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October 17-21 October 17, 2016

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We had a lot of fun last week!

The Teddy Bear Clinic was a great time. Our stuffies were weighed and measured, diagnosed, and given “medicine”. The student nurses did a great job.

We’ve been thinking about all kinds of lines, straight, squiggly, zig zag, etc. We were able to put all of that into practice when we watched “Art Hub for Kids” on YouTube and learned how to draw pumpkins and apples. We will continue to use these lines as we start letter printing this week.

We used our five senses to make and taste applesauce. This is always a fun activity, and today we also wrote down “instructions” on how to make it. We took a poll to see who liked it and who didn’t (8 said yes, 5 said no).

This week we’ll have some more fun! We’ll be discovering with pumpkins, learning about printing our letters and learning about the letters F and E. We’ll also add the sight word “and” to our sight word bank (see, can, the, and). We will be reading the book Pumpkin, Pumpkin.

In math we will continue to explore numbers 1-5 through a variety of means, including five frames, dice, counting sets, and playing games.

Today we also had a school bus safety presentation from Ms. Mullen-Doyle

We watched a video about school bus safety, and we did some role playing around the subject.

Just a reminder that next week there is no school on Thursday or Friday (Oct. 27-18) due to the PEITF fall conference. This week though, it’s five full days of fun!

Have a great week and GO CUBS!


Mrs. Marshall


Teddy Bear Clinic October 12, 2016

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Thursday is Teddy Bear Clinic day with the Student Nurses from UPEI. Please send a teddy/stuffed animal/doll with your child


E-Mails and other things October 11, 2016

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Just a couple of things I forgot when I did the blog–

As I was getting ready to set up a class e-mail list, I noticed I am missing a few e-mails. If you have never e-mailed me, I was wondering if you could do that so I could add your e-mail to my list? Sometimes it’s easier to send out a mass e-mail than to go to the blog to pass on information. And while we are on the subject- some of you checked off that you would like a paper copy of the school newsletter. That goes out to everyone who has given their e-mail to the school. If you would like to discontinue the paper version, please let me know. The school spends a tremendous amount of money on paper, so the more we can go paperless, the better. Thanks!


I wanted to add a few pictures from last week. We have begun “Author’s Chair”. This is a fun time of the day when some of us who have written a story get a chance to share with the class. It’s always enjoyable to see what our friends have written.

This past week we also began playing with the classroom instruments as well as adding painting to our daily choices. Creative Development is an important part of kindergarten, and I love to showcase our growth in this area!


October 10-14

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I hope everyone’s Thanksgiving was enjoyable and restful! My daughter was home from university over the weekend, so it was busy at our house. I’m really looking forward to this week, we have some fun activities planned for the month of October.

We will be spending more time focusing on our fine motor skills. This week we will be talking about lines, all different kinds of lines and how to make them. All of this helps us to be stronger writers.

We have begun our “writers workshop” in earnest this month. At this point in the year we are talking about different ways to tell a story, and right now we focus on using pictures to tell our story. We are encouraged to use details and lots of colour so that our “readers” can read our stories.

Our sight words will continue to be see and the. And we will be reading a book about Spiders this week.

We will use our five senses to explore with apples, making apple sauce and having an apple taste test.

In math we are exploring the concepts of counting and breaking a number into two parts and naming those parts (5= 2  and 3, 1 and 4, etc).

Wednesday is the last day to bring in food for the food drive! Here’s to another great week!

Mrs. Marshall


October 3-7 October 3, 2016

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We’ve made it to the first week of October! Our routines are in place, we are used to the Kindergarten day, and we’ve already had lots of fun. Here’s what’s happening this week:

We will continue with our exploration of the Five Senses. Our big book this week is A Lion’s Tale, which is a fun story about a lion and how he uses his five sense. We will add the word “the” to our sight word list, and we will continue to work on our Alphabet review (letters RSTUV this week).

In math we will continue to explore with our many ways to count.

Here are some pictures of our week last week:

Learning about different ways to count: 1:1, subitizing, number identification

Exploring with our Five Senses, and adding pages to our science journal

Extra notes to be aware of:

Dear Parents & Caregivers,

Once again this year, our school has decided to participate in the FCC Drive Away Hunger program by collecting donations of food for people who are hungry in our area. By participating in this program, FCC will include our school in two draws for a $500 donation to be used to make improvements at the winning schools.

We invite you to send a food item to school with your child between Tuesday, October 4th and Wednesday, October 12th to support this program. On Wednesday, October 12th, we will draw for two classes to come to the lobby and help weigh and load the food items onto the FCC wagon.  For more information on FCC Drive Away Hunger, visit

Below is a list of most needed food items according to Food Banks Canada:

  • pasta products and rice
  • canned meats and fish
  • dry and canned soups and stews
  • canned fruits and vegetables
  • flour
  • breakfast cereal
  • canned/powdered milk
  • fruit juices
  • pasta sauce
  • beans and legumes
  • infant formula and baby food

Thank you for your support. Working together, we can drive away hunger!

Reminder that Thanksgiving is next Monday, so there will be no school then.

Here’s to a great week ahead for us!

Mrs. Marshall


September 26-30 September 26, 2016

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It’s hard to believe that it’s the last week of September. Where did the time go? And isn’t it funny how the day summer turned to autumn, the temperatures dropped 10 degrees? I guess we can’t deny it any longer… Summer is finally over.

Here’s what is up for this week:

We’re beginning a study of our five senses. There will be some fun activities to go along with this!

In math we will continue to look at different ways to count

In literacy we will continue with our alphabet review. Our sight words are See and Can. We will stick with just these two for another week before we add a new word.

We have been enjoying a weekly nature walk, and I hope to continue with that this week. We usually go sometime on Fridays, depending on our schedule.

On Friday afternoon we will be participating in our schools Terry Fox run/walk. If you are interested in contributing a loonie or a toonie, please do so.

There are a lot of fun things to do this week, I look forward to it!

Some pictures from our week. We really enjoyed experimenting with colour!

Have a great week, and as always, if you have any concerns, please let me know!

Mrs. Marshall

mrs_cmarshall on Twitter


Sept. 19-23 September 18, 2016

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It was great to see all of you out to Meet the Staff last Thursday evening. It’s always nice to put faces to names. For those who couldn’t make it, if you would like me to e-mail you a copy of the power point, please let me know and I will get that to you on Monday.

We’ve been having fun last week learning about numbers 1-5. We’ve finished our number line and this week we will begin our focus on different ways to count.

Here we are with “2”


In Language Arts we’ve begun introducing sight words. Our first word is “can”. We will keep that word for this next week, and will be adding the word “see”. For our Big Book we will be reading Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?   We will continue working on our class alphabet.

On Friday we went for a nature walk. I would like to do this at least once a week, weather permitting. The plan is to go on Fridays (or whatever the last school day of the week is). This week we noticed some mushrooms in the bushes









Some notes for the week:

-Picture day is Monday.

-We have No School on Friday as it is a Professional Development Day

-Library will be on Wednesday

If you are on Twitter and want to follow our class Twitter account we are @mrs_cmarshall The profile picture is kids playing in the snow and the header is some children’s paintings

If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know!

Mrs. Marshall