Thursday, 31 January 2013

Bienvenue Boule le bonhomme de neige

Bienvenue Boule!
Voici notre nouvel ami.
He was created by our class.  The students chose names and voted on his final name.  They also decided what he would say.

"Bonjour.  Comment ça va? Je m'appelle Boule le bonhomme de neige. Mes amis m'ont construit. J'ai reçu un chapeau magique et maintenant je suis vivant. J'ai toujours froid. Je suis content. J'aime faire les anges. Je mange la neige."

~Hello.  How are you?  I am called Boule the snowman.  My friends built me.  I received a magical hat and now I am alive. I am always cold.  I am happy.  I like making angels.  I eat snow.~

Bravo la maternelle!

*Currently we are learning shapes as well.  Check out the Chillola link  for shapes in French.  You can also click on the MIMI link: Jouer dans la neige to see our poster and hear the words. There are some other great links on this blog to check out when kids are stuck inside because of the cold.  Another great site Wumpa.

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Bravo la maternelle!

Le 24 janvier, 2013

Chers parents,

Un grand MERCI!  Thank you to all those who attended our assembly!  I am very proud of how our students performed.  Bravo!   Thank you also for the photos you sent.  In 8 school days we will be having 100 days of school celebration on Wednesday, Feb 6th.  The students are invited to bring an item to share for a “100 days” snack in a small plastic bag.  For example: 100 Cheerios, or 100 raisins, 100 smarties, 100 pretzel sticks, 100 Shreddies squares…  We will mix these snacks in a bowl for our shared trail mix snack.  Please do not send anything containing nuts.  You are welcome to do a 100 days project at home and send it to school but this is not required.  We will do some 100 days activities and have a bit of a party.

We will continue our theme of L’hiver and our current MIMI poster.  See the previous post on the blog for the photo and words.  We have recently done alphabet testing and the students have come a long way from September. I will send a letter home next week with the results.
This month we will also visit friendship and continue speaking on Kindness.   Included in the  newsletter that went home is a list of names for Valentine’s cards.
In math we will begin focusing on shapes as well.  If you would like to send a shape object that can be glued to a collage you can send them in your child’s dossier.
Merci pour votre soutien,
Thank you for your support.  A calendar will be sent next week. 
Mme Jennifer Wallace


Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Nouvel affiche de MIMI: "Jouer dans la neige"

Here is the new poster and new words:

Jouer dans la neige                                  le balai
jouer                                                        le foulard
dans                                                         le bonhomme de neige
la neige                                                    les pantalons de ski
la tuque                                                    les bottes
les mitaines                                              le traineau
le chapeau                                                le banc
la carotte                                                  le manteau
les bras                                                     le sapin

The students came up with titles and voted on their favourite title for the poster: "Jouer dans la neige"

Friday, 11 January 2013

Assembly performance

Chers parents,


We are looking forward to our assembly very much; it is Thursday January 24th at 9am in the gymnasium.  We would love to see you in the audience!  If you have any pictures of your child doing winter activities such as: sledding, skating, making a snowman, making snow angels, skiing, snowmobiling, making a fort….please email them to

Mme Wallace:

We hope to have a multi-media presentation.  We are enjoying singing and learning vocabulary about winter.  It seems that January is magical when it comes to growth and learning in Kindergarten.  They are so knowledgeable and ready to show what they know.  Currently we are testing alphabet knowledge in French.  It is amazing to see how far the students have come since the beginning of September.  Thank you again for supporting our class.    


Mme J. Wallace