September 25, 2018

Hello to all of our amazing families!

This last month has been so wonderful getting to know all of our new students and welcoming back our returning students. Everyone is settling in nicely with routines and making many new friendships.

The purpose of our on-going twitter feed is to share our learning with you. We really feel that home and school working together, will help all of our students to engage their families in their learning, and most importantly – to develop a life long love for the learning process.

Currently, it looks as though there is a strong interest growing in our class with plants, fall leaves, building and designing. The exciting thing about an inquiry, is that we never know where it will take us and the learning is new for all of us, including educators. We are learners with our students and they amaze us each day with their thoughts, their wonders and their overall curious nature. If you haven’t done so already, consider following us on Twitter @kinderinspired or you can look on this blog daily and view our Twitter Feed to see the learning happening in our class.  Feel free to send items of interest (based on our current inquiries) in to school, as we would love to share these with our friends.  Let’s learn and grow together through inquiry and play😀

Have an amazing evening!!!

Welcome Back to School! 2018-2019 is about to begin 😀

Hello to all of our new and returning families. We hope everyone had an amazing summer and is excited about getting back to school.

We are looking forward to visiting with our new Year 1 students on Tuesday Sept 4 for their 1hr. orientation visits with their families/caregivers.  New families would have received a postcard in the mail indicating the time of their visits.  If you cannot find your postcard then please call the main office to ask for your visit time.  Year 2 students returning to our class, will not attend school until Wednesday Sept 5.  Our graduates who are moving on to Gr.1, will be going to their new playground to meet their new teachers in the morning on Tuesday Sept 4.  Enjoy the long weekend and we will see you all soon.

Here’s a quick look at our classroom this year…

Welcome Summer 2018

Happy Summer to All of our Families!

Wow…how quickly the year has gone.  We wanted to say thank you to all of our families for such an amazing school year.  We hope everyone enjoys a relaxing summer!

We wish all the best to our Year 2 students who will be moving on to Grade 1 next year.  We will miss each and every one of you, but we know you will LOVE your new adventure.  Be sure to come back and visit.

In September, all of our current Year 1 students will remain in our class for Year 2.  You will begin school on Wednesday September 5, and we will welcome our new Year 1s on Tuesday September 4, 2018.

Have a fantastic, safe summer vacation and we will see you in September.

May 13-25, 2018 – Trying Something New for our 2 Weeks in Review

Hello to our 5B families!!!

Wow…what a beautiful and sunny weekend!  We hope you enjoyed this weather, and some time exploring outdoors.

As mentioned last week, we have begun to post on our Twitter account.  If you don’t have Twitter, you can still log on to this blog page each day, and have a look at the Twitter feed on the side of the screen.  Or if you would like to consider opening a Twitter account, you can follow us: @kinderinspired

Posts on Twitter will be more frequent and more ‘in the moment.”  We hope this will help generate an increase in home-school conversations about the learning that happened during the week.  We will continue to use this blog & website, as well as text remind to communicate information and events to all of our families.

This week we welcome June, our final month of this school year.  June will be an action packed month for us at school, so please be sure to read our newsletter closely when it comes home at the beginning of the month.

****Exciting Opportunity for Families****

This coming Tuesday, May 29, 2018, the HD School Council is hosting a Family Math Night.  It is a drop-in evening from 6-8 pm.  Have a look on our Twitter feed to see a video of the fun you can expect to experience if you attend.

We hope you have enjoyed this beautiful sunny weekend.

We will see everyone on Monday 🙂

Our 2 Weeks in Review: April 30-May 11, 2018

Hello 5B Families,

We welcomed the month of May and our Character Trait of Integrity.  Students are learning that integrity means – Doing what is expected, even when no one is watching.  We also enjoyed hosting many of our families this past week at our Open House.  We wish all of the amazing and supportive women in our lives a Happy Mother’s Day this Sunday as well.

We have also set up a new Twitter account for our class.  If you have Twitter and want to follow, our Twitter handle is:  @kinderinspired       – If you don’t have twitter, you can still see our tweets by visiting this blog, as we have added our Twitter posts to this page as well.

Enjoy the photos and tweets below 🙂

***Belonging and Contributing

***Demonstrating Literacy and Mathematics

 

***Problem Solving and Innovating

Loving learning about real life robots on SciShow Kids…

…and creating fun crafts!

Our 2 Weeks in Review: April 16-27, 2018

We hope you enjoy sharing these photos with the children and talking about all of their exciting learning these past few weeks.

Have a great weekend; we will see everyone Monday!

***Belonging and Contributing

We welcomed our Grandparents/Special Friends/Family into our class this week.

Our new robot friend needs a name, and now she/he is a part of our classroom family 🙂

Enjoying spirit days!

***Self-Regulation and Well-Being

One last snow storm…

…and then less than a week later…

…spring has finally sprung!

***Demonstrating Literacy and Mathematics Behaviours

***Problem Solving and Innovating

 

Our Week in Review: April 9-13, 2018

Hello 5B Family!

