Coding in Kindergarten

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Posted by jdarwish | Posted in General Studies | Posted on April 30, 2019

Today the Kinders were introduced to the world of coding:

What are the benefits of learning to code?

Coding helps teach problem- solving skills.

Coding helps children develop new ways of thinking by breaking up big problems into smaller steps.

Coding helps take the fear out of making mistakes or failing. It teaches persistence in finding a way to solve your problem.

We started with a new Lego Secret Code Board and will gradually introduce the concept of moving on grids, and different activities that promotes coding in Kindergarten.

The concept of this activity  we used today is quite simple- create a code using a different lego piece for each letter of the alphabet.

We look forward to solving and creating new secret codes!

Chag Pesach Sameach!

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Posted by Morah Shira | Posted in Jewish Studies | Posted on April 18, 2019

Dear Kindergarten Families,

Here are some highlights from our Model Seder. The yeladim were wonderful and in their words,

That was a fun Seder Morah Shira!

 

Our Eliyahu goblets

The tables were set!

Kadesh

Avadim Hayenu!

Tzafun

Arba yeladim (four children) searched for the Afikomen in an exciting game of Hot and Cold…in Hebrew…Kar v’ Cham

Hallel

We added some rhythmic excitement while singing Echad Ani Yodeah.

 

Now they are ready to sing, ask and answer questions at their own family seders!

We wish you a wonderful, happy and healthy Pesach,

The Kindergarten Team

Chag Sameach!

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Posted by jdarwish | Posted in French Studies, General Studies, Jewish Studies | Posted on April 18, 2019

From all of us to our Kindergarten Families Happy Passover -Chag Sameach!

Tomorrow is Seder Day!

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Posted by jdarwish | Posted in French Studies, General Studies, Jewish Studies | Posted on April 16, 2019

Just a reminder that the Kindergarten classes will be having their model seder tomorrow. We have told the children that if they would like to dress up for this they are welcome to do so. Please note it is not a Dress Down Day. If you would rather not dress in good clothes, please wear your uniform. As well please send the food required that was in a previous blog.

Chag Sameach  The Kindergarten Teachers

Kindergarten Model Seder

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Posted by Morah Shira | Posted in Jewish Studies | Posted on April 12, 2019

Dear Parents,

The time has come, the time is now, the Model Seder is here…oh wow!

Our Haggadot are almost done, we’re ready to sing and have some fun.

We’re practicing for the Pesach night, we know our stuff we’ve got it right.

Now all we need is some stuff from you, don’t worry it’s only a thing or two.

So here’s the list, it’s just a bit, our Seder is sure to be a hit!

K1 & K2 will be having a Model Seder together on Wednesday, April 17th at 11:45.

For the day of our Model Seder each student is asked to bring the following items in a ZIPLOCK BAG with their name on it (in addition to their lunch):

  • 1 Hard boiled egg (peeled and wrapped please)
  • 1 or 2 small celery sticks
  • 1 Leaf of romaine lettuce

The remainder of the Seder ingredients, such as egg matzah, horseradish, NUT FREE charoset, and grape juice, will be provided by the P.T.A.

Should you have any concerns regarding food allergies, please provide your child with his/her own food.

Wishing you a wonderful Pesach Holiday!

Sincerely,

The Kindergarten Team.

Math, Literacy, and More!

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Posted by jdarwish | Posted in General Studies, Uncategorized | Posted on April 11, 2019

What is Mass! Our math words for the week … Heavier, Lighter, and discovering what weighs more.  For Linear Measurement we had Math talks about what is Longer, Shorter and compared many objects.

We added the reading Website called Teach your Monster to Read to our Literacy Centres .

Writing and Reading in our class is always an exciting time. After hearing the story I Don’t  want to be a Frog,  we wrote a journal entry about why we would or wouldn’t want to be a frog.

Our Fashion Designers and Architects joined forces and designed a new wardrobe for our Dolls  and a beautiful Four Poster bed!

Book Fair Continues

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Posted by jdarwish | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on April 3, 2019

 

What a great Book Fair! It continues for 2 more days so there’s still time if you forgot today. Some of the children wrote down the books they are interested in for you to see. Thanks for adding some beautiful books to our classroom collection. A book plate was placed in the book with your child’s name.

A Day in Kindergarten is a day of learning!

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Posted by jdarwish | Posted in General Studies, Uncategorized | Posted on April 2, 2019

So much inquiry and learning while we continue to explore The Rainforest. Using Art, writing in our Rainforest Facts books, discovering how the Blue Morpho butterfly became so beautiful, and integrating math by making 3 different size play dough snakes  with a partner and  placing them on a mat according to length .

Our Reading Buddies listened to us read our books on Natural vs Man-made. Together the class worked with their buddy to complete an activity and discussed and sorted pictures . Lots of pics to help you share our day !

Today we learned how to use Prodigy Math Website. We will be using the site in our class to help reinforce our math skills. In your child’s note tote you will find the information you need to use the site at home if you choose to.

Looking forward to Book Fair tomorrow! Enjoy the Picture Gallery!

Book Fair!!!

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Posted by jdarwish | Posted in General Studies | Posted on April 2, 2019

Our Scholastic Book Fair is on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday! The Kindergarten class will be visiting on Wednesday  between 11:45- 1:00.  If you would like to buy great books please send money with your child and we will help them choose their books . As well, they can write down books they see and you can send money in for Thursday and we will take them that day!

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