Div 15

Month: June 2020

My Favourite Memory of Kindergarten!

** Just a friendly reminder. Please return School Library Books when you pick up your report card! ***

 

Dominic: Playing with kitchen things with the sun coming thru the window

 

 

Kenneth: My favourite part of kindergarten is reading books, quiet time, playing lego, and playing outside.

 

 

Zayen: Playing in the playground with my friends!

 

Oliver: My favourite memory is playing in the Magic Room with my friends!

 

Last Week of School

 

Happy Birthday Francis! We hope that you have an amazing Birthday! If you would like to wish Francis a Happy Birthday you can write in the comment section.

 

Summer Birthdays (August)

Happy Birthday to Josias and Hendrix! We hope that you have an amazing Birthday! If you would like to wish them early Birthday wishes you can write in the comment section.

 

Alphabet Jump (Literacy)

  1. Print 10 alphabet letters, sight words or sentences on small pieces of paper.  You may also want to take this game outside and use sidewalk chalk if you have it or the paper.  Try to print 7 letters, words or sentences that are easy and 3 tricky ones.
  2. Read the letters, words or sentences on the paper before you play.
  3. Spread the letters, words or sentences out on the ground.
  4. Your family helper will yell out one of the letters, words or sentences and you need to jump onto it as fast as you can!  If you’re unsure they can help you out.
  5. Keep going until you’ve jumped onto all of them.
  6. Add more cards/chalk printing if you feel like it and play again or on another day.

 

*Friendly Reminder that we have our last Zoom meeting on Tuesday*

 

Word Ladder (Literacy)

  1. Draw a ladder like the one below on a piece of paper.
  2. Write down a 3 or 4 letter word at the top of your ladder–for example: the word “make” (You may want to use a few of the words from the lists below as your starting words)
  3. See if you can change just letter to create a new word –for example: you can replace the m with b to create bake.  Write the newly created word in the space below in the ladder.
  4. Change 1 letter again, and see what you get -for example: you can replace the a with an i to create bike.  Write this newly created word in the space below in the ladder.
  5. Keep going, and see if you can make a word ladder of 8 or more words.

6.  Try steps 1-5 again (drawing a new ladder and choosing a new starting word).  Keep going as long as it is fun or on another       day.

Lists of possible starting words: (For instance, cab or bat or dip might be great starting words)

 

 

 

Financial Literacy (Math)

  • Guess the name of all 5 coins

Toonie

Loonie

Quarter

Dime

Nickel

2. Watch the Video

3. If you have coins at home, I want you to guess the name of the coin and guess how much each coin is worth.

 

To Parents of Div 15:

I have no words  to express the gratitude and appreciation for all the hard work you have done with your child this term. Not only were you a parent and supporting your child during this Pandemic, but you also took on the role of a teacher. Not only did you learn how to navigate our class blog and teach the lessons,  but you also helped set up our weekly Zoom meetings and sent me your child’s work on a daily basis.  I want to thank you for everything, including continuously being there for your child.  Please take the summer to relax with your family and create great memories.

All the best,

Ms. Harstone

Weekly Lessons: June 15-19

Happy Birthday Ms. Violeta on Monday! If you would like to wish Ms. Violeta a Happy Birthday, please write in the comment section.

 

Weekly Activities

Morning Meeting (Every day you will do Morning Meeting)

  • Print First and Last name (optional: you can paint, colour, Play-doh- or use loose parts)
  • Pick 3 shapes to draw ( 2D Shapes: square, oval, circle, triangle, rectangle, octagon; 3D Shapes: cube, cone, cylinder, sphere)
  • Brain Break (Pick one Brain Break every day)

Yoga

Yoga poses that begin with the letter Ss

Jack Harman Exercise

Shake your sillies out

Simon Says

 

Weekly Activities (Choose one activity to complete everyday, the activity does not need to be inorder) We will be doing the same activities in the classroom. 

 

Activity 1: Kindness (SEL- Social Emotional Learning)

  1. Read story Be Kind by pat Zietlow and Jen Hill

2. Brainstorm 5 things where you can bring kindness into the world. Draw a picture with you in the middle and the ways of being kind around you. Feel free to add letters or words to the pictures.

