Week Ahead: May 1 – 5

Monday May 1 (day 1)

  • Music Monday- Assembly at 10:10 -10:53, parents are welcome to attend.  All classes will sing, ours is doing a song they learned with Mrs. Crocker in music class
  • Lunch Lady
  • Volunteer: Jen
  • Gym
  • Trip Forms will be sent home for an upcoming excursion!!

Tuesday May 2  (day 2)

  • music
  • Volunteer: Erin

Wednesday May 3 (day 3)

  • Buddies
  • popcorn $2
  • potential walk day!  9:30 – 11:00 email if you’d like to join us!

Thursday May 4  (day 4)

  • gym
  • pizza
  • volunteer Carolyn
  • Open House 5:45 – 6:45 Come for a visit!!

Friday May 5 (Day 5)

  • Music
  • Volunteer Maeve

Outside Today

Can you spot Graham the Koala bear, hanging in his natural habitat? There’s also a monkey in a striped shirt, several more up in the tree and Nico riding a pony! Morgan is ready to explore and see the wildlife!

Nico and Sam were so excited to find a “T-rex head bone” and 2 “leg bones” out in the woods today. At the bottom right you can see their discovery of a “T-rex tail bone”. Nico wanted to show how strong he is to lift it!!

The forest can be a risky adventure, that’s for sure. Especially when there’s dragons around! You can see him soar, roar and fly before he invades their fort and they must run for their lives!!

Inside Today

We are getting hands on while filling our room with spring flowers! Beautiful:)

Thanks to Mrs. Carte Combs and her connections we have some large, new plexiglass trays we have featured in a “Design Centre”, where students can use loose parts to create artistic designs. Some great collaboration and discussion while working for extended time today!

Mrs. Carte Combs invited some more planting today! Students had a chance to plant vegetables or flowers earlier this week, and then some more seeds today. We also are sprouting seeds in baggies on the window!

Chase was very proud of his well balanced structure. He followed up by drawing a 2-D representation of it… a great sense of spatial awareness as he chose how to locate the symbols and how to depict 3D shapes in 2D form! Cool!

All on his own Graham came across a great digital visual chart of how a seed germinates and decided we should have it on our easel for reference. We caught him working away under the paper:) to capture the visual on our easel!

Mother Nature’s Playground

We took our first walk up the trail today; hopefully the first of many to come in the last few months we have this school year.  Our students were fantastic!  We were so impressed with how responsible they were and very happy with the whole outing.  They approached every moment with glee and reveled in all that nature had to offer; critters, climbing, streams, soakers, plants, puddles, mud and more.  We loved seeing how joyfully they explored and the satisfaction they took in their natural surroundings.  We were grateful to have Maryam, Kirby, Christina and Erin with us so we had lots of eyes on the children as they played.  Click here to get a peek at our morning!

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Emma and Avery’s provocation

As educators in Kindergarten we provide provocations in our classroom.  Provocations are open-ended activities or questions that are intended to provoke thinking, discussions, and creativity. These provocations are woven into our environment to support our student’s natural curiosity and spark interest during play.  Our students will often find these set up at the art table, with our loose parts, and at the writing easel.

This used to be a job for just Mrs.Raymond and Mrs.Carte Combs, but these two girls really wanted to get their classmates thinking!

Planting

It was a beautiful day for planting.  We are starting some seeds indoors to transplant to our new garden when there is no worry of frost.  However, many students are interested in taking their plants home and that’s okay too.  We used some of the school’s new garden equipment (gloves and trowels) which are available to us when working in our school garden.  Our class was busy digging in the soil, choosing seeds, watering, and making labels.  We don’t want to forget what we planted!  A great variety of seeds were planted such as sunflowers, corn, beans, broccoli, cantaloupe and wildflowers.  Our seeds have everything they need…. soil, water, sun, and a little bit of love.

Week Ahead: May 1 – 5

 

Monday May 1 (day 1)

  • Music Monday- Assembly at 10:10 -10:53, parents are welcome to attend.  All classes will sing, ours is doing a song they learned with Mrs. Crocker in music class
  • Lunch Lady
  • Volunteer: Jen
  • Gym
  • Trip Forms will be sent home for an upcoming excursion!!

Tuesday May 2  (day 2)

  • music
  • Volunteer: Erin

Wednesday May 3 (day 3)

  • Buddies
  • popcorn $2
  • potential walk day!  9:30 – 11:00 email if you’d like to join us!

Thursday May 4  (day 4)

  • gym
  • pizza
  • volunteer Carolyn
  • Open House 5:45 – 6:45 Come for a visit!!

Friday May 5 (Day 5)

  • Music
  • Volunteer Maeve