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JK Gets Healthy

The JKs have just wrapped up their Healthy Eating Unit in Science with a bang. Nutritionist Linda Tommarino visited today to talk about healthy snacks. Making a snack with Linda was lots of fun! Thank you again to Sienna’s mum for sponsoring the visit for the class.The children have been learning about healthy eating for…

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JK Action This Week

It has been a short but busy week in JK! On Teamwork Tuesdays, the children were put into teams to measure various items including their hats, mitts and snack bags with snapping cubes. They impressed us with their cooperation skills, turn-taking and responsibility sharing. The JK class also really enjoyed the new toys from the…

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Dancing Raisins in JK

The JK’s have been inquisitive little scientists. This week’s science experiment was called “Dancing Raisins”. As a group, we put some raisins in tap water, and some in a glass of bubbly soda water. We observed and made predictions as to what would happen to the raisins. To our patient surprise, the raisins in the…

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The JK Phonics Train

The JKs are moving full steam ahead on our phonics train. They have just been introduced to our 3rd vowel, I is for Itch. So exciting! As a fine motor follow up activity, the children used rubber letter stamps, incorporating the nine letter sounds we have introduced so far. They were encouraged to see how…

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Teamwork Tuesday in JK

The JKs focussed on shapes and colours for Teamwork Tuesday this week. The children were paired up with a partner and took turns counting, sorting and gluing the appropriate number and colour of shapes on their booklet. At the end of the activity, they congratulated one another with a high five for a job well…

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The Butterfly Life Cycle in JK

The JK’s are studying the life cycle of the butterfly. Our “cats” have now grown into caterpillars! There is much excitement “aflutter” in the JK classroom! This week we used pasta to resemble the four stages of the life cycle of the butterfly. We are now looking forward to stage 3 when our caterpillars form…

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Dance Mat in JK Technology

In order to get the JK’s feeling more confident about their computer skills we are focusing on the mouse and keyboard. They have started working on their typing skills using a program called Dance Mat. The first few weeks are dedicated to the home row and learning to identify all the letters. By listening to the prompts, they are able to…

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Bunny Sighting in Early Start & JK!

Well, there are no words for the excitement in the school today when the Easter Bunny was spotted. The children couldn’t believe it. Thank you to the Easter Bunny for making CGS one of her stops along the way today! Have a wonderful long weekend everybody.

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JK Digraphs

Breaking news – the JK’s are learning about digraphs! A digraph is a pair of letters representing a single speech sound, such as the sh in shoe or the th in tooth. This week we have learned the sh,ch, and th. It’s amazing how quickly the children picked up these tricky sound combinations. Thumbs up on a job well done! Sara A…

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JK is Right on Time

Time is really ticking for our JK friends. As part of our math unit on time, the JK’s have been introduced to time by the hour and half hour. They were excited to manipulate their individual clocks moving both the hour and the minute hand when completing their work. Just in the “nick of time”…

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