animals are living creatures, because they need to eat, sleep and drink.  We are learning to use critical thinking skills and creative thinking to decide what facts we want to write down and learn about each animal.  We also decided that zoos were good for injured animals because they won’t dye in the wild. We brainstormed ideas of animals we want to learn about and have continued our research and drawing realistic pictures of the animals using a drawing program on the Smart Board.  We have great artists in our class.  The animals we have learned about last week and this week are finishing our tiger research facts, bears, and peacocks.

Math this week we continued to learn about part, part, whole numbers which is the introduction to addition.  The students used white boards and drew ways to make their favourite number.  Some had 4 and 4 is 8.  Others had 3 and 3 is 6.  Ask your child to share what their favourite number was and how they represented their number.

We also learned that caring for our environment is very important today with our buddies we went outside and collected garbage with our buddies.  We were safe because we used rubber gloves and pinchers to pick up the garbage in our field.  We were surprised by how much garbage we collected.

    

           




We also did our jump rope for heart fundraiser with our buddies and we got to play outside on the playground.  Thank you to everyone who contributed to our fund raiser for the heart and stroke foundation.  *If you wish to see other pictures of our buddy activities please check out room 16's blog Mrs. Moe because they our our buddy classroom and have posted many buddy activity pictures on their blogs as well.*

Home reading was sent home.  Thank you for your continued support with our home reading program.

Upcoming Dates:

May 29 – ALL DAY field trip to the Zoo for Kindergarten

June 6 – Volunteer Tea 10:15-11

June 10-11 – Lacrosse residency

June 21 – Sports day

June 26 – Last day of classes

June 27 – NI

June 28 - NI


Kindergarten News May 6 – May 10

Kindergarten would like to send a huge thank you to Ms. Amanda, Mrs. Graham and Ms. Susan for volunteering in the classroom this week. 

             

This week the May calendar was sent home.  There will be a few changes as we arrange for people to come and talk to the student’s this month.  I will try to inform you as close to the date as possible.  A zoo field trip note was sent home with your child on Thursday.  Please fill out the form as soon as possible.  Thank you to the parents who have already filled out the form.  There is no cost for the field trip as parent council has covered the cost of admission and the bus trip to the zoo for us this year.  Thank you parent council!

We are learning about a variety of animals that we think live at the zoo.  We brainstormed ideas of animals we want to learn about and have started doing our research and drawing realistic pictures of the animals using a drawing program on the Smart Board.  We have great artists in our class.  The animals we have learned about this week are zebras, and lions, we just started our research on tigers today. Ask your child to share one fact that they remember about each animal.


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Home reading will be sent home on Monday.  Thank you for your continued support with our home reading program.

Upcoming Dates:

May 14 – School council 6:30pm

May 17 – Non-Instructional Day

May 20 – Victoria Day – no school

May 23 – Kindergarten Orientation 6-7pm

May 24 – Jump Rope for Heart Event

May 29 – ALL DAY field trip to the Zoo for Kindergarten

June 21 – Sports day

June 26 – Last day of classes

June 27 – NI

June 28 - NI


Kindergarten News April 29 – May 3

Kindergarten would like to send a huge thank you to Ms. Dana, Ms. Jenna, Ms. Amanda, Ms. Shina and Ms. Susan for volunteering in the classroom this week.  We have been very fortunate to have Ms. Helen Obi in our classroom as an educational assistant.  Ms. Helen Obi has finished her time with us and we had Ms. Heather for two days.  Thank you, Ms. Susan and Ms. Jen for bringing in yummy vegetables for us to eat after our performance last night. Thank you to Ms. Amanda and Ms. Susan for volunteering your time to help us get ready for our Spring performance. You were amazing at helping us get our costumes on and helping us get on stage quietly.  A HUGE THANK YOU to Ms. Dafoe for teaching us the song Robin in the Rain and getting our costumes ready.

Thanks to Ms. Shina and Artin for sharing treats with us today.

This week we spent practicing for our Spring performance and watching the performance in the gym.  We loved all the music, dancing and acting. 

We had buddy time today and created symmetrical art, using black paper and tissue paper. 

Thank you to all the parents who sent in their child’s information about their names.  It was interesting to share the information with our classmates and to display the students’ self - portraits on our bulletin board.  We hope you had a chance to see our creations when you came to the spring production last evening.

Thank you, parent’s, for coming to our spring production yesterday and bringing your child back to school last evening. 

Home reading will be sent home on Monday.  Thank you for your continued support with our home reading program.

Upcoming Dates:

May 14 – School council 6:30pm

May 17 – Non-Instructional Day

May 20 – Victoria Day – no school

May 23 – Kindergarten Orientation 6-7pm

May 24 – Jump Rope for Heart Event

June 21 – Sports day

June 26 – Last day of classes

June 27 – NI

June 28 - NI


Kindergarten News April 23 - 26.

Kindergarten would like to thank Ms. Amanda and Ms. Susan for volunteering in our classroom this week. 

We have been working on our song for our Spring Concert.  We had music with Ms. Dafoe on Thursday and even had a chance to practice going up on the stage. 

We went outside for gym and played safely on the playground equipment this week.  We learned that we can play safely on playground equipment and running should happen on the grassy areas of the field.

We are continuing with home reading this week and I want to send a huge THANK YOU to all you parents who have taken time to read with your child. 

In early literacy, this week we learned that "We can connect letters with sounds in words".  We also learned that "We can" hear and identify sounds in words as we worked on our guided reading skills in literacy stations this week.

On April 23, we had an art expert come and teach us how to observe our world sketch pictures of trees and birds. We learned that "We can" respond to and interpret visual images, by viewing natural forms, and everyday objects.  We can explore and respond to the design and recreate it in our drawings of natural and manufactured materials.  

*We were not able to do the second part of our art project this week because our artist had a family emergency.   We will reschedule sometime in May. We will be using all kinds of art materials including charcoal and pastels.*     

            

        

We read with our buddies today and had a fire drill practice with our buddies.  We did a great job even though the fire bell was really loud.

IT IS SPRING PERFORMANCE WEEK

The morning show will begin as close to 9:00 as possible.  It is quite likely that the show will run into recess.

Evening Performance:  Please bring your child to the kindergarten classroom by 6:00 p.m.  Parents we will be having a book fair and would like to ask you to go and browse and shop at the book fair until the performance begins.  The gym doors will not open to the audience until at least 6:10 or 6:15. We are asking for all parents and siblings to stay in the gym until the entire performance is over.  The students will stay in the kindergarten class until the entire performance is over, except for the time they are performing.  The book fair will re-open after the spring performances are completed.   Could you please email me or send a note in your child’s red folder if they will not be at school on Thursday evening for the Spring Concert Performance.   My email is slwatterberg@cbe.ab.ca Thanks.

Upcoming Dates:

May 2 – Spring Concert

May 3 – Jump Rope for Heart Assembly 11:15am

May 14 – School council 6:30pm

May 17 – Non-Instructional Day

May 20 – Victoria Day – no school

May 23 – Kindergarten Orientation 6-7pm

May 24 – Jump Rope for Heart Event

June 21 – Sports day

June 26 – Last day of classes

June 27 – NI

June 28 - NI


Kindergarten News April 15-18.

Kindergarten would like to thank Mrs. Graham, and Ms. Susan for volunteering in our classroom this week. 

We have been working on our song for our Spring Concert.  We had music with Ms. Dafoe on Wednesday. 

We hope you all have a wonderful long weekend.  There is NO SCHOOL on Friday April 19th it is Good Friday and NO SCHOOL on Monday April 22.

Have a great weekend and Happy Easter to everyone.  We celebrated our Easter party in class today and we went utside for gym and played sagely on the playground equipment.

We are continuing with home reading this week and I want to send a huge THANK YOU to all you parents who have taken time to read with your child. 

In early literacy, this week we practiced forming recognizable letters holding our pencil in an appropriate and comfortable manner. 

This week we learned the letter “Zz”




Our health nurse, Ms. Laura visited our classroom and recorded some kindness examples that we shared with her that we practice at school and at home.

We continued our “All About Me” homework project.  This is part of our social studies curriculum where we share about how your child is unique.  Thank you to Alice and Sylver for sharing pictures and telling classmates interesting facts about themselves this week.

We planted seeds that we can eat to use our senses of sight, smell, taste and touch to investigate and describe how plants grow and what we need to do to take care of them.

