Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Private Piano with Ms Lauren J

Is your child the a mini maestro?
Here is a our Private Piano video with the famous Ms Lauren J.
These children have taken Private Piano lessons with Ms Lauren J this year and have shown some amazing progress! They have learnt how to read and play notes, sing in correct pitch, finger placement on the keys and they have had a great time in the process! We are very proud of our mini maestros and can't wait to see them grow even more. If you are interested in signing your child up for private piano please speak with Ms Ingrid or Ms Lauren.
Enjoy the show! :)

Friday, April 26, 2013

Dino Party JK

Today we celebrated our Dino Party in a special way. Our friend Sophie brought a very exciting treat for us....Fossils! Sophie brought each friend in the JK Class a Dinosaur fossil that we had to use special Archaeological tools to dig for. We used a hammer and a "Chipper Man" (Named by the children) and a very fine brush to gently brush the dirt away. We uncovered some amazing Dinosaur fossils and had a wonderful time. Thank you Sophie for being so kind and sharing a special treat with us!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Pre K - Digging for Dino's!

One of our favourite activities to do with Dinosaur's this month was to dig for their fossils! We talked about paleontologists and how they look for dinosaur fossils, and use them to find out what the dinosaur looked like. We also played a game where we matched skeletons with dinosaurs using their attributes. We had fun learning more about dinosaurs!

Dino Party!

This week we are celebrating everything we have learnt about Dinosaurs. Today we had an amazing Dino Party. We dressed up as Dinosaurs, danced like Dinosaurs and even chose our own special Dinosaur to take on a tour. We had such a great time :)


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

JK Numeracy

This week we have been focusing on using Dinosaurs in our academic learning. In Maths we used number sentence cards to review our addition skills. We used the dinosaur counters to help us add the different numbers together. We did a great job!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

JK Science Experiment

Our JK Class has become quite fascinated with Volcanoes. We decided to paper mache some volcano shapes

then add some paint and use the finished product for our experiment. We did some research and learnt how a chemical reaction between baking soda and vinegar can cause an eruption so we decided to hypothesize what would happen if we put those 2 ingredients into our Volcanoes. As you can see from our pictures we created quite a volcanic explosion!
The children loved this experiment and are excited to take their volcanoes home to try it again and again!

JK Archaeologists in action!

Today our JK Class put on their Archaeologist hats and went exploring for fossils. We discussed the different tools Archaeologists use for their work and how they have to use their tools slowly and patiently to move away all the dirt. When we used our special brushes we found Dinosaur fossils!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Happy 3rd Birthday Olivia!

Today one of our friends celebrated her 3rd Birthday! Before snack, we all sang Happy Birthday and got to eat the Birthday cupcakes that Olivia brought in. Afterwards, we had a special music circle where we sang more birthday songs, and some of our other favourite songs with instruments. Happy Birthday Olivia and thank you for the cupcakes!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Pre K - Intro to Dinosaurs

For the last few days we have been introducing dinosaurs to our circle. We talked about what dinosaurs are, and how they do not exist anymore. While looking at our toy dinosaurs, we talked about the different traits and we also compared some of them to animals. We also practiced saying some of the tricky dinosaur names such as Brachiosaurus, and worked on fine motor Dino worksheets! We are excited to learn more about dinosaurs!


This month we are learning about dinosaurs. Today we used our toy Dinosaurs to create paintings that showed the different Dinosaur prints. We discussed the different Dinosaur footprints and counted the number of toes and whether the Dinosaur walked on 2 legs or 4 legs. We had a great time making our Dinosaur prints!


This month we are learning about Dinosaurs. Today we decided to dance like Dinosaurs. We warmed up our bodies with some stretches. Then we did the Dino stomp! We made our bodies big then small, we stomped and showed our claws! We had such a great time dancing like Dinosaurs.