Ms Gourlay's Class – "It's better to know how to learn than to know." Dr. Seuss

Our Hats


The children of Division 12 were fortunate enough to have the opportunity to learn how to use looms to knit themselves a hat. 

As described in the learning standards of the Applied Design, Skills and Technology Curriculum, the children are expected to choose a tool and material, and make a product through the modelling of others.  Our special guest, Ms. Janet Chow showed the children how to use the loom and wool to create a hat.  The children demonstrated lots of patience and perseverance throughout the whole process.   They felt very proud of themselves when they were finished. 

Thanks again, Ms. Chow!

100 Days Smarter

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Yesterday was the 100th day of kindergarten. 

We celebrated the day by making these necklaces.  We learned that 100 is 10 groups of 10…so we made 10 groups of 9 Cheerios and 1 Froot Loop.  Then we counted each Froot Loop by 10’s all the way to 100.

Ask me to count by 10’s to 100 for you!

All About Me



We read a book called the “The Colors of Us” by Karen Katz.  This story celebrates the differences and similarities that connect all people, including our many shades of color.

First, the children were challenged to look in the mirror to identify their unique characteristics.  Then, they created these amazing self-portraits using loose parts. We took pictures of their creations and they wrote about themselves, including some of their likes and dislikes.

Can you guess which portrait belongs to your child?