Colour Mixing

What do rock crystals and mini pumpkins have in common?

Lots of colours!  We were even able to mix colours while we were experimenting!!

B.B. brought in a rock crystal that he grew himself!!  We were all so excited, he brought in his Crystal Growing Kit for us to experiment with at school!

We mixed the solution into water, added colours, and then waited.  And waited.  That was the hard part!  But look what grew:

We saw that

yellow and blue = green,

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red and yellow = orange,

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& red and blue = purple!

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We were able to experiment a bit more when we painted and decorated our mini pumpkins.  The I.G.A.  kindly gave us some to paint – it was different than painting on a smooth, flat surface like paper, but it still worked!

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Happy Fall!

Kindergarten had a very full week of patterning, numbers, building, and learning.  In preparation for our Field Trip next week, we helped pick tomatoes in our school garden for our upcoming Harvest Lunch.   Our school had great results with the pumpkins, too!  Have a lovely Thanksgiving weekend, and we’ll see everyone on Tuesday, October 10th!

Pumpkin time!

“What did you do at school today?” So many things!

Oh my goodness, we’ve been busy bees lately!

One of the highlights this week was our Baby Bunny Visit from Dyllan and Chrissy St. Jean.  They brought in seven baby rabbits for us to see!  They were very quiet, and so of course, we tried to be quiet, too.  Everyone who wanted to was able to hold or pet a bunny, and we were very proud of how gentle our students were!

We had a kitchen centre, but recently changed it to a doctor’s office.  Maybe we’ll be veterinarians next?!?  We also mixed colours, painted pictures, made math books with 10 frames, and built structures out of Lego and blocks!  Ms. Williamson showed us around the library, too, and read us new books!  We shared our Kindness Rocks with the rest of the school, too!

Ask your child what they would like their next goal to be.  Some of us are working on waiting for a turn, sharing toys, using an inside voice when we’re talking with our friends, and learning the letters of the alphabet!  We are making our very own Goal Setting sheets next week – if you have something you think your child would benefit from, please let us know!

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A Big Welcome / Welcome Back!

Kindergarten is off to a fantastic start!

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Everyone has come to school and already gotten into the swing of things!  Our class is full of enthusiastic students and we are so excited for the year ahead.  We’ve started off by meeting new friends, learning our routines, working on numbers and letters, reading stories and singing songs, going to gym and music class, and exploring our room.  It’s been a busy start to the year!

As soon as we get everyone’s permission forms back, we will know if we can post pictures and share them with you on our blog – so please send those back as you are able.

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Also, we will be inviting our new families to subscribe to our blog – that way, everyone at home will be able to keep up with what we are learning about at school.  Hope you can join us soon!

Mrs. Baranesky and Mrs. Smith

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!