Mrs. Watterberg

Kindergarten News - June 20 - 24

  Sports Day at EMJ this Monday( weather permitting)

Monday, June 27th 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- 10:30 am to participate in various ‘Fun Day’ activities set up around our school. Please dress your child for the day; sunscreen, hats, good running shoes and bug spray. Thank- you to parent council for providing a small treat for after our ‘Sports Day’ activities. 

 Thanks,  

Sports Day Committee 


 We had another busy week in kindergarten.  We learned how to acknowledge the land from a program put out by the Calgary public library.  We have played at a variety of centres and continue to learn how to work together cooperatively. 

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 Literacy

I can suggest ways to gather ideas and information.

I can value oral traditions of others.

I can share new learning with others.

This week we read other books by Eric Carle. The Very Clumsy Click Beetle.  We acted the story out.  We learned that beetles are insects they are not arachnids.  We will continue learning more about the differences between insects and arachnids next week.  We also learned what clumsy means.

For National Indigenous Day on Tuesday we went out to our trees by the dip and lay in the grass quietly listening to the sounds smelling the earth and other interesting odors ( our stinky shoes), touching the grass and then observing all the different things we saw.  We then did a sharing circle and shared our observations orally with one another using our talk rock.  *The only person allowed to talk it the one who has the talk rock.*

On Thursday we went out to the dip and did a trail walk story. We acted out different types of animals we learned that we are living on the land knowing to the Indigenous People as Turtle Island.  We gathered around our Canada Flag outside and sang O Canada together.

  Our poem this week was:

 Bugs Bugs Bugs

Big Bugs Small Bugs

Big Bugs Small Bugs

See them crawl, up the wall

Creepy, creepy, crawling

Never ever falling

Bugs, bugs, bugs

Bugs, bugs, bugs!

We looked for words that rhymed wall and crawl crawling and falling.  Our words of the day this week were: rhyme, rise, spotless, spiral and whirl.  Try to use these words with your chid this weekend.

  We went to the music room and had music this week.  Our music days were Tuesday and Thursday this week. 

This week in gym we spent time outside at the big park, we played tag games in the gym and we shot bean bags at the nets using floor hockey sticks. 

 Ask your child to share something they learned or enjoyed in kindergarten. 


 Kindergarten News - June 13-17

 Happy Father’s Day on Sunday to all father’s!  We have a homemade card from your child that shares something they love to do with you dad.  It may be fishing, playing video games, going for a car ride, going for a walk, etc.

We also grew plants they are sunflowers in the light blue pot and Cosmos in the other pots.  We hope you enjoy them.

 

 Sports Day at EMJ this Friday ( weather permitting)

 Friday, June 24th 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- 10:30 am to participate in various ‘Fun Day’ activities set up around our school. Please dress your child for the day; sunscreen, hats, good running shoes and bug spray. Thank- you to parent council for providing a small treat for after our ‘Sports Day’ activities. 

 Thanks,  

Sports Day Committee 

 

We had another busy week in kindergarten.  We are continuing to watch our plants grow and noticing that some of them are becoming very big and others are not growing at all.  We have played at a variety of centres and continue to learn how to work together cooperatively.  We had grade six and grade 5 buddies in our class this week.  We had time to play together and learn some new games from our buddies.  We even had gym together on Friday and outside playground time.

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 Literacy

I can suggest ways to gather ideas and information.

I can talk about my own reading and writing experiences.

I can share new learning with others.

I can hear and identify sounds in words  and can associate sounds with consonants that appear at the beginning of personally significant words.

This week we read other books by Eric Carle. The Very Busy Spider.  We acted the story out.  We learned that spiders are not insects they are arachnids.  We will continue learning more about the differences between insects and arachnids next week.

  Our poem this week was:

I'm a Little Spider

I'm a little spider,

Watch me spin 

If you'll be my dinner,

I'll let you come in.

Then I'll spin my web to 

hold you tight,

And gobble you up in

 one big bite!


We looked for words that rhymed spin and in, tight and bite.  Our words of the day this week were: nibbled, noticed, obey, aqua, and pattern.  Try to use these words with your chid this weekend.

 

Math:

This week we looked at a variety of patterns and things that were not patterns but could be mistaken for patterns.  I can tell a pattern is a sequence that repeats at least three times.  (i.e. square, circle, triangle, square, circle, triangle, square, circle, triangle)  Look for patterns non- patterns this weekend.   

 We went to the music room and had music this week.  Our music days were Tuesday and Thursday this week. 

This week in gym we spent time outside at the big park, we played tag games in the gym and we started skipping. 

 Ask your child to share something they learned or enjoyed in kindergarten. 

 

 

 Kindergarten News June 6 – June 10

We had another busy week in kindergarten.  We are continuing to watch our plants grow and seeing how much bigger some of them are becoming and others are not growing at all.  We have played at a variety of centres and continue to learn how to work together cooperatively.  We have even been able to go outside and play at the park for a few minutes most days.      

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 Literacy

I can suggest ways to gather ideas and information.

I can talk about my own reading and writing experiences.

I can share new learning with others.

I can hear and identify sounds in words  and can associate sounds with consonants that appear at the beginning of personally significant words.

This week we read other books by Eric Carle. The Very Grouchy Ladybug.  We watched the story on the Smartboard too.  The Very Lonely Firefly and The Tiny Seed.  We discussed the stories and realized that all the characters in these stories were looking for a friend.

 Our poem this week was:

Little Ladybug

I’m a little ladybug

Pretty as can be

I am an insect

You can see

I am brightly coloured

With spots of black

You can see them on my back!

 

We looked for words that repeated ‘see’ and words that rhymed be and see, black and back.  Our words of the day this week were: instead, lively, lovely, knob and modern.  Try to use these words with your chid this weekend.

 

Math:

I can represent and describe numbers two to ten with pictures.  This week in math we drew flowers in baskets and we worked out how many wings, antennae and legs one butterfly would have some of us worked out two and even three butterflies.

     

 We went to the music room and had music this week.  Our music days were Tuesday and Thursday this week.  Ms. B read us a story The Pigeon Eats a Hotdog.  It is a story about learning to share with a friend. We were not able to take any new books out of the library because Ms. B. needs to inventory all the books.   

This week in gym we spent time outside at the big park, we played tag games in the gym and we started skipping. 

 Ask your child to share something they learned or enjoyed in kindergarten. 

 

 Kindergarten News May 30 - June 3

We had another busy week in kindergarten.  We are continuing to watch our plants grow and seeing how much bigger some of them are becoming and others are not growing at all.  We tried planning new seeds, we hope these ones will grow. We have played at a variety of centres and continue to learn how to work together cooperatively.  We have even been able to go outside and play at the park for a few minutes most days.

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 Literacy

I can suggest ways to gather ideas and information.

I can talk about my own reading and writing experiences.

I can share new learning with others.

I can hear and identify sounds in words  and can associate sounds with consonants that appear at the beginning of personally significant words.

This week we focused on the book by Eric Carle. The Very Hungry Caterpillar and we are working on making our own Very Hungry Caterpillar book.