I can't believe we're through two full months of school already! Time is flying! I can see so much learning and growth already in my students - it's truly amazing. We've done a lot of fun and exciting activities since the beginning of the school year - and I've tried to take photos to share with families on my website. I've been having a lot of technical issues with uploading the photos to my Google Drive to add to my site, hence the delay. Check out some pictures from:
-Visiting the Yoga Room
-Terry Fox Walk/Orange Shirt Day
-Our first field trip to the Torbay History House
-5 Senses Investigation in the Library
-Therapy Dog Visit
-Halloween Scavenger Hunt
This afternoon, our friends from the Torbay History House came to visit and teach us about some of the important chores children had to do in the past. We learned that the tedious job of milking the cow and making butter was often a responsibility assigned to the children - so they often would sing while they worked! We learned a chant and all sang it together as we took turns using the wooden churn. After a lot of hard work, our cream turned into butter and we practiced squeezing out all of the buttermilk and shaping it using old-fashioned butter molds. Afterwards, we were rewarded for our efforts with freshly made milkshakes. Overall, it was another very fun opportunity to learn about our roots and how things were done in years past. Students were so engaged in this session - we can't wait for our next partnership with the Torbay History House.
We're making our way through February - and so far it has been a very fun and exciting month. Firstly, we made predictions whether or not the groundhog would see his shadow. 11/15 of us were correct - it looks like we're in for 6 more weeks of winter. We did all sorts of pattern-themed activities to clue up our learning for Pattern Day... including a fun pattern snack! We partnered with the Torbay History House to do two art workshops - the first was Introduction to Watercolours, and the second was Valentine Cards using printmaking techniques. We really enjoyed ourselves! After 2 snow days, we finally got to celebrate Valentine's Day and exchange cards and treats with our friends. We've been making the most of all the winter weather we've been getting and making sure most days involve playing outdoors in the snow! Tomorrow, we will be dressing in pink to promote kindness and stand up to bullying for Pink Shirt Day!
Here are some photos of the last little while:
Hi Everyone! I'm a Kindergarten EFI teacher at Holy Trinity Elementary in Newfoundland and Labrador.