Terry Fox Run

Last week the KinderPals participated in our school’s Terry Fox Run. The boys and girls ran really hard! We also learned why it is important to remember Terry Fox, a real Canadian hero who ran a marathon every day to raise money for cancer research.

Welcome to a New School Year!

Hello from the KinderPals! We have had a great start to the school year. Mrs. Hiebert will be sharing some of the fun learning activities we do at school both here on our blog, and in our private FreshGrade portfolios (as soon as the district finishes the technical set-up). Happy Fall!

Buddy Painting

Our Big Buddies in Grade 5 sketched pictures for us to paint. It is really hard to control a paintbrush and keep the paint in the drawings! We are very proud of the artwork that we created.                                                    

Communication

Communication is how we let others know how we feel. We can do this by talking, or by showing with our bodies. We can use sign language to talk woth our hands. Writing is another important way of communicaing. When you say something it disappears, but when you write it stays for a long, long time.

The tone of our voices helps to communicate, too. We can sound excited and happy, or we can sounds frustrated or mad. The same words can mean different things by using a different tone.

If you walk towards someone that communicates that you want to talk to them. If you walk away it can communicate that you are mad, sad or frustrated.

Someone showed us that she was feeling sleepy by looking like this:

  
Mr. Robertson showed us that he is feeling sad by looking like this:

  

Someone showed us that she loves the baby by cuddling and hugging it.

  
Baby Sammy can communicate what he is feeling by smiling, laughing or crying. When he is happy he smiles. He might cry or yawn if he’s tired.

Mr. Robertson read us the book Dear Juno by Soyun Pak. It is a story about a boy whose grandma lives very far away. They speak different languages but they learn to communicate without speaking or writing.

  

  

Juno and his grandma sent each other envelopes filled with pictures that they drew that told a message. Juno’s pictures told his grandma that he missed her and he loves her. His pictures also gave her information about his tree, himself and his house. Juno also put a leaf from his oak tree inside the envelope. 

We looked on our map to find out where Juno’s grandma lived. Seoul, Korea is a long way away!

We talked about how nursery rhymes communicate with babies. We practiced Humpty Dumpty so that we can say it for Baby Sammy next time he visits.

  

  
We also practiced Pat a Cake, This Little Piggy and Eensy Weensy Spider, too.

  

  

A baby learns to communicate by learning nursery rhymes. He learns to alternate his fingers in action songs like Eensy Weensy Spider.

Skating Fun!

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