***On April 23 and 25th we will have an art expert come and teach us how to observe our world sketch pictures and then take one of our favourite pictures and turn it into a wonderful piece of art.  We will be using all kinds of art materials including charcoal and pastels.  Please send your child dressed for the weather as we will be outside observing our world (weather permitting) we are outside unless it is a blizzard or a downpour of rain.  Please send your child in clothes that you don’t mind if they get paint, or other artist type materials on them.***

April 19 – Good Friday – no school

April 22 – Non-Instructional Day. (No School

April 25 – Spring Carnival

May 2 – Spring Concert

May 3 – Jump Rope for Heart Assembly 11:15am

May 14 – School council 6:30pm

May 17 – Non-Instructional Day

May 20 – Victoria Day – no school

May 23 – Kindergarten Orientation 6-7pm

May 24 – Jump Rope for Heart Event

June 21 – Sports day

June 26 – Last day of classes

June 27 – NI

June 28 - NI


Kindergarten News April 8 - 12

We have had a very busy week riding the school bus to and from Canyon Meadows Pool and swimming this week in kindergarten.

Kindergarten would like to send a huge thank you to Ms. Dana, Ms. Jenna, Ms. Amanda, Ms. Shina and Ms. Susan for volunteering in the classroom this week.  We have been very fortunate to have Ms. Helen Obi in our classroom as an educational assistant. 

This week we went swimming every day.  Thank you to all the parents who came to watch their child swim.  The students had a fabulous time and everyone enjoyed the water.  Your students have learned so much about water safety, taking risks, and trying new things this week.  I am so very proud of each and every student. 


We made a class book about swimming and we made thank you cards for our swimming instructors today.

Thank you so much to Althur for sharing his star of the week information today.  We will have more presentations throughout the month of April and May.  Home reading was put on hold this week but will be back in full swing next week. 

***On April 23 and 24th we will have an art expert come and teach us how to observe our world sketch pictures and then take one of our favourite pictures and turn it into a wonderful piece of art.  We will be using all kinds of art materials including charcoal and pastels.  Please send your child dressed for the weather as we will be outside observing our world (weather permitting) we are outside unless it is a blizzard or a downpour of rain.  Please send your child in clothes that you don’t mind if they get paint, or other artist type materials on them.***

                 



Coming Up Important Dates:

April 17 – Class photos

April 19 – Good Friday – no school

April 22 – Non-Instructional Day. (No School

April 25 – Spring Carnival

May 2 – Spring Concert

May 3 – Jump Rope for Heart Assembly 11:15am

May 14 – School council 6:30pm

May 17 – Non-Instructional Day

May 20 – Victoria Day – no school

May 23 – Kindergarten Orientation 6-7pm

May 24 – Jump Rope for Heart Event

June 21 – Sports day

June 26 – Last day of classes

June 27 – NI

June 28 - NI


Kindergarten News April 1 - 5

Dear Parents,

Here are a few reminders about swimming lessons for next week:

1. We swim Monday, April 8 to Friday, April 12

2. Students usually wear their swimsuits under their clothes before swimming. If not they can bring their swimsuit in their swim bag, just don’t forget, please. They will need to bring a towel and underwear (if wearing swimsuit under clothes) and a plastic bag every day. The bag is used to put the wet towel and swimsuit in after the lessons. If your child wants to bring a brush/comb they can. There will not be time for the students to blow dry their hair.

3. There are vending machines there but we will not be using them. Please do not send money!

4. A big thank you to the parents who are volunteering! We could not go without you!

5. Putting on tights is really hard with slightly wet legs after swimming so it is best to avoid wearing tights on swim days. Clothes that are easy to take on and off are helpful due to short time available for changing at the pool.

6. If you signed up to volunteer, thank you! You can meet us at the school at 8:30 am and accompany us on the bus, or drive yourself and meet us at the pool. You can help in the change room before and after the lessons and watch the children from the seats above the pool. No photography is allowed. The lessons themselves are from 9:00 - 9:40 am.

Any questions or concerns please email me!

Thanks

Suzanne Watterberg

slwatterberg@cbe.ab.ca

I hope you all had a wonderful Spring Break.  We have had a very busy week back at school in kindergarten.

Kindergarten would like to send a huge thank you to Ms. Dana, Mrs. Graham, Ms. Amanda, and Ms. Susan for volunteering in the classroom this week.  We have been very fortunate to have Ms. Helen Obi in our classroom as an educational assistant.  The students refer to her as “Ms. O.”

This week in kindergarten we drew a picture of something we enjoyed doing during our spring break.   Our curriculum connection is drawing, recording and explaining the meaning of our pictures. Some of us are even able to put the first letter down of the picture we drew.  In early literacy, this week we practiced forming recognizable letters holding our pencil in an appropriate and comfortable manner. 

This week we learned the letter “Gg”



In math, this week we continued to build and describe 3 – D objects by building pyramids and towers with cups.  We used geo-boards to make a variety of 3-D designs with elastics.  We sorted a variety of objects and explained our sorting rule.  We also began simple addition by putting counters on each side of a line and counting how many counters were on one side then on the other side and how many we had all together. 

               

           


  

We are continuing with home reading this week and I want to send a huge THANK YOU to all you parents who have taken time to read with your child. 

 Our health nurse, Ms. Laura visited our classroom and shared some kindness ideas as well as teaching us a kindness song which we have been practicing every day. 

We continued our “All About Me” homework project.  This is part of our social studies curriculum where we share about how your child is unique.  Thank you to Cailen for sharing pictures and telling classmates interesting facts about himself this week.

We planted seeds with our buddies and had outside time learning how to play safely on the playground equipment.  Ask me what safety rule I remember.  Hint:  up on your feet down on your seat on the slide.  Three in a tree when climbing on apparatus. Rocks stay on the ground and not on the equipment. 

                     

Coming Up Important Dates:

April 1 – classes resume

April 8-12 – Swimming K-3

April 9 – School council meeting 6:30pm

April 17 – Class photos

April 19 – Good Friday – no school

April 22 – Non-Instructional Day. (No School

April 25 – Spring Carnival

May 2 – Spring Concert

May 3 – Jump Rope for Heart Assembly 11:15am

May 14 – School council 6:30pm

May 17 – Non-Instructional Day

May 20 – Victoria Day – no school

May 23 – Kindergarten Orientation 6-7pm

May 24 – Jump Rope for Heart Event

June 21 – Sports day

June 26 – Last day of classes

June 27 – NI

June 28 - NI


Kindergarten News March 11-15

Kindergarten would like to send a huge thank you to Ms. Dana, Mrs. Graham, Ms. Amanda, Ms. Susan, Ms. Hillier, and Mrs. Vroom for volunteering in the classroom this week.  We have been very fortunate to have Ms. Helen Obi in our classroom as an educational assistant.  The students refer to her as “Ms. O.”

We are continuing with home reading this week and I want to send a huge THANK YOU to all you parents who have taken time to read with your child. 

 As a follow-up to having our health nurse, Ms. Laura visiting our classroom we shared some hand washing tips with our buddies on Friday.  We even graded our buddies on their hand washing skills. Ask your child to tell you what grade they gave their buddies and why they graded them that way.

In early literacy, this week we practiced forming recognizable letters holding our pencil in an appropriate and comfortable manner. 

This week we learned the letter “Kk” and “Qq”. 




We had Constable Johnson come in to our class on Tuesday and share some of the duties of a police constable.  The students had to listen and respond appropriately to Constable Johnson’s stories, information and questions.  He asked them to think about wonder questions to ask him.  Some of the wonder questions were: “What does it feel like to be a police officer?” and “Has Constable Johnson ever had to use his gun?” Ask your child to share the answers to these questions with you and the other questions that were asked and answered. We drew a picture to express our preferences of the police visit in our journals on Wednesday.

 We continued our “All About Me” homework project.  This is part of our social studies curriculum where we share about how your child is unique.  Thank you to Ava and Carson for sharing pictures and telling classmates interesting facts about themselves this week.

Swimming notices were sent home this week.  Please send the forms in as soon as possible because we need to let the pool personnel know what ability group the students are at so they can have the right instructors in place for our lessons.

Coming Up Important Dates:

March 11 – second visit AHS Dental (k-gr 2)

March 12 – School Council Meeting 

March 12 -  Police Officer visit to Kindergarten class from 9:00 - 10:00 A.M.

March 21 – Parent Teacher Interviews from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.

March 22 – No School. Parent Teacher Interviews from 8:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

March 25-29 – Spring Break

April 1 – classes resume

April 8-12 – Swimming K-3

April 9 – School council meeting 6:30pm

April 17 – Class photos

April 19 – Good Friday – no school

April 22 – Non-Instructional Day. (No School)


Kindergarten News March 4 - 8

Kindergarten would like to send a huge thank you to Ms. Dana, Mrs. Graham, Ms. Amanda, Ms. Susan, Ms. Hillier, and Mrs. Vroom for volunteering in the classroom this week.  We have been very fortunate to have Ms. Helen Obi in our classroom as an educational assistant.  The students refer to her as “Ms. O.”

