"Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will spend its whole life believing it is stupid."
- Albert Einstein

Monday, 3 November 2014

March Ma..rvels

When you think of the word March what is the first word you associate with it? If you're a basketball fan, or work in a school chances are you are going to say madness! Well, it has been a tad bit crazy - we are going to spend the remainder of this post talking about the positives, the marvels, that the last few months have brought us.

For the month of February we had been primarily focusing on compassion. We had numerous lesson plans, crafts, and stories devoted to teaching our little ones the importance of being a good friend. Every day we started off creating an anonymous heart which we hung from our ceiling - we actually had 100 hearts by 100's day. The kids created the following sentence on a red/pink heart: "I like ______ because ______". They had to pick a new friend everyday and say one nice thing about them, something deep about the person they are - not necessarily that they like Hello Kitty. It was really sweet some of the things they said, 

Spelling wasn't a part of the grade ;) 

We also had Ready, Set, Learn come to the school for a Family Fun Night. We made homemade pizzas, after of course making our chef hats, and then listened to Mother Goose read some stories and sing a few songs with us. 

Some very exciting news! All my kindergarten students are READING. Yes, that is right, they are decoding, blending and sounding out words on their own! Thanks to Read Well K, Whole Group AND Small Group - these kids LOVE our time together before lunch. The program allows for songs, dancing, white board work, pocket charts, colouring, writing, and of course reading. Switching it up keeps the kids on their toes and stops them from getting bored. We started I can statements before the break - this adorable little snow boarder came up with this on her own… 

For 100s Day we did the regular 100 Physical Activities Challenge. We also teamed up with the older students in the 2, 3, and 4 class and counted 100 objects, and then with their help, shaped it into the number 100. 

What else, you ask? Well, we celebrated the amazingly talented, one-and-only Dr. Theodore Seuss  with our SEUSS-A-PALOOZA. 

I'm sure there is so much more to tell, but my brain is sleepy. Sleep well. 

All my love, 

Miss C

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