Thursday, May 28th ~ Ms. Hoshi’s Storytime

Good morning, everyone!

This will be my last story, and I’ve chosen a bit of a long one!  I especially hope that the children who will be in first grade next year can enjoy MAMA LION WINS THE RACE, written by Jon J. Muth.  Our school named this book a Sakura Medal Picture Book, and he’s written many other prize winning stories.

I won’t write too much, you’ve got a long story to listen to!  Enjoy!!

Click here to listen to MAMA LION WINS THE RACE

Who was your favorite character, or car?

Why did the Flying Pandinis stop when Mama Lion and Tigey were on the side of the road?

Why did Mama Lion say “Or, we could not win!” towards the end of the story?

Have you ever helped a friend, even though it meant that you might not get something that you were hoping for?  It’s great to help a friend, isn’t it :).

I noticed that most of the drivers of the cars were wearing glasses for the wind and sun, you can go back and look again…  I’ve found a tutorial about making glasses out of paper.  It uses origami techniques, but be careful, the shape of the paper is not the same size as regular origami, it is American letter sized paper. And… you can’t wear these on your eyes.  You wouldn’t be able to see!!  But, you could put them ontop of your head and look cool!


And if you like to spend your time outside in the fresh air (with your origami sunglasses on TOP of your head!), you could enjoy brightening up your sidewalk/driveway with Red Bud Drives’ Chalk Mosaic.  Simple, but fun and great for strengthening finger muscles.

Have Fun!

How to Make a Sidewalk Chalk Mosaic

Wednesday (May 27th) ~ Guest Reader Day!

We have Mr Myk for our Guest Reader today.  The story is titled Little Red, by Bethan Woollvin.


Amazon | Little Red | Woollvin, Bethan | Foxes & Wolves


Little Red  – click here to listen


Please enjoy!!


Surprise Guest on the Principal’s Challenge

Good Morning Everyone,

Today’s challenge is a sports day challenge. Mr Hitchman has created a Bingo exercise challenge for you to enjoy today. You can do the exercises as many times as you want, all you will need is to bring all your energy with you. Please use the slides (and instructional videos) to see today’s challenge. I hope you have fun!

Please use the folder to share your challenge today.

Good Luck and enjoy!


It’s Double P.E. / Movement Day! (5/26)

Today was our last live P.E./Movement Class for the 2019-2020 school year.  Who would have thought we would end the school year like this?  A big Thank You to Mr. Dale, Mr. Myk and Miss Yuri for planning and guiding us through the many fun activities that they did .

The live session is now over, but our P.E./Movement Posts continue until next week.  That means you’ll get to receive new exercises and activities for three more posts (excluding this one).  Please enjoy them!!!

Here are our activities for today:


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


Can you clap your hands and do what the song says?




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

It was great dancing with you again during our Zoom session! 

I hope you had a great time but I’m going to miss seeing all your faces 🙁

You can dance together with us by watching the Hand Clap video even though we don’t have our zoom meetings! 


Here is the link again.  You can dance together with your moms, dads, brothers, sisters, grandmas, grandpas, anyone!!.


Miss Yuri, Mr. Dale and Mr. Myk’s Dance Version


Here is the promised origiinal version that we have used.  It is a Radio Disney Version.



Now it’s time to calm yourself down and relax your body after our exercise together.
Today, I will introduce you to Dinosaur Yoga!

Dinosaur Yoga Ideas for Kids


Please enjoy!


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

Hi Everyone!


Look who’s joining us today at the Lower Rec Hall! It’s Mr Dale and Ms Yuri! We’re having a small get together and we collected 9 activities for everyone to do. 


Click Here to see the Lower Rec Hall Party!


The activities are hidden in the different items around the Lower Rec hall and you can watch and follow them when you click on each item. Some activities should be familiar with you as we have done them before in class. Can you guess what Mr Dale is doing over there near the mirrors?


I hope you enjoy this set of activities. Don’t forget to try your best doing them and always be safe when playing!




We hope you enjoyed your P.E./Movement class for today.  Continue eating well, washing your hands properly and EXERCISE!

Tuesday, May 26th ~ Ms. Mimi’s Storytime

Hello boys and girls,

Here’s a story about Mrs. McNosh who loves to do her wash. But wait!

What is she hanging on the clothesline?

Mrs. McNosh Hangs Up Her Wash    Please click the title.

Questions and suggested Activities:

Mrs. McNosh was quite silly hanging some of the things up on the clothesline. What did she hang up to dry? There were quite a few items.

On a piece of paper, draw a clothesline at the top. Then, draw some funny things that you want to hang up on the clothesline.  Don’t forget to use the pegs to hang them up.

Can you find what doesn’t belong in this picture?   Click here  to color the pictures and circle what doesn’t belong. (Open PDF in preview to print. )

Watch how Alicia washes using a washboard.


Do you have many pairs of socks?  Gather them, and let’s match the socks!

