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Lethbridge School Division continues to provide an option for at-home learning for the 2020/2021 school year. 

Kindergarten Team Lessons

Story Time: Over and Under the Snow

Posted on Feb. 24, 2021

Watch the story about animals in winter:

Hibernation

Posted on Feb. 24, 2021

Today we are going to learn what some animals do to survive the winter.  Watch the video: Sing along to the Hibernation Song Choose one or more of the following activities: Can you build a den to hibernate…

Story Time: Jack and the Beanstock

Posted on Feb. 22, 2021

Before you watch this story, think about what would be really cool to get from magic beans?  

When in doubt act it out!

Posted on Feb. 22, 2021

Today is going to be all about acting and sharing the fun and creative side of you!   Watch this video to learn more about how to play:   Are you ready to use your imagination and play Charades with…

Field Trip Friday: Living vs. non-living

Posted on Feb. 12, 2021

Enjoy this fieldtrip out in nature.  During this video she will discuss living vs. non-living things.  After watching this video use your journal or a piece of paper and draw two things in your house…

Storytime: Love is...

Posted on Feb. 12, 2021

After listening to the story please draw a picture about what love is to you, if you are able to you may also write letters or words out to help label or explain what love is to you.  Take a picture…

Sink or Float

Posted on Feb. 10, 2021

Today we will be doing an investigation to see what will sink and what will float!  Materials: -Container or tub of water-your kitchen sink -A collection of items to test some examples: feather, cork,…

Storytime: Danny Dinosaurs first Valentines Day

Posted on Feb. 10, 2021

**** IMPORTANT **** This story talks about Valentines Day.  If you do not celebrate this day please click the second story instead.   Alternative to this story.  

Expressing my emotions through self -expression

Posted on Feb. 8, 2021

Emotions are tricky work.  Sometimes it may feel Hard to know what we are really feeling.  This is why it may be important to find ways to express ourselves and our different emotions. Please watch…

Storytime: In my heart: A book on feelings

Posted on Feb. 8, 2021

Enjoy this story about feelings and emotions.  After this story please discuss with your child how they would explain their different emotions like: Happy, Mad, Sad, Frustrated, Excited, Curious, Suprised,…

Storytime: The very Cranky Bear

Posted on Feb. 5, 2021

Do you remember what it is called when bears lay down during the wintertime?

Field Trip Friday: Sledding in the snow

Posted on Feb. 5, 2021

What are your favorite activities to do in the snow? Watch this video of children enjoying the fluffy white snow. Do you enjoy Sledding?  What other winter activities do you love to do? After watching…

Story Time: Wacky Wednesday

Posted on Feb. 3, 2021

Look around your house and see if you can spot anything that makes your house Wacky this Wednesday?  

Winter walk scavenger hunt

Posted on Feb. 3, 2021

Walking outside is a great way to help reset for our day.  It can give us more energy, it can help change our mood, and it can help us become more aware of the world around us. Brainstorm with your adult…

Story Time: Too Much Glue

Posted on Feb. 1, 2021

Discussion Ideas: Have you have had a mishap like this?  What can you make with glue?  

Winter Wonderland

Posted on Feb. 1, 2021

On December 21, it switched seasons. We went from Fall to Winter.    What is your favorite part of winter?   Watch this video to learn a little bit more about winter season.   Activities to do: Go…

Building Day

Posted on Jan. 27, 2021

Today is a day to explore with Lego or Blocks.  Lets start by sorting them 3 ways. Sort the blocks by: Color Shape Size   Can you make a pattern with your blocks? Try these patterns: AB ABC AABB AAB…

Story Time: The Couch Potato

Posted on Jan. 27, 2021

Chat with your parents about the moral of the Story!  

Let's Retell a Story Together!

Posted on Jan. 25, 2021

Today students will listen to the Story Sneezy the Snowman (or they can choose The Three Little Pigs from Storytime today) and do a retell of the story to an adult at home.  Preview the book by pausing…

Storytime: The three little pigs

Posted on Jan. 25, 2021

Enjoy the story of the three little pigs. *Hint* watch and listen closely....you may need this story for an activity later.

Storytime: The very Cranky Bear

Posted on Jan. 22, 2021

  Do you remember what it is called that bears do during winter time?