 

Activity 2: Ice Exploration ** You will need to plan this activity the night before ***

ice-cavating-frugal-coupon-living

(Picture by Frugalcouponliving)

  1. Get a large zip lock bag or a large container
  2. Fill the bag/container with water. Add your child’s favourite toys to the water.
  3. Put the bag/container in the freezer overnight
  4. Remove the ice from bag/container.
  5. Bring the frozen block of ice outside on the grass or on the patio
  6. Give your child any of these objects: Spoon, salt, spatula, bowl of water, cups for the water, oven mittens, any other objects that are safe!
  7. Encourage your child to experiment with different techniques to melt the ice and free their toys.

Activity 3: Virtual Tour of a Fire Station

  1. Watch the video tour of the Fire Station
  2. Brainstorm  with your family ways that Fire fighters can help us. Think about what do Firefighters need to wear to protect themselves from the fire. Challenge: Draw a picture and label the outfit.
  3. Read Firefighter Poem

Fire Safety Week

 

Activity 4: Create a Fort!

  1. Read Story: Fort Building Time by Meghan Wagner
  2. I know that we made a fort a couple of weeks ago but I thought we can make a bigger fort! I want you to create your fort outside or inside the house. Challenge: create a fort that can fit your entire family!
  3. Read 1-2 books
  4. Down below is an optional videos about how to make a fort!

(Optional Videos)

 

 

 

Activity 5: Summer is Coming Up

  1. I wish I could have read this book to you in person. Kindergarten is coming to an end and you are going to be heading off to Grade 1 next year. Next Wednesday will be our last day of school and I am going to miss you all very much. This is not goodbye, this is see you soon.

 

2. Brainstorm your favourite activity or memory that happened in Kindergarten. For me, It was the time when 50 black flies decided to hatch in our classroom and we had to work together to shoo out the flies.

3. Draw a picture of your favourite memory of Kindergarten.  Make sure you write your name at the top because I will be posting the answers on the blog! Feel free to write letters, words, or sentences in your drawing.

 

Weekly Lessons: June 8-12

Happy Birthday Inaaya! It will be Inaaya’s Birthday on Saturday. If you would like to wish her a Happy Birthday  feel free to write in the comment section!

Weekly Activities

Morning Meeting (Every day you will do Morning Meeting)

  • Print First and Last name (optional: you can paint, colour, Play-doh- or use loose parts)
  • Write numbers 0-10
  • Brain Break (Pick one Brain Break every day)

 Dance

Milkshake Dance

Get Loose Dance

Banana Banana Meatball

The Sid Shuffle

Weekly Activities (Choose one activity to complete everyday) We will be doing the same activities in the classroom. 

Activity 1:  Sorting Objects (Math)

  1. Watch Video on ways to sort objects
  2. Collect 10 objects from your home
  3. Brain storm ways you can sort the object (ex. you can sort the object by colour, shape, size)
  4. Explore different ways to sort objects

 

 

Activity 2: Alphabet Hunt (Literacy)

  1. Watch Video on the Alphabet

Today we are going on a  Scavenger Hunt in our homes or backyards or patios.  You are going to find items that start with letters

Kk through  Oo today.  Find an item, draw it, then add the letter it starts with next to it (or use kid-spelling to print the entire word).  We will continue this tomorrow.  Don’t finish the entire alphabet today. Wait until tomorrow to send me your photos. 

(Optional: you can create your own Alphabet book with your drawings!)   

Activity 3: Alphabet Memory Match (Literacy)

  1. Using index cards, or you can cut paper into small rectangles. On each piece of paper you are going to write one Capital Letter. On the other piece of paper write  the Lower case letter. Write letters Aa,Bb, Cc, Dd, Ee.
  2. Flip over the paper so you cannot see the letters.
  3. Your child will choose 2 pieces of paper.
  4. Flip the paper over.
  5. Say the name of each letter. They they match Upper case A and Lower Case A then you get to keep the paper. If they do not match Uppercase A with Lowercase b, then you flip the paper back over.
  6. Refer to video for examples

(To make it more challenging you can add more letters Ff- Jj)

 

 

Activity 4: Virtual Field Trip San Diego Zoo

  1. On a piece of paper write Know, Wonder, Learn.
  2. Explore the different live animal cams

 

3. Choose 1 animal that you would like to observe.

4. Using the Know, Wonder, Learn chart you can draw or use kid language to fill out the chart. For example, I am studying Polar Bears. I know that Polar Bears like to live in the cold. I know that Polar Bears are the colour white. I wonder what do Polar Bears eat? I wonder if they like to play? I learned that Polar bears are fast swimmers.

