Well friends this will be my last post.
I hope you all have a wonderful summer with friends and family as restrictions allow.
I also hope that you experience some joyful moments with your child(ren) as you play together.
I have no concrete picture of what the fall looks like yet.
Around the middle of August the district will post details on their website.
here to go directly to that page!
Looking forward to seeing you in-person soon!
Goodbye for now, Teacher Beth.
I love promoting activities where adults and children enjoying playing together.
Bubbles never grow old and especially big ones!!!
Another StrongStart Educator told me about an amazing bubble recipe she used.
This one has a few more ingredients than the recipe I posted awhile back.
If you are looking to experiment and try a new recipe click
The glycerin ingredient unfortunately is not cheap but a key ingredient.
You can find it in most pharmacies!
Happy bubble making!!!!
The kindergarten class has been learning amazing things about butterflies.
I had the privilege of making butterflies with them and exploring what
happens when you use washable markers and water on a coffee filter.
Here are the main materials we used:
Place the coffee filter on a tray (colour bleeds through and this catches water)
Colour on the filter
3. Then spray the coffee filter or use an eye dropper to drop water onto the filter
4. Dry the filter
5. Leave it as is or make it into a flower or butterfly or…….
So amazing to watch the water spread the colours!
And don’t shy away from using black it has the best surprise!
Don’t have a spray bottle?
Don’t worry!! On a rainy day take your coloured filter outside
and watch what happens.
Many of us know sleep is important but do we really actually get
the amount of sleep our brain and body requires?
I just watched a webinar from Strong Minds, Healthy Kids called
A relaxed Brain is the Most Comfortable Pillow:
The Value of Sleep for Children and Adolescents.
This webinar isn’t just focused on children and adolescents it
is helpful for adults too!
Dr. Macdonald (a registered psychologist) talks about the value of a restful
sleep and strategies how to get a solid night’s sleep.
I have been using some of his techniques to help me fall asleep.
They have been super helpful.
You can watch the webinar
I love bubbles!!
I posted this video last June.
I wanted to re-post it incase you missed it.
Don’t miss the recipe below the video
Recipe for Giant Bubbles:
6 cups of warm water
1/2 cup of blue Dawn original dishwashing detergent
1 TBSP of corn syrup (or glycerin, if you happen to have some)
Mix all of the ingredients gently. Here is the secret: The bubble liquid gets better the longer it sits! It should marinate overnight at least. Tip: Just dip wands into the solution don’t stir or swish. It creates small bubbles and stops working. Enjoy!
This morning I was with one of our kindergarten classes and we did Happa Zome art. Please see my previous post to find out more about this Japanese art form.
Today I was surprised by the aroma when I hung them in the classroom!
Each time I do this I am so amazed at the colours and patterns that transfer onto the paper.
Today I folded the paper to see what would happen……
Last week and this week in our outdoor sessions we are reading the book “My Forest is Green” as our inspiration. Then we go on a search to see what is in the forest that we can use for our pictures. With all of our findings we are doing Happa Zome which is Japanese art using hammers/mallets and leaves, etc.
To find out a little more about Happa Zome click
here. It was amazing to see the pigments from our objects transfer to our paper after we hammered on them! What will you discover in your backyard or forest? What happens when you hammer on them?!