Kindergarten Celebration Time!

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What’s the best way to finish off a fabulous year?  Have a Summer Carnival, complete with face painting, and end the day with a Kindergarten Celebration cake!

Thanks to all of the families who were able to join us, and especially to everyone for all of your support over the last year. We are lucky enough to spend our days teaching your wonderful children, and we are so pleased with all of the gains they have made throughout the year!

Have a wonderful summer – we’ll see you in the fall!

Fiona and Christine

Bubbles, Bubbles, Everywhere…

Can we blow a square bubble?

That was our question!  We got to work, making square bubble wands, heart-shaped bubble wands, and triangular bubble wands.  And what happened?

“Ohh!  My bubble turned back into a circle!”

Yup!  No matter what shape we used to start blowing bubbles, they all turned back into spheres!  Perhaps that will be our first inquiry in August next year.  Regardless of what we end up learning first, we know it will be fun learning how to figure out new ideas and ask questions!

 

 

It was a fun way to end our bubble fun.  Kindergarten A made some new bubble solutions, and invited us to try them out.

Luckily for us, we found a puddle.  After quite a bit of experimentation, we concluded that puddle water did not produce very good – if any – bubbles at all.

Good thing we still had some actual bubble mixture left!  We followed suit and tried making bubble art:

All in all, it was a wonderful way to finish off our learning fun this year!

Designing and Building Structures

Oh my, it’s been a busy few weeks!  We have been experimenting with designing various structures.  Of course, once we’ve designed them, we have to build them and see how they work!  Sometimes our first try doesn’t turn out the way we thought it would – so we try again!  Every time we do, we figure something else out!

Check out some of our designs:

What was our favourite part of creating new structures?

Making new things!  AND using tape!  🙂

 

Pumpkins, Beans and Sunflowers!

On Friday, May 12, we went to plant a garden!

Kiersten Teitz and her parents invited us to come and learn about gardening.  First, we walked to their house and looked around their yard.  They have four gardens!  We didn’t see anything growing up out of the dirt yet, but they had already planted potatoes.  We planted pumpkins and beans!  The bean garden had pink string lines, so that the beans could grow and climb up the pink lines.  Mr. Teitz said they will grow higher than our heads!!

We all got to turn the dirt in the bucket.  We had to turn the big bucket to break the dirt into smaller chunks.  There were worms in the compost, and they are important to gardens because they clean the dirt and make the dirt good for growing flowers and vegetables.

We’d like to thank Kiersten’s family for teaching us so much about composting and gardening!!


Today at school we planted some sunflowers and beans.  We hope they grow soon so that we can take them home.  We need to give them lots of water and sit them in the sun!

Hopping into Spring!

We’ve been having such fun shedding our winter boots and heavy coats! Here we are exploring the melting snow and everything that was hiding all winter!

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We enjoyed practicing our egg hunting skills in the outdoor classroom!  We found egg-shaped cards and added up the numbers.  We’re getting pretty good at counting on (starting at the first number, and adding on the next amount) – which is a lot faster than recounting the first number and then adding on the rest!

Did you hear about our new water bottle refilling station?  It will soon be installed on the lower floor, and we have our brand new GLC water bottles to refill!  Thank you to all the families who took the pledge to drink more water.  We notice that there is more water in our lunches, and less juice boxes – that means less sugar, and less waste in the landfill!

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Tomorrow is our trip to the Red Lake Heritage Centre.  Parents are more than welcome to join us!

 

Water Does Wonders: Fruit-Infused Water Taste Test!

Water, water, everywhere.  Can I have some to drink?

We have been learning how important it is to drink water.  Drinking water keeps us hydrated, and that means that our muscles can work harder, our brains can think more clearly, and we can make better decisions.  Did you know that being dehydrated can also make us feel tired?  Drinking enough water perks us up and also helps us stay in a good mood!

So, in order to see how we can drink more water (without adding sugar) we made some fruit-infused water.  Many of the students had already tried some at home!  We sliced up citrus fruits and tried lemon, grapefruit, and orange-mint.

Everyone was allowed to vote for every type of water they liked – and many liked all of them!

Our next step?  We already have some ideas on which types of infused water we should try next!  If you and your child have a delicious combination, please let us know and we’ll see if we can try it here at school as well!

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We are 100 Days Brighter!

Wow!  Yesterday was the 100th day of school!

Can you believe it?  We have certainly been learning and playing and finding more and more out about each other!

To celebrate, we joined the other kindergarten class, and grades one, two and three, and went to the gym for 100 Day literacy activities!  

We mixed up our groups, and were able to play with new students that we don’t always see.  We played scrabble on a big mat and did 100 exercises, 

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created pictures based around a 1, 0 and 0, 

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read 100 books and made words out of the letters from ‘one hundreds day,’

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filled 100 hearts with things we love about our school,

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and – our favourite! – we made 100 day crowns to wear!

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We asked the students to sum up the day:  

CK: “I love GLC!”

MH: “I liked the exercises!”

CM: “I liked the people at GLC!”

IB: “ I liked the exercises, crowns and everything!”

BS: “I liked playing with him.”

DG: “I made a crown that had a sun and clouds on it.”

KM: “I liked the exercises.”

BB: “I liked the exercises, I liked the pushups the best.”

OK: “I liked making the sun crown with the big 100 on it and  the rainbow, and I liked the rainbow hearts with the rainbow lines!”

XS :”I liked the crowns!”

EB “I liked the pushups!”

CW; “I liked the crowns and the games.”

LP : “I liked all of the things in the gym.”

LM: “I liked the crowns, I made a golden one with a pink top.”

MH: “I liked the crowns and the hearts.”

FC: I liked the crown and made it yellow and purple.”

PK: I liked spelling with letters!”

KL: “I liked hearts and crowns.”

CP:  “My crown!”

RG: “I liked the crowns, I coloured mine purple and sparkly red.”

LY:  “I liked the exercises the best!”

MJ: “Well, I liked seeing people that were there.”