Presenting Mrs. Taylor's Kindergarten Class Blog!

Follow our Reggio Emilia Inspired class to see what students are learning at Prince Edward School. Visit often, borrow ideas to enhance your learning at home, and most importantly discuss with your child their -- PLAYFUL LEARNING, EXPLORATIONS and DISCOVERIES at school!!!

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

First day news

We had a great first day!
It was so nice seeing many familiar faces, eager to learn and excited to explore their new classroom.  Stay tuned for classroom pictures to appear later this week.  The students have been busy observing the grasshoppers, collaboratively block building, pretending in the house centre, creating art to personalize the walls of their room.and so much more.  


Studies have shown that a good parent-teacher relationship is necessary for maximum school success.  Throughout the year, I will communicate to you primarily through our class blog.  Personal messages will be sent home in the Note totes or communicated through telephone calls, reports, or conferences.  All news and important messages will appear on this blog, please check it regularly. 

1.    Read with your child every day for at least 20 minutes.  

2.    Go on adventures with your child to collect objects from the natural world to bring into the classroom to share. (leaves, shells, bird’s nest, etc.).   

3.    Visit the class blog regularly and discuss with your child what they learned at school today. 

4.    Contribute Beautiful Stuff  (ribbons, clean yogurt containers, used cards, stickers) to the classroom through the year.  Visit the Blog for more ideas on Beautiful Junk.  

5.    Actively participate with your child when they bring home the message of the day, mystery object and literacy or numeracy bag.  (more information will follow)

Also, throughout the year, I will be asking for Guest readers and volunteers.  Volunteers may be needed for special days, field trips, to share any specialized skills/hidden talents, to share your cultural celebrations and to make Playdough for the class.

This year your child will grow and learn through purposeful play that will be both student driven and teacher directed.  Play is how every child learns best, regardless of age.  It is significant for the emotional, social, cognitive and physical growth, and overall well-being of your child.  This year will be amazing.  Students will have opportunities to collaborate with others, ask and answer questions, use their imagination, take risks, problem solve and be curious about the world around them.

Thank you for entrusting me with your child this year.  Your child will have many opportunities to play, explore and learn while forming friendships and developing social skills needed in everyday life.

Your partner in Education