Field Trip Friday: Sledding in the snow

Posted on Jan. 22, 2021

What are your favorite activities to do in the snow? Watch this video of children enjoying the fluffy white snow. Do you enjoy sledding in the snow?  What other activities do you enjoy? After watching…

Story time: Henry Holton Takes The Ice

Posted on Jan. 20, 2021

Introduce the story, Henry Holton Takes the Ice: Explain that the story is about a hockey obsessed family. When someone is obsessed about something it means that it is all they think about. Allow time…

Rhyming Review

Posted on Jan. 20, 2021

There are three stages to learning rhyming: First, being able to hear rhyming words- this is where students get use to hearing rhyming words in their environment. Second, recognizing when they hear rhyming…

Let's talk QUESTIONS

Posted on Jan. 18, 2021

Watch this video to learn about all of the WH questions.     Time to think of your own questions: Can you think of a WHO question? Can you think of a WHAT question? Can you think of a WHERE question?…

Story Time: We're Going on a Bear Hunt

Posted on Jan. 18, 2021

Let's get some extra movement in with todays story!  

Story Time: Let it Glow- Disney Frozen Northern Lights

Posted on Jan. 15, 2021

You have explored the Northern Lights or are about to with the Field Trip Friday. This is a fun book that touches on the Northern Lights and a little bit of Disney to add to the fun!   ***Note: The story…

Field Trip Friday: The Arctic Circle

Posted on Jan. 15, 2021

Grab your coat because we are headed to the Arctic Circle!      Discussion:  Do you remember hearing about the midnight sun? That is when the sun never sets and there is daylight all day. This happens…

Kinder Gym Class 101

Posted on Jan. 13, 2021

Let's do some exercise- Adults, Go Noodle can be a great way to do brain breaks at home with your children between school work. Learning from home means no gym class so use Go Noodle to get our students…

Story Time: Thomas' Snowsuit

Posted on Jan. 13, 2021

This book is a fun connection to learning about what to wear outside in the winter.   

Sorting and Measuring Review!

Posted on Jan. 11, 2021

Today students will be sorting various things from around their homes.  If you feel your child needs a refresher on what sorting is, they can do the following activity first with Ms. McNab, a kindergarten…

Storytime: How to be a pirate

Posted on Jan. 11, 2021

Listen to this heartwarming and imaginative story from Isaac Fitzgerald and best selling illustrator Brigette Barrager.  Moral of the story: BELIEVE IN YOURSELF.  Please discuss this concept with your…

Story Time: Let it Glow- Disney Frozen Northern Lights

Posted on Jan. 8, 2021

You have explored the Northern Lights or are about to with the Field Trip Friday. This is a fun book that touches on the Northern Lights and a little bit of Disney to add to the fun!   ***Note: The story…

Field Trip Friday: The Arctic Circle

Posted on Jan. 8, 2021

Grab your coat because we are headed to the Arctic Circle!      Discussion:  Do you remember hearing about the midnight sun? That is when the sun never sets and there is daylight all day. This happens…

Forms of Expression

Posted on Jan. 6, 2021

Today we are going to learn a bit about various forms of expression (writing, drawing, dancing, art, drama, movement, etc.)    Have a conversation with your child about the following:  We each have…

Story time: Mouse's First Snow

Posted on Jan. 6, 2021

Mouse's First Snow!    What is your favorite thing to do in the snow? Do you like to do any of the things that Mouse does in this story?     

2020

Field Trip Friday: The North Pole

Posted on Dec. 18, 2020

It's the last day of school this year so let's have a little fun!!   Check out this video of Santa's house. I wonder if this really is where he sleeps at night!    Learn how to draw Santa's Workshop:…

Story Time: Goodbye Autumn Hello Winter

Posted on Dec. 18, 2020

As Autumn is coming to an end I thought this story would be fun. Did you know that December 21 is the first day of Winter but also the day with the least sunlight?  

Operation Syllables!

Posted on Dec. 16, 2020

It is time to learn and practice with syllables.   Playdough Stretching and Breaking-  You are going to say the word while stretching the playdough and then say the word while breaking the playdough.…

Story Time: There Was a Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some…

Posted on Dec. 16, 2020

This Story is fun! I love that it makes something at the end! Maybe after the story you can also go outside and make something with snow!  

Story Time: Sheep in a Jeep

Posted on Dec. 14, 2020

Can you find all the rhyming words? See if you can think of some other words that rhyme too?

