Friday, 22 September 2017

Orange Shirt Day!

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The staff and students at École Assiniboine are encouraged to wear an orange shirt to school on Friday, September 29th to remember those children who attended residential schools.

Terry Fox Run!

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Just a reminder that the Terry Fox Run will take place on Thursday, September 28th.  The two morning kindergarten classes will be walking/running together with the gym teachers outside during one of the morning classes.

The afternoon students will be walking/running with the rest of the school at 2:00 p.m. Please send your child to school with a labelled water bottle.

Anyone wishing to make a donation to Cancer Care may do so by sending a loonie or a toonie to school with your child by Thursday.

Mme Godin

The Integrated Arts!

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The Integrated Arts is a special program offered to all schools in the St. James Assiniboia School Division.  This term we will be welcoming Leigh-Anne Kehler, a storyteller, playwright and actor. We will be learning about trees, nature and the seasons through dramatic play.  She will be working with both the morning and afternoon kindergarten students over the next few weeks. I had the chance to work with Leigh-Anne last year and she is amazing!!!

Important Dates!

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Monday, September 25th:  The Integrated Arts for the morning class.
Phys. Ed. for the afternoon class.

Tuesday, September 26th:  The Integrated Arts for the morning class.
The Integrated Arts for the afternoon class.
Music for the afternoon class.

Wednesday, September 27th:  Library for the morning class.
Phys. Ed. for the morning class.

Thursday, September 28th:  Phys. Ed. for the afternoon class.
The two morning kindergarten classes will be running/walking for 15 minutes in the morning with the Phys. Ed. teachers.

The afternoon class will be participating in the school run at 2:00 p.m.

Friday, September 29th:  The Integrated Arts for the morning class.
Music for the morning class.
ORANGE SHIRT DAY!  The children are encouraged to wear an orange shirt to school to remember those children who attended residential schools.

This Week in Kindergarten!

The boys and girls painted red dots over the letters of their names with red paint and Q tips.  They are now hanging in our classroom.
The children also decorated the first letters of their names.  These are the afternoon class' letters.
The morning class' letters.
Colouring "les cercles rouges" the circles red.
Drawing a person.
Working in our colour booklets.  We made red apples (les pommes rouges).
We practice new words daily.  Trying to name the objects in French and clicking on the object to try and find where Mme Godin hid the square.
A memory game.
Playing math games on the carpet.
Playing a colour game called "Oh-Oh!"  The children have to try to pick all of the colour sticks before finding the Oh-Oh stick.  If we find the Oh-Oh stick we have to start all over again.
Another counting game.
Listening to new words in French.  The children have to follow the instructions given to them.
Marche- walk, cours - run, saute - jump and arrête - stop.
And as always lots of discoveries at play time.
The children are building much more complex structures this week.
This little boy wanted to learn about insects, so we read a big book together.
Creating more marble runs.
A wooden marble maze.
Fun in the house area.
The straws and connectors was this week's favourite centre.
Playing with the trains.
And a fun game of colour bingo!

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Sentence Structures!

These are some of the sentence structures that we will be using daily in kindergarten all year long.  I am introducing these new sentences a few at a time.  We have been working on "Bonjour", "Aurevoir", "Est-ce que je peux aller aux toilettes, s'il-vous-plaît?" and "Est-ce que je peux me laver les mains, s'il-vous-plaît?"  I have added other sentences as we will be practicing the rest of these in the next few weeks.

Please feel free to have your child practice along with me.  I will be adding slideshows of all the new French vocabulary taught in class as well as videos of the children singing songs and reciting poems.

Let me know if ever you have any questions or concerns.

Mme Godin

The afternoon class sings: "Bonjour mes amis!"