We learned a special song about tally marks that you can review at home with your child:
(to the tune of Row, Row, Row Your Boat)
We draw them using lines,
One, two, three, four,
Across goes five
We encourage our students to practise identifying and writig tally marks in everyday activities.
We also started to GoNoodle this week. GoNoodle is a fun website that we use for daily physical activity in our class. Each class gets a champion (the Turtles have Squatchy Berger and the Whales have Blob Ross). As we exercise, we help our champs get strong and grow.
The Whales became scientists this week as we wondered about mixing colours. We predicted what would happen when we mixed certain colours together, conducted an experiment, then recorded our findings. The children did a great job and it was so surprising when we mixed ALL the colours together expecting a rainbow, but created black instead!
We have continued with our talking circles and the students are doing a great job of respecting the talking stick and each other. We are learning more about each other through this process. Here are the beautiful talking sticks some friends made:
Lastly, thank you for coming to visit us at our Program Night! It was wonderful to chat with so many families and see everyone. We hope you have a wonderful and relaxing weekend.
PS. TERRY FOX ON MONDAY! DON'T FORGET TO WEAR CRAZY SOCKS FOR TERRY FOX (and a toonie for Terry if you'd like to donate). The kinders will be doing a few laps in our schoolyard on Monday morning. Thank you!