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8
Mar
2019
Stickers in the Art Garden

Stickers in the Art Garden

By admin on March 8, 2019 in Outdoor Activities Whole school; Whole child with No Comments

Today in our Art Garden area, the kids had fun playing with heart shaped stickers. They had to ask a teacher for stickers, peel the backing off, and remember to place all trash in a bin. Peeling the stickers can be quite tricky so this helped them to improve their dexterity and fine motor skills. Many communication skills were also used as the kids asked the teacher and their friends for assistance, and shared their art with others.

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8
Mar
2019
Sorting Shapes and Colors in Room 5

Sorting Shapes and Colors in Room 5

By admin on March 8, 2019 in Ms. Brandi Whole school; Whole child with No Comments

This week Kids in Room 5 were given various glass stones, as well as wooden building blocks. Some built structures decorated with specific glass stones, while others decided to help by sorting out all the stones into different groups. This activity helps the kids to better differentiate objects by color, shape, and size. It also improves dexterity and fine motor skills.

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7
Mar
2019
Feeling “Blue”

Feeling “Blue”

By admin on March 7, 2019 in Whole school; Whole child with No Comments

This week in Room 3 the kids had fun discovering lots of different shades of blue. They were given three shades of blue and multi-shaped roller brushes to paint with. The kids learned that not all blue looks the same; some thought their blue looked like the sky during the day while others said theirs looked like the night sky. This process helped the kids to better understand the spectrum of colors, develop their large motor skills, as well as foster their imagination and creativity.

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7
Mar
2019
Red + Yellow = Orange!

Red + Yellow = Orange!

By admin on March 7, 2019 in Ms. Kim Whole school; Whole child with No Comments

This week in Ms. Kim’s class, the children used red and yellow finger paints to make colorful pieces of art. The kids used spoons to place the paint on their paper, which they then folded in half and patted down. When unfolding their art the kids witnessed that the areas where red and yellow paint mixed together had now turned orange. This activity helped the children to discover that mixing red and yellow makes orange. It also helped them improve fine motor skills, as well as the communication skills need to share paint pots and ask for colors.

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6
Mar
2019
Project Runway at Little Dreamers

Project Runway at Little Dreamers

By admin on March 6, 2019 in Outdoor Activities Whole school; Whole child with No Comments

This week during outdoor playtime a group of children decided to play fashion designer. Pictured here is a team of children helping to construct a costume by rolling, folding, cutting, and taping paper. This activity is helping the kids to improve dexterity and develop fine motor skills. The children are also improving their communication and teamwork skills as the talk and work cooperatively to create their masterpiece.

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5
Mar
2019
The Next Jackson Pollock?

The Next Jackson Pollock?

By admin on March 5, 2019 in Ms. Brandi Whole school; Whole child with No Comments

This week the students of Room 5 learned about new art styles and techniques by emulating the painter Jackson Pollock. By putting paint on the bottoms of cotton balls and then smashing them with the bottom of a measuring cup, a beautiful splatter pattern was made. They also tapped a paint brush on the side of a container to create another type of paint splatter. Doing this activity allowed children to explore their creativity while developing key skills such as hand eye coordination, fine and large motor skills, and communication skills. The children will continue using these techniques in preparation for Art Week.

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5
Mar
2019
First “Impressions” with Room 7

First “Impressions” with Room 7

By admin on March 5, 2019 in Ms. Terri Whole school; Whole child with No Comments

In preparation for Art Week, the children of Room 7 are all sitting down to learn about the famous Impressionist painter, Pierre-Auguste Renoir. They explored new styles of art, and learned different ways to express themselves. Story time also gives the children a chance to employ their “Whole Body Listening” technique. This technique of keeping your body and eyes facing the speaker, while hands and feet stay still, helps the children to absorb the information and become better active listeners.

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4
Mar
2019
Let’s Make Music with Room 1!

Let’s Make Music with Room 1!

By admin on March 4, 2019 in Ms. Heather Whole school; Whole child with No Comments

Today the children worked with Ms. Heather to create musical patterns by beating and rubbing textured sticks together. Each child created a beat and a pattern of movement that the other children then emulated while singing a repetitive song. The children had to be able to recognize and repeat patterns, as well as using effective communication, all while honing their large motor skills. They do this in preparation for art week, where all mediums of art, including music, are being explored. Soon they will build their own instruments!

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22
Feb
2019
Expressing ourselves in Room 4

Expressing ourselves in Room 4

By admin on February 22, 2019 in Whole school; Whole child with No Comments

In Ms. Emily’s class we are working with large spaces. This allows the children to be able a draw with no limits and express themselves.

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21
Feb
2019
Celebrating friendship and love in Room 7

Celebrating friendship and love in Room 7

By admin on February 21, 2019 in Ms. Terri Whole school; Whole child with No Comments

We are continuing to work on our friendship unit in Ms. Terri’s classroom. By using ink and our thumbprints we are expressing our love onto the heart shaped card. The card says “Thumbody loves you”.

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