A GIGANTIC THANK YOU to all the parents who came out to watch our dance performance today.  The students were so thrilled that you could all take some time to support your child in their wellness and active living learning.  Thank you to Ms. Alexa for teaching us new Hip Hop moves and letting us dance wildly to some great music.

We are continuing with home reading this week and I want to send a huge THANK YOU to all you parents who have taken time to read with your child.  Ms. Amanda was in three

The health nurse, Ms. Laura came and visited our classroom on Monday and she shared some hand washing tips with us.  We even got to take a report card home to grade our parents on hand washing.  We hope you had fun with your child teaching you what they learned about hand washing.  I can see them practice what they learned when they are washing their hands for snack.  We will be teaching our buddies what we learned about hand washing on Friday.  We also will be grading our buddies on how well they did and we will give them their report card on Friday.

In early literacy, this week we practiced forming recognizable letters holding our pencil in an appropriate and comfortable manner. 

This week we learned the letter “Jj” and “Uu”. 




We had Ms. Hillier come and work on building and describing 3-D objects with plastic cups.  We had to make towers and pyramids and try to work as a team to make the tallest tower or pyramid.  Ask your child how they built their towers and pyramids.  We also worked on the number 9 and we had to put 9 wheels on our boats.  Ask your child to share what they drew to make 9 wheels on a boat.  We continued to develop the concept of more and less by comparing two numbers.



We continued our “All About Me” homework project.  This is part of our social studies curriculum where we share about how your child is unique.  Thank you to Damon for sharing pictures and telling classmates interesting facts about himself this week.


Coming Up Important Dates:

March 11 – second visit AHS Dental (k-gr 2)

March 12 – School Council Meeting 

March 12 -  Police Officer visit to Kindergarten class from 9:00 - 10:00 A.M.

March 21 – Parent Teacher Interviews from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.

March 22 – No School. Parent Teacher Interviews from 8:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

March 25-29 – Spring Break

April 1 – classes resume

April 8-12 – Swimming K-3

April 9 – School council meeting 6:30pm

April 17 – Class photos

April 19 – Good Friday – no school

April 22 – Non-Instructional Day. (No School)


Kindergarten News February 24 - 28

Kindergarten would like to send a huge thank you to Ms. Shina, and Mrs. Graham for volunteering in the classroom this week.

We are continuing with home reading this week and I want to send a huge THANK YOU to all you parents who have taken time to read with your child.  I will not be sending home reading home this Thursday.  Look for new books on Monday. 

The March calendar was sent home today as well as an important fundraiser note from Parent Council and a reminder of our sharing assembly this Friday at 9:30. We will be having the health nurse come and visit our classroom this Monday she will share some handwashing tips with us.

In early literacy, this week we practiced forming recognizable letters holding our pencil in an appropriate and comfortable manner. 

This week we learned the letter “Xx” and “Ww”. 







We also read two Oliver Jeffers books.  Lost and Found and Up and Down.  We are practicing our understanding that information can be recorded in pictures and print and can be listened to, read or viewed.  We also viewed the story Lost and Found on the Smart Board.   We did journal writing after our talk and share to illustrate our favourite part of the story or to draw a picture of something the story reminded us of, or something we wondered about the story.  Ask your child to share what they journaled about. 

We also made some predictions and statements about what we would look like, what we would have and what we would be when we are 100 years old.

Coming up next week we will have Nurse Laura share with us on Monday about handwashing.  We will have our Sound Kreations Dance Residency.  We hope to see you at our sharing assembly on Friday at 9:30.

March 1 – NO SCHOOL

March 4 – Health Nurse in Kindergarten

March 4-8 – Sound Kreations Dance Residency

March 8-  Sound Kreations -Dance Residency Assembly from 9:30 - 10:15 A.M. 

March 11 – second visit AHS Dental (k-gr 2)

March 12 – School Council Meeting 

March 12 -  Police Officer visit to Kindergarten class from 9:00 - 10:00 A.M.

March 21 – Parent Teacher Interviews from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.

March 22 – No School. Parent Teacher Interviews from 8:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

March 25-29 – Spring Break

April 1 – classes resume

April 8-12 – Swimming K-3

April 9 – School council meeting 6:30pm

April 17 – Class photos

April 19 – Good Friday – no school

April 22 – Non-Instructional Day. (No School)


Kindergarten News February 11 - 22

Kindergarten would like to send a huge thank you to Ms. Shina, Ms. Amanda, Ms. Susan and Ms. Hillier for volunteering in the classroom this week.

Thank you for sending in all the Valentine's cards and treats for our valentine party last week.  I hope you all had a nice long weekend despite the bone chilling temperatures.

We are continuing with home reading this week and I want to send a huge THANK YOU to all you parents who have taken time to read with your child.  I will not be sending home reading home on Fridays but will do my best to have a parent or myself change books Monday to Thursday.

We continued our “All About Me” homework project.  This is part of our social studies curriculum where we share about how your child is unique.  Thank you to Levi and Kasen for sharing pictures and telling classmates interesting facts about themselves last week and this week.

This week in Kindergarten we focused our learning on 100 Day math stations. We did some graphing, made pictures with 10 groups of 10. We used indirect measurement to measure objects with cubes. We compared quantities from 1 to 10.  We continued to learn how to tell a partner if the number they were guessing was more or less then the number they guessed.  We had a passport to help us locate and work at each station.  The passports will be coming home next week. Ask your child to share their favourite math station with you and they may want to teach you how to play a game with the math they were practicing.


   


Today we went on a winter walk to look for animal prints, to show an awareness of similarities and differences in living things. We made snow angels in the snow to develop a sense of fun and physical activity in the snow.  We learned how to compare packed down snow to fresh powder and what kind of snow was easier to walk in.  Ask your child to share their observations with you.  We also took out our snow catchers to look at snowflakes to develop and awareness of similarities and differences in materials. You may want to check them out with fresh falling snow this weekend.

We have finished sewing our kindness quilt and will share a picture of it with you on our blog.

March 1 – Non Instructional Day . (NO SCHOOL!)

March 4-8 – Sound Kreations Dance Residency

March 8  Sound Kreations -Dance Residency Assembly from 9:30 - 10:15 A.M. 

March 11 – second visit AHS Dental (k-gr 2)

March 12 – School Council Meeting 

March 12 -  Police Officer visit to Kindergarten class from 9:00 - 10:00 A.M.

March 21 – Parent Teacher Interviews from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.

March 22 – No School. Parent Teacher Interviews from 8:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

March 25-29 – Spring Break

April 1 – classes resume

April 8-12 – Swimming K-3

April 9 – School council meeting 6:30pm

April 17 – Class photos

April 19 – Good Friday – no school

April 22 – Non Instructional Day . (No School)


Kindergarten News for February 4 – 8

Thank you to all the parents who came out to our drumming assembly today.  It was great to see you all.

A huge thank you to Ms. Dana, Mrs. Graham, Ms. Amanda, Ms. Susan, and Mrs. Vroom for helping out in kindergarten this week.Kindergarten would like to send a huge thank you to Ms. Shina, Ms. Amanda, and Mrs. Graham for volunteering in the classroom this week.

We are continuing with home reading this week and I want to send a huge THANK YOU to all you parents who have taken time to read with your child.  I will not be sending home reading home on Fridays but will do my best to have a parent or myself change books Monday to Thursday.

We continued our “All About Me” homework project.  This is part of our social studies curriculum where we share about how your child is unique.  Thank you to Dominik for sharing his pictures and telling his classmates interesting facts about himself this week.

This week we read the story The Quilt Makers Gift.

The book launched our unit on belonging and discussed the impact that we each have on one another.

Kindergarten is making a kindness quilt by sewing together individual squares of burlap, based on the book the Quilt Maker’s Gift.   By: Jeff Brumbeau. 

We have also dedicated this month to kindness and are looking at things we do in the classroom and for our friends to record and share random acts of kindness.

You can help us at home too. If you want to share an act of kindness that your child has shown at home please send it in by email. slwatterberg@cbe.ab.ca or write a note in your child’s red communication folder. 

In early literacy, this week we practiced forming recognizable letters holding our pencil in an appropriate and comfortable manner. 

This week in Kindergarten we learned to say write and draw pictures that start with the letter “Hh” and “Ee”





This week in math we continued working on more and less concepts.  

