Saturday, October 25, 2014

Autumn Colours

It's easy to get inspired by God's autumn handiwork at this time of year! 
We took that inspiration, added some paper, paint, scissors and glue and. . . Voila! 
Our Kinder hallway is decorated with autumn masterpieces!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Scissors, Turkeys, Gators and a New App

We broke out the scissors and glue today for our first 
number sorting page! 
Using scissors proved to be rather challenging for a number of us, but as difficult as it was we did not give up! 
Everyone persevered to cut out all their number pieces and then we sorted and glued them.

You can find my "Number Sorting" activity at my TPT store.

Our Thanksgiving turkeys went home today!
I love this simple hand print craft. . . a sweet little keepsake.

We enjoyed a rousing game of "Gator Ball Mayhem" in gym today.
Nothing like a boys vs girls game to get everyone 
excited, competitive and very HOT!
We ended the match at a "tie". . .we each won 2 games. . .

I was thrilled to discover a new name writing app this week!
We are loving, "Write My Name". 
You can program in every student's portrait and name and then they can practice their name writing! 
The app teaches them how to form each letter, step by step. 
Great name writing fun for my JK's!
Not only is it great for children to practice their own names, but it's very helpful while we are still learning our fellow classmates names. 

This app also has an "Alphabet Book" where students can practice writing both upper and lowercase letters, and "Word Cards" which contain simple sight words for students to write. 
It's a fantastic app for the classroom, but would also be great for extra practice at home.

Wishing everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving and a wonderful long weekend!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Autumn Walk

Autumn has arrived and we have been enjoying the outdoors!
We joined the SK class for a delightful adventure this week. It may have been incredibly windy, but that didn't stop us from hunting for treasures, catching creatures (caterpillars, frogs and toads), and rolling down hills.  It was a terrific afternoon enjoying God's beautiful creation.

Our Pet Mice

That's right! We have 6 pet mice in our class.
They are soft and snuggly, quiet and sneaky.
Sometimes they even escape and we have to go on a mouse hunt.
They love to hide all around the classroom. . . especially in the centres! 
I'm so glad I have 20 little helpers to give me a hand
in rounding them all up!

So much fun!

Five mice. . . one more still on the loose!

Monday, October 6, 2014

What Have We Been Up To?

I blinked. . .
Where has September gone?!
It has been a busy month of getting to know one another, learning class routines and procedures, and doing lots of exploring!

Puzzle Centre

Building together

Rainbow Rice. . . Can you find the hidden toys?

Potato Heads :)

House Centre 

"Look! I used every block!"

Putting on Puppet Shows

Duck Duck Goose

Drawing Pictures of our Friends

Working in our HWT "First School Book"


Our "Initial" Artwork

Outdoor Time

Work Those Muscles! 

Artist in the Making! 

Exploring Math Centre Materials

Waiting Patiently and Taking Turns

"Pump Those Legs!"

Train Buddies 

More Free Exploration

GTKY (Getting to Know You)

iPad Time

Sharing a Book With a Friend