Time to Rhyme

Posted on Dec. 14, 2020

Note to parents: Did you know that good rhymers are often better equipped to become better readers? Students who notice similar spelling endings often have an easier time reading other words with the…

Field Trip Friday: The post Office

Posted on Dec. 11, 2020

Lots of us are mailing letters this month so let's take a trip to the post office!  *please point out that in Canada we call it a postal code instead of a zip code.      Suggested Activities   A.…

Celebrations Around the World

Posted on Dec. 9, 2020

Create your passport with an adult so that it looks like mine. *Don't draw the picture for Kwanzaa until you listen to the video and learn!*   Kwanzaa Time to get started! Let's go learn about Kawanzaa!…

Story Time: The Snowy Nap

Posted on Dec. 9, 2020

I am so excited for you all to listen to a book by Jan Brett! Talk about the story with your adult after you have listened to it.   

Gingerbread Man Fun!

Posted on Dec. 7, 2020

Today students will be using this site Gingerbread Man Math to practice counting, ordering and matching numbers 1-10.    Once finished explore Starfall.com have fun decorating your own Gingerbread…

Story time: Brave Irene

Posted on Dec. 7, 2020

Brave Irene What does it mean to have courage?  When was a time that you had courage?    This is a story about a little girl who showed both courage and determination.  What do you think is going…

Story time: There was an Old Lady who Swallowed the…

Posted on Dec. 4, 2020

The Old Lady is up to her old tricks. Instead of swallowing a fly she's swallowed the ABC's now. We can't let her keep them because we need the ABC's to do our work in Kindergarten. I wonder what she's…

The Mitten - Story Retell

Posted on Dec. 2, 2020

Today during 'story time,' your child will listen to the story on our Team site called The Mitten, by Jan Brett.       This story is fantastic for teaching sequencing, predicting, and retelling which…

Story time: The Mitten

Posted on Dec. 2, 2020

This is a all-time favourite in Kindergarten and we are so excited to share this story with you. After you finish watching the story head over to the big Kindergarten Team lesson on this page and do some…

Story time: Do you have a secret?

Posted on Nov. 30, 2020

It is important to know that there are good secrets and bad secrets. Listen to Mrs. Layton read this story titled Do You Have a Secret? Then, talk with your grown-up about what might be a good secret…

Fine Motor Exploration and Measurement

Posted on Nov. 29, 2020

Today we are going to work on our fine motor skills, as well as begin learning about non-standard measurement.    Watch this video to learn about non-standard measurement!   Measurement Practice: Materials:…

Field trip Friday: Visit a Recycling Center

Posted on Nov. 27, 2020

Are you ready to visit a recycling center?   A: Every recycling center looks a little bit different and every city decides what community members are allowed to recycle.    B: Click the following link…

Story time: Chicka Chicka 123

Posted on Nov. 27, 2020

It's time for another Chicka Chicka book! Today's books will be Chicka Chicka 123. This is one of my favourites. As you are reading think about where number 0 might belong. He is feeling awfully left…

Shape and Space!

Posted on Nov. 25, 2020

Watch one or both of the videos below:   Building Activity: With objects you have at home (lego, blocks, magnetics, etc) I want you to make different shapes (both 2D and 3D).  After building each shape:…

Story time: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

Posted on Nov. 25, 2020

One last Chicka Chicka book for us today! We saved the best for last. Read all about how these little lower case letters explore the coconut tree. Everyone comes together in this story to help keep the…

How to Draw a Snowman at Night!

Posted on Nov. 23, 2020

After listening to the story "Snowman at Night" students will draw their very own snowman!   Materials: 1 dark blue or piece of construction paper  wax crayons (or side walk chalk if you want it to…

Story Time: Snowmen at Night

Posted on Nov. 23, 2020

Look at the front cover for the book Snowmen at Night. What do you think this story will be about? The cover might give some clues that you can use to make a prediction. Talk about who might be the main…

Natural vs. Man-made

Posted on Nov. 18, 2020

Time to learn about Natural things and Manufactured (Man-made)   Start by watching this video to learn about Natural and Man-made things!   Activity: You are going to go on a walk or scavenger hunt!…

Story Time: Snow Day

Posted on Nov. 18, 2020

Grab a blanket and maybe something warm to drink while you listen to this story. While you are listening, think about what you did last week on your snow day.  *This book is being red with permission…

Story time: When A Dragon Moves In

Posted on Nov. 16, 2020

When A Dragon Moves In! 1) Talk about:        • Building sandcastles at the beach       • Dragons2) Introduce the title, When a Dragon Moves In, and have students predict what might happen.…

Shape Up!

