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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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JK Enthusiasm Hits Home

Thank you to the JKs for bringing Enthusiasm to life for all of us on Thursday! What an excellent job of hosting for the first time. We hope you felt as uplifted as we did after the Assembly. Congratulations to our ribbon winners. Thank you to Devon, Chair of the PA, for her update on what the PA…

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JK Practise Makes Perfect

The JK class has been busy practicing and preparing for next Thursday’s ribbon assembly. The character theme this month is ENTHUSIASM!  The children are excited to step up to the mic and be the “hosts with the most” enthusiasm. For many of our young friends, this will be their first time speaking in front of…

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JK Blending & Journaling

The JKs have finished learning all their letter sounds and are now blending the sounds together to spell and read words! This week they had the opportunity to print their words up on the smart board with partners during teamwork Tuesday. Now that the children are putting words together they can begin independent work in their journals.…

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