The temperature was hot and we were ready to cool off. We boarded the city bus for a day at our local splash pad. We setup home base when we got there and they were off. The day consisted of play in the water, dry off, play in the park…this continued for hours. Thank you to the families that brought us treats, the families that came on their lunch breaks or came just to say hello, and Trezka, our high school co op student from the beginning of the school year, who still loves to come back and visit! Hopefully they will sleep well tonight!
Spring is an exciting time of year! So much growth and change all around us! Yulia was excited to share her discovery of tadpoles by her Grandma’s house. She brought her new pets in for us to see and we were so curious about her tadpoles that she brought us our very own!
We had a lot of observations, theories and wonders!
We talked about how we need to treat our visitors while we watch them grow and change.
We learned that when frogs are born they are called tadpoles. As they grow they change into frogs. This is called metamorphosis. Did you know that tadpoles have teeth, but frogs don’t? Ask an expert from KB what else is different between tadpoles and frogs.
Today Rhodes came with a wonder…”do frogs have tails?”
We learned that frogs do not have tails.
But then how to you explain what Mrs. Smith found in the fish tank today?
At first we thought she had found a frog with a tail!
“It’s a baby frog!” Mikayla
“It is a tadpole who is starting to become a frog!”. Julia
We learned that this is a tadpole who is changing into a frog. As the legs grow the tail shrinks!
After we observed our new friend it was time to put him in the big fish tank at the front of the school. He quickly used his new legs to swim to the log. I wonder why?…..
Today we watched a video on fossils and found out that everything can actually be a fossil. Something like a plant can be buried in mud for many years and made a print or fossil in the hardened mud.
We decided to make our very own fossils. We don’t have hundreds of years to wait for the mud to dry and form in to a fossil, so we used some special clay from our classroom. Then we headed outside to see what we could find to make prints and fossils in the clay.
Ben brought in a bag of fossils that his grandmother shared with him. He was excited to explain all the facts he knew about them to the class.
Today we borrowed a microscope that can be hooked up to our smart board to get a closer look at all the fine details. Afterwards we set up a discovery area for the archeologists to explore some more.
Once again KB loaded the Stratford city bus and went on an adventure to The Local.
At The Local we were greeted by Liz and Jen who work there, along with a group of smiling moms from our class. We started the day by finding worms in some soil. We put these worms in a habitat and we got to take it home to Avon.
After this dirty fun it was time for us to plant some seeds. We helped The Local plant carrots for them and we planted beans and carrots in a small terrarium that we got to take home. Please keep us updated on these sprouts ☺️??
We finished our day by making our very own pizza. Yummy!!
Today we had another great day in our Kindergarten family!
Earlier we had a fundraiser for deaf and hard of hearing. Mr. Melton said that the class who raised the most money would get a pizza-party. That class turned out to be us! This was really nice but in our family we all agreed that the pizza-party wasn’t the best thing about it – it was raising money for those who need it ❤️
The pizza arrived and surely we had a party! ??
Today was also a party day for Ewen who had his 5th birthday ? He wanted to celebrate it with us so his Mommy and Mommia brought in ice cream for the entire class ?? How delicious, thank you very much!
This must be Ewen’s favourite birthday because he had pizza AND ice cream ~ Koby
Another exciting thing was Will bringing our entire class a present. It was a book called ‘This book just ate my dog” ? Ms. Simpson read it for us as we enjoyed our ice cream.
This morning we boarded the plane and spent the entire day in Ms. C’s native country Denmark!
We knew that we were going to spend a long time on the plane so before take-off we talked about safety when flying and what we needed on the plane. Here’s what we came up with:
Good thing we ordered our tickets and passports last week so we had them ready for today!!
We got on the plane and the flight attendant showed us a video about Denmark:
Kindergarten B flying from Canada to Denmark
Finally we arrived in Denmark – the happiest place on Earth! ? All we needed was to go through customs and have our passports stamped. A friendly person from the boarder security looked at our passports, asked about our name and age, stamped the passports, gave us a Danish flag and a “Welcome to Denmark – we hope you enjoy your stay!”
And we were ready to enjoy it! Some of us went outside to play some Danish games. We played “All my chicks come home” which reminded us a bit of “Cross Canada”. Inside we also made a lot of Danish things. At big blocks we made a throne for the Queen and at play dough we made a castle for her. At production we had some postcards with Danish stamps that we could send home to tell our parents how we liked Denmark.
Then it was time for some treats! Ms. C. brought some “frikadeller” which were kind of like meatballs. Most of us tried them even though we weren’t sure if we would like this Danish food..
At story time Ms. C. read the fairytale “The Ugly Duckling” by the Danish author Hans Christian Andersen.
Before we were ready to go back home to Canada, Ms. C. had another treat for us. It was a Danish dream-cake. Before eating the cake we said some of our dreams and who knows … maybe they’ll come true ✨?
I wish I was a superhero ~ Mac
I wish I was a princess and had a pet unicorn ~ Iris
I wish a had a transformer ~ Ewen
What a fun and exciting day in KB and the big world! ?
Once again we loaded the Stratford City bus for another adventurous day!
The bus took us to the River Garden where we didn’t even get inside before we saw something exciting:
I see one! I see a retirement-person!! ~ Liam
Inside we were greeted by the residents with a round of applause as we entered.
Here we played games like UNO and snakes and ladders, we drew pictures and we were fortunate enough to have some of the residents read books for us.
By the looks of these pictures we brought a lot of happiness to the residents as they brought a lot of joy to our hearts ❤️
We also met Ms. Mark’s husband Chef Jeff who works at the residence and he brought us some delicious cookies and apple juice – how lucky are we?! ??
After this lovely morning we were heading for Queens Park to try out their play equipment and to have some fun in the sun☀