Our Last Blog Post 2016-2017

As the school year comes to a close we want to wish our families a safe summer holiday.

This coming week, we will celebrate our Graduating Year 2 Students.  We are so proud of each and every one of you.  We wish you all the best in Grade 1 and want you to know that we will miss your smiles in our Kindergarten classroom.

Happy Father’s Day to all of our amazing dads.  We hope you enjoyed your ‘super’ gifts.  Your children enjoyed making them and were excited to give them to you this weekend.

Please see our class calendar for upcoming year end festivities…it’s going to be an exciting 2 weeks!

We hope you enjoy your window into our classroom one more time (as this will be our last post for this school year).

***Very Important for September:

– Grade 1s will begin school on Tuesday September 5

– Year 2s (SKs) will begin school full-time on Wednesday September 6

– Year 1s (JKs) will come for their 1 hour visits on Tuesday September 5 with parent(s)/guardian(s).  Full-time begins on Wednesday September 6.  Please check your postcards in the mail for the time of visit and names of your educators.  These will arrive early in July.

Our Two Weeks in Review: May 22-June 2, 2017

We hope you enjoy the photos below.  Please remember that Friday June 9 is a PA Day, and we will be singing a small part of, “All You Need is Love” at our assembly on Tuesday.  Have a super week!

*Belonging and Contributing

* Self-Regulation and Well-Being

* Demonstrating Literacy and Mathematics Behaviours

* ProblemSolving and Innovating

Our Week in Review: May 15-19, 2017

We hope families enjoy their window into our classroom this past week.  Remember to share the blog photos with the children and ask them questions about their week, their learning, and the photos.  We encourage families to continue exploring the learning topics at home.  We are making learning visible each week, so we can partner and share in the joy of teaching the children.  Hope every family had an amazing long weekend.  See everyone on Tuesday!

**Belonging and Contributing

**Self-Regulation and Well-Being

**Demonstrating Literacy and Mathmatics Behaviours

**Problem-Solving and Innovating

Our Weeks in Review: May 1-12, 2017

Please enjoy your window into our classroom the past 2 weeks.

* Belonging and Contributing

* Self-Regulation & Well-Being

* Demonstrating Literacy & Numeracy Behaviours

* Problem Solving and Innovating

Have a super weekend!  Enjoy Mother’s Day!  See everyone on Monday 😀

Our Week in Review: April 24-28, 2017

Hello Everyone,

Please enjoy your window into our classroom this past week.

*Belonging and Contributing

*Self-Regulation and Well-Being

*Demonstrating Literacy and Mathematics Behaviours

*Problem-Solving and Innovating

Important Message: If you have any questions regarding today’s “Hold and Secure” please see the school website, or the photo below for more information.

 

 

Our Week in Review: April 18-21, 2017

Please enjoy the photos below 😀

*Belonging and Contributing

Grandparents Day / Extended Family Day was so much fun.  Stay tuned for the photo and craft to be sent home in Zippies later this week.

*Self-Regulation and Well Being

Expressing Gratitude by writing things we are grateful for on the little leaves of Our Gratitude Tree. We are learning that being thankful helps with well-being.

*Demonstrating Literacy and Mathematics Behaviours

*Problem Solving and Innovating

Home-School Connections – extending on our living things inquiry and bringing in amazing research projects from home. Thank you for sharing and inspiring our Ladybug Noisy Reader this week.

 

Our Week in Review: April 10-13

Hello Families,

We hope you had a great week; we sure did in Kindergarten.  Actually, it was super exciting and we topped it off on Thursday with our delicious Bunny Brunch thanks to all of our fantastic families.

We are thrilled to inform you of a new page on our website.  We have added a “Home-School Connections: Kindergarten Mathematics Activities” page.  Have a look and enjoy some fun math at home.

We hope you all enjoyed your long weekend.  Enjoy your window into our classroom this past week.

*Contributing and Belonging

*Self-Regulation and Well-Being

*Demonstrating Literacy and Mathematics Behaviours

*Problem Solving and Innovating

Our Week in Review: April 3 – 7, 2017

Hello Families,

Very exciting times in our class as we have begun a big project….the paper mache mountain out of pizza boxes.  We will share pictures each week as our mountain evolves and children problem solve obstacles that arise.  We have our Bunny Brunch coming up this Thursday and we look forward to the healthy snacks sent in from home, and learning about the 4 food groups.  Enjoy your window into our classroom this past week:

Contributing and Belonging

Self-Regulation and Well-Being

This past few weeks in MindUp, we have been focusing on Appreciating Happy Experiences.  We learned to close our eyes and picture that experience, like a movie in our mind.  Some experiences children visualized in their heads were, trips to Disney, feeding the chickadees on our class trip, and their first day of kindergarten. They were encouraged to share what they saw in their memory, who was around them, and how they felt.  We also read the story, “Pablo’s Tree,” where Pablo and his grandfather remembered the story of how Pablo got his special tree when he was born and how his grandpa decorates it each year for his birthday.  Try picturing family memories and happy experiences at home.

Demonstrating Literacy and Mathematics Behaviours

Problem Solving and Innovating

Have a great week!  Remember, no school this Friday.

Our Week in Review: March 27-31, 2017

One of the most amazing things about the Kindergarten Program is how all of the frames (Contributing and Belonging, Self-Regulation and Well-Being, Demonstrating Literacy and Mathematic Behaviours, and Problem-Solving and Innovating) blend together and the result is amazing, rich learning. Our Kindergarten students are smart and capable and there are no limits on their learning.  This week, everything blended together with our fantastic trip to the RBG (thank you to our parent/grandparent volunteers).  In our class we have had the pleasure of a Living Things Inquiry going on for months and months and it has evolved in amazing directions.  From plants and seeds, to jungles and animals, to bugs and owls…the learning has been incredible. Meanwhile, in another area of our room, a few students were observed to show an interest in treasure maps, and when one family shared their memories of their trip to Moncton New Brunswick another inquiry was sparked.  Children became curious about maps and locations in the world.  This evolved and there was a sudden interest in researching and drawing the flags of various countries and most recently to learning how volcanoes and mountains are formed.

Our trip to the RBG this week, brought all of this learning to life. Through our hikes and looking at the wildlife and various ponds, leaves, trees, and rolling hills, our students were really able to make sense of everything we have been discussing all year.  Children were super excited to demonstrate their learning both on the trip and in the classroom through their words, their drawings and their actions.  All the while feeling a sense of belonging and contributing in each of their own ways, and being self-regulated enough to exhibit all that is amazing about the minds of kindergarten children.  It is always very difficult to separate the blog post photos into the four frames (as we usually do) because our rich learning blends and intertwines across all of the frames in our play-based, inquiry-based program.  This week though, even more so. For this reason, we did not separate and categorize the learning.  Please enjoy these photos and your window into our classroom this week and see how the learning can blend into all of the frames in our Kindergarten Program.

Our Week in Review: March 20-24, 2017

Our Week in Review: March 20-24, 2017

Welcome back from March Break!  Please enjoy your window into our classroom this past week.

We have our very exciting trip to the RBG on Tuesday. Be sure to submit permission forms.

Have a super week!