Monthly Archives: May 2015

A month of discoveries

Our class participated in the 30 x 30 challenge in the month of May. We made a commitment to go outdoors more frequently and spend time in nature. We have always venturedaffodils d to the pond on a weekly basis. … Continue reading

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Advocating for Monarchs

A few weeks ago I shared an article about Mrs. Greenham’s class in Newmarket. Her students are asking the public to plant milkweeds in order to save the Monarch Butterflu species. The article was in the Era Banner on May … Continue reading

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Lilac blooms

Today our classroom was filled with Lilacs. We have been watching the lilac bud and open over the past three weeks. Today, we discussed the shades of purple and pink in the blooms. We discussed the x shape in the … Continue reading

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Noticing

This year we have worked with the students to inquiry, notice, question and wonder. During our morning circle, I was sitting with the junior kindergarten students, and I was amazed at their unprompted comments. They openly shared how they were … Continue reading

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Torn Paper Art

Today we looked closely at some pansies. We discussed the shape and the colours of th petals. We discussed the technique of torn paper art. The students used their fingers to create observational torn paper pictures. ┬áThe results were incredible … Continue reading

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30 x 30 Nature Challenge

Our class is participating in David Suzuki ┬áNature Challenge. We go out doors for an Additional 30 minutes to enjoy nature. Today we had physical education class outdoors. We skipped and enjoyed the warm weather. Yesterday we walked to an … Continue reading

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SPLASH!

This morning we had a staff member from Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority visit our school. She did a session wit our kindergarten class. We learned about the importance of keeping our rivers, ponds and lakes clean. We are learning … Continue reading

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Jump Rope for Heart

The weather cooperated and we had a wonderful time during our Jump Rope for Heart event. We skipped independently, we learned how to play helicopter, we played jumpsies and older students turned ropes for us as we learned to skip. … Continue reading

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