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Spring Concert Information May 4, 2015

Filed under: Uncategorized — mrsmarshallkd @ 6:52 pm

Hi Parents,

I just wanted to pass on a few reminders for the Spring Concert tomorrow.

Please have your child wear a white t-shirt and blue jeans/overalls.

Our class is located in the centre back of the stage if you’d like to try to plan your seats accordingly.

The afternoon concert is at 1:15.

For the evening concert, I will be in the classroom from 5:30 on, so you can drop your child off anytime after that!

Looking forward to the show!


May 4-8

Filed under: Uncategorized — mrsmarshallkd @ 12:57 am

It’s finally May! I don’t know about you, but May has been a long time coming. Here’s hoping the weather warms up and the sun shines brighter!

Here’s what’s up for this week:
Our Spring Concert is Tuesday at 1:10 and 6:00. Please remember to have your child wear a white t-shirt and blue jeans or overalls. The theme is planting and growing a garden/farm. I can tell you that you will LOVE it! The kids have been working so hard and they sound so good. I know we are all looking forward to it!

Because of the concert on Tuesday, Monday will be spent both in class doing our regular work as well as practicing for Tuesday.

We will be concluding our study of numbers 1-10 this week. We also read a really great book during Shared Reading time called “One Duck Stuck”. If you were to go to the provincial library website and went on their Tumble books link, you could find the book in there. It’s a great story that emphasizes rhyme, number, and working together, among other things. We’ll be doing activities around this book this week as well.

We have finished up our study on Rhinoceros and here are some pictures:

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IMG_1390 IMG_1392 IMG_1391 The biggest take-a-way I think we all learned was that the white rhino eats grass while other rhino’s eat leaves. But we learned how much they weigh, and how tall they are. We used our measuring skills to see how tall we are compared to the rhinoceros and how much we weigh compared to the rhinoceros. We learned that all of the students in our class put together weigh as much as a small rhinoceros! We had a lot of fun with this, I am on the lookout to see what else we may want to learn about! I’ll let you know.

More information you need to know:

-For the Spring Fling this year, the Kindergarten classes are creating a “Pamper Yourself” basket. We will be asking for donations. A note will go home about this.

-Monday is Glen Stewart’s 40th Birthday! We will be celebrating by singing Happy Birthday and by having popsicles at lunchtime!

-Student fees for next year are due! If you have not done so already, please send in $30 for the grade 1 supplies. Thanks!

Have a great week!

Mrs. Marshall


Spring Concert Tickets April 22, 2015

Filed under: Uncategorized — mrsmarshallkd @ 5:46 pm


This is just a reminder that the blue order form for the Spring Concert tickets was sent home on Tuesday. We are asking that you make sure these are returned by Monday, April 27. If you have any questions, please let me know!

Mrs. Marshall


April 20-24 April 20, 2015

Filed under: Uncategorized — mrsmarshallkd @ 2:03 am

Hello Parents,

Here’s what happening this week:

As some of you may have heard, we are learning about the rhinoceros. This came about because there was a picture of one in a book and many of us didn’t know what it was! So, now we will. Also, we had an “interesting” discussion about how babies are born, etc. Just in case anyone came home talking about it. If you have any questions, please let me know!

Rhinoceros fun facts:

-They live alone, but a baby will live with the mother up to a year

-The white rhino has square lips (!) which helps it to eat grass. Other rhinos eat leaves and foliage (new word!).

Here’s what else we’re doing:

Sight words: you, on

Still working on our vowels

We’ll be using the month of April to finish up our number sense unit

I also want to take a minute to stress how important it is that you read with your child when they bring their guided reading books home from Tues.-Thurs. It takes less than 5 minutes a night, but the benefits I see in the classroom are tremendous! When they are not doing their reading at home it truly does effect their reading work in the class. Thanks!

Our Spring Concert is May 5. There will be more information coming home this week. I hope you plan to attend as the children have been working so hard and it looks to be a very cute performance!

