Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Turn taking in music class

Today we got to have a special lesson with Ms Lauren J!
We took turns playing the piano with our friends and sang our favourite songs. We tried singing using different styles of voice, eg. Loud, soft, spooky, robot. We then tried singing with different tempos such as fast and slow. We had a great time singing and dancing at the piano!

Happy Birthday Ms Lauren!

Today we helped out teacher Ms Lauren to celebrate her birthday! We all made Ms Lauren a special birthday card and practiced our most beautiful handwriting. We wrote our names and incorporated using the sight words we have been learning. We sang Happy Birthday to Ms Lauren at snack time and then helped her eat her Birthday cake J

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Science: Weather!

The children have been very interested in the change in weather we have seen lately. Gone are our gloves and snow jackets and now we are wearing sandals and t shirts!
This week we have learnt about the different weather patterns and started asking a lot of questions about why. Why does the sun shine brightly? What is the difference between sow and rain? We hope to start investigating these questions next week. 

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Sandcastle Art!

This week we have been talking about weather and all of the different types of weather we have seen. We talked about cold and snowy weather, we talked about rainy days, and finally we talked about sunny hot weather! First we worked on our fine motor skills by drawing a sun into the “hot” section of our Weather Wheels that we will take home at the end of the week. Next, each child talked about something they enjoyed to do outside when the sun is shining, and we all decided we love to play in the sand and make sand castles! We continued to develop our fine motor skills by using small containers of real sand, which we carefully sprinkled onto the sandcastle cutouts!  

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Music Class!

This morning we spent some time with Ms. Lauren J in music class. She taught us about harmonizing while singing, and we tried to sing Row Row Row Your Boat in a round. Half of the class started to sing, and the rest of us joined in half way through which allowed the children to see that two different notes that sound nice when you sing them together can be called a harmony. We also learnt about strong pitches and soft pitches, and practiced using them both! What a great morning we had singing songs together on the piano.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Dance Practice!

All week we have been busy practicing our dances for the special concert in June. We have been practicing to point our right foot and left foot, and learning about different levels. When we reach for the sky we remember to go high on our tippy toes, and when we bend down to the ground we remember to use the squat position to get very low without sitting on the ground. We have also been practicing our bouncing up and down without jumping off the ground and exploring different locomotive movements. We are all very excited for our moms and dads to come watch up perform and have even started setting up our stage! 

Friday, May 11, 2012

Happy Mother's Day!

Today we had a special day at school for Mother’s day! Moms and dads came to school to see their children in action. We set up all of their favourite activities throughout the school and they were able to take their moms and dads around to play and learn with them. We did art projects, played with blocks and trucks, read stories, and showed the parents all of the letters, words, and topics we have been learning. At the end of the day we performed a special dance that we had been working on all week! Before our moms and dads left we finally gave them the flowers we had been growing from little seedlings. We had a wonderful morning and would like to thank all of the mom’s and dads for coming to spend Mother’s Day with us, it was very special!