We have been noticing all the birds around us during our nature school adventures. There are so many to see!! We have a list that includes 10 different species…can you remember them all? Lately the Robins have been very busy–singing, eating worms, and making nests. We were inspired by their construction and attempted to make … Continue reading
In concert with our school wide “Project Of Heart” theme, we have been sewing Memory bags. This activity was inspired by the Indigenous story Shi-shi-etko. Shi-shi-etko gathers together many of the things of nature and places them into her bag of memories so that she will never forget her people and land as she prepares … Continue reading
Here is a great challenge for you to try over the summer…can you build all of the items listed before we meet again in September?? Have fun!
Are you looking for a fun ADST project? This one combines liquids and gases together! It is super easy–and tons of fun to play with. Materials: bottle scissors * adult supervision is needed elastic band flannel, face cloth, or old sock bubble mixture (store bought is fine–or you can make your own) food colouring (optional) … Continue reading
This week’s challenge for Games & Choices time: It’s Light Play! This type of play helps develop the following skills: Story telling (Creative Thinking Skills) Properties of light (Science) Engineering (ADST) Problem Solving (Critical Thinking Skills) Options: Try out some toys to make shadows, use different fabrics, straws, cups or other materials. It’s also a … Continue reading
This week’s challenge for Games & Choices: It’s Construction Play! This type of play helps develop the following skills: story telling (creative thinking) balance and equivalence engineering (critical thinking) 3D space Option: Encourage your child to think outside the box using different materials–clothespins, solo cups, rug/fabric pieces… Check out the ‘Building’ series of books on … Continue reading
Play facilitates the development of intellectual skills, and also allows for the application of academic skills. For example, a child playing with water, might use intellectual skills to make a boat, but then apply academic skills to write the name of the boat on the side. Play is also a time when children develop self-regulation, … Continue reading
As we near the end of our animal research it is time to start collecting items that you will use to showcase your learning. Next week we will be building a habitat for our animals. This is called a diorama… “A diorama is a 3-dimensional scene created to illustrate an academic subject, a plot of … Continue reading
As promised, here are some pictures of the 3D room models. What a great job using your creative and critical thinking skills!! Enjoy the long weekend!