Room 5 Blog Posts

13
Aug
2019
Slime in Room 5!

Slime in Room 5!

By admin on August 13, 2019 in Room 5 Whole school; Whole child with No Comments

This week kicks off the start of our slime exploration at Little Dreamers. Room 5 started the week by watching their teacher make homemade slime. Doing this helps to introduce the students to new scientific concepts as they watch the individual components transform into slime. Playing with the slime is also a great form of sensory play.

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7
Aug
2019
Playing with Ice in Room 5

Playing with Ice in Room 5

By admin on August 7, 2019 in Room 5 Whole school; Whole child with No Comments

Ice and water week is well underway at Little Dreamers. Pictured here are the children of Room 5 playing with ice and various tools in trays. This activity helped them to better understand the properties of ice. They observed that it is cold, slippery and makes water when it gets warm. Using the tools also helped to improve fine motor skills.

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25
Jul
2019
Rocking Out at Little Dreamers

Rocking Out at Little Dreamers

By admin on July 25, 2019 in Room 5 Whole school; Whole child with No Comments

This week Room 5 introduced some new inflatable instruments to the classroom. The children had a blast singing their favorite songs, dancing and pretending to play. Playing with the instruments helps foster creativity and imagination and also improves large motor skills as they dance.

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30
May
2019
Exploring Castles with Room 5

Exploring Castles with Room 5

By admin on May 30, 2019 in Gym Room 5 Whole school; Whole child with No Comments

During gym time, the children are given time for free play. Sometimes they climb and wrestle, other times they read or use blocks. The children of Room 5 are pictured here using their free play time to building what they describe as “The Harry Potter Castle”. Giving children time for free play helps promote social and emotional development. It also builds creativity and imagination and can encourage cognitive thinking and problem solving.

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2
May
2019
Mini Graffiti Artists in Room 5

Mini Graffiti Artists in Room 5

By admin on May 2, 2019 in Room 5 Whole school; Whole child with No Comments

Here the kids in Room 5 are pictured making CelloGraff art. CelloGraff, where cellophane is stretch between two supports and then painted on, is often used as a graffiti alternative in Europe. This activity demonstrates to kids that there are many different mediums of art and it also promotes creativity. It’s a good way to practice fine motor skills and color mixing knowledge, plus the fact that they kids can see each other through the plastic increases communication.

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27
Apr
2019
“Planting a Rainbow”

“Planting a Rainbow”

By admin on April 27, 2019 in Room 5 Whole school; Whole child with No Comments

This week the kids in Room 5 read “Planting a Rainbow” by Lois Ehlert. The book has lots of flowers so the teacher decided to have the children make some of their own flowers. To do this the kids got to glue down green “stems” and then paint petals with rainbow colored paints. This activity helped with understanding colors and improving fine motor skills. It was also their first time using glue sticks, so this process involved lots of problem solving and patience.

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23
Apr
2019
Little Dreamers’ Vet Clinic

Little Dreamers’ Vet Clinic

By admin on April 23, 2019 in Room 5 Whole school; Whole child with No Comments

The children of Room 5 are pictured here taking care of their numerous stuffed animal patients. They have just received a Doctor kit and are enjoying bandaging limbs and giving medicine to their stuffed animals. Role playing is an important activity for a child’s developments. It helps to foster imagination and creativity and improves communication skills. Perhaps most important, role play encourages and builds empathy, especially when pretending to be a care taker, such as a Doctor.

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17
Apr
2019
Teamwork with Room 5

Teamwork with Room 5

By admin on April 17, 2019 in Room 5 Whole school; Whole child with No Comments

This week in Room 5 the teacher decided to let the kids figure out how to get a piece of masking tape without using metal scissors. The kids decided to work together to test out different methods and tools. The more things they tried the better they got at not getting the tape tangled and getting appropriate sized pieces. Doing this helped the kids build their creative problem solving skills and teamwork abilities.

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