Mrs. Watterberg

Kindergarten News January 11 - 15.

Kindergarten News January 11 – 15

 

 Happy New Year!  It was wonderful to have the students back at school this week.  We heard a lot of laughter throughout the room this week.

 

This week in literacy we read the stories: The Mitten, Don’t Let the Pigeon Stay up Late, How to Catch a Snowman and Sadie and the Snowman. 

We can act out a story and make puppets. We can colour with markers, pencil crayons and crayons.  We can illustrate the beginning, middle and end of a story and act out our story in sequence.  We did this with the story The Mitten.  

                 



For art this week we made a winter picture and painted over it with liquid starch salt and glitter. 

 In math this week we continued doing number talks.   We can see the number of the day in a variety of ways. We usually run, walk, skip, gallop, or travel in a variety of ways to the number of the day during our warm-up in the gym.  We continue to practice the number that comes before and the number that comes after the number of the day.  We did pattern block designs and learned how to play War with cards during math stations this week.

 

In gym this week was an introduction to scoops and bean bags.  We learned how to walk with the scoop holding it flat, how to throw and catch against a wall and with a partner.

             

                          

Centres: 

We continued to use our Tim Horton's restaurant centre this week.  We have been experimenting with reading and ordering from menus, using money to pay for our items, using a cash register, and making food in our kitchen centre.  At tub toys the students are making bay blades and snowflakes with the connecting blocks.  We built train tracks to go to places all over the world.  We created a family of Mr. Potato Heads.  Puzzles continue to intrigue and guide our sense of problem solving.

                              



Kindergarten News December 6 - December 11

 There is one new item to add to the calendar.  On Monday  DECEMBER 14, will be holiday attire day.  Example: You can wear red or green, Santa hats, reindeer headbands, Flames or other sports team or a favourite hat or a Christmas outfit.  You can wear Christmas or holiday attire all week if you wish.

DECEMBER 18 is Pajama Day, come to school wearing your favourite pajamas.

We will have some other fun things planned along the way.  There is NO FOOD allowed to be shared at this time.  Thanks for understanding.  If you wish to send in a fun treat for your own child please feel free to do so for snack time.

This week in literacy we read the stories: The Magical Snowman, The Wild Christmas Reindeer and Auntie Claus.  Melody our Elf on the Shelf continues to surprise and delight us with her attempts at writing our morning messages and moving all over the room.  We never know exactly where she will turn up.

We can draw a reindeer and add details. We can colour with markers, pencil crayons and crayons.  We can illustrate the beginning, middle and end of a story and tell a scribe what we drew or add a beginning letter to start our writing process.   

                          

In math this week we continued doing number talks.   We can see the number of the day in a variety of ways. We usually run, walk, skip, gallop, or travel in a variety of ways to the number of the day during our warm-up in the gym.  We continue to practice the number that comes before and the number that comes after the number of the day.  We did geo board designs for math stations this week and we worked on the number 3. 

           

The blue sign is water, 

the orange means fire.

                                           The number 3.  How many letters are in the word three?  This was our number of the day on Friday.

Centres: 

We continued to use our Tim Horton's restaurant centre this week.  We have been experimenting with reading and ordering from menus, using money to pay for our items, using a cash register, and making food in our kitchen centre.  At the light table we have been exploring creating parking structures, and houses.  At the block centre we have been building different homes for our imaginative play.  This week we pretended to be half horse half dragons, or half unicorn half kitty.  The students came up with a variety of unique creations.  

       


Kindergarten News November 30 - December 3

Our December calendar was sent home on Thursday.  There are 2 new items to add to the calendar.  Next Friday  DECEMBER 11, will be holiday attire day.  Example: You can wear red or green, Santa hats, reindeer headbands, Flames or other sports team or a favourite hat.

DECEMBER 18 is: Pajama Day, come to school wearing your favourite pajamas.

We will have some other fun things planned along the way.  There is NO FOOD allowed to be shared at this time.  Thanks for understanding.  If you wish to send in a fun treat for your own child please feel free to do so for snack time.

This week in literacy we read the stories: The Snow Tree, and The Giving Tree.

We can draw a Christmas Tree and decorate it following directions when watching an art video.  We can colour with pastels, pencil crayons and crayons.  We can illustrate the beginning, middle and end of a story and tell a scribe what we drew.

                              

In math this week we continued doing number talks.   We can see the number of the day in a variety of ways. We usually run, walk, skip, gallop, or travel in a variety of ways to the number of the day during our warm-up in gym.  We continue to practice the number that comes before and the number that comes after the number of the day.  

