The kindergarten children had a busy week learning about acorns, playground rules, and friendly behaviour. They made lovely salt dough snails, and learned to paint with water colors. They made progress in mental maths, adding to 5, and practised writing their names, using capital letters. We read the story of Cinderella and talked about our favourite fairy tales. On Friday we had our sports day, we met another kindergarten and did some competitions.
English: In English, we have been working with the sound t, and learning new concept words (afraid, happy, mad, mean, sad, nice).
Science: In Science, We have been talking about temperature changes.
Social studies: In Social Studies, we have been talking about 5 senses.
Math: In math, we have been counting up to ten and writing the numbers.
As always have a great week.
In LA this week we read a realistic fiction text and discussed cause and effect with the events of the story. We reviewed nouns and classified them by person, place, animal, or thing. We also read a fable and talked about the moral of the story and what the characters learned. We also had our weekly spelling test on Friday as it will be every week. Students get a new spelling list every Monday. Spelling homework is due on Wednesdays.
In math we solved a lot of word problems. We practices making a number of 2 components in many different ways. We also continue mastering addition and subtraction skills.
In science the students practiced measuring units and tools for weight, length, temperature and volume. They learnt how to use a scale, measuring tape and a measuring cup. They also performed an experiment with vinegar and oil.
This week has been a blissful one for my students . They had the privilege of performing in front of all their peers. They have prepared a few short sketches demonstrating safety measures used to prevent accidents and in turn they answered questions concocted by their friends from Grade 4. Everyone who answered the questions correctly was awarded a certificate and everybody present and knowledgeable on the subject received reflective, glow in the dark armbands for their safety.
All the children enjoyed the little show, confirmed their knowledge on this topic and pledged to follow all the rules diligently.
This week was the first time we cooked together. Our year long project on healthy eating habits was launched with a yummy, healthy fruit salad – thank you for sending pears, bananas, peaches and apples, The students used pretty blunt knives, didn’t cut their fingers and learned all about vitamins, minerals, fast and slow sugars as well as when children should eat fruit and how many fruits every day. We are planning on cooking something on the last Wednesday of each month. Next time we cook it will be on the 31st of October and our school will celebrate Halloween so we may prepare something less healthy – hahaha to show what is not very healthy to eat too often 🙂
In Math we are still reenforcing the Multiplication tables and learning new strategies to finding answers. We have completed everything up to page 60 and most students don’t have anything for homework.
In Language Arts we are discussing informative texts and we’re learning all about Magnets – we’ve had quite a few experiments so it’s pretty much an extra Science lesson 🙂
This week’s Project theme has been Good Manners and we’ve learned how to behave at the table eat nicely and be kind and courteous with everyone.
Have a great weekend!
Simona Arrïens and her eight little hardworking students <3
In Language Arts we are continuing our Jolly Phonics review. This week we added sounds AI, OA, J, IE, EE, and OR. We learned about all variations of these sounds. We are practicing reading sight words as well as words with both long and short vowels using flashcards and board games.
In Science we continued learning about different inquiry skills. This week we focused on classify, communicate, hypothesize, plan an investigation, infer, and draw conclusions. Then we used these skills to come up with an investigation of our own. The students created a hypothesis about two balls, one small and one big. We conducted an experiment to see if the bigger ball would land on the ground first.
In math this week we learnt about cardinal and ordinal numbers. We also practiced different ways of making a number of 2 components and revised completing to 10.