Mrs. Freeman's Room
Wow, the year is flying by!
I can't believe it is almost March! The kindergarten class have been very busy over the past few months. They are working hard and playing hard! We continue to have CISCO presentations every week. Recently we went on a virtual trip to the Toledo Zoo and investigated animal coverings. We also visited the International Owl Centre. We met R.J. the screech owl who sang to us. We learned about the cool features of owls and how they help them survive in the wild (talons to feathers to bones to ears and eyes). The kindergarten class are owl experts now. We are learning about their parts in Lingt and in english and are making a beautiful owl. It should be done soon. J.R. is in posted in our slideshow below.
We were lucky in having some French lessons with Annie. I recently chatted with her about having weekly or even bi-weekly lessons. The students enjoyed her games and songs.
I hope you all are appreciating the lovely drums the class brought home. Thank you to Leona and Liz and the grade seven class for helping us build and create our drums. Thank you to Sean for waking them up with us. We had a great time in class creating musical patterns in math with our drums.
Evan challenged us in January to learn about our Community. We discussed who is in our community and why they are important. Then we decided to make everyone a Valentine's Day card to say thank you for all their hard work. The kids worked hard during our cold spell and made lots of cards. We then labelled and delivered them over a few days. Thank you to all the parents and families who delivered cards for us!
Language Arts: Concepts about print, spelling class names, clapping syllables, rhyming, identifying letters and their sounds, Identifying the first and last sound in a word or name
Stories are a source of joy and learning
Letters: v, l, g, u and q Words: go, going, like, up.
Reading little books
Printing and spelling words
Writing in our journals using a period at the end and spaces between the words.
Math: Symmetry, Ordinal Numbers (first to fifth, last; Patterns, Solids features and numbers to ten; between, before and after, 1 & 2 more and 1 &2 less, orally counting to 80
Themes: Owls, Community, Perseverance
Healthy Living: Problem Solving, identifying feelings and learning how to calm and use our words to solve problems
Science: Animal features and Plant features, Materials and Movement
Social Studies: Community
Physical Education: Skating, Skiing, Kick Sledding, Snowshoeing, Games in the Gym to strengthen, build endurance, improve balance and coordination
STEM: Lego, Coding with A Sphere MINI
Behaviours for Success: Waiting our turn to talk, taking turns in a conversation, raising our hand to share and answer questions, using kinds words, speaking in a nice tone to our friends and teachers, listening to our friends and teachers, asking for help when needed, following the class routine and using our manners (please, thank you, excuse me)
Arts Education, Applied Skills and Technology are integrated throughout all areas of study.
Yukon Wildlife Preserve
The Yukon Wildlife Preserve as added 360 videos of their animals. Here is the link for the arctic foxes.