“Shrimp” Class

In “Shrimp” class, I practiced getting my face wet, floating and blowing lots of bubbles.

On my last day in “Shrimp”, I practiced everything I had been learning. I did a rocket ship,

then rolled over to my back and did a star fish,

then I flipped over again and swam to the wall.

Check out all my moves in this video:

Do I want to jump? Yes! Yes please! I want to jump Teacher Emmy!

Can you see me? I did a really big jump and went way under the water.

Teacher Emmy reminded me that I can always roll to my back and do a starfish when I need to take a breath, then flip back over to a rocket ship whenever I am ready to go again.

Shrimp class was so much fun with Teacher Emmy.

Back in the Pool Again. Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I really had to send a voice note to Teacher Emmy. I said “Teacher Emmy, I want to go back to swimming! How long???? I want to swim!!!!!”.

It has been a really long time since we swam with Teacher Emmy. I love swimming with her. She is a really nice teacher. Remember my post about Sunday! Funday! and Terrific Thursday?

So when Teacher Emmy said that she was going to start swim lessons again I was super excited.

I could hardly wait for Sunday to come. I was patient all week, but then when Sunday finally came and I kept asking, “Mommy is it 3 o’clock, yet? Mommy is it 3 o’clock, yet?” 3’oclock was my class time.

On the drive over, I fell fast asleep! I heard Daddy’s voice, “Kearah are you ready for swimming?” I jumped up. We were finally there. I was ready to swim in the pool!

The pool looked so good. I couldn’t wait to get in. See I am wide awake now!

Teacher Emmy asked us if we remembered the pool rules.

I remembered some of them:

  • Don’t run around the pool
  • Don’t go in the pool without permission
  • Don’t push or pull anyone
  • Don’t pee or poop in the pool
  • Listen to and obey instructions. Three strikes and you are out.

We got in and got our faces wet by doing bops and blowing bubbles. We were turtles-hippos. We took a deep breath with our heads up like a turtle and went under the water and blew bubbles like a hippo. Do you see my bubbles?

Teacher Emmy reminded us of the rocket ship. Look at her go! She is really good at this.

Then I did my rocket ship!

Teacher Emmy reminded me to keep my arms straight out… like a rocket ship!

I also did my star fish. Keeping my head up to the sky`.

Soon it was time to get out of the pool. I really had loads of fun today and learnt so much. Swimming is fun. Thank you Teacher Emmy.

I can’t wait to get all wet again in the pool.

Digraphs and Trigraphs

Do you know your digraphs and trigraphs? In Grade K, I learnt all about digraphs and trigraphs. I really enjoyed learning all about them.

These are the digraphs that I learnt so far in Grade K:

ch, sh, ng, th, qu, ck, nk, ee, ai, oa, oi, ow, ar, ur, or, er, tt, ea, mm, ay, ph, ff, pp, ir, bb, ck, ll, oy, aw, wh, ew, oo, oo.

The “oo” has different sounds, that’s why I put another **oo**.

Here are some pictures to show you what I mean. This is the ch digraph.

Digraphs can be found at the beginning, middle or the ending of words. Look at this “th” digraph. Do you see what I mean?

Here are some words with some of the other digraphs:

These are the trigraphs I have learnt so far in Grade K:

igh, ure, ear, ire, air.

Here are some words with these trigraphs.

I looked through my book to make sure that I didn’t miss any digraphs and trigraphs. I look forward to learning some more in Grade 1.

The Art Room

I was so amazed! When I entered my sister’s classroom, everything caught my attention. I moved from picture to picture. Everything looked fantastic.

My sister said that this was her Art classroom. She introduced me to her teacher. His name is Mr. Tabu.

Mr. Tabu is so talented. He was colouring a picture of some leaves. Look at it:

He said he was going to do another one afterwards.

I asked him to draw a picture for ME to colour too and he did! Right there on the spot! Look at how easy his hands moved to make this beautiful flower:

I could not believe my eyes!

He showed me how to mix the yellow and blue crayons to make green for the stem of the flowers. He also showed me how I should colour the petals.

I walked around the art room some more and took pictures! Here is a glimpse of what I saw:

I saw this picture and Mr. Tabu said that it is a painting of buildings in the destroyed capital, Plymouth. I had to take a picture of it. Do you know where this is?

I asked Mr. Tabu to take a picture with me. I am so happy that I met him.

Whenever you get a chance, you can visit the art room at my sister’s school.

An Easter Sunday Hike

On Easter Sunday I went on a hike.

There was some slippery places to cross so David hoisted me up for the walk. There was also a steep hill, and David ran all the way up the hill with me. Thank you David!

Here is a song we sang along the way:

I changed it up a bit and said Uncle Shark, Auntie Shark and Sister Shark, but I forgot to sing cousin shark and baby cousin shark.

Then I started whistling this song and some people started singing : Don’t worry, be happy!

I saw termites along the way! They ate the tree until it died. I saw a hummingbird too! It’s throat was bluish greenish.

I thought I saw a mountain chicken but it turned out to be a “Cane Toad”. Can you see it? It looks a bit camouflaged.

