We made it! Through the Antarctica-like temperatures, the snow, the snow days, the ice age…we made it to Spring ladies and gentlemen! Bring on the worms, birds, puddles, and warmer temps please!
Now that we are finally on the plus side of zero we are back to our regular scheduled programming which means we are back outdoors and loving every minute of that fresh air! Breathe in the Spring, breathe out those Winter germs!
Spring has sprung in Toddler One! And they got creative. Using their fingers to dab the buds on to the tree, painted cupcake wrappers to transform into a beautiful bouquet of flowers, used foam paint to rain on to an umbrella, and glued feathers on to birdies.
The best way to get our sillies out and all that extra stored energy?…Ms. J’s Movin’ and Groovin’ and Monkeynastix with Heather of course!
The Senior Toddler class joined in on getting their sillies out too…with Yoga, Suzie and Monkeynastix!
The Senior Todd’s also got their fine motor skills on when holding the fishing rod to make a catch, painting the news while grasping the paintbrush, and holding and pinching together clothespins with one hand while painting with H2O on the brush in the other.
And with new blocks in the room, they built their very own version of the Three Little Pig’s brick house…no big bad wolf will be huffing and puffing this one down!
The Senior Toddler’s were not the only fish in the sea exploring the deep blue, Preschool took a dive into exploring sea creatures.
Using recycled egg cartons, pipe-cleaners, paint and googly-eyes the Preschoolers made their very own sea creature.
And when they came back on land, they took to the Small World play.
Small World Play: Small world play is creating a life scene for the child to play with. You can use miniature items (such as miniature furniture or barn animals) in the environment you create for them to play with. The goal is for the child to act out ideas from real life or reenact stories they know of.
What do you do when life gives you cups?….Answer below. Another example of ‘loose part,’ play and how important it is for children to explore open-ended materials on their own and let their imagination soar!
The Senior’s of the House also rocked the loose part game…
Got their Spring colours inspired paint on…
And increased their fine tuned motor skills when threading, and building with Lego.
The Senior’s of the House also impressed Madame S during French Friday when they learnt all things Spring en Francais!
It sure is. The weekend and Spring are here, and we could not be happier!
The Chartwell House.