Thursday, April 23, 2015

Hive Provocation

Look at the interesting object that was shared with our class today!  An abandoned wasp nest!

 
Wow! The children were fascinated with how it looked and smelled. We displayed it at our science center along with some other materials - books, writing materials, and hexagon pattern blocks. 



We also found a time lapsed video of wasps and bees making their hives. 

 

The books also showed the hives up close and we learned about the lifecycle of a bee. They grow in cocoons like butterflies!


Some friends copied the pattern of the hives using the blocks. 
 

 

Families, we welcome any artifacts of nature to support our exploration of science and the outdoors. Thank you for thinking of us!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Scenes from our Camping Center

The children had fun on the first day of our camping center. We saw lots of imaginative play. Thank you to those families who have donated camping materials to support the play. We appreciate it and welcome more for anyone interested in helping. Thank you for supporting our children and program. 






PD Day

Families a gentle reminder that there is no school for children on Monday, April 27. It's a PD day.

Spring Song

Did you know the birds are singing today?  Our children have enjoyed drawing on the new easel right at their height. 




Ever since our trip to learn about maple syrup trees have been a reoccurring theme in the children's artwork. 



The boys wanted to draw many different birds in their tree. They researched them using the bird cards to see the characteristics of each. 


As they draw they discuss how each are the same and different. 



At our consolidation circle the children were eager to share their work with the whole group. 




Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Potato Head Playdough Mash Up

What happens when you add two favourite activities and mash them into one? Silliness of course!  Look at these crazy characters!










Monday, April 20, 2015

New Camping Drama Center

The children voted and our new drama center is going to be a camping site!


Families we need your help. If you have a mini tent or sleeping bags or any other camping gear we can borrow to make this drama center realistic we would greatly appreciate your support. All materials will be returned in a few weeks when we are finished. Many thanks for your support of our children and program!

Just hanging out

Friday, April 10, 2015

Dairy Educator!

We had a special visit from our local dairy educator who taught us all about cows, how farmers get milk from cows, and how milk helps our bodies grow strong and healthy!




Binding Books

Our children love to write. This week we have been discussing the role of authors and illustrators and how books are made. We brought in the school binder so that the children could make their own books. 


The binder punches holes in the paper and then gathers the papers into a spine. 


The children were fascinated to see how this interesting machine works. 



Of course once the books were made there was writing happening everywhere in the classroom! 






The children were so proud of their work and eager to read and share their writing with others!




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