The Wiggly Tooth

Laugh and Learn with Mrs. Thomas and her Kindergarten Class

Sara’s Sunflowers

Harvey shared the story Sara’s Sunflower by Rena Henry. The story is an original Cowichan story about sharing. All the animals are affected by Bluejay’s decision not to share. When Grandma Tree does not let Bluejay land on her branches, he must think about his actions and change his ways. In the story, there is a butterfly. Students learned about the four shapes (circle, oval, trigon, crescent) in Coast Salish Art before creating their own Coast Salish butterfly. Once students were happy with their art, the butterflies pollinated the plants in our classroom.

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Tinker Tales Part 2

The Three Billy Goats Gruff is our second fairy tale in the Tinker Tales Sessions. Students tinkered with different tray of materials to create a way for the goats to cross the river. There was a wide variety of ideas from warp pipes to catapults to stepping stones to boats. Each students created their own unique invention.

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Butterflies Arrived

Our butterflies have arrived! We are harvesting ‘Painted Lady’ Butterflies. They are a colourful butterfly native to our area. They live for about 1 year from egg to death. The small caterpillars will soon be big, fat caterpillars – just like in Eric Carle’s book The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

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Butterflies And Caterpillars

During Choices, students are incorporating what they are learning into their play. We are learning about living things, highlighting butterflies and caterpillars. Recently, we read the classic story The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.

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Literature Buddies

This semester at Brentwood College School, there is a ‘Children’s Literature’ course being offered by Karen Hedquist. The course is designed for Grade 10 students to create, write and print a children’s story. The Grade 10 students will be learning about characterization, dialogue and illustrating. As part of their research, they are spending time with our class learning about young readers. What do children like to do? Like to read? Find funny? Inspire them? It was a wonderful experience to see the interaction between the buddies as they started to work together today for the first time. 

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Making Connections

 

What do good readers do? They make connections to the world, to their life, to other books. We have been noticing signs of Spring everywhere. After hearing the birds outside, this boy found the book of birds and puppets of baby birds – connecting his learning of the outside world to inside our classroom.

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