Upcoming Dates:

February 11 – Rocks and Rings (All)

February 12 – Rocks and Rings (Div. 2)

February 12 – School council meeting 6:30pm

February 14 & 15 – Convention

February 18 – Family day – no school

March 1 – Non-Instructional Day

March 4-8 – Sound Kreations Dance Residency

March 11 – second visit AHS Dental (k-gr 2) March 12 – School Council Meeting


Kindergarten News Jan. 28 – 31

Kindergarten would like to send a huge thank you to Ms. Shina, Ms. Amanda, and Mrs. Graham for volunteering in the classroom this week.

We are continuing with home reading this week and I want to send a huge THANK YOU to all you parents who have taken time to read with your child.  I will not be sending home reading home on Fridays but will do my best to have a parent or myself change books Monday to Thursday.

We continued our “All About Me” homework project.  This is part of our social studies curriculum where we share about how your child is unique.  Thank you to Salah’deen for sharing his pictures and telling his classmates interesting facts about himself this week.

We listened to the story ‘Snowman’s Big Job, and shared some of the jobs we would like to do when we grow up.

We also read the story My Room and drew our own part of the story at the end.  Your child has their copy in their red communication folder to share with you.  

In early literacy, this week we practiced forming recognizable letters holding our pencil in an appropriate and comfortable manner. 

This week in Kindergarten we learned to say write and draw pictures that start with the letter “Nn”  and “Ii”






This week in math we introduced the number eight with pictures and manipulatives.  We also discussed and discovered that 8 was more than 4 but less than 10.  We will continue working on more and less concepts.  

In gymnastics this week, we had Mission Impossible in the gym.  This is a huge obstacle course that the students have to maneuver their way through without knocking down a variety of objects.

We will be involved in One World Drumming and we will be performing our drumming skills on Friday February 8th at 8:30 in the gym.  We are inviting parents to come and watch our performance at this time.  There is No School on Friday February 1.

Upcoming Dates:

February 1 – Non-Instructional

February 4-8 – One World Drum Residency

February 8 – One world Drum Assembly x2

February 11 – Rocks and Rings (All)

February 12 – Rocks and Rings (Div. 2)

February 12 – School council meeting 6:30pm

February 14 & 15 – Convention

February 18 – Family day – no school

March 1 – Non-Instructional Day

March 4-8 – Sound Kreations Dance Residency

March 11 – second visit AHS Dental (k-gr 2) March 12 – School Council Meeting


Kindergarten News for Jan. 21 -25

Kindergarten would like to send a huge thank you to Ms. Dana, Ms. Amanda, and Mrs. Graham for volunteering in the classroom this week.

We are continuing with home reading this week and I want to send a huge THANK YOU to all you parents who have taken time to read with your child.  I will not be sending home reading home on Fridays but will do my best to have a parent or myself change books Monday to Thursday.

We continued our “All About Me” homework project.  This is part of our social studies curriculum where we share about how your child is unique.  Thank you to Hassan for sharing his pictures and telling his classmates interesting facts about himself this week.

We listened to the story ‘Grandpa Dan’s Toboggan Ride’, and acted out the story.

In early literacy, this week we practiced forming recognizable letters holding our pencil in an appropriate and comfortable manner. 

This week in Kindergarten we learned to say write and draw pictures that start with the letter “Ss”






This week in math we introduced the number seven with pictures and manipulatives.  We also discussed and discovered that 7 was more than 5 but less than 9.  We will continue working on more and less concepts.  

In gymnastics this week, we pretended to be different kinds of animals and we walked in a variety of animal walks.  We had mini ladders and benches as well a large crash mats to jump, roll, walk like an animal.  Ask your child to share their favourite station.

We will be involved in One World Drumming and we will be performing our drumming skills on Friday February 8th at 8:30 in the gym.  We are inviting parents to come and watch our performance at this time.  There is No School on Friday February 1.

Upcoming Dates:

January 28-Feb 1 – Mission Impossible

January 31 – Report cards go home

February 1 – Non Instructional

February 4-8 – One World Drum Residency

February 8 – One world Drum Assembly x2

February 11 – Rocks and Rings (All)

February 12 – Rocks and Rings (Div 2)

February 12 – School council meeting 6:30pm

February 14 & 15 – Convention

February 18 – Family day – no school

March 1 – Non Instructional Day

March 4-8 – Sound Kreations Dance Residency

March 11 – second visit AHS Dental (k-gr 2) March 12 – School Council Meeting

Kindergarten News for Jan. 14 -18

Thank you to Ms. Dana, Mrs. Graham, Ms. Amanda, and Ms. Susan for all your help in kindergarten this week.  

We have started home reading this week and I want to send a huge THANK YOU to all you parents who have taken time to read with your child.  They are so excited and love telling me about their books.  They had an opportunity to read to their grade 5 / 6 buddies today.  The buddies were amazed at how well their little friends read to them.  I will not be sending home reading home on Fridays but will do my best to have a parent or myself change books Monday to Thursday.

Kindergarten would like to send a huge thank you to Ms. Dana, Ms. Amanda, and Mrs. Graham for volunteering in the classroom this week.

We started our “All About Me” homework project.  This is part of our social studies curriculum where we share about how your child is unique.  Thank you to Mya for sharing her poster this week.

We listened to the story ‘The Mitten’, by: Jan Brett.  We then used drawings to illustrate our ideas and shared them with our classmates.  We then made a class book about losing our mitten and what animal we thought might crawl inside our mitten.  We also listened to the story ‘The Snowy Day’, by: Ezra Jack Keats and made up part two of the story by pretending to be Peter’s friend and going on a winter adventure with Peter.

In early literacy, this week we practiced forming recognizable letters holding our pencil in an appropriate and comfortable manner. 

This week in Kindergarten we learned to say write and draw pictures that start with the letter “Bb” and “Pp”. 

Letter videos for B and P


Letter B


 

This week in math we continued to work on describing the number six with pictures and manipulatives.  We also discussed and discovered that 6 was more than 3 but less than 8.  We will continue working on more and less concepts.  

In gymnastics this week, we pretended to be different kinds of animals and we walked in a variety of animal walks.  We made brides for our friends to go under and we practiced holding balances for more than 5 seconds. 

We will be involved in One World Drumming and we will be performing our drumming skills on Friday February 8th at 8:30 in the gym.  We are inviting parents to come and watch our performance at this time.  There is No School on Friday February 1.

Upcoming Dates:

January 28-Feb 1 – Mission Impossible

January 31 – Report cards go home

February 1 – Non Instructional

February 4-8 – One World Drum Residency

February 8 – One world Drum Assembly x2

February 11 – Rocks and Rings (All)

February 12 – Rocks and Rings (Div 2)

February 12 – School council meeting 6:30pm

February 14 & 15 – Convention

February 18 – Family day – no school

March 1 – Non Instructional Day

March 4-8 – Sound Kreations Dance Residency

March 11 – second visit AHS Dental (k-gr 2) March 12 – School Council Meeting

Kindergarten News Jan 7 – 11

 

Thank you! The Mustard Seed was so amazed at our school's generosity.  They especially loved the little personal notes that we took time to make.  I would like to add my thanks to all of you for helping us make this project so successful.

  Happy New Year!  It was so nice to see all the smiling faces back at school. I hope you all had a great break.  We have started home reading this week and I want to send a huge THANK YOU to all you parents who have taken time to read with your child.  They are so excited and love telling me about their books.  They had an opportunity to read to their grade 5 / 6 buddies today.  The buddies were amazed at how well their little friends read to them.  I will not be sending home reading home on Fridays but will do my best to have a parent or myself change books Monday to Thursday.

Kindergarten would like to send a huge thank you to Ms. Dana, Ms. Amanda, and Mrs. Graham for volunteering in the classroom this week.

We are going to start an “All About Me” homework project.  Each week one student will be the “Star Student of the Week” They can send in a poster I will send home a small sheet of paper to add details on we will be making a class book to share with all our friends and buddies. Stay tuned for your child’s special week! This is part of our social studies curriculum where we share about how your child is unique.

We listened to the story The Snow Globe Family then we drew and recorded our ideas for our own snow globe story. Our buddies came to help us build our own snow globes with plasticine and baby food jars today. We will have them on display in the main hallway we hope you can stop in and see them sometime.

In early literacy, this week we practiced forming recognizable letters holding our pencil in an appropriate and comfortable manner. 

This week in Kindergarten we learned to say write and draw pictures that start with the letter “Ff”. 


This week in math we worked on describing the number six with pictures and manipulatives.  We also discussed and discovered that 6 was more than 5 but less than 10.  We will continue working on more and less concepts.  

