This week in Kindergarten, our beloved MKA mascot Cougie the Cougar went missing! The students used their detective skills to follow a set of clues around Brookside meeting many members of our community along the way. The children had a great time and returned Cougie home!
The social-emotional aspect of our Kindergarten curriculum is equally important to the children's growth as their academic experience. We believe that children who feel empathy, have self-awareness and exhibit good character are more likely to make responsible decisions and create positive relationships with others. On a daily basis during morning meetings, exploration, recess and closing meetings children develop these skills.
This week Kindergartners were hard at work. During math worship we learned about different types of shapes, such as the circle, square, rectangle, rhombus, hexagon, and trapezoid. We talked about their different attributes, played fun guessing games during morning meeting activities, sorted shapes, and made self-portraits using shape cutouts. The children had a lot of fun showing off their new knowledge by searching the classroom and then the building to identify objects that represented all of the different shapes. We are looking forward to learning so many new things during math workshop this year!