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14
Aug
2019
Squishing, Squeezing and Stretching Slime in Room 3

Squishing, Squeezing and Stretching Slime in Room 3

By admin on August 14, 2019 in Room 3 Whole school; Whole child with No Comments

Pictured here are the children of Room 3 playing with slime. Squeezing and stretching slime is a great way to improve fine motor skills and strengthen hands. It can also be a good way for the children to relieve any stress.

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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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12
Aug
2019
Ice Hockey in Room 4

Ice Hockey in Room 4

By admin on August 12, 2019 in Room 4 Whole school; Whole child with No Comments

Last week wrapped up water and ice week at Little Dreamers. During this week the children learned about the properties of water and ice and used them in many different activities. One of the activities they did in Room 4 was play hockey with ice cubes covered in paint. They hit the ice around the rink and into little baskets using popsicle sticks. Besides helping the children to learn more about ice, the activity improved fine motor skills and coordination.

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10
Aug
2019
Mixing Paint with Salt in Room 2

Mixing Paint with Salt in Room 2

By admin on August 10, 2019 in Room 2 Whole school; Whole child with No Comments

The students of Room 2 are pictured here making art with different colored paints and salt. They enjoyed seeing how the salt changed the texture and appearance of the paint. This activity helped the children to improve their fine motor skills and their knowledge of color mixing.

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9
Aug
2019
Mixing Watercolors in Room 7

Mixing Watercolors in Room 7

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

This week the students in Room 7 were able to experiment with mixing their own colors. They used bottles and various tools like pipettes and syringes to draw colored water from different tubs and mix it together. This activity improved their knowledge of colors and color mixing and also improved fine motor skills.

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8
Aug
2019
Room 8′s New Friend

Room 8′s New Friend

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

This week Room 8 attained a new friend. This friend is a monarch caterpillar. The students all used books to help each other find out more about the caterpillar and what it will look like when it transforms to a butterfly. Having a caterpillar in the class help introduce the students to new scientific concepts and promotes conversation and communication.

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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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3
Aug
2019

Dancing in the Gym

By admin on August 3, 2019 in Gym Whole school; Whole child with No Comments

Here is a video of the students dancing at last week’s car show. Dance is a great way to improve stamina and muscle tone while developing large motor skills!

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2
Aug
2019
Mixing Watercolor and Oil in Room 1

Mixing Watercolor and Oil in Room 1

By admin on August 2, 2019 in Room 1 Whole school; Whole child with No Comments

This week the students at Little Dreamers are focusing on water. One experiment they did was mixing watercolors with oil and dipping paper in. They observed that the colors did not actually mix even though they looked like they did. This was a good way to introduce the students to new scientific concepts about oil and water.

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1
Aug
2019
Painting Popsicle Sticks in Room 3

Painting Popsicle Sticks in Room 3

By admin on August 1, 2019 in Room 3 Whole school; Whole child with No Comments

Pictured here are the students of Room 3 painting popsicle sticks. They were each given pink, blue and yellow paint and a brush. As the students mixed the paint they watched all sorts of new colors form. This activity helped the children learn about color mixing and improve fine motor skills.

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