I like walking through the trees. It was really nice.

After walking for a while, Mommy gave me some water and a little piece of candy to get energy. Can you see the candy in my mouth?

I really did get some energy. Check out my short walking video.

At the end of the hike my feet were so tired and I was sleepy too, but I really had a good time.

Tae Kwon Do

My parents said even before I was born, I went to Tae Kwon Do!

My Mommy explained that she would take my sister to Tae Kwon Do when I was in still in her tummy.

This picture was taken when my sister got her purple belt. She did really well in her exam. See how tiny I was! I touched her cute face!

As I grew older, my sister continued to practice and got better and better.

She moved up from purple belt, to red belt, to red belt strike 1, to red belt strike 2 and now she is in brown belt strike 1. She is a senior belt. Soon, she will try for the black belt.

I told my sister that I wanted to join Tae Kwon Do like her, but she always said, “When you get a little older”. Now, I am finally old enough to join Tae Kwon Do. My sister said that she will teach me, but I have to promise to listen to her. I promised.

My first day was great!

We had to do warm ups first. Look at me doing a plank. Can you do a plank?

Then I learnt how to do a punch.

Then I learnt a move called the “over head block”.

The overhead block is used to stop anyone from hitting you in your head. Here I am practicing my overhead block.

This is the “double arm block”.

I practiced some front kicks and side kicks too!

Then we did a move called the “chariot” and then we bowed at the end of our moves as a sign of respect to the instructor.

I can’t wait for the next session. I will continue to practice what I learnt!.

A Tortoise

The last time I saw this tortoise it was so small, and now it is so big! Uncle Roland took it from its hiding place, so that I can get a chance to see it.

Uncle tried to get it to show its face, by giving it some water, but I guess it was too shy.

It did not come out at all.

I tried to tickle it a bit to see if it would show me its face and legs.

But it stayed neatly tucked inside its shell.

Awww…. hopefully next time it will show its face.

Until next time tortoise!

This reminded me of the time I saw the Green Turtle Laying Eggs. Did you know that the major key difference between a turtle and a tortoise is that a tortoise spends most of their time on land but turtles are adapted for life spent in water?

Check out this video which illustrates the difference between turtles and tortoises.

Bird Posters

When I got home from school, my Mommy said that she had a surprise for me. She unrolled some paper and there they were, some beautiful bird posters!

I quickly pointed out the birds that I saw on the Shorebird Watching tour and the ones I saw in my backyard when I was Feeding Hummingbirds. In the picture below, I am pointing to the Montserrat Oriole and the Purple-throated Carib.

Here is a closer look at the posters.

The Montserrat Oriole was declared a National Bird in 1982. That was such a long time ago. (I know someone who was born in 1982, but she says she is not old!)

In this poster below, can you see the Purple-throated Carib? There is a Green-throated Carib too. I would really like to see the Antillean crested hummingbird.

Do you remember the picture of this bird from my Shorebird Watching? It is on the poster too!

Have a look at this Shorebirds of Montserrat poster and see if you can find it.

Did you find it? It is a semipalmated sandpiper.

Have a closer look at all the other shorebirds.

Did you know that these birds depend on wetlands. We celebrated World Wetlands day on February 2nd and we were reminded to protect the environment. I got an amazing sticker from Miss Thiffanie.

I quickly put it on my tablet.

The Department of Environment also had some other cool posters. Mr. Mendes gave me one about the Montserrat Pribby. It is an endemic plant.

And another one about the Montserrat Orchid. It is an endemic plant too!

And this one about the Mountain Chicken. Some people think that the Mountain Chicken are chickens, but they are not. They are frogs!

The Department of Environment has Fridge Magnets too! In this one, the Montserrat Oriole is standing on the red Heliconia, which is our National flower.

If you get a chance, you can stop by the Department of Environment to get a poster of your very own.

Feeding Hummingbirds

I love when it is time to refill our bird feeder.

My mom prepares a special liquid for the birds. She mixes some sugar with water and then boils it on the stove for a short while. When it cools, we take it outside and pour it into the bird feeder, filling it all the way up!

My Daddy said that we need to close the bird feeder tightly afterwards. He is so strong!

As soon as my Daddy turned over the bird feeder, the hummingbirds were there, ready to drink. The really liked the food!

The hummingbird that came, is called a “Purple-throated Carib”. Guess who told me that? Yes, Scriber!

See its purple throat in the picture below? It uses its beak and long tongue to get the sweet water.

Then we put the bird feeder up in the tree, so that the birds can drink whenever they need to get energy.

The birds drank and drank and drank. Look! The sweet water is almost finished!

One of the birds kept running the others away from the feeder!

Then they got into a fight! Look at them fighting! I don’t like fighting!

So I called out to them. I said “Hummy! Hummy!”.

They came close by and stayed for a little while.

Look at these amazing pictures that we got! The feathers are soooo pretty and colourful!

Did you know that Hummingbirds are the only birds that can fly up, down, sideways, forwards, and, backwards! That’s because they make a “Figure 8” pattern when they fly!

Check out these amazing facts:

I hope the hummingbirds keep visiting our feeder!