Can you fold a T-shirt? Take a look at this demonstration.

How to show a child to fold a T-shirt


Montessori Practical Life Lesson on folding to help fold laundry…

Have fun folding laundry at home and helping in the chores.

Monday May 25th~ Ms Catherine’s Storytime

Dear Parents & children,

How are you doing?

I’m doing fine, but one thing in particular that I miss doing with the children is singing songs.

In my class we generally always start the morning circle time with a song.

It just seems to put us in an upbeat frame of mind ready for learning.


So you guessed it, this story is a singing one. Get yourself comfortable as we  sing,

Itsy Bitsy Spider” by Iza Trapani together!


Click HERE to sing with me! 

Best wishes,

Ms Catherine X


Questions to ask:

  1. What did Itsy Bitsy climb up first?
  2. Did she try climbing up again?
  3. Whenever Itsy Bitsy was knocked down, did she give up? Why do you think this?
  4. After she reached the top of the tree, what did she do?
  5. At the end of the story Itsy Bitsy is wearing something, can spiders really wear these?


Activities to try:

Itsy Bitsy Spider puppet for fine motor play HERE

Sequencing page click HERE


It’s P.E. / Movement Day! (5/22)

Here is our P.E. / Movement activities for today.  We’ve been having many cloudy days and sometimes rain.  We may not be able to go outside to get some fresh air, so you can move around with these activities.  It’s important to exercise every day!!



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

How can you move your body today?  Can you shake like a salt shaker?  Can you move like a pancake?


Let’s move!!




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

We are more than half way through our 30 days challenge!
I think we’re all doing a great job exercising!


From today, you can try some of these moves till the end of next week!

-Up & Down
-Plank 5 sec
-Wind Mill X5 sets
-Run on the Spot 10seconds
-Jumping Jacks X10 

You could exercise with me as you watch this video 🙂


Exercise with Ms. Yuri!! – Click here to do it together.





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

Hello everyone!


Today is day five of Flashy feet Fridays! 


Before we get started, I wanted to know how last week’s jumping practice went. Was it too hard or quite easy? Did you feel your legs get stronger with each jump you practiced? I hope everyone enjoyed their jumping time.


For today’s Flashy Feet practice, we will be focusing on moving sideways. It might be hard to balance at first because we are used to only moving forwards or backwards. Moving sideways can start out slowly and get stronger and faster as we improve with our practice. You can try out each movement as many times as you want until you get the hang of moving sideways with good balance.


Here is our sideways list:


Fast feet 8 shape

Sideways high knees

In and out step

Sideways jump

Skater Jumps

Sideways hop


Have fun practicing your sideways movement! Remember to practice safely and always be careful!



We hope you enjoyed your P.E./Movement class for today.  Continue eating well, washing your hands properly and EXERCISE!

Friday, May 22nd ~ Ms. Sallie’s Storytime

Hello everybody,


Do you have nights when you cannot sleep?  What do you do? Do you imagine things or do you count something?  Many people count sheep.  Come and listen to a story called Counting Sheep by Dr. Julie Glass, illustrated by Mike Wohnoutka.  Are you ready, don’t fall asleep!!

Counting Sheep by Julie Glass | Scholastic              Counting Sheep – Click here to view.


Most people count sheep when they cannot sleep (one sheep, two sheep, three sheep, and so on…)

* What did this man count and how many?

* What else do you want to count?

* Can you practice counting things by twos? (2, 4, 6, 8, 10)

* When you count normally by ones, how far can you count to?

Next time you can’t sleep, try counting sheep or something else and tell us in your comments whether it worked or not!


Here are some nice “Counting Sheep” videos you can watch.

Here’s a lot of ewes.  Ewes are girl sheep!


Here is a song about counting sheep… Can you help count?


In the recording, we talked about rhyming words…..After a good night’s sleep, you can exercise to this fun song called Exercise, Rhyme and Freeze!


And lastly, here is an activity that you can do and make:


If you don’t have cotton balls, you can crumple up some tissue paper to make fluffy balls.  Enjoy!!


Have a happy day today!

Thursday, May 21 – Ms. Barbara’s Storytime

Hi everybody,

My story today is Memoirs of a Goldfish by Devin Scillian.  The goldfish in the bowl is next a sign that says

“HELP”. Why do you think so?  Let’s find out…



Click here for story.


Would you like to make a fish bowl?

Remember, you can add more fish or other things as you wish.




Make a paper plate spinning wheel.



Let’s sing a song about fish.


Wednesday (May 20th) ~ Guest Reader Day!

Today’s Guest Reader is Miss Yuri!!  She has another fun story for you.  We hope you like it!!


Can You Make a Scary Face?: Thomas, Jan, Thomas, Jan ...


Can You Make a Scary Face? – Click here to view



Wow!!  That was a fun story!!  We you able to make a very scary face?  Can you make it again???


Here is an activity you can do:


Can You Make a Scary Face? – Activity  (click here)