School Age News

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 School Age #1

They say that April showers bring May flowers, but we’re hoping that the upcoming month doesn’t bring too much rain!  We’re looking forward to spending more time outdoors as the weather warms up.  Many of us have been waiting all winter to get back onto the playground equipment, play basketball and create games with the hula hoops, skipping ropes and sidewalk chalk.

In the classroom we’ve been planning our search for “signs of Spring”.  We know what changes to look for when observing grass and trees. We’ve learned about animals that will come out of hibernation and of certain birds that will start to reappear after their long trip back from the South.  We’ll be continuing with our study of different tracks, left by the animals and hopefully add some new prints to our collection.

Our crew was looking forward to celebrating Easter and all the fun things that came along with the holiday.  We added new materials (feathers, ribbons, etc.) and fancy cutters to our play-doh station for a little creative fun.  Holiday roll playing added a new dimension to our large group activities. Watch our bulletin board for the colourful egg paintings, fuzzy chicks, and other hippity hoppity critters!


School Age #2

“Around here we don’t look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things because we’re curious …and curiosity keeps leading        us down new paths.” ~ Unknown

Spring is here! Welcome to all the new beginnings. This month the children have challenged their minds as they inquire about how things are discovered and named, as well as the development and evolution of toys, sports, games and memorabilia overtime.

Currently technology is a big topic of interest. Many of the children have expressed their concerns about the addiction that accompanies playing on the iPad tablets and other devices. In addition, the children have also questioned why things that previously intrigued them, no longer do. Therefore, we hope to soon answer such wonders by discussing changes that occur in young adulthood and the positives and negatives of todays dependence on technology.