San Diego Zoo

Please send me a picture!

 

 

Activity 5: Core Competencies

CORE COMPETENCIES

*Review:

Let’s review the animals from the “Six Cedars” book and how they are connected to the Core Competencies that we learned about in Term 1 and 2.  Practice naming the animals below (Indigenous art) and what Core Competency each represents.  I will ask you to self-assess your communication, creativity and respect for yourself next.

Wolf (Is a communicator)

 

Raven (Is a creative thinker)

 

Bear (Shows respect for self and others)

 

 

****Core Competency Self-Assessment

(This will be used as an attachment in their Report Card).  

Option 1: Click on the link to the Word document below.  Along the top it will ask you (in yellow) to “enable editing.” Do this.  Then add X’s next to the questions as your child’s answers and type in their answers.  Then save this Word document.  Please email this as an attachment to me.

Option 2: If editing/saving and sending me an attachment isn’t possible.  You can also tell me the answers to questions 1-3 in an email <For example, 1) sometimes and give your example , 2) sometimes and give your example, 3) often and give your example, > and I can fill it out and print it for your child’s report card.

Here is the link to the self-assessment:

Core Competencies Self Assessment

📧Email me the completed Self-Assessment or answers by this Friday at the latest.

 

 

Optional Activities (Bonus)

Activity : Directed Drawing Octopus (Art) (Optional Activity)

  1. Watch directed drawing video

2. Pause the video after each step

3. Colour and decorate your Octopus!

 (Please DO NOT pay for any apps)
  • Math and Literacy Apps (Free)
    • Khan Academy Kids (download the App on your tablet/ phone, unfortunately this resource will not work on a computer)
    • Starfall Education (please use the Website version, do not download the app)

    Math (Free)

 

Weekly Lessons: June 2-5

Happy Birthday Oliver!! It is Oliver’s Birthday on Thursday. If you would like to wish Oliver a Happy Birthday please write in the comment section.

 

Weekly Activities

 

 

Morning Meeting (Every day you will do Morning Meeting)

  • Print First and Last name (optional: you can paint, colour, Play-doh- or use loose parts)
  • Write numbers 0-10
  • Brain Break (Pick one Brain Break every day)
  1. Freeze Dance
  2. Go Noodle
  3. Freeze Dance
  4. Go Noodle
Weekly Activities (Choose one activity to complete everyday) We will be doing the same activities in the classroom. 

Activity 1:  Drawing 3 D Shapes (Math/ Art)

  1. Watch Directed Drawing shapes
  2. Choose 1 or 2 shapes to draw.  Optional Challenge: try drawing all of the shapes!

Activity 2: Story Workshop (Literacy)

  1. Watch story Andrew’s Loose Tooth
  2. Discuss with your family about funny ways you could loose a tooth (Ex. hanging upside down on the monkey bars and your tooth fell out.)
  3. Using your loose parts, create a story about loosing a tooth. It could be a personal story about how you lost your first tooth, or it can be a made up story.

Activity 3: Nature Walk (Sorting/ Math)

  1. Go out into nature or around your neighbourhood with your family. Take a container, basket or bag with you. You will be gathering items from nature for you to sort and count.  Remember: when in nature please don’t pick neighbours flowers and please don’t pull branches off of live trees.  Please collect items that have already fallen.  Here is an example below:

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(Photo from Playful Invitations Blog)

2.  Next, sort the items (by size, shape, colour…etc.).  You decide how you’d like to sort them.  Here is an example:
(They are sorted into piles of the same items.  You are encouraged to try a different way to sort if possible):

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(Photo from Playful Invitations Blog)

Activity 4: Make your own Play-Doh! (Optional)

  1. Watch Video on how to make Play-doh
  2. Ingredients you will need: 1 cup Flour, 1/2 cup of Salt, and 1/2 Water. (Food Colouring is Optional)
  3. Make your Play-Doh! Store finished Play-doh in a container or a Zip lock bag

 

 

Optional Activities (Bonus)

 (Please DO NOT pay for any apps)
  • Math and Literacy Apps (Free)
    • Khan Academy Kids (download the App on your tablet/ phone, unfortunately this resource will not work on a computer)
    • Starfall Education (please use the Website version, do not download the app)

    Math (Free)

 

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