It’s the Last P.E. / Movement Day! (6/5)

Today is the last day for our P.E./Movement Blog.  We hope you had a good time with us singing, dancing, moving and exercising.  The blog will stay open for the summer, so please look back and keep exercising!!


3 Year Olds (in Ms. Barbara and Mrs. Almoula’s group)

It’s almost summer!!  Let’s go swimming and be goldfish!!


And here is a Freeze Dance.



4 Year Olds (in Miss Yuri and Ms. Hoshi’s group)

Congratulations on completing your 30 days challenge!

I hope you enjoyed exercising and drinking water to stay healthy!

As we have been emphasizing the importance of exercising, I would like you to continue moving your body and having fun at the same time! For our last blog entry, I made a video of 7mins exercise you could do over the summer by yourself, with your family or with your friends!

Make sure you watch the video till the very end 🙂


Exercise with Miss Yuri!!       Click here to exercise!!


I hope you enjoy it



5 Year Olds ~ Pre-First Graders (in Mr. Dale and Mr. Myk’s group)

Hello Everyone!


Today will be the last day of Flashy Feet Fridays in our Montessori Blog. I hope you enjoyed all of our Flashy Feet practice and that it made your legs fast and strong. I will be linking all of our videos here so that you can watch and do them as many times as you want. For today, we will follow the same format as last week where I also write how many times you do each move. Have fun with today’s practice!


15 star jumps

15 seconds high knees in place

10 skater jumps

5 moon jumps

5 Frog jumps


-quick break-


3 times High knees (over obstacles)

3 times Sideways high knees (over obstacles)

3 times Sideways jump (over obstacles)

2 times Hop (over obstacles) left and right foot

1 time sideways hop (over obstacles) left and right foot


-water break-


take a quick break after each jump

3 Tuck jumps 

3 Pike jumps

3 Straddle jumps


The list might look long but I’m sure you’re all ready for it as your legs have grown fast and strong. If you think you need to rest some more or in between the exercises, it is totally fine to do so. Just remember to always do your best in the movements so that your feet learn to do the right things. 


Don’t forget to drink water!



Thanks for exercising today!!  The days are getting warmer.  Remember to have a drink of water in-between and after your exercises to stay safe and healthy.  Also, wash your hands, eat healthy and exercise every day!


Have a wonderful summer and keep exercising!!

Friday, June 5th ~ Ms Catherine’s Storytime

Hello Parents & children,

Today I am reading you a funny story about a little pup called George.

Have a listen to the story Bark, George by Jules Fieffer HERE


Then see if you can answer these questions about the story.


  1. What is the first animal sound George makes?
  2. How was his mum feeling about George? Why was she feeling like this?
  3. Who did George visit for some help with the problem?
  4. Could he bark like a dog in the end? 
  5. What other language could he speak at the end? 


The weather is warming up so I found these cool, tasty recipes to make at home.


These will cool you down HERE


And THIS & THIS just looked fun to make! 


**Substitute allergy prone ingredients or just remove, but have fun enjoying your fruit in a fun way! 


Thursday, June 4th ~ Ms. Mimi’s storytime

Hello boys and girls,

Here’s a story about a little frog who didn’t want to be a frog. Let’s find out why.

I Don’t Want To Be A Frog”  written by Dev Petty and illustrated by Mike Boldt.

Please click here.



Why do you think the little frog didn’t want to be a frog?

What did he want to become?  At the end, what changed his mind?

If you could be any animal, which animal would you like to be?  And why?


Now, if you want to stretch out a little, here’s a song you can sing and move to.

“If I were an animal, what would I be?” (Action Song)


Have you ever seen real frogs?  They are slimy; they hop and eat bugs.

Can you describe some characteristics of cats, rabbits, pigs and owls?

What’s special about them?



Would you like to make an origami frog that jumps?

You can make many frogs and have a “hopping race” with your family!

If you prefer to see a diagram, click here to print.

Here’s a  song about the life cycle of a frog.

Have a nice summer!  Stay healthy and… help your mom and dad around the house.

Guest Reader Day ~ Wednesday, June 3rd

Today is our last Guest Reader Day.  We would like to thank our 4 guest readers for giving the children an opportunity to listen to more stories.  They also experience different types of books, different styles of reading and different voices.  These are all important for a child to develop a love of books, thus a love of reading and learning.


As this is our last Guest Reader Day, two teachers wanted to share their stories with you!  They are Miss Yuri and Mr. Dale.  Please enjoy their stories!!


Here is Miss Yuri’s Story!

Amazon | There Is a Bird on Your Head! (Elephant and Piggie ...                   Click here to view


Here are some activities to enjoy:


Elephant and Piggy Activities – click here to open.


