Page Sections

Message to Parents
The Four Frames of the Kindergarten Program
Documents
Links



Day Schedule

Day 1 - Library Book Exchange, Art
Day 2 - Computers, HPA
Day 3 - Art
Day 4 - Library Learning Activity, HPA

Day 5 - Media Literacy (today)


Message to Parents

Introduction to Kindergarten
Thursday, October 20th, 2016

I am happy to be teaching the Junior and Senior Kindergarten program this year in room 3! We have many fun and innovative learning initiatives planned throughout the 2016/2017 school year. I also want to inform you that at the bottom of this page is a list of excellent on-line resources that you may choose to have your child explore at home. I subscribe to the philosophy that technology is a critical learning tool for 21st century learners and can act as a catalyst for those who may be reluctant to learn using traditional means, such as pencil to paper and memorization tasks. Let's begin our year with an open mind and see where the path to knowledge leads us.


The Four Frames of the Kindergarten Program

Four Frames
Thursday, October 20th, 2016

In the kindergarten program, four “frames” are used to structure thinking about learning an assessment. The frames - Belonging and Contributing, Self-Regulation and Well-Being, demonstrating Literacy and Mathematics behaviours, Problem Solving and Innovating - are designed to support an approach that aligns with the way children’s learning naturally occurs that focuses on aspects of learning that are critical to young children’s development. The frames reflect the integrated way which learning occurs during children’s play and inquiry in Kindergarten.


Documents

Ontario Math Guide for Parents
Ontario Reading and Writing Guide for Parents
Mr. Smith's Information Letter to Kindergarten Parents


Links

ABRACADABRA Literacy
Funbrain
Kindergarten Ministry Curriculum Document
Link to Learning
Mr. Nussbaum
Sheppard Software Kindergarten Learning Activities
Starfall (fun reading activities for kids)
Toronto Public Library
Variuos Educational Games - Alphabet Memory