Friday, April 10, 2015
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.
There was quite a commotion at our window yesterday. What could it be? Most children stopped playing and immediately came to the window to see!
Our very first visitors arrived to the new bird feeders hung outside our window! 5 house sparrows! We hope that they tell their friends and more birds come by for a snack!
Thursday, April 9, 2015
Families, today your child brought home a permission form for our upcoming field trip to Ojibway Nature Centre in Windsor. In the fall we applied for and were successfully awarded an outdoor education grant which is covering the cost of this field trip for every student (admission to the centre and the bus ride). Your child will need to dress appropriately for the weather as we will be outside most of our time there. We highly recommend you apply sunscreen or insect repellant at home as we are unable to apply these at the school. We welcome adult volunteers for the day. Any adult volunteer is required to pay the $5.50 admission by Ojibway and can meet us at the centre upon our arrival. This money can be sent to school with your child's permission form. We are excited for this opportunity to further our exploration and learning outdoors and thank you for your support of our children and program!
At our science center we have some forsythia branches that we are forcing to open indoors by placing them in water and in a sunny window.
Some friends were inspired to do still life drawings and paintings of what they observed.
We read some interesting books about trees and branches too.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Yesterday our children explored the new animals in water table and engaged in some very creative dramatic play.
They noticed a problem...there was no land for some of the animals. We wanted to add layers of play to our water so we thought two big wooden blocks would solve both problems.
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Our children wondered what would happen when they dipped sidewalk chalk in puddles.