Something to take note of: For our end of the year field trip, we will be travelling to King’s Castle. More information will go home as we get closer to the actual date.

Here’s to a great week!


April 7-10 April 6, 2015

Filed under: Uncategorized — mrsmarshallkd @ 2:13 pm

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Saw this fella outside my window this morning. Ignore the snow, focus on the robin, and repeat after me, “Spring is here, spring is here, spring is here…” There, now I know i feel a lot better!

We have a fun week planned for KD and I’m looking forward to it all.

We will be talking about vowels, and matching upper and lower case letters. We will continue to work on the sight words we’ve covered so far, especially emphasizing my, come, here. Next week we will be adding more. We also will continue to work on stretching out our words and writing down all of the sounds we hear.

In math we will look at the number 9.

We will also continue with our 5 Senses.

On April 14, Jacob MacNeill, the Easter Seals Ambassador will be visiting Glen Stewart Primary. I am very excited for this as I taught Jacob when he was in Kindergarten at Head Start Early Learning Centre! In preparation for this, we, at Glen Stewart are working on ways to raise money for this program. The English Kindergarten Team has decided to have some fun days this week to help with the fund raising. We are asking for a donation of a Loonie a day, or whatever you and your family wish to give. Here are the special days:

Tuesday- Backwards Day (dress up backwards)

Wednesday- Hawaii/Beach Day (dress up for the tropics)

Thursday- Wear your favourite costume day! (come dressed in your favourite dress-up/costume)

Friday- Pajama Day

Ice-Cream Sale – Easter Seals Fundraiser – We will be selling fudgesicles at lunchtime on Wednesday for $1.

We are all looking forward to this week, and if you can donate, please consider!

May 5th is our Kindergarten Spring Concert! We have been practicing hard every day:


Our theme is Spring planting/gardening. The songs are fun and the kids are getting excited. There will be more information about this as we get closer to the date.

Have a great week, and as always, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate!

Mrs. Marshall


Part/Part/Whole: It’s a Math Thing March 28, 2015

Filed under: Uncategorized — mrsmarshallkd @ 12:24 pm

Kindergarten numeracy outcome 1.5 states: “show a given number as two parts concretely and name the two parts”

Here is one way we do this in Kindergarten.

First, we start with a stack of 8 two sided chips:


Then we lay them out in front of us, with all of the same colour showing:

IMG_1280 it doesn’t matter how they’re arranged, just that we know we have 8.

And slowly, one by one, we turn over the chips. We know we still have 8 (that’s called conservation- knowing that just because the arrangement changed, the number did not), but now we can see that 1 white and 7 red are still 8.


As the lesson proceeds, we begin to see how 1 number can be separated into 2 parts. Eventually we will begin to understand that this is addition and subtraction, but right now, it’s enough to know this aspect.

Kindergarten math is hands on, it’s concrete, and it’s understandable. It’s the foundation for future math learning and success. Oh, and it’s a l lot of fun, too!


March 26, 27 March 25, 2015

Filed under: Uncategorized — mrsmarshallkd @ 4:56 pm

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Just a couple of shots of our front playground! Thought you might appreciate the view.

Tomorrow we will be back to class after our “extended” March Break. We’ll be using Thursday and Friday to review and re-establish our classroom routines. We have some fun new learning games ready to go.

We’ve finished up all of the alphabet except the vowels which we will focus on in April. We will also be working on matching and identifying both lower and upper case.

In math we will review numbers to 8 and in literacy we will review the sight words covered so far as well as finish up our Senses.

Just for you to make note: May 5 will be our Kindergarten Spring Concert. More information will be forthcoming, but I know the music teachers have been working hard planning it and it looks like a really good one! The only costume your child will need is a white t-shirt and jeans/overalls. The theme is around spring farming/gardening.

It sure will be nice to get back into a routine! I’ll bet we are all excited about that!

Have a great day,

Mrs. Marshall



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