January 28-Feb 1 – Mission Impossible

January 31 – Report cards go home

February 1 – Non Instructional

February 4-8 – One World Drum Residency

February 8 – One world Drum Assembly x2

February 11 – Rocks and Rings (All)

February 12 – Rocks and Rings (Div 2)

February 12 – School council meeting 6:30pm

February 14 & 15 – Convention

February 18 – Family day – no school

March 1 – Non Instructional Day

March 4-8 – Sound Kreations Dance Residency

March 11 – second visit AHS Dental (k-gr 2) March 12 – School Council Meeting



Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, Thank you ever so much for the lovely presents.   I think I am very fortunate to have such amazing students and parents who support our kindergarten program.  Have a wonderful break.  Enjoy the "wonder " of the season with your little ones.  

A huge thank you to Liam, Carson and Alice for bringing in treats for our winter party.  We also had a healthy breakfast served to us from the Me to We club.  We had yogurt, with rice Krispies and a banana.  

Happy New Year and we will see you all back on January 7th.  

December 21 – Last day for winter break

December 24-January 4 – Winter Break

January 7 – classes resume

January 8 – School Council Meeting 6:30pm

January 8 – Start Gymnastics

January 28-Feb 1 – Mission Impossible

January 31 – Report cards go home

February 1 – Non-Instructional


Kindergarten News December 10 – 14

Kindergarten would like to send a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone from room 1, 3, 7, 8 and 16 for supporting our Mustard Seed project.  We have 2 huge green garbage bags full of socks and bags for items for Warm Feet for the Street project.  We worked with our buddies today to stuff the socks and write cards to encourage and let people who are less fortunate then we are know we are thinking about them at this time of year.  This ties into our curriculum goal of caring for our community and learning to be a global citizen.

       
            
         

We are also sending a huge thank you to Ms. Dana and Mrs. Graham for helping in kindergarten this week.  We would also like to thank the lunch room staff who have helped to make all kinds of crafts and doing special projects for us.

This week in math we reviewed, represented and described the numbers 1 – 5 and we drew our favourite number on the white board and discussed whether it was more than 5 or less than 5. 

In early literacy, this week we practiced forming recognizable letters holding our pencil in an appropriate and comfortable manner.  We practiced all the letters we have done so far, this year and printed the upper and lower-case letters in our journals.  We drew and recorded our ideas related to the story ‘The Trouble With Trolls, by Jan Brett. We predicted what would happen at the end of the story because our teacher stopped the story in the middle and didn’t share it with us until the end of the day on Friday.  Ask your child to share the prediction they made.


We also were invited to watch the Winter concert on Thursday and we loved all the great singing.  Thank you to the Grade 1, 2, 3 and skill classes as well as the choirs for entertaining us.  YOU WERE AMAZING!

We are also working on special crafts throughout this week and next.  Have a wonderful weekend. Next Friday is Pajama day.  If anyone would like to donate snacks for our party next Friday please let me know by writing a note in your child’s red communication folder or send me an email at slwatterberg@cbe.ab.ca.

Upcoming events

December 18 and 20 Carol singing in the gym at 8:30 parents are welcome.

December 17 – Vaccinations #2

December 21 – Last day for winter break

December 24-January 4 – Winter Break

January 7 – classes resume

January 8 – School Council Meeting 6:30pm

January 8 – Start Gymnastics

January 28-Feb 1 – Mission Impossible

January 31 – Report cards go home

February 1 – Non-Instructional


Kindergarten News December 3 -6

Kindergarten would like to send a huge thank you to Ms. Dana and Mrs. Graham for volunteering in the classroom this week.

In early literacy, this week we practiced forming recognizable letters holding our pencil in an appropriate and comfortable manner. 

This week in Kindergarten we learned to say write and draw pictures that start with the letter “Ll”. 

In early literacy we drew, recorded our ideas and told about our ideas related to the story ‘The Wild Christmas Reindeer, by Jan Brett. We drew a sequencing sheet to tell what happened at the beginning, in the middle, and at the end of the story.  Ask your child to share their favourite part of the story with you.  We also read the story ‘The Christmas Trolls’ by Jan Brett.  The students shared the problem in the story and the solution with a friend orally after we read the story.  The third story we read this week was ‘The Gingerbread Boy’ and then we made our own gingerbread tree ornaments.  We also retold the story several times and next week we will be able to tell it with flannel board characters.

This is the version of the Gingerbread Boy we read this week. We hope you like this version.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mg2SduO7F84

This week we learned about the dairy group.  Ask your child to share something from the dairy group with you. Hint: milk, yogurt, cheese.

This week in math we learned to represent and describe the number 5 concretely and by drawing pictures.

We learned about the number five in math and we drew pictures of a variety of things that represented the number 5.  We practiced printing the number five in our math number booklets and we did exercises of five things.  Ask your child to share some exercises they tried out. * hint* jumping jacks, balancing on one foot, hopping on one foot etc.

We also identified, reproduced, created and extended patterns by using body parts, words and pictures.

We will continue to develop and describe patterns throughout the school year.

December 7 – Non-Instructional day

December 10-13 – Scholastic Book Fair

December 11 – School Council

December 13 – Winter Concert

December 18 and 20 carol singing in the gym at 8:30 parents are welcome.

December 17 – Vaccinations #2

December 21 – Last day for winter break

December 24-January 4 – Winter Break

January 7 – classes resume

January 8 – School Council Meeting 6:30pm

January 8 – Start Gymnastics

January 28-Feb 1 – Mission Impossible

January 31 – Report cards go home

February 1 – Non-Instructional


Kindergarten News December 3 -6

Kindergarten would like to send a huge thank you to Ms. Dana and Mrs. Graham for volunteering in the classroom this week!

In early literacy, this week we practiced forming recognizable letters holding our pencil in an appropriate and comfortable manner. We learned to say, write and draw pictures that start with the letter “Ll”. 

We drew and recorded our ideas related to the story ‘The Wild Christmas Reindeer, by Jan Brett. A sequencing sheet helped us tell what happened at the beginning, middle, and end of the story.  Ask your child to share their favourite part of the story with you.  We also read the story ‘The Christmas Trolls’ by Jan Brett.  The students shared the problem in the story and the solution with a friend orally after we read the story.  The third story we read this week was ‘The Gingerbread Boy’ and then we made our own gingerbread tree ornaments.  We also retold the story several times and next week we will be able to tell it with flannel board characters.

This is the version of the Gingerbread Boy we read this week. We hope you like this version.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mg2SduO7F84

This week we learned about the dairy group.  Ask your child to share something from the dairy group with you. Hint: milk, yogurt, cheese.

This week in math we learned to represent and describe the number 5 concretely and by drawing pictures.

We learned about the number five in math and we drew pictures of a variety of things that represented the number 5.  We practiced printing the number five in our math number booklets and we did exercises of five things.  Ask your child to share some exercises they tried out. * hint* jumping jacks, balancing on one foot, hopping on one foot etc.

We also identified, reproduced, created and extended patterns by using body parts, words and pictures.

We will continue to develop and describe patterns throughout the school year.

Dates to note:

December 7 – Non-Instructional day

December 10-13 – Scholastic Book Fair

December 11 – School Council

December 13 – Winter Concert

December 18 and 20 carol singing in the gym at 8:30 parents are welcome.

December 17 – Vaccinations #2

December 21 – Last day for winter break

December 24-January 4 – Winter Break

January 7 – classes resume

January 8 – School Council Meeting 6:30pm

January 8 – Start Gymnastics

January 28-Feb 1 – Mission Impossible

January 31 – Report cards go home

February 1 – Non-Instructional

Kindergarten News for November 25 – 30

 I am posting the letter for the Mustard Seed project again this week.  We had a guest speaker “Mr. David” come and share with us about homeless people in Calgary.  He shared that there are about 6000 people in Calgary that live in the street.  He shared that most of the people are lonely, scared and look for places to be safe and warm.  The Mustard Seed only has about 350 beds so they cannot house all the homeless people on the street.  He also shared that most day’s homeless people walk about 3100 steps to keep warm, look for cans or bottles to raise some money and some even have jobs but not enough money to pay rent for a family.  Thank you so much to everyone who has already donated items for our Warm Feet for the Street project.

Dear Parents,

In class read the book ‘The Giving Tree’ and talked about a tangible way we can give to those who are in need, in our city. We will be participating in an exciting project called ‘Warm Feet for the Streets’, in partnership with the Mustard Seed. A special speaker from the Mustard Seed will visit the school on Friday Nov. 30th as a kick-off to our project. The students are excited about this project and it will be an authentic connection to our Social Studies and Mathematics learning as well as a fun project to work on with our Grade 5/6-buddy class.

