The end of our Kindergarten year is fast approaching and I am sure many of you have mixed feelings about this as do we. While our final term of learning has been very different than what we imagined it would be, it has given us a chance to learn more about our students and their lives at home. For some students, learning remotely has allowed them to feel more comfortable and confident in expressing and sharing their learning. It has been such a meaningful and special experience for us all. Thank you once again for your support, and putting your child’s learning as a top priority during these unique and unprecedented circumstances!
*** Important Assignment for REPORT CARDS ***
(For Mrs. Nero and Ms. Maratovic’s classes ONLY. Mrs. Lee’s class DOES NOT need to do this as they have already completed this. If your child is attending class, you do not need to do this. Only the students doing remote learning can do the self-assessment at home. )
Please interview your child and ask them the following questions. You may need to rephrase the questions and give examples to help your child answer. Please scribe your child’s responses to them and send them to your teacher by no later than this Friday June 12th.
- What did you like the best about being in Kindergarten?
- What are your hopes for Grade One?
- What can you do to calm yourself down when you are upset or frustrated?
- What did you learn at home during remote learning?
What do you like doing at the beach? Write about an adventure you are having at the beach. What creatures did you see? What were they doing? Don’t forget to write with your neatest printing and draw a picture with lots of detail and colour!
Click here to get your writing page and creature pictures. Once on the site, click the Download button at the bottom of the page, type in your email address, and the pages will be sent to you.
A collection of things is a group of similar items that interest you. The items are usually fairly small so they can be played and looked at easily.
Some things you can collect: shells, rocks, coins, stamps, stickers, hockey/baseball/Pokemon cards, kinder surprise toys, McDonald Happy meal toys, mini cars, Shopkins figures, lego, items that are all one colour like all pink or all green things, etc.
Take a picture of your collection and send it to your teacher. Why do you like these items? How do you play with your collection? Can you sort your collection into different groups?
Here is Mrs. Lee’s collection of shells and coral.
I like these items because every time I look at them, it reminds me of the time I was at the beach, and in Hawaii. I like to touch the smooth and prickly shells and bumpy coral. I like to lay them out and look at all the pretty shapes and colours. I have 7 shells and 8 coral (7 + 8 = 15 in total). There are 3 cone shaped, 2 smooth, 1 fan shape and 1 prickly shell. There are 5 coral that are bumpy with holes and 3 coral that are smooth.
Listen to the story “The Rainbow Fish”. It is a classic story (one that has been read and enjoyed for many years). The story talks about the importance of sharing and friendship. After reading the story, make your own rainbow fish! You can use this template (scroll down and click Printable Rainbow Fish template once you are on the site), or draw your own fish. You can use felts or paint to colour it. You can use a pompom or cotton ball and paint to make the round fish scales. Add glitter to some of the scales if you wish. Who will you share your glitter scales with?
Watch the video on Mystery Science and find out: “Why fish can’t breathe on land.”
Tying shoes is an important skill to have for Grade One. In the story “I Can Tie My Shoes”, find out several different ways to tie shoes. Remember to practice lots over the summer!
GAK (aka: fun slime) Recipe
Have some fun with your child and make GAK! It only requires 4 ingredients so it is simple to make. The recipe asks for Borax which is a cleaning detergent/powder and can be found in the laundry aisle at the store usually in a box.
June Music Activities
(Message from the Music teachers)
The theme of June is opera! We will start by watching an opera that you would have seen live at Marlborough. It is called “The Flight of the Hummingbird”. “This piece is based on an Indigenous story from the Quechuan people of South America. The story travelled as far as Haida Gwaii. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did! We will begin by watching the opera, it is about 45 minutes. Then you can choose one of the activities to complete and submit.
If you would like to try another delicious recipe here is one from Dhanush. It is an Apricot Upside Down Cake. We hear it is absolutely wonderful. Click here to go to the Recipes tab.
Have a great week and keep sending your child’s learning to your teacher!
Mrs. Lee, Ms. Maratovic and Mrs. Nero