Lots of new routines and places in the school to learn and get used to. The class has been taking the time to explore their new classroom and all of the activities that go on in a typical day in Kindergarten.
We have been learning each other's names and finding out new cool things about each other!
There is always so much to learn about one another when we are in a new classroom.
The students have also been learning their day routines which include some pretty fun stuff!
One of those new routines is our Discovery Bins. Every morning, once the students have changed their shoes, handed in their red folders, and hung up their coats, they can chose to explore the discovery bins.
The bins are all designed to be engaging and interactive. The student can choose to go to one bin and stay there for the full 20 minutes or they can choose to try a variety of different bins within that time. Every bin offers a different goal for the children. The different activities can help a child build their skills in numeracy, literacy, fine motor, gross motor, turn-taking, and communication. All of these skills are key part of development in Kindergarten!
|Here two students are learning to take turns during a board game. They are also practicing their numeracy skills by rolling the dice and identifying the number of spaces that they can move during their turn.|
Every week we will have 5 new discovery bins out that the students can explore and discover.
They are also learning to be responsible for cleaning up the stations once Discovery Bins are over.
Some other exciting new spaces we are learning about are the gym, library, and music room and how to respect those spaces and the equipment we use there.
|The music room is a mix of quiet and loud space. Sometimes we are listening to Ms. Rempel teach us a new song or rhythm. And other times we are trying out new instruments and exploring the sounds we can make.|