The past few weeks have been very busy and have flown by quickly! We want to thank all the families that were able to make it to the Parent Teacher Interviews! We always enjoying getting time to talk to you about the growth and development of your child :)
We have some activities coming up in Kindergarten in the next few weeks:
Kinder Buddy Day is Thurs Nov 24th - Buddy day is an afternoon where all the kindergarten children get a chance to play with their friends from the other kinder rooms and get to choose which classroom they would like to play in. Each classroom will plan different activities (crafts, science activities, free play, face painting, a movie, etc.) and the children can go from room to room participating in the various activities. We try and plan a Buddy Day once a month!
Scholastic Book Fair Nov 28 - Dec 1 - The book fair will be set up in our Learning Commons and each class will have a chance to go upstairs and purchase items from the book fair. There are many items being sold at the book fair, books, pencils, erasers, journals, posters and much more! If you would like your child to participate in the book fair you can send money in their mailbag for them to purchase something from the book fair . We will be bringing our class up to the book fair on Tuesday Nov 29th.
Trip to the Library Thurs. Dec 8th - We will be walking from the school to the public library with the children. We will listen to stories and songs read and sang by one of the librarians. The children will NOT be taking out any books so they will NOT need to bring a library card.
A reminder to please label all your children's belongings (hats ,mitts, boots, coats, etc.). With the winter weather here, the children have a lot more belongings to be responsible for and also children with items that are the same! Having their names in their belongings will help the children (and the educators) locate their items if they get misplaced.
Some fall inquiries we finished up these past few weeks were our bat inquiry in French 'Les chauves-souris', and our Pumpkin Inquiry in English.
In our Pumpkin Inquiry we are discovering the best environment for pumpkin seeds to grow. Will they grow best in a container with soil, water and sunlight or in a sealed mason jar without soil, water and sunlight? The children have noted the changes in the seeds by recording their discoveries in a journal. This experiment has been ongoing for the last three weeks.
We read the book "Sky Colour" by Peter H Reynolds and the children decided to make their own mural for our classroom. We sat with a group of children at a table and decided what they wanted to paint on their mural. Over the next couple of days they painted on all their ideas and we hung it up in our classroom!
Some of the children have started experimenting with balance. They were working with our hollow wooden blocks and they tried to balance their whole structure on one single block. They worked together and used their problem solving skills to try and figure out how to make their structure stay balanced. After a lot of trial and error, they worked out that if one child stood on each side of the structure and they placed the same block at the same time their structure would not fall down!
Some more pictures of the children during play!