The Wiggly Tooth

Laugh and Learn with Mrs. Thomas and her Kindergarten Class

Reading & Books

Where do you like to read? After snack, students have an opportunity to read books. They are beginning to explore and use positive reading behaviours such as looking at the book, sharing a book with others, using picture clues to figure out what’s happening in the book, talking about what’s happening and ‘reading’ the pictures. Students are free to enjoy books in a variety of places around the classroom, as long as they are engaged in a book.

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Seed Mosaics

Students created a mosaic using different seeds to create a feeling with patterns or pictures. Each student was thrilled with how their art turned out. Later in the day, we read the story The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle. In the story, a tiny seed evolves as the seasons pass by. Students connected their art to the literature.

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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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