Here is Mr. Dale’s Story!


Amazon | Badger's Parting Gifts | Varley, Susan, Varley, Susan ...               Click here to view.


Here is a fun activity for you to do:


Making Paper Chains with Mr. Dale




We hope you’ve enjoyed stories by our guest readers–Mr. Dale, Miss Yuri, Mr. Myk and Ms. Schumacher.

Thank you for joining our Blog during the school closure!!


My Thank Less task | JASMINE TEA & JIAOZI

Final Principal’s Challenge

Thank you families for helping your children join in my challenges. This will be our final challenge and it is very bitter-sweet. I hope you have enjoyed joining in and look forward to seeing your children’s ideas.

Thank you for joining me on our challenge each week. I have loved seeing your creations, especially your construction challenge and sharing your hidden talents! They were big highlights for me!

For your final challenge, you will be getting creative for the Cougar Cafe. Check this week’s slides to find out what you will be doing.

Remember to share your mural design in the Montessori folder.

Happy Wednesday Everyone and enjoy your summer!

It’s P.E. / Movement Day! (6/2)

Here are our P.E. / Movement activities for today.  It’s sad that we don’t have our live class anymore, but you can still exercise with the activities below.  Are you ready?


3 Year Olds (in Ms. Barbara and Mrs. Almoula’s group)

Here is an old-time favorite.  Mommies and daddies can join you too!!



4 Year Olds (in Miss Yuri and Ms. Hoshi’s group)

This is the last week for our blog entries and just a few more days till you end your 30 days challenge! 

For those who have been trying to jog with me last week, the link to the video is now accessible to anyone with the URL so you should be able to see it without any problems! 

If you feel like jogging, you could just go to the park from here–

Explore and jog with Ms.Yuri


For today, I will introduce you to “Circus Yoga” which you could do after your daily exercise challenges!
You could check this poster to see how to do some circus themed yoga!

Circus Yoga

Enjoy and see you on Friday! 🙂



5 Year Olds ~ Pre-First Graders (in Mr. Dale and Mr. Myk’s group)

Hi Everyone!


One day, Mr Dale, Ms Yuri, and I went to the Lower Rec Hall to exercise and have a bit of fun. We were very very surprised with what we saw there!


What’s going on in the Lower Rec Hall?!


There were animals roaming around! We went about playing and exercising and the animals just stayed there with us. If you click on each of the items and animals in the Lower Rec Hall, you will be taken to different activities and songs that you can play along or dance or move to! 


It’s getting really warm now so do not forget to drink water when you do these activities. We even have our water bottles there to take a sip in between exercises. I know that these movements can really be a challenge but I’m sure you can all do them with lots and lots of energy!


Always be safe when doing these movements and dances, okay? I hope that you enjoy these videos and have fun moving!




Thanks for exercising today!!  The days are getting warmer.  Remember to have a drink of water in-between and after your exercises to stay safe and healthy.  Also, wash your hands, eat healthy and exercise every day!   See you on Friday for our last blog post P.E./Movement Class!!

Tuesday, June 2nd ~ Ms. Sallie’s Storytime

Hello everyone,


My story today is called “Inch by Inch”.  It’s another story written by Leo Lionni.  I chose this story for many reasons.  First, it’s about measuring.  Second, it’s about birds.  Third and lastly, in the new version of our alphabet song, “A, a apple”, the letter “i” is now “i”, “i” inchworm!!

I hope you enjoy my story….

Inch by Inch by Leo Lionni: 9781524766146 | ...              Inch by Inch — Click here to watch


Here are some questions you may want to think about and find out:

  • Is an inchworm a worm or a caterpillar?
  • How big is an inchworm?  How long do you think an inch is?  (Ask you moms or dads to show you,)
  • There are many birds in the world.  Can you name some that are not in this story?  Which one do you think has the longest neck? beak? legs? tail? wings?  This is something you can investigate over the summer!!
  • What was the idea behind the inchworm measuring the nightingale’s song?


Here are some real pictures of the inchworm and the birds you saw in the story:

Identify and Control Inchworms      Inchworm  —  See it moving like it’s measuring?

American robin - Wikipedia     Robin                  Animal/Flamingo (1080x1920) Wallpaper ID: 122379 - Mobile Abyss     Flamingo

EARTH OFFICIAL on Instagram: “Keel-billed Toucan, also known as ...      Toucan                  Grey Heron (Ardea Cinerea)     Heron


Ring-necked Pheasant Identification, All About Birds, Cornell Lab ...     Pheasant              What determines the colour of hummingbirds' feathers? | SciTech Europa     Hummingbird

Nightingales at risk due to shorter wings caused by climate crisis ...     Nightingale


Here are some birds singing their songs.  Who has the longest song?