Posted on Nov. 16, 2020

Shape up!   Check out 1 of the following stories/ songs:   Story: Captain Invincible and the Space Shapes   Song: 3D Shapes   Song: Shawna's 3D Shapes   Going on an Object Hunt Get a piece of paper…

Field trip Friday: Going to a bakery

Posted on Nov. 13, 2020

Watch the field trip to a bakery!   Optional activities:    Play-dough (fine motor) Use play-dough to create your own cakes and cookies. Use your hands to roll, knead, and stretch your play-dough,…

Story time: Community Helpers

Posted on Nov. 6, 2020

*Disclaimer: This lesson contains links to YouTube videos. We cannot control advertisements that may appear when these videos are viewed or opened. Please be sure to supervise children at all times when…

Story Time: The Dot

Posted on Nov. 4, 2020

  Discussion: What was happening at the beginning for Vashti? Why do you think her teacher loved the dot she drew so much? Would you help make a friend feel special and show them they are an artist too…

Library Time!

Posted on Nov. 4, 2020

Let’s get a Lethbridge Public Library Card so that we can visit the Library virtually! The cards work online and you can also visit the Library Branches.   http://www.lethlib.ca/ecard-signup Fill in…

Story time: Chicka Chicka Rock

Posted on Nov. 2, 2020

Today you get to just sit back, grab a blanket and listen to Mrs. Siemens read Chicka Chicka Rock. This book is not as popular as the Chicka Chicka Boom Boom books so we are betting it will be a story…

Apples

Posted on Nov. 2, 2020

Fall is apple picking time and today we are going to learn about apples!  Have your apple ready and let's get started!   1. Have a discussion with your child about their apple. What does it feel like?…

Supplies for next Monday's Lesson!

Posted on Oct. 30, 2020

For Monday's lesson, students will need to have 1 apple!  If you choose to make apple sauce as an extension activity, please have 4 extra apples on hand!   Have a great weekend, ~The Kindergarten Team

Pumpkin, pumpkin

Posted on Oct. 30, 2020

Pumpkin, Pumpkin Let's have one last bit of Halloween fun!  I noticed Franklin measuring his pumpkin at the beginning of the story. Look around your house for some pumpkins. If you do not have any pumpkins,…

From Seed to Pumpkin

Posted on Oct. 28, 2020

    We see pumpkins all over at this time of year. Have you ever wondered where a pumpkin comes from? Listen to this song and story about pumpkins and how they grow!    Listen to this song about pumpkins!…

Story time: Creepy Pair of Underwear

Posted on Oct. 28, 2020

*Disclaimer: This lesson contains links to YouTube videos. We cannot control advertisements that may appear when these videos are viewed or opened. Please be sure to supervise children at all times when…

Community Helpers

Posted on Oct. 25, 2020

Today we are going to be learning about helpers in our community! You will watch a video, work on fine motor skills and sorting, as well as listen to a story!   *Disclaimer: This lesson contains links…

Field trip Friday: Going to the Fire Hall

Posted on Oct. 23, 2020

*Disclaimer: This lesson contains links to YouTube videos. We cannot control advertisements that may appear when these videos are opened. Please be sure to supervise children at all times when…

Storytime: Guji Guji

Posted on Oct. 22, 2020

Guji Guji   Before reading/viewing: Build background for your child by discussing the following: What do you know about ducks? What do you know about crocodiles? Do you think a crocodile could live…

Wiggle Wednesday

Posted on Oct. 21, 2020

Ok we need your help! We love seeing your children having tons of fun so please send videos!   ***While completing this assignment keep in mind: We NEED a video of your child doing each of the following:…

Story TIme: If I Built a House

Posted on Oct. 19, 2020

Get your thinking and creative caps on for this story today! You are about to listen to a story that is going to require you to have some fun thinking about what your dream house would look like! Before…

Snack and Movement Patterns

Posted on Oct. 19, 2020

Let’s have some fun today with patterns! What is a pattern?- Repeating the same thing over and over! We have had lots of practice with AB patterns but today we are going to try some other kinds of patterns…

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Posted on Oct. 11, 2020

Turkey Roll & Pattern's

Posted on Oct. 7, 2020

Turkey Roll & Patterns: Materials 2 dice crayons Turkey Roll Page   Last week students created patterns using fruit loops.  Today students will be using the Turkey Roll dice pages to have some fun learning…

Story time: Thanksgiving is for Giving Thanks

Posted on Oct. 7, 2020

Thanksgiving is almost here! This is a good time to think about what we have to be thankful for. This story talks about all the things that we could be thankful for. Notice how the author adds detail…

Story Time: The Bad Seed

Posted on Oct. 5, 2020

Listen to the story!   Discussion- What does it mean to be “bad”? What does it mean to be “good”? Do you ever have bad days? What do you do to make those bad days better? How would you feel if…

Roll & Move Wiggle Break!

