Kindergarden Canvas

“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” ― Aristotle

Welcome to Kindergarten iBook

If you have an iPad, iPod, or iPhone you can now download free of charge the digital bookWelcome to Kindergarten from the iBookstore. The book includes an audio component.

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Little Booklets

Check your child’s backpack for a collection of little booklets we worked on throughout the year. It’d be useful for your child to practise reading them throughout the summer.

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Art in the Style of Paul Klee

Paul Klee was a Swiss expressionist painter whose work is marked by clear lines and shapes. We reproduced his famous painting, Cat and Bird


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Oh Canada

The past week we have been using the Smart Board maps to help us learn where the provinces and territories are located. This week we have been learning about the Canadian artist Ted Harrison. This afternoon the class created work in his style. The results are beautiful!


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Gym Time

Today we were fortunate to have been able to use the gym for an hour. The class benefitted from the extra exercise. We played many games: freeze tag, slide tag, builders and bulldozers, grocery cart, pacman tag, safari, duck duck goose, superheroes. We also did relays: wheelbarrow, cheetah, snake, grasshopper, and logs. We finished by doing silent yoga.

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This week have have been learning about and practising the art style of pointillism. Georges Seurat created this art form. We used the Smart Board to view pieces of his art.

At the beginning of the week we used oil pastels and today we used paint.



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We went out into the garden this morning and harvested our remaining radishes. Several of them had gone to seed. I decided that this was a perfect opportunity to do a science/art activity with the class. I also used the Smart Board to do an activity about a plant life cycle. I also showed them a couple of YouTube videos a about plants. The class particularly enjoyed the video showing the time lapsed growth of a radish.




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5 Green & Speckled Frogs

For the past month we have been practising singing the song Five Green And Speckled Frogs. This afternoon the class cut out their own puppets and practised the song individually using the tub in the house center as the pond. They put their puppets in their backpack so you can ask for an encore presentation at home.


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Project of the Heart

At the beginning of the week our school had a special guest, a First Nations elder who attended residential school.  She spoke about her experience.  Ms. McKnight read the  class some books that show First Nation culture.  Our entire school is participating in decorating tiles as part of a special project:

Ms. McKnight took some photos of our kids decorating their tiles.20130605_115004 20130605_140216

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More Writing

Last week we created bug poems. I provided a frame and students needed to add nouns and adjectives. (We did a lot of brainstorming to generate ideas.)
The work is displayed on our classroom walls.


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