Friday, February 20, 2009

Our Fifteenth Post -- February 20, 2009

Even though it was a short week, it was definitely a busy and exciting week in our room! On Tuesday, the A Class celebrated Valentine's Day with our special literacy and math friendship centres. They definitely enjoyed these activities as much as the B Class did. We also used Valentine's Day to introduce our students to our new school focus (SMART Goal): point of view. For one of our activities, the children had to make a pattern on a cookie using Smartie's or Skittles. We had a child help us introduce this activity to the class, and after the child decorated the cookie, we took the cookie, said how good it looked, and ate it. We took a photograph to capture the expression on the child's face, and then discussed with the class what we might be thinking and what the child might be thinking at the time when we ate the cookie. We explained to the children that this was pre-planned because we wanted to help them understand about "point of view." As one of our new literacy centres, the children are looking at the photograph of this event and drawing and writing about our thoughts and the child's thoughts. This activity definitely helped the children understand the difficult concept of point of view. In the coming weeks, you will hear your child talk even more about point of view.

On Wednesday and Thursday, we also introduced new literacy and math centres to the students. The children are very excited about these new centres. Try talking to your child at home about them. In the coming weeks, you will find information about these centres and photographs of these centres on the Kindergarten Website.

Have a great weekend!
Aviva and Dianne

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