If you want to learn more about birds, here is a nice video for you.


Craft Activity — You can make your own inch worm.  All you need is a strip of paper, scissors, something to write with (and decorate later if you’d like) and a straw.

Watch how you make it:


How can you have fun measuring things?  You can watch first and then try on your own.

Monday, June 1st, Ms Barbara’s Storytelling

Hi everybody,


Today I’m reading to you another story about a fish.   The fish in last weeks story lived in a fish tank like the fish at school.

But this story is about a fish that lives in the ocean.

This book is  from Hawaii called Humu’s Colorful Ocean.  Hawaii is a beautiful island in the middle of the

ocean that many people like to visit.

This will be my last story, so hope you enjoy it.



Click here view


When you go to Hawaii you are greeted with a necklace made out of flowers called a lei.

Girls and boys also wear leis on special occasions.

Let’s make one.


There are many sea creatures in the ocean.  This summer if you are able to go to the ocean or maybe even

an aquarium you might be able to see them.

Here are pictures of the sea creatures that were in the story.

Red Urchin







Blenny Fish





Aren’t they all beautiful?  Let’s keep the ocean clean for all the living creatures in the ocean.



And of course, a song


And here’s a Hawaiian song


Have a nice summer – BYE

It’s P.E. / Movement Day! (5/29)

Here are our P.E. / Movement activities for today.  Maybe you can do some things outside since it’s a beautiful day today!


3 Year Olds (in Ms. Barbara and Mrs. Almoula’s group)

Let’s create your own movements and dances today!!  Just remember to dance to the music and sounds and get your hands, arms, feet, legs and your whole body moving!!




4 Year Olds (in Miss Yuri and Ms. Hoshi’s group)

How are you all doing with your 30days Challenge? 

This is the last set of exercises you will do for your 30 days challenge!

Today you will have a choice of jogging with me at the park or do some exercises on the spinning wheel!

If you feel like jogging, you could jog with me at the park.
This is the park where I usually jog when I feel like I need to exercise more 🙂 You could jog on the spot as you explore the park through this video and see how far you could jog with me!
If you start to feel dizzy or tired, make sure to stop!


Explore and jog with Ms.Yuri



You can spin this exercise wheel four times a day and do four exercises!


Exercise using the spinning wheel


Please make sure you have your water ready when you exercise!




5 Year Olds ~ Pre-First Graders (in Mr. Dale and Mr. Myk’s group)

Hello Everybody!


Today is the 6th day of Flashy Feet Fridays. How are your feet and legs doing? Are they getting faster and stronger? Can you feel it? 

For today’s practice, I will put in different counts and times for each exercise and we won’t be using any obstacles to jump over today too. It might be hard at first but I know you have gotten stronger with all our training. Afterwards, we will finish up with a challenging jump! Are you ready for it? Lets Go!!


20 Star jumps 

20 seconds Fast feet

20 bunny jumps in place


30 seconds rest


20 high Knees in place (10 per leg)

16 skater jumps

20 seconds fast feet figure 8


1 minute rest


5 Tuck jumps

5 Pike jumps (you can rest in between each jump)


Some tips for the pike jump: 

-remember the steps jump-kick-touch your toes

-swing your arms to jump up high

-Take a quick rest if your legs are getting tired


Remember to always be safe when practicing our moves. You can do them with music or have someone join you for your exercise. And always remember to have fun!


Thanks for exercising today!!  The days are getting warmer.  Remember to have a drink of water in-between and after your exercises to stay safe and healthy.  Also, wash your hands, eat healthy and exercise every day!   See you next week!!

Friday, May 29th ~ Ms. Almoula’s storytime (Revised)

We are sorry that you were not able to see the story today.  It is now fixed and should be running.  Please enjoy.


Hello Everyone,

How are you  doing ? This will be my last story for you. Hope you enjoy it .

Today my story is about The Gruffalo!  Now what is this Gruffalo?

With his terrible appearance he is the scariest creature in the deep dark wood. But one brave little mouse with

a big imagination doesn’t think so!

Let’s find out how this little mouse deals with the big scary Gruffalo.


The Gruffalo -Click here to see the revised version




Activities for you to try ..

How to draw Gruffalo HERE



Guessing game ..

Animal sound game

Guess the hiding animal


Let’s have some fun dancing ! Before going into summer holidays. We can dance on this

lovely song about LOVE  ! 

Wishing you all a very Happy and Safe summer ! !

Fun Hi 5 dance song L.O.V.E.