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28
Oct
2019
Planting Pumpkins in Room 8

Planting Pumpkins in Room 8

By admin on October 28, 2019 in Room 8 Whole school; Whole child with No Comments

A friend in Room 8 brought in some pumpkin seeds to help us celebrate the fall season. The children helped to clean out some planters and then proceeded to plant and water their seeds. We are excited to watch them grow and learn more about pumpkins in the process.

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25
Oct
2019
October’s Featured Sculpture

October’s Featured Sculpture

By admin on October 25, 2019 in Special Projects Whole school; Whole child with No Comments

We have decided that each month there will be a featured sculpture that all of our students have worked on during their time outside. This is October’s sculpture, now by the school entrance.

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23
Oct
2019
Sandy Showers

Sandy Showers

By admin on October 23, 2019 in Outdoor Activities Whole school; Whole child with No Comments

Each day the children get an opportunity to go outside and have free play. Giving children time for free play is important. It allows them to make their own decisions and promotes communication. Free play promotes personal, social and emotional development.

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9
Oct
2019
Shaving Cream Fun in Room 2

Shaving Cream Fun in Room 2

By admin on October 9, 2019 in Room 2 Whole school; Whole child with No Comments

Playing with shaving cream is a great form of sensory play. Sensory play promotes exploration and naturally encourages children to use scientific processes while they play. It can also help the children to vocalize what they are feeling, hence improving communication skills.

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7
Oct
2019
Beading in Room 7

Beading in Room 7

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

The children of Room 7 made beaded handles. To do this they slid wooden beads onto a flexible metal wire. Bading is a good way to improve fine motor skills and improve hand-eye coordination. This activity also enforced their knowledge of shapes and allowed them to express their creativity.

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4
Oct
2019
Picnic in the Play Yard

Picnic in the Play Yard

By admin on October 4, 2019 in Outdoor Activities Whole school; Whole child with No Comments

The children seen here are playing with plastic food and a dining and kitchen set. Using these gives the children a fun way to role play, communicate and be creative.

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2
Oct
2019
Dot Painting with Room 9

Dot Painting with Room 9

By admin on October 2, 2019 in Room 9 Whole school; Whole child with No Comments

The students of Room 9 are shown here using paint bottles that make dots. When the bottle is squeezed and pressed onto the paper a dot is made. Using these bottles strengthens hands. It also helps the children to learn about colors.

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30
Sep
2019
Creating Ornaments with Room 5

Creating Ornaments with Room 5

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

Pictured here are the children of Room 5 using pipe cleaners, ribbon and feathers to create ornaments to hang from the ceiling. Doing this is a good form of creative expression and it helps to improve fine motor skills. It is also a good exercise in sharing and communication because the students are picking the materials they want from the same pile.

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27
Sep
2019
Watercolors in Room 2

Watercolors in Room 2

By admin on September 27, 2019 in Room 2 Whole school; Whole child with No Comments

The children here are seen using many colors of watercolor to create a backdrop for their self-portraits. Using watercolors is a good way of improving fine motor skills and enforcing the students’ knowledge of color mixing. The children also learn about the properties of water while using them as they have to worry about not tearing the paper by getting it too wet.

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25
Sep
2019
Playing with Playdough in Room 4

Playing with Playdough in Room 4

By admin on September 25, 2019 in Room 4 Whole school; Whole child with No Comments

The children here are pictured playing with playdough, corks, and popsicle sticks. Using the playdough, they can stand the corks and sticks upright and build structures. This helps to introduce them to the concept of balance and gravity. This activity also helps the children to improve their fine motor skills and is a god form of creative expression.

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