Centres: 

We opened our Tim Horton's restaurant centre this week.  We have been experimenting with reading and ordering from menus, using money to pay for our items, using a cash register, and making food in our kitchen centre.  The students discovered they could make bay-blades with our connector blocks.  At the light table we have been exploring with building: apartment buildings, parking structures, and houses.  At the block centre we have been building zoos, for our plastic animals, parking structures for the cars, and a variety of other buildings.

       

       

TO our Parent Council:  

A HUGE HUGE THANK YOU!  We have been enjoying our new books very much.  Ms. Watterberg tries to read us a new story everyday and then we get to add it to our book bins.  We really enjoyed the story Please Don't Open This Book!

       



Kindergarten News November 2 – 6

This week in literacy we began learning about good nutrition choices.  We can make good nutrition choices for our snacks.  We made a mini fruit booklet.  We took it home to read to you on Friday.  The students were so excited and proud of their first book.  We discussed different kinds of fruit and we learned that half of our plate should be filled with fruits and vegetables.  One quarter of our plate should be whole grains and the other quarter should be proteins. 

In math this week we continued doing number talks.   We are learning to see the number of the day in a variety of ways. We usually run, walk, skip, gallop, or travel in a variety of ways to the number of the day. that number of the day.  We continue to practice the number that comes before and the number that comes after the number of the day.  We acted out the story The Doorbell Rang by Pat Hutchins which is a division story. We can share cookies equally with many friends.   This was the premise of the story.

In gym this week we played some cooperative games.  We learned a new game called Dinosaur Island.

The November calendar was sent home on Friday and should be in your child’s red communication folder.

Conferences are coming up very soon.  It is important to book a conference with me online as I will have important information to share with you on the EYE ( Early Years Evaluation ) teacher assessment.

 

Kindergarten News October 26 - 29

Dear Parents,

In literacy, this week we read the stories The Dark at the Top of the Stairs, Pumpkin Eyes, We’re Going on a Ghost Hunt and Too Much Candy.

We can make predictions.  We can draw and scribe for an adult in our journals.  We can follow directions and create pictures in our art journals.

In math, we can say the number sequence from one to ten.  We can identify the number that comes before and after a given number.  We can match the number of objects to a number.  We can find the number on the number line. We had math stations this week. 

On Thursday, we had Halloween stations. We can make patterns, we can match a quantity to a given number, we can create our own jack o’ lantern faces. 

In gym, this week we continued working on ball skills. We kicked to a partner and we threw and caught with a partner.  We even tried to throw the ball high in the air to make a basket on the basketball net. We also practiced our skipping skills.


Kindergarten News October 19 -23

Dear Parents,

In literacy, this week we read stories about autumn and harvesting.  We followed directions on Art hub for kids and drew a flower garden and a pumpkin.  We read the stories The Turnip and The Enormous Carrot. We made predictions.  We can draw and scribe for an adult in our journals.

In math, this week we practiced counting forward and backwards from one to ten and ten to one. We began our Number of the day Number talks in math.  We can write the numeral, count objects, put markers on ten frames and find the number on the number line.  We are also learning to identify the number that comes before and after our number of the day.

In gym, we practiced throwing and catching a ball to the wall and with a partner.

We love playing at centres.  

We are continuing to learn that we can belong to many different groups and we can develop an awareness of sharing and caring for one another. Ask your child to share their favourite centre activity this week.


Kindergarten News October 13 -16

Dear Parents,

In literacy, this week we read stories about autumn and leaves changing colour.  We learned that we are all scientists. This week we learned that we can draw a fall tree and we can draw different kinds of leaves following the directions on Art hub for kids.

 In math, this week we practiced counting forward and backwards from one to ten and ten to one. We can count to ten. We matched stickers to the numbers on the number line this week. 

We can separate the colour black to make rainbows. We also learned that leaves are green in the summer because they have a chemical called chlorophyll. The leaves change colour in the fall because the weather turns colder.  Did you know that the leaves already have the colour pigment in their leaf even before fall comes? 

In gym, we practiced running and kicking a ball independently, we used our toes, the back of our foot, the inside and outside of each foot.  Ask your child to share their favourite foot to kick with and the best part of the foot to kick with.

We love playing at centres.  

We are continuing to learn that we can belong to many different groups and we can develop an awareness of sharing and caring for one another. Ask your child to share their favourite centre activity this week.

 

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