Posted on Oct. 5, 2020

For this week's exercise activities, students can roll two dice and do the activities listed in the boxes & do some fall dances!  Have fun!    Fall Songs/Dances:    

Tricky Turkeys!

Posted on Oct. 5, 2020

Today students will be listening to a story called Turkey Trouble. They will need their Turkey Printout and  various materials to use for a disguise.    After listening to the story, your child's job…

Storytime: Clark The Shark

Posted on Oct. 2, 2020

Clark The Shark Before reading, ask: What do you think this book is going to be about? Who do you think Clark the Shark is? Is he nice? Click the link below to listen to the story "Clark The Shark" https://www.storylineonline.net/books/clark-the-shark/…

Field Trip Friday: Visit a Horse Farm

Posted on Oct. 2, 2020

Put on your wellies and let's head to the farm! Wellies are another word for rubber boots. You will not want to get your runners dirty at the horse farm. Watch the video together and talk about what you…

Story time: Big and Small

Posted on Sep. 30, 2020

*Disclaimer: This lesson contains links to YouTube videos. We cannot control advertisements that may appear when these videos are viewed or opened. Please be sure to supervise children at all times when…

Storytime: Rainbow Fish

Posted on Sep. 27, 2020

RAINBOW FISH Click the link below to listen to the story: https://www.storylineonline.net/books/the-rainbow-fish/ Before Reading: FISH What are some kinds of fish that you know? Can you describe them?…

Fruit Loop Exploration

Posted on Sep. 27, 2020

Fruit Loop Exploration  Please note this activity is extensive and is designed to be extended over two days. Feel free to complete the activities multiple times.  We will be using fruit loops for…

Field trip Friday (part 2): Visit a horse farm

Posted on Sep. 25, 2020

Put on your wellies and let's head to the farm! Wellies are another word for rubber boots. You will not want to get your runners dirty at the horse farm. Watch the video together and talk about what you…

Supplies for Week of Sept 28th

Posted on Sep. 23, 2020

Students will need to have Fruit Loop Cereal (or an equivalent brand) on hand for next week's patterning activities.  This can be purchased at a local grocery store or dollar store!  

Fall Senses Walk

Posted on Sep. 23, 2020

Read: – My Five Senses by Aliki  *Please note that the audio on this video fades at places.  You will need to adjust accordingly throughout.   Watch this:    Offline Activity:  Go outside! …

Splish Splash Fun

Posted on Sep. 21, 2020

Splish Splash    Note to Parents: You will need 26 rocks  with  a letter of the alphabet (A-Z) written on each one. You could also use seashells, alphabet magnets or any sturdy material…

Reminder of Supplies for this week

Posted on Sep. 20, 2020

Hello Everyone!  Just a quick reminder that you need to have some supplies ready for this weeks lessons.     -You will need 26 rocks with a letter of the alphabet (A-Z) written on each one. You…

Sept 11th & 18th Friday Lesson

Posted on Sep. 18, 2020

Welcome to Friday! (Please know due to alternating Fridays this is for Sept 11th and Sept 18th's classes)    Today students will be watching the short video "Franklin Goes to School" and participating…

Chalk it Up

Posted on Sep. 14, 2020

Chalk It Up  Please note this activity is extensive and is designed for September 14th and 16th. There will not be another post on the Kindergarten Team website on Sept. 16th. Please continue to do…

Supplies needed for Sept 14th, Sept 16th and Sept…

Posted on Sep. 10, 2020

Hello Everyone, There are some supplies that you will need to prep ahead of time as we head into next two week's of Team lessons.  Please see below: Sept 14th and 16th -Cornstarch -Food Colouring  …

Lesson #1 - Handwashing

Posted on Sep. 8, 2020

Hand Washing and Germs    In this lesson the students will listen to a story about handwashing and germs, watch a science demonstration, enjoy a video and a couple songs about handwashing rules. After…

Introduction to Online Learning

Posted on Aug. 31, 2020

Dear Kindergarten Families,  Welcome to Online Kindergarten! We are super excited to meet your child through our online format.   Our Kindergarten team has created this microsite where you can…