We invite families to consider donating a pair of warm socks and/or any of the items listed below to fill the socks with:

·       Warm wool socks

·       G\gum or mints

·       Band aids

·       Small sewing kit

·       Disposable Razors

·       Toothbrushes and tooth paste

·       Deodorant

·       Travel size body wash

·       Travel size shaving cream

·       Gift certificates to fast food

·       Extra Socks

·       Shampoo

·       Q-tips

·       Earplugs

·       Lip balm

·       Combs and brushes

·       Travel-size tissue packages

Additional Needed Items:

·       New pkgs of men’s and women’s underwear

·       Blankets

·       Transit tickets

Your child can bring in donated items to the classroom between November 26th and December 12th. Thank you for partnering together with us on this exciting community-service initiative!

Kindergarten would like to send a huge thank you to Ms. Dana, Mrs. Graham, and Ms. Jenna for volunteering in the classroom this week. 

In early literacy this week we practiced forming recognizable letters holding our pencil in an appropriate and comfortable manner. 

This week in Kindergarten we learned to say write and draw pictures that start with the letter “Mm”. 

In early literacy we made little books and worked on the “am” word family.  Please take time to read the little book with your child they have all been sent home in their red folders today.  They may even want to read to a neighbor, a grandparent over the phone perhaps, or a special aunt or uncle.  We also worked on our nutrition pictures with Ms. Jenna.  This week we learned about meat and meat substitutes.  Ask your child to share something from the meat group with you. Hint: peanuts, legumes, beans, fish, eggs, etc. 


This week we began our unit in Citizenship and Identity and examined ways to create a climate of acceptance for the homeless and less fortunate people in our community.  We shared ideas and information from a variety of sources including our guest speaker from the Mustard Seed today.  We worked on our skills and created our own giving tree in our classroom.  We cut out pictures of things we can share with the homeless using flyers to cut out pictures and some of us even drew pictures.  We shared ideas and many thoughtful questions were asked.  One question was don’t the homeless people get bored sometimes would it be all right if we gave them a deck of cards?  The answer to this was yes that’s a great idea.  The students asked if they could draw a picture and say hi to someone on the street.  The answer was only if you have a trusted adult with you.  Ask your child to share something they learned from the guest speaker or from class this week.


Next week we will work on the letter ‘Ll’ in our printing books.  We will do the number 5 in our math number books.  Our winter concert is on December 13th at 9:00 a.m.,and 6:30 p.m.  Kindergarten will not be in the winter concert but we are invited to the spring concert.


December 7 – Non-Instructional day

December 10-13 – Scholastic Book Fair

December 11 – School Council

December 13 – Winter Concert

December 17 – Vaccinations #2

December 21 – Last day for winter break

December 24-January 4 – Winter Break

January 7 – classes resume

January 8 – School Council Meeting 6:30pm

January 8 – Start Gymnastics

January 28-Feb 1 – Mission Impossible

January 31 – Report cards go home

February 1 – Non Instructional


Kindergarten News November 19 -23

Thank you to all the parents who came to see me Thursday evening, and Friday morning for parent / teacher conferences.  If you did not have a chance to see me please send me an email of a note in your child’s red folder so we can make alternate arrangements for conferences.  It is important to see you as I have your child’s Early Years Evaluation to share with you.  The letter for the Mustard Seed project was sent home with you at conferences.  I have posted it on the blog as well.



Dear Parents,

In class read the book ‘The Giving Tree’ and talked about a tangible way we can give to those who are in need, in our city. We will be participating in an exciting project called ‘Warm Feet for the Streets’, in partnership with the Mustard Seed. A special speaker from the Mustard Seed will visit the school on Friday Nov. 30th as a kick-off to our project. The students are excited about this project and it will be an authentic connection to our Social Studies and Mathematics learning as well as a fun project to work on with our Grade 5/6 buddy class.

We invite families to consider donating a pair of warm socks and/or any of the items listed below to fill the socks with:

  • Warm wool socks
  • g\gum or mints
  • Band aids
  • Small sewing kit
  • Disposable Razors
  • Toothbrushes and tooth paste
  • Deodorant
  • Travel size body wash
  • Travel size shaving cream
  • Gift certificates to fast food
  • Extra Socks
  • Shampoo
  • Q-tips
  • Earplugs
  • Lip balm
  • Combs and brushes

·       Travel-size tissue packages

Additional Needed Items:

  • New pkgs of men’s and women’s underwear
  • Blankets
  • Transit tickets

Your child can bring in donated items to the classroom between November 26th and December 12th. Thank you for partnering together with us on this exciting community-service initiative!

Sincerely,

Ms. Watterberg

Kindergarten would like to send a huge thank you to Ms. Dana, Mrs. Graham, and Ms. Jenna for volunteering in the classroom this week. 

In early literacy this week we practiced forming recognizable letters holding our pencil in an appropriate and comfortable manner. 

This week in Kindergarten we learned to say write and draw pictures that start with the letter “Dd”. 

In early literacy we drew, recorded our ideas and told about our ideas related to the story ‘The Giving Tree’. We drew a sequencing sheet to tell what happened at the beginning, in the middle, and at the end of the story.  Hopefully you had a chance to see your child’s work when you came for parent / teacher conferences.


We learned about the number three in math and we drew pictures of a variety of things that represented the number 3.  We practiced printing the number three in our math number booklets and we counted the objects that were drawn in our number books. 

We are continuing to learn about nutrition and healthy eating.  This week during literacy stations we focused on yummy fruits and vegetables. We did a math colouring sheet where we had to colour and count the number of different types of fruit on our math sheet.

Centre work:


Next week we will learn the letter “Mm”  learn the number “4” and continue to learn about caring for others with our Mustard Seed project.  Our special guest speaker will be here on Friday November 30th to share about the homeless people in our city.

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Gingerbread evening is Thursday evening, November 29th.

November 29 – Gingerbread night

December 7 – Non-Instructional day

December 10-13 – Scholastic Book Fair

December 11 – School Council

December 13 – Winter Concert

December 17 – Vaccinations #2

December 21 – Last day for winter break

December 24-January 4 – Winter Break

January 7 – Classes resume

January 8 – School Council Meeting 6:30pm

January 8 – Start Gymnastics


Kindergarten News for November 12 – 16

*Today a big box of cards was sent home with your child if they are the oldest child in the school.  If you wish to purchase the box that was sent home please return the money in the envelope provided.  If you do not wish to purchase the cards please send the box back and we will return the cards to parent council.  The money we raise from these cards will be used to purchase furniture for our library.  Thanks for all your support. *

Please make sure to book a parent / teacher conference with me Thursday evening or Friday morning this week.  I will share the EYE – TA (Early Years Evaluation – Teacher Assessment reports with you at this time.

Kindergarten would like to send a huge thank you to Ms. Dana, Mrs. Graham, and Ms. Jenna for volunteering in the classroom this week.  We would also like to thank Mrs. Cassels for bringing in delicious birthday snacks this week.

In early literacy this week we practiced forming recognizable letters holding our pencil in an appropriate and comfortable manner.

We learned the letter “Oo” this week.  We practiced printing the letter “Oo” in our alphabet books and we highlighted the letter “Oo” at our literacy stations.  Help your child look for words that start with the letter “Oo” this weekend. 

In early literacy this week we explored and experimented with new words and environmental print by opening our restaurant centre.  The students have been reading menus, writing tickets and learning about money by paying for items with our play money and our cash register.  We have a sign that tells us when the restaurant is opened and when it is closed.  The students have really enjoyed this new centre and are practicing their writing and counting skills.  Some of us even tried to build a restaurant with blocks and had cars parking in the parking lot.


This week in math we learned to represent and describe the number 2 concretely and by drawing pictures.

We learned about the number one in math and we drew pictures of a variety of things that represented the number 2.  We practiced printing the number two in our math number booklets and we drew pictures of things that come in pairs.  Ask your child to share some pairs they discovered.  * hint* eyes, ears, socks, etc.

We have been learning about nutrition and healthy eating.  This week during literacy stations we focused on bread and cereals also called the crunchy munchy food group.  We made symmetrical pictures of fruits and vegetables with our buddies today.  Look for our “Wow” work on the WOW board when you come to conferences next week. 

Next week we will work in the letter “Dd”.  We will continue learning about good nutrition.  We will learn about fruits and vegetables this week. 

November 22 – Parent Teacher Interviews 4-8pm

November 23 – Parent Teacher Interviews 8-1pm

November 29 – Gingerbread night

December 7 – Non-Instructional day

December 10-13 – Scholastic Book Fair

December 11 – School Council

December 13 – Winter Concert

December 17 – Vaccinations #2

December 21 – Last day for winter break

December 24-January 4 – Winter Break

January 7 – Classes resume

January 8 – School Council Meeting 6:30pm

January 8 – Start Gymnastics


Kindergarten News for November 5 – 9

Kindergarten would like to send a huge thank you to Ms. Dana, Mrs. Graham, Ms. Jenna and Mrs. Jacob for volunteering in the classroom this week.  We would also like to thank Ms.Shina and Mrs. Lam for bringing in delicious birthday snacks this week.

