Welcome back to our kinder B families and a warm welcome to our new Our Lady of Fatima families to our Kinder B Blog.
Our first month of school has been a very busy month. The children have been getting to know one another and their families. They have also been orienting themselves with their new classroom and school. In art, the children have been using a variety of different paint tools to colour their creations. In math, we have been learning about 2 Dimensional shapes and using unifix cubes to acquire some one to one correspondence skills. At the literacy center, we have been reading many back to school books to help the children transition and adjust more easily to their new environment. In science, the children have been exploring the magnifying glass, flashlights and prisms. What do we see when light shines through the crystals? They have also been using a magnet to discover materials that are magnetic and non magnetic.
Using a variety of materials in art to engage children in developing fine motor skills.
Using magnets and the magnifying glass to explore different materials in the classroom. What happens if a light shines through a prism? We also discovered differences between magnetic and non magnetic materials.
We read the book "Love Is A Family", by Roma Downey and discovered all families are different. Children had an opportunity to tell us a little bit about their families from the photos collected from home.
We also read"The Kissing Hand" by Audrey Penn and "I See". The children were given little reading booklets to colour and read to their classmates.
We have started talking about colours and how to mix primary colours to make secondary colours. We also learned the French words for the different colours: red (rouge), blue (bleu), yellow (jaune), orange (orange), green (vert) and purple (violet). We read the book "Mouse Paint" and practiced mixing colours at the art table and the science table.
Here are some more pictures of the children during centres!
Our first Inquiry was an introduction to The 5 Food Groups. The children discovered how to make a meal using one item from each food group.