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!!!

Monday, 19 November 2012

A great way to start the week....

What a great way to start the week...

Students collaboratively built this amazing structure.
(a school)

Student created graphs of their 'Most favourite' and 'Least favourite' holiday wish list.
These students were not afraid to get messy with shaving cream.  Tomorrow shaving cream will be added to the large textile bin.

Many students were using the large tweezers to sort beads. 

Physical Education is every Monday. 
Please send appropriate shoes with your child. 

Saturday, 17 November 2012

Activites to try and talk about at home...

Miss Zilio and this boy made an airplane out of pipe cleaner!
What else could be designed using pipe cleaner?
Hot Wheel Ramps were new to the classroom this week. 
Students created various designs throughout the classroom.
Washing and caring for babies.
Ms. Brown played dominoes with the students.  Together they created domino letters and numbers, then watched them fall.
Spin Painting
Students created 'masterpieces 'using spinners.
Some students wanted to make tracks with cars in the paint!
 Ask your child about 'Elastic Painting". 
Sorry I have no pictures, I have had some camera problems this week :(
This girl created an 'attendance folder', inside she made a grid (similar to what we use). Pretending to be the teacher and using the pointer at the easel happens often during Learning Centres.
Play school with your child at home, listen to their words and hear what they have learned!

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

The Aerob-a-thon was a huge success. 

Our Aerob-a-thon took place on Friday, November 9th from 2:00 until 3:15 pm. Thank you to those families who took the time out of their busy schedules to raise money for our school and our classroom. We truly do appreciate it! A portion of the money will go to our classroom for supplies!
Our friends had so much fun dancing outside with the whole school. A special thank you goes to Mrs. Murray and Ms. Foris for coordinating the dances and the Grade 7 and 8 girls who lead us on stage!

Sunday, 4 November 2012

AM 800 Visit

Class of the Week Photo with Leah Hanson
The students were very excited to have an Expert on Call from Am 800 in the classroom.  Leah Hanson brought a tape recorder with a microphone to show the students have voices are recorded on the radio.  Each student had the opportunity to say their name into the microphone.  Stay tuned for Friday's broadcast to be attached to the class blog!

All the students were very excited to eat their pancake breakfast from McDonald's!!!

Learning caught on camera -- Friday's Highlights

This boy made a spaceship out of Lego.  Together we observed the shapes (small and big rectangles) he created using yellow and black, drew them on paper, then adding a title - 'Spaceship'. 
Creating stories together
This boy found a 'garage' for his truck!
Tis the season for 'FOOTBALL'
Tracing patterns,
creating and making jersey's for their little football stars!

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Happy Halloween!

We started off the week baking pumpkin pie with Mrs. Kelly's class. Students had the choice to sign up and bake, but everyone had a taste of delicious no crust pumpkin pie! MMMmmm..

Pumpkin Pie No Crust
Serves 8

1 can pumpkin (15oz)
1 can evaporated skim milk (12oz)
3/4 cup egg substitute (or 3 egg whites)
1/2 tsp. salt
2-3 tsp. of pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp. vanilla
2/3 cup splenda (or sugar)

Combine all ingredients and beat until smooth. Pour into a 9" sprayed pie pan. Bake at 400 for 15 minutes, and then at 325 for 45 minutes or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean.

This pie tastes Wonderful with cool whip.

This boy wanted to make a bat.  He used a black lid, construction paper and stickers for eyes.  He was so proud of his work!

Many students created books.  This week we read 'Five Little Pumpkins'.  Some students created their own versions of the story.

Miss. Zilio made green flubber with the students!
They loved the new texture.

Last week, we curved a couple of pumpkins, then baked the seeds.  This week we decorated other pumpkins.  Thank you to the families you donated pumpkins.  Some students practised their hand eye coordination using a hammer and nails. 

Hope everyone had a fun and safe 2012 Halloween.

If you have an extra photo of your child wearing their costume, please send it to school. 
Self photos are great writing opportunities.