This week in kindergarten we used language prediction skills when we read the story The Turnip.  We had to make a prediction about how we thought the story would end.  We drew a picture to illustrate our ideas in our journals.  Ask your child to share their prediction with you. We also acted out the story after our teacher read the ending to us.


In early literacy this week we practiced forming recognizable letters holding our pencil in an appropriate and comfortable manner.

We learned the letter “Tt” this week.  We practiced printing the letter “Tt” in our alphabet books and we highlighted the letter “Tt” at our literacy stations.  Help your child look for words that start with the letter “Tt” this weekend. 


This week in early literacy we copied scribed words and generated rhyming words from the “at” word family.

We learned about the “___ at”  family.  We made little books to share with you.  Can you help me find words that end with “__at”.  Example:  cat, bat, sat, etc.


This week in math we learned to represent and describe the number 1 concretely and by drawing pictures.

We learned about the number one in math and we drew pictures of a variety of things that represented the number 1.  We practiced printing the number one in our math number booklets. Mrs. Graham taught us how to play GO FISH at our math stations.

We had a Remembrance Day assembly.  We are bringing home a poppy to remind us of the soldiers who gave their lives for us so we can be protected and safe in Canada.  We also looked at OUR HERO wall.  Thank you to everyone who shared their heroes with us.  The students did a fantastic job of being solemn and respectful during our assembly.

Next week we will work in the letter “Oo”.  We will begin learning about good nutrition.  We will learn about breads and grains this week. 

ABC Song: The Letter O, "Only O" by StoryBots - YouTube

or you can google letter “o videos” and find many other videos to help your child learn the letters and sounds.

November 13 – School council Meeting 6:30

November 22 – Parent Teacher Interviews 4-8pm

November 23 – Parent Teacher Interviews 8-1pm

November 29 – Gingerbread night

December 7 – Non-Instructional day

December 10-13 – Scholastic Book Fair

December 11 – School Council

December 13 – Winter Concert

December 17 – Vaccinations #2

December 21 – Last day for winter break


Kindergarten News for October 29 –Nov. 2

In gym this week we cooperated with others, we participated in a variety of stations, we worked on ways to help our friends at each station.

We had Halloween stations in gym this week.  We loved the ghost station.  This was one where you had to keep the balloon up in the air without letting it drop to the ground.  We also liked driving the scooters through the pumpkin patch.  Ask me about the other stations we had fun at this week.  hint:  bowling, basketball, hurdles, hat toss.

                                                                            
                                                                                                                                

This week in kindergarten in early literacy we talked about ideas, experiences and familiar events.

We carved pumpkins and described our pumpkin as we scooped out the guts.  Some of the words we used to describe our pumpkins are:  slimy, sticky, icky, wet, smooth, bumpy.  Ask your child to share some words to describe their pumpkin carving experience. Ask your child to share how the pumpkin felt, smelled, looked like after we carved them, sounded like.  We turned our pumpkins into jack o’lanterns.

Thank you so much to Ms. Jenna and Mrs. Graham for helping us at our Halloween party.  We did pumpkin pattern, made spider webs and drew a variety of faces on our pumpkin doodle page.  We had a parade through the entire school and we were very tired after going in and out of all the different classrooms.

We drew pictures to illustrate our information about Halloween.

We drew a picture of ourselves in our costumes and we had a pictures taken of the whole class with Ms. B. in the library.  The next day we drew a picture of all our candy and our friends that we went trick or treating with on Halloween night.

We worked cooperatively with our grade 5 / 6 buddies this week.

We made poppies with our buddies on Friday.  We talked about Austin’s great grandfather who served in the Canadian Army. 

Next Week:

On Friday at 9:00 a.m.  November 9th we will have a Remembrance Day assembly.  Parents are invited to attend.  If your child is in Beavers, Sparks, Brownies, Cub, etc. they are encouraged to wear their uniform to represent the soldiers who fought and protected our country.

We will continue with our alphabet printing books letter “Tt”   here are some links for videos to watch and practice the letter “Tt” with your child.  You can also google letter “Tt” videos to find more fun websites.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yl9p--gElU

UPCOMING:

November 6 – Photo Retake day

November 9 – Remembrance Day Assembly

November 13 – School council Meeting 6:30

November 22 – Parent Teacher Interviews 4-8pm

November 23 – Parent Teacher Interviews 8-1pm

November 29 – Gingerbread night

December 7 – Non-Instructional day

December 11 – School Council


Kindergarten News for October 22 – 25

This week in Kindergarten we did a story retelling on the book The Rainbow Goblins. 

We drew pictures of the beginning of the story, in the middle of the story and at the end of the story and then dictated our stories to Ms. Watterberg and Ms. Bell.  (Ask me to share my favourite part of the story with you.)  You can even find the story in You Tube just “Google” The Rainbow Goblins by Ul de Rico.


                                                   


We are learning to form recognizable letters and enhance our legibility.

We learned about the letter “Cc”.  It makes two sounds.  Let’s look for words that start with “Cc” in our house and in our neighbourhood this weekend.

We represented and described the number zero this week.

In Math this week we heard the story about Zero the Hero on the Smart Board.  Zero saved all the numbers from extinction like the dinosaurs.  We love zero!

                                        


This week in gym we continued to experiment and develop ways to receive and throw a ball.  We also worked on nonlocomotor skilss by stretching and curling our bodies.

In gym this week we threw and caught the ball over the net.  We rolled the ball under the net because we were practicing volley ball type skills.  We fly like witches around the gym and in the classroom on our pretend brooms, we rolled like pumpkins, hopped low to the ground like frogs, stretched out like superman and curled up like bananas.

Next week we will do a variety of Halloween activities and have buddy time with our Grade 5/6 buddies.  Your child may wear their costume to school on Wednesday October 31st.  We will have a Halloween party day.  If anyone would like to bring healthy snacks for our party please email me at slwatterberg@cbe.ab.ca  or send a notice in your child’s red communication folder.

Important Dates

October 30 – Vaccinations #1 – Any grade as needed

October 31 – Halloween

November 6 – Photo Retake day

November 9 – Remembrance Day Assembly

November 13 – School council Meeting 6:30

November 22 – Parent Teacher Interviews 4-8pm

November 23 – Parent Teacher Interviews 8-1pm

November 26-29 – Grade 6 Outdoor School

November 29 – Gingerbread night

December 7 – Non-Instructional day

December 11 – School Council

December 13 – Winter Concert

December 17 – Vaccinations #2 

Kindergarten News for October 15 – 19

This week in Kindergarten we listened and responded to the story “One” by Kathryn Otoshi.  This week we listened to our peers and shared our experiences and feelings.

We drew a picture in our journals about our favourite part of the story and we are learning how to say “NO!” when someone does something we do not like.  We are learning how to help our friends say “NO!” too.

                                                  

This week in math we started learning about subitizing.  (recognize at a glance) the numbers from 1 to 5 objects or dots.

Ms. Hillier shared a dice game on the Smart Board with us and then she came to our class and shared 3 different math games for our math stations day.  Game one was Bingo.  Game 2 was matching dots and numerals to numbers on the plates.  Game 3 was memory.  Ask your child to tell you about each game and share which game was his or her favourite game and why they liked it the best. 

                                                                    

This week we finished our colour discovery by colouring a rainbow picture, drawing in our journals our favourite part of “The Rainbow Crow” story colouring our rainbow cover page for our colour booklet and separating colours on a coffee filter with a black marker and a water spray bottle.  

                                                                    
This week in gym we continued to develop locomotor skills and we explored and discovered ways to receive a ball.

We galloped, skipped, ran, walked and jogged around the gym.  We threw and caught a ball with a partner.  We bounced balls and tried to catch them individually.

We are sending a huge thank you to Ms. Jenna for volunteering in our kindergarten class and are excited to see her again next Wednesday.

Many of us had fun at the Halloween dance last night.  It was great to see our friends all dressed up.  Mr. Radu was a pirate and Mrs. McKay was a fancy witch. 


Kindergarten News October 9 – 12

This week we contributed ideas to dictate our own story based on the dinosaur park we built. 

Here is our story:

We built the bottom of the park first.  Then we built the lowest top next and finally we built the highest top.

Dinosaurs get to play at our park.  They drive their cars to come and play with their friends.  They make sand castles and then stomp on their sand castles to ruin them so they can build new ones again.  They play hide and go seek in the towers.  They even sleep in the towers and snore really loud.  They wake up and BOOM!!  A volcano wakes up the dinosaurs it explodes and smashes their park.