We have had so many things happening at school this past week and we want to express our most sincere thank you to all of our extended “Home-Families” for your on-going and continued support.  Thank you so much for all of your efforts to have students at school on time – this has been amazing. We appreciate everything you do!

This week, we recognized “Pink Shirt Day” and continued learning about acceptance of all.  We also joined the nation in wearing jerseys this past Thursday, in remembrance of the lost lives in the Humboldt Broncos tragedy.

We hope you enjoy viewing all of our exciting learning in the photoshoot below.  Have a look at the photos with your children/grandchildren and share in their love of learning and their sense of wonder with respect to our current inquiries.  As these inquiries continue, we find they are asking so many questions and the topics are starting to evolve.  After a discussion about the butterfly life-cycle, for example, a few students wondered more about metamorphosis (yeah…super fun to say, right?!?!).  Maybe soon we can investigate this question and see which other creatures undergo this super cool process!  Exciting, exciting!

Enjoy….

***Belonging and contributing

***Self-Regulation and Well-Being

***Demonstrating Literacy and Mathematics Behaviours

A little provocation for this week’s Reading Buddies activity…

Ask your little one about the actions to this week’s fun and interactive Noisy Reader song (see above/in Noisy Readers).

Did you know butterflies taste food with their feet?  We do…we learned that this week 🙂

Rekenreks are super cool.  There’s an app for that if you want to download at home and enjoy a number talk together!

***Problem Solving and Innovating

A cool drawing demonstrating interest and understanding about caterpillars and butterflies.

SciShow kids has a great 3-4 minute video you could watch together on YouTube.

Can you see the resemblance? A mini-robot 😀💡

***As we continue to build our classroom robot, we were wondering if you might be interested in donating any nuts and bolts that might just be lying around in your shed/garage/basement.  Our students would like to decorate our robot with them.  They also want to build their own mini-bots, so as many as you are willing to part with would be amazing and much appreciated.🔩🔩🔩

Have a great weekend!  See you all on Monday.

Our 2 Weeks in Review: March 26-April 6, 2018

***Belonging and Contributing

Our Character Trait of “Acceptance” this month also ties in nicely with many other days we honour in the month of April.  For World Autism Awareness Day (April 2) we wore blue this past Friday to raise awareness about autism.  Next week we will wear Pink for Anti-Bullying Day.  We learned about Sikh Heritage this month as well.

Our message is that we are all unique, we are all special, and we accept everyone’s differences; just be kind.

***Self-Regulation and Well-Being

***Demonstrating Literacy and Mathematics Behaviours

***Problem Solving and Innovating

We also have 2 exciting inquiries on the go right now – we continue to wonder and learn about caterpillars and butterflies, and we have a big interest in Robots beginning to take shape.

We have already begun to construct a big robot in class 🙂  🤖

Have a great weekend!

See everyone on Monday!

Sharing Our Learning

Hello 5B Families,

We have an exciting week up ahead.  Wednesday March 28 is our “Wacky Hair Day!” Thursday March 29 is our Bunny Brunch and egg hunt.  We are off on Friday and Monday. We will see families back at school on Tuesday April 3.  Enjoy a few photos below of our great learning!

***Belonging and Contributing

***Demonstrating Literacy and Mathematics

Grocery store play-based learning – incorporating literacy, mathematics and learning about food groups and healthy active living.

Demonstrating our understanding of our learning of 2D shapes and 3D figures during play-based learning.

***Problem Solving and Innovating

***Self-Regulation and Well-Being

MindUp learning

We hope everyone enjoys looking at the photos together and engaging in Home-School Connections conversations about our current topics of interest.

Have a great week and enjoy your upcoming long weekend!

Our Past 2 Weeks in Review – Feb 12-23, 2018

Hello Families!

The past 2 weeks were very enjoyable for our students.  They LOVED distributing their Valentine’s Day cards to their friends and were excited to dig in to our delicious treats during our party.  Thank you to our families for supporting this special day in our class.  Friday March 2 is a PA Day this coming week, so there will not be school for students.  Enjoy your long weekend as a family.

Here is our photo shoot from our past two weeks for you to enjoy and discuss the learning with your child.

We hope everyone enjoyed their weekends…see you all tomorrow!

***Belonging and Contributing

We are so proud of our friend and his efforts to “Pay it Forward” through his fundraiser, “Jack Gives Back.”  We also learned about his journey when he shared his Bravery Beads with our class last week.  Thank you for sharing with us!

***Self-Regulation and Well-Being

We wrapped up our learning of Chapters 8&9 (Mindful Movement) in the MindUp Curriculum and we have begun to move toward positive mindsets.  We begin this unit with Chapter 10 – Perspective taking.

We enjoyed reading the story, “I Will Never, Not Ever Eat a Tomato” which helped our students to begin to understand what perspective taking actually means.

***Demonstrating Literacy and Mathematics Behaviours

***Problem Solving and Innovating