Monthly Archives: November 2015

Math Morning in KG

Last Wednesday students expertly showed their parents how maths is done in kindergarten. Students taught parents’ interactive games and activities, which focused on numeracy, shape, patterning, measurement and data handling.
Math Morning in KGW on PhotoPeach
 

REMINDERS

KG Assembly – Friday, November 27:

This Friday is the first of two KG assemblies. It starts at 7:20 and will run roughly 30 minutes. KGG and KGW will host this assembly and KGH and KGA will host in March.

Art Class Tour – Friday, November 27:

06.50- 07.10 parents are welcome to come to the art rooms with their kiddos to have a look at their work.

Portfolio Showing – December 7-11:

All week parents are invited into look at their child’s portfolio with their child during morning drop off.

 

 

 

Kindergarten News: 16th – 20th November

Reminder: Friday 27th November, KG assembly, KGW & KGG will lead the assembly with KGH & KGA taking on a smaller role.

The children have been continuing to dig deeper into our unit of inquiry, Sharing the Planet. This week we planted seeds and observed how they grew. The children have taken on the responsibility of caring for their seeds. We have carefully observed the growth of shoots, roots, stems and leaves. 

We had a visit from Miss Hannah, who is an avid scuba driver and photographer. She shared her knowledge, through an amazing collection of photos, of the interdependent relationships between ocean creatures. Thank you, Miss Hannah.

Thanks to all the parents who made it to the Morning of Mathematics on Wednesday. I hope it gave you a greater insight into how and what your child is learning in mathematics. 

As the children learn more about living things and how they share the planet, their curiosity is developing into specific areas of interest. In the library, the children used picture books to research their own questions. Through their own inquiries they are developing their knowledge of living things and how they depend on each other. 

 

KGG 16th – 20th November on PhotoPeach

Coco Beach on PhotoPeach

The KG’s visit Coco Beach

This week the KG classes visited the rock pools on Coco Beach. The purpose of the visit was to get a rich first hand learning experience by observing the creatures that live in this natural habitat. The current unit of inquiry is ‘Sharing the Planet’ and children were able to learn about the characteristics of these living creatures, look at the concept of interdependence within the rock pools and also discuss the impact we can have on the environment.

The adults helped children record their observations and the final list included over twenty different types of creatures like starfish, sea urchins, a variety of crabs, sea snails, eels, lots of tiny fish, skinks and turtles.

Everyone had a great time looking for new species and were excited to share their knowledge and sightings with the rest of the group.

Thank you to all the parent helpers who came along and were a part of this outing. The extra adult support enabled children to have a safe and more individualized learning experience. Thank you also to Miss Hannah who accompanied both trips and all the information she gave us about the sea creatures.

Reminder: Math morning on the 18th and KGH still have their class photo scheduled on the 17th.

KG assembly on the 27th of November.

Important Dates

Mark Your Calendars
for these
Upcoming Events in November

Coco Beach Field Trip

9  November-   KGA and KGG
10 November-  KGW and KGH

Don’t forget to sign and return the permission slip

Class Pictures

KGW-   Monday, 9 November
KGG-   Tuesday, 10 November
KGH-   Wednesday, 11 November
KGA–  Thursday, 12 November

Math Morning     Wednesday,    18 November     6:55am – 7:30am

 We will invite you in to participate in some of our math activities.

International Day     Friday, 13 November

Please send a small tupperware container that the students can put food in from the different international tables.  Please speak to your class parent if you would like to volunteer. 

KG Assembly       27 November   7:15am

All of the students will participate in 2 songs.  KGW and KGG will have a larger part in this assembly.  KGA and KGH will have a larger part later in the year.  More information will follow.

 

Please send your classroom teacher a message if any of this information is unclear.

As always, thank you for your continued support!