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JK Explores Nature

The JK’s spent lots of time outside this week, leading up to Earth Day today. We had a great time in the playground shadow tracing animals and looking for birds and reading stories in Marie and Don’s garden. Back in the classroom, we painted with bits and pieces of nature we collected. Evergreen branches were…

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JK Art Cats

This month the children in JK learned about famous American artist, Laurel Burch. They were shown many pictures of the artist’s whimsical cat artwork. The elements of art: line, shape and colour were further explored as the children noticed the artist’s use of bold black lines, vivid colours and patterns. Inspired by her paintings, the…

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Independence in JK

The JK’s have been focusing on self-reliance in the classroom as they lead up to hosting the assembly at the end of this month. (Reliability is this month’s character education trait.) The children are doing a great job of taking care of the things they are responsible for at school. Their jobs include putting their…

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Special Guests in JK

It has indeed been a fun and festive week for the JK’s. From being busy elves working on presents for their parents and making a special delivery to the mailbox with our Santa letters, we were also incredibly fortunate and appreciative to have two very special visitors. Spencer’s Mom Audrey arrived on Thursday afternoon, armed…

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JK Wish List Arrivals

There was lots of excitement on Thursday when the children arrived to find new toys in the classroom! Thank you to the CGS Foundation and the Wish List program for funding these fun and educational additions to our classroom. This group of JK’s is especially enthusiastic when it comes to puzzles so we made sure to…

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3D Shapes That JK Knows

Learning about shapes is so much fun! If you walk by the JK classroom these days, you might hear the children singing “These are the 3D shapes, that I know.” The SMART Board is a fabulous learning tool for this unit as it allows the children a hands-on opportunity to sort various 2 and 3D shapes into…

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JK Joy in the Playground

The joy on these JK faces speaks for itself. The JK’s are loving their playground time! The climber and slide are always popular and the children love to make use of the stumps and chalkboard in the new outdoor teaching space. It is a pleasure to see the children having such a lovely time together!

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Phonics & Fun Facts for JK

Monday mornings in JK are always a busy start to the week. After our morning circle we are off to the races in the phonics department. We are learning two sounds per week and will have introduced our second vowel (e) by the end of week three! Mr.Muncher is our resident sound collector and enjoys…

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A JK Caterpillar Adventure

The JK’s have just swapped out their April Resourcefulness Character Education board for May’s focus – Adventurous Spirit. It is a fun tie-in to the building excitement around their caterpillars! They will soon be turning into butterflies. Sara and Meesh will be taking the children to Marie and Don’s garden, when the time is right,…

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JK Commerce

This term in math, the JK’s have been learning about money. We have learned the values of each coin and the Canadian symbols they represent. Each child has made their own wallet, which they keep in their work box, with money to spend. We have been shopping for toys around the room. The children can…

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