Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Concert Songs

We have begun to practice for our winter concert!  Our concert is on Dec 17 at 1:30 (k-5) and again at 7:00(K-3). Room 14 will be singing the pirate song and a Chinese New Year song.  We will be preforming a dance with our Chinese New Year song as well.  Some of the children in the room have speaking parts that they will be rehearsing.  It is going to be amazing! Please follow this link to hear the songs and practice at home.  

Monday, November 24, 2014

Beautiful stuff!

We have been learning about the characteristics of objects and materials. We have been collecting all sorts of stuff to design and create with. We sorted the objects, classified and described the different colors, textures, sizes, shapes and materials. Then the creativity started to flow... Here are a few shots of the beginning of the fun....

Animal Environments

We spent time learning to use scientific inquiry to learn about Manitoba animals.  We learned about appearance, habitat, diet, babies, and enemies.  Then we got to apply this knowledge when creating an environment for our animal that met all of its needs. (Food water and shelter). 

Friday, November 21, 2014

House is a House for Me!

We have been learning all about houses. We learned that they are for shelter and that animals need homes too. Our houses are made out of materials such as wood and brick. We also noticed that if you think about it hard a lot of things can be houses for things...but a house is a house for me! It inspired a lot of creativity. We wrote house stories about mischief making house pets.  We investigated animal homes and we used a variety of building materials to create houses with our friends.  

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Friday, November 14, 2014

Germ proof!

We have been learning about germs in room 14.   We discussed what germs are, how they effect us, how they spread and how to protect ourselves.  We watched a video about germs and were shown how to effectively wash our hands. Then we had some fun with "pretend germ lotion" and used the glitter bug machine to check if we washed our hands well enough to get the pretend germs off.   We were surprised to see that some people washed very well but some people needed to spend more time scrubbing.