We celebrated our accomplishments and had an apple party event to culminate our apple stations unit.

We tasted red apples – (thank you to Liam’s family for supplying the red apples.)  We tasted green apples and yellow apples.  We drank apple juice and Ms. Bell brought in tiny apple pies for us to celebrate our apple-tasting day.  Thank you Ms. Bell.  We invited Ms. McKay and Ms. Amy to our party.  We learned how to have a party at school where we wait for everyone to eat and we try everything together.  We talked about manners and how to show expected behavior at a party.

Our apple stations had a story about finding a red house with no doors and no windows and a star in the middle.  Can your parents solve the mystery?

We demonstrated an understanding of patterns of two elements by identifying and creating our own patterns.

We practiced saying the number sequence from one to ten by placing ten apples on our trees and drawing a certain number of apples on top of our heads. 

We practiced our colouring skills by coloring a variety of apple pictures and practicing our letter formations when we copied the word apple.


Kindergarten News for October 1 – 4th

This week we experimented with language and drew a picture to represent our own stories:

  • after listening to the story Harold and the Purple Crayon we drew our own purple adventure
  • after listening to the story My Orange Gorange we drew our own goranges in our journals.  Ask your child to tell you about their ‘goranges’
  • We shared our stories with our classmates.  This was scary but fun.
  • We did our orange and purple colour sheets too.

We are learning about and practicing patterns in our class

  • We have been learning about patterns on the calendar and we are doing body patterns.  We even get to make our own patterns at the apple stations we are going to this week and next week.
  • We are learning to put apples on an apple tree and count the apples.
  • We even get to draw ourselves in our math book and draw apples up on top of our head.

We are learning basic locomotor techniques using a variety of materials.

  • We have used beanbags, balls and hoops this week.
  • We have balanced beanbags on various body parts,
  • We have bounced balls, dribbled balls and are learning how to kick a ball
  • We explored with hoops this week.

Ask your child what piece of equipment they liked the best. 

Happy Thanksgiving!

  • We discussed things we are thankful for.  Ask your child to share with you what they said in class today.

Next week we will continue visiting apple stations.  We will have a tasting party of a variety of different apples on Friday next week.  If you would like to donate an apple please let me know by email at slwatterberg@cbe.ab.ca or send a note in your child’s red communication folder.

Picture Day is Tuesday October 9th.  Come with your best smiles.

October 8 – Thanksgiving Day – no school

October 9 – Photo day

October 9 – School Council Meeting 6:30pm

October 15&16 – Dental Hygiene AHS K-2

October 18 – school Dance 6:30

October 26 – Non Instructional day – no school

October 30 – Vaccinations #1 – Any grade as needed

October 31 – Halloween

November 1 – Staff Meeting

November 6 – Photo Retake day

November 13 – School council Meeting 6:30

November 22 – Parent Teacher Interviews 4-8pm

November 23 – Parent Teacher Interviews 8-1pm



This week in Kindergarten September 24-28

 We connected oral language with print and pictures

  • We worked on our green and yellow colour sheets.

      


We are beginning to identify favourite stories and books.

  • One of our favourite books is Brown Bear.  Another one is Pete the Cat and we now have a new favourite that Mrs. McKay shared with us.   
  • When Mrs. McKay came and shared her book about the Three Fishes and the Shark we were able to make the connection with the story The Tree Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf.
  • We went to the gym for an assembly and sat on our coats.  We watched a video about Terry Fox.  We then went outside and ran for Terry Fox.  We got popsicle sticks from one basket and dropped them off in another baske

We are beginning to use language prediction skills when stories are read aloud.

 We participated in a school activity with a group goal; e.g., run for our Terry Fox run a predetermined amount of time.

We demonstrate an understanding of repeating patterns (two or

three elements) by:

  • Identifying our pattern on the calendar each day.  We are making predictions to determine what comes next in our pattern.

Looking Forward:

·       Monday: Orange Shirt and orange colour day

·       Tuesday: Purple Day

·       Wednesday: Apple Station # 1

·       Thursday: Library please remember to return your child’s library book so they can share a new story with you.

·       Friday:   No School Non – Instructional Day ( NIT)

·       Scholastic Book Orders are due Monday October 1st, 2018

·       October 5 – Non Instructional Day

·       October 8 – Thanksgiving Day – no school

·       October 9 – Photo day

·       October 26 – Non Instructional day

·       October 31 – Halloween

·       November 6 – Photo Retake day




This week in Kindergarten September 17- 20th

We connected oral language with print and pictures when we made our own class book based on the story Brown Bear.

  • We read the book Brown Bear Brown Bear, and we made our own class book based on this story.  We read the book Red is Best and we painted a red mural and worked on our red colour sheet. 


We asked questions and made comments during listening and reading stories that were different from what we usually hear.

  • We read the book Blueberries for Sal and commented on the lack of colour and some of us were shocked that the pictures were black and white.  We even heard the story on the Smart Board and we liked the narration but the colours were still black and white on the Smart Board. We painted a blue mural and worked on our blue colour sheet. 
  •  We read the story Pete the Cat Rockin’ in my School Shoes.  We had our first trip to the library.  Ms. B. read us a story with no pictures!  That was strange for us too.  We laughed really hard because the words were ridiculous.  Ask your child what the word ridiculous means.

Shares ideas and information

  • We shared ideas and information about topics of interest.   After singing the silly song One Elephant Went out to Play, we were interested in what elephants eat.  Ms. McKay shared some information with us about elephants from the https://www.pebblego.com/ website. 


Looking Forward:

  • Monday: Green Day
  • Tuesday: Gym
  • Wednesday: Yellow Day
  • Thursday: Library please remember to return your child’s library book so they can share a new story with you.
  • Friday: Terry Fox Run –school wide please bring a Toonie for Terry.
  • Scholastic Book Orders are due Friday September 28, 2018
  • September 28 – Terry Fox Run – Please bring a Toonie for Terry
  • October 5 – Non Instructional Day
  • October 8 – Thanksgiving Day – no school
  • October 9 – Photo day
  • October 26 – Non Instructional day
  • October 31 – Halloween
  • November 6 – Photo Retake day

September 7, 2018

We read stories in kindergarten this week. During story time we focused on listening and participating in the read aloud.  We read the Kissing Hand, Only One You and Ms. Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten.  Ask your child which story was their favourite.

We coloured Chester the raccoon and learned how to sign I love you.  Ask your child to share the sign with you.   In gym we played the breakfast, egg game and Red Light Green light police officer game.  In class we played at centres and made new friends. Ask your child which centre is their favourite.

Next week we will make our handprints, make some Chick Chicka Boom Boom trees and we will go to gym again. 

September 14, 2018

 This week we made connections to oral language with print and pictures • We shared information and personal experiences to record in pictures  and we learned that stories can be listened to, read or viewed.

  • This week in Kindergarten we made our Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Trees.  We watched the Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Story on the Smart Board.  Here’s the link if you wish to see the story and practice the alphabet with your child.
  •   We drew a picture of ourselves in Kindergarten.  Ask me to tell you one of the shapes I drew to represent my body.  Hint  (We made rectangle shapes for our arms and legs.)
  • We read the book Have you filled your bucket today?  We drew a picture to show what we can do to be bucket fillers.  Ask your child to share what a bucket filler is and what a bucket dipper is. 

We represented and described numbers 2 to 10, concretely and pictorially.

  • We put stickers on a number line in math today then we got to try and make our own number line counting to ten by adding stickers under each number.  Ask your child to show you their favourite number and see how many ways they can share it with you.  Hint:  counting out cups or forks, knives, and spoons when they set the table, counting Lego pieces, counting cars when you are driving etc.  We read the Book Ten Red Apple by Pat Hutchins.   

We had our grade 5 / 6 buddies from Mrs. MacAulay’s class come and meet us and play at centres with us for a few minutes today.  We also had a practice fire drill with Mrs. Watterberg.  We even got to take home fire hats that we can make at home with you this weekend.   

Please make sure to book a conference with me either Thursday September 20th in the evening next week from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. or Friday September 21st from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 

Next week we will make a class book, and start to learn our colours.  Monday is Brown day, Tuesday is Red day, and Wednesday is Blue day.  Thursday will be our first library visit and we will bring home our very first library book from EMJ’s library to share with you.  Please help me to return it each Thursday so I can get a new book to share with you.

Important Dates:

Parent-Teacher Conferences on September 20 and 21

  • Sept. 20 Conferences from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Sept. 21 Conferences from 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Terry Fox Assembly and Run - Sept. 28, 9:00 am

No School for Students

  • October 5 – Non Instructional Day

  • October 8 – Thanksgiving Day

Photo Day - October 9


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