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8
Jun
2019
Prepping Potatoes in Room 6

Prepping Potatoes in Room 6

By admin on June 8, 2019 in Room 6 Whole school; Whole child with No Comments

The students of Room 6 are pictured here scrubbing potatoes. Potatoes of different sizes, shapes and colors were provided, prompting conversation on what makes a potato a potato. During the discussion, students were surprised to find that potatoes are what make french fries! Besides catalyzing discussion, this activity also improved fine motor skills.

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7
Jun
2019
Beans in Room 9

Beans in Room 9

By admin on June 7, 2019 in Room 9 Whole school; Whole child with No Comments

Room 9 has been learning a lot about beans lately. To expose them to the different kinds of beans, their teacher had them make artwork with black beans and black eyed peas. This activity expanded their scientific thinking, and also improved fine motor skills and dexterity.

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6
Jun
2019
Dino Stamps in Room 3

Dino Stamps in Room 3

By admin on June 6, 2019 in Room 3 Whole school; Whole child with No Comments

This week the students in Room 3 used dinosaur stamps. They used brushes to paint yellow and green paint onto the stamps and then pressed them onto their papers. This activity helped improve fine motor and problem solving skills, as well as letting the kids color mixing.

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4
Jun
2019
3D Design in Room 2

3D Design in Room 2

By admin on June 4, 2019 in Room 2 Whole school; Whole child with No Comments

Room 2 is pictured here using strips of paper to create various 3D structures. The children were all able to come up with many different shapes and forms, even though all the strips have the same length and width. Activities like this improve spatial intelligence and fine motor skills, while also promoting creative thinking.

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3
Jun
2019
Room 8′s Costume Creations

Room 8′s Costume Creations

By admin on June 3, 2019 in Room 8 Whole school; Whole child with No Comments

Recently, the children of Room 8 have been focusing on creating their own superhero characters. One of the ways they did this was by making costumes for their heroes. They all worked together to help each other create and tape on costumes. Doing this helped improve imagination and creative thinking. It also helped promote social and emotional development, as well as communication skills.

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31
May
2019
Scrubbing Rubber Duckies in Room 7

Scrubbing Rubber Duckies in Room 7

By admin on May 31, 2019 in Room 7 Whole school; Whole child with No Comments

The children of Room 7 are pictured here scrubbing paint off of rubber toys in the sensory tables. This type of water play can improve fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. It can also improve self confidence and give a sense of accomplishment when the children see that they made the toys clean and shiny.

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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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30
May
2019
Sprouting Beans in Room 6

Sprouting Beans in Room 6

By admin on May 30, 2019 in Room 6 Whole school; Whole child with No Comments

Today Room 6 used cotton balls to sprout lima beans. They put cotton balls and a couple beans in the bag, then wet them using a syringe of water. After, they taped the bags to the window so they can get plenty of sunlight. This activity exposed them to new scientific concepts about plants and also introduced them to new tools which improve fine motor skills.

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17
May
2019
Making “Stone Soup” in Room 1

Making “Stone Soup” in Room 1

By admin on May 17, 2019 in Room 1 Special Projects Whole school; Whole child with No Comments

This week the children in Room 1 read “Stone Soup”, a fable about the importance of sharing and community. They were inspired and decided they wanted to make their own stone soup. They put a big pot, filled with clean stones, in the center of the table and all the students took turns cutting up veggies and putting them in the pot. A parent helper cooked the soup and the children ate it alongside their lunches. This was the first time chopping anything for many of the students. Learning to use a knife builds fine motor skills, dexterity, and problem solving skills.

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16
May
2019
Fabric  Fun in Room 8

Fabric Fun in Room 8

By admin on May 16, 2019 in Room 8 Whole school; Whole child with No Comments

Room 8 is pictured here drawing on different types of fabric instead of their normal paper. The fabrics had varying textures and creases and the children enjoyed seeing how this affected the ink and overall appearance. Using new mediums for creative expression help children to view things as multi-purposed and build creativity and imagination.

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