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!!!

Sunday, 9 December 2012


The Dress Shop have been very a huge success.  Students love to wear costumes, hats and high heels while learning.  Thank you for all the donations of clothing and costumes.

This week we made popcorn with Mrs. Kelly's class.  The student's are learning how to retell steps.  We used pictures, best guessed spelling and oral language to retell the steps of making popcorn.  You can practice this at home by retelling how to get ready for school or after reading a book ask your child to retell the main parts in the story.  

Next week:
  • Students will continue to learn about patterns.  They are learning to create and extend colour, shape, size and directional patterns.  A favourite read aloud is called Pattern Bugs by Trudy Harris. 
  • Students will continue to learn about the importance of healthy eating, and learn about the 5 food groups.  Please remember to send healthy choices in your child's lunch.
  • Book orders were due on Friday.  I am extending this till Monday morning-- December 10th.  Last chance to order before the holidays! 

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Things to discuss with your child about this week's learning experiences!
  • Many students have been very creative with boxes, making doll house, kites, vehicles and the list goes on.
  • We baked mini pizzas with Mrs. Kelly's class.  Next week, students will retell using pictures and oral language the steps of how they made their pizza.
  • Working with numbers 1 - 10.  We asked students to show us different ways to represent a number.  For example: 5 , your child may print the digit five, spell the word five, draw 5 hearts, make a tally with 5 sticks, clap 5 times, or find 5 items.  Practice this at home with their favourite number. 
  • A few students have been interested in Micheal Jordon.  On the smartboard, we read his bio, the students were interested to see how tall 6"6' really is.  We measured using large paper, two students drew a life size picture of Micheal Jordon.  Other students wanted to trace their own bodies and color themselves.
  • We received a class computer that will remain in our classroom for the remainder of the year.  The computer has been a very popular spot in the classroom.  The students play games cooperating together to share the computer. 
  • We are continuing to practise to indentify letters and their sounds.  Students had opporunities to practise writing their letters and numbers using finger paint, flour, sugar, playdough, shaving cream, and gel bags this week.  Continue to practice letters and sounds at home on a daily basis. 

A few Learning Expectations that were met this week:
Personal and Social Development

2.5 interact cooperatively with others in classroom events and  activities



    2.8 demonstrate knowledge of most letters of the alphabet in different contexts

   4.2   demonstrate an awareness that writing can convey ideas or messages

    4.3 write simple messages

    4.5 experiment with a variety of simple writing forms for different purposes and in a variety of contexts



1.7 demonstrate an understanding of number relationships for numbers from 0-10 through investigation

    1.9 use, read, and represent whole numbers to 10 in a variety of meaningful contexts

NEXT WEEK,  our house centre will be changing to a DRESS SHOP.   We are asking for donations of adult gently used dresses, costumes (no weapons), costume jewellery, shoes, plastic hats, and purses.  Your donations will be appreciated by all the students and staff.