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Encouraging literacy in kindergarten October 16, 2014

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It’s always so exciting to see when the children start to put what we’ve been talking about in class into their daily practice. Today during Learning Centre time, I told the class they could use the book “Changing Colors” and could use the special “teacher pointer” if they wanted. After a bit I went to check on them and this is what I saw.



During our Literacy time I have been telling the children about the “habits of good kindergarten readers”.

We know that in kindergarten we:   point to the words we are reading.

hop from word to word, we don’t slide our pointer finger under the words

use pictures to help us tell the story

Every day they never cease to amaze me how much they take in, and how excited they are about learning!





A few notes October 15, 2014

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Hello Parents,

Some notes for this week:

We have introduced our “sight” words this week. Our word of the week is “see”. We are looking for this word in books and in poems, and when we leave the room we have to point to and say the “password”. We all seem to be doing really well with our first word!

This week we finish up our introduction to the alphabet. Next week we will focus more on individual letters, starting with the letter F.

We are doing many activities with apples this week. Today was an apple taste test, tomorrow we will be making apple prints, and on Friday we hope to make applesauce!

We are reading the big book “See What I Can Do” this week. It’s another great book to teach reading skills as well as sight words. We will be using this book a lot in the next few weeks as we will add Can and Do to our list of “passwords”.

I want to remind you that if you are planning on purchasing pictures, the money is due by the 16 (Thurs).

We were scheduled to participate in National Walk To School Day on Thursday. A note is being sent home, but please note that it has been postponed until Wed. Oct 22!

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please let me know!

Mrs. Marshall


Kindergarten Reading October 8, 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized — mrsmarshallkd @ 11:30 pm

Hello Parents,

We have been talking in class about  reading and how, in Kindergarten, we use pictures to help us read the words. To illustrate this to the children, I have a simple book about leaves changing colours in the fall. I showed it to them and they were able to “read” it. I told them I would put it on a powerpoint to share with you, so they can “read” to you.

changing colors




October 6-10 October 5, 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized — mrsmarshallkd @ 11:52 pm

Hello Parents!

This is a short week this week with the PEITF conference this Thursday and Friday, but we’ll still pack a lot of learning into the next 3 days!

Here’s what’s going on:

Monday- our field trip to Victoria Park. It looks like the weather will be nice, but with all of the rain we had on Sunday, please make sure your child is dressed appropriately. I know I will be wearing my rubber boots to the park! We will be leaving around 8:45 and returning around 11:45. These times are merely approximate!

October 7th, in the afternoon, will be our Thanksgiving assembly. I know that a note and a paper bag were sent home to everyone. Please consider donating food to a worthy cause!

Our walk this Monday will set up the lessons for the next week or two- based on our 5 senses. We will begin our sight words this week with the word, “see”. We are finishing up our review of the alphabet.  In math we finished up the concepts of more, less/fewer, and same as. We will begin looking at the numbers 1-5 this week.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me!

Looking forward to this week!
Mrs. Marshall

PS. remember the next Monday, October 13 is Thanksgiving! No School that day!


A few reminders October 1, 2014

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Tomorrow morning is our Teddy Bear Clinic! Please allow your child to bring in a favourite stuffed animal or doll (it should fit in their back pack). This is a great training activity for some student nurses, and it is a lot of fun for the children!

Also: Check your child’s homework bag (if they didn’t bring their bag back, it should be in their back pack). There is a permission slip for our field trip on Monday. This form must be signed and returned in order for your child to participate in this activity. We are going on a nature walk through Victoria Park. The information is on the permission slip.


Everyone have a great day and rest of the week!

Mrs. Marshall


September 29-October3 September 29, 2014

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It’s hard to believe September is almost over and October begins on Wednesday! Time sure has flown, but we have all grown so much in the last month. On the first day of school we didn’t know where to go, when to use the washroom, what our day would be like. Now, on the next to last day of September, we have our routines down pat. We know what to do when we first get to school, we know what to do if we need to use the washroom or get a drink. We are seasoned veterans of kindergarten!

Here’s what’s happening this week:
In math we are talking about more than, less (fewer) than, and the same as. In literacy we will do letters O,P,Q,R,S. We have an alphabet poem about Kindergarten that we will learn. We will be looking at the book Changing Colours, which is about leaves changing colour in the fall.

We will continue to build with a variety of objects, use our senses to discover the world, and learn through play each day!

Important Information:

Please take a moment each day to vote for our school for the Indigo Adopt a School challenge! It only takes a few seconds and it’s free! We can win books for our school library!

Thursday will be our Teddy Bear Clinic with student nurses. Please bring a favourite doll or stuffed animal for the day!

On October 6 the Kindergarten classes will be taking a field trip to Victoria Park. More information will be coming home this week!

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me!
Have a great week!

Mrs. Marshall




Food Allergies September 25, 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized — mrsmarshallkd @ 6:16 pm

Hi Parents,
I wanted to send this both e-mail and the blog in order to make sure we all see it.
Just a reminder that our school is a peanut and nut free school. We do have children in kindergarten with these allergies, so please be aware of this while you are packing lunches and snacks.
Thanks for your help in this area!
Mrs. Marshall



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