Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Families, we have been thinking of ways to help our children connect with home while they are at school. As a mom I know how meaningful it is to my daughter when I send her a note in her lunch. I was surprised this year to find she was writing back to me on the note - I would find it at the end of the day when cleaning out her lunch box. As a way for your child to connect with home during the day and engage in meaningful reading (and perhaps writing) why don't you consider sending a note in your child's lunch in order to surprise him or her at school? You can use a combination or words and picture symbols to convey your message! If you ask a question he or she might be more motivated to write back. Let us know what you think!
Friday, September 26, 2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014
At our snack center we have a question that the children are invited to answer each day. It's one way to embed some literacy and numeracy into our snack area. The children author the questions for their peers to answer and we tabulate the results.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Wow! A big thank you to Leah's family for a donation of tulle today!
The children were so excited to create their own tutus! They were easy to make - just tie pieces onto a belt!
Looking in a mirror at one's self in such a beautiful costume is so much fun!
Of course one cannot dance without a dance studio! The children decided to turn our drama center into one! Stay tuned...
Monday, September 22, 2014
Colours have been an interest lately in our room. At the art center today we displayed hundreds of paint chips and fabric scraps and invited the children to sort these by colour. The children keenly observed that a colour has many light and dark shades.
We now have a beautiful display in our art center!
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Friday, September 19, 2014
Our children have started to notice changes outdoors now that it's almost Autumn. They have also begun to gel as a class so we wanted to create a communal piece of artwork to reflect this achievement.
We encouraged the children to help co-create a tree in fall by stamping using paper tubes. We painted the trunk and the children added the leaves.