Thursday, April 11, 2013

We will be visiting a great little site made by a #kinderchat peep.  Matt Gomez, a Kindergarten teacher in Texas has created this and allowed us to share it with our classes.  Thanks, Matt!
#Kinderchat symbaloo PBS kids math

Friday, March 15, 2013

I just love our Reading Grannies....

So, off we go in -13C weather to the Villa where the Reading Grannies live.  We were greeted at the door by three Grannies who were just so happy to see us.  We took off our toques, mitts, snowpants, coats and boots and made our way into our reading room.  We started the afternoon with some of our songs and the Grannies were quite impressed that we knew "1,2, Buckle My Shoe" and they remembered learning that when they were in school.  Each little one then grabbed a book and a Granny and off they went, like they had know each other for years and this was our first visit.  These Grannies were amazing, they treated our student's like pure gold.  After reading a few books, we were given juice and cookies and visited a while longer.  Sharing time like this together between generations of people is so important  and really a beautiful thing.  I love Reading Grannies and can't wait to go back next month.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Simply fabulous.....

Five year olds are so fun and creative and spontaneous and experimental.  So, I give them a large outline of a shamrock.  I give them four little containers of paint, three white and one green.  I give them a Q-tip.  I tell them to mix some green and white and see what they come up with.  They were thrilled, they mixed and mixed and mixed and were amazed with all the different colors of green they created.  Then they painted their shamrock and they were all so different.  Watching them do this and be so engaged could be in the list of a thousand reasons I love being a Kindergarten Teacher.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

And this is why....

hockey is Canada's most loved sport! Would you just look at these 5 year old's skate!

Monday, February 18, 2013

So, I have this friend.....

To my complete surprise, to my post office box was delivered an amazing gift. It came from Calgary from one of my BFF's, who is a pretty good "egg." She sent a whole box full of craft goodies to make gifts for each other and show kindness to one another. I cannot wait to show this to my Kindergarten Kids tomorrow, they are going to flip over this huge box of goodies. Good friends are pretty amazing to have and I am thankful for mine.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The story of the giant snowball...

It all began with this random picture that I put up on our smartboard.
The Kindergarten kids were amazed, enthralled, captivated and motivated! "We have to make one!" I reply, "But Kindergarten Kids! We are not big enough or strong enough to make a snowball that big." Jake comes up with our solution, "Ben is strong enough!" I thought to myself, well of course he is and so are the rest of those Grade 10 kids. So, off we go to find the gym teacher to see if we can borrow those big kids sometime today. He thought it was a fabulous idea and arrangements were made for 1pm. The Kindergarten kids were so excited and those big kids did not disappoint. They rolled snowballs, packed snow, picked up little kids, held them on their shoulders. We are so lucky to have such good kids in our school. A great afternoon was had by all.