Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

One day your’re carving out your pumpkin, the next day you’re shoveling snow and checking your shopping list twice! That snow fall may have come out of no where, but there is always something so magical about the first snow fall! I know I may be alone on this, but I loved seeing those giant snowflakes coat the grounds!

snoweh

The weather outside may have been frightful, but the children playing inside were oh so delightful!

Like the toddlers of the House, who had their hands busy building, scooping, pouring, colouring, and dumping…and then repeating. They also got their hands on the playdough they made together as a class.

From all things sensory to all things that ROAR! The Junior Preschool class have been exploring all things DINOSAURS! Painting using their handprints, stomping the dinos in the playdough, and watching as the dinosaurs grow in the water!

The Junior Preschool children were busy roaming with the dinosaurs, meanwhile the Preschool children were all about BEANS! That’s right, beans! Pouring beans, measuring beans, dumping beans, counting beans…jumping beans! Maybe not the last one, but Preschool was full of beans this week!

And no marbles were lost as they watched the marbles drop one at a time…

marbles

The Preschool children also got their science on when experimenting with colour mixing during the Skittle Experiment. And in the words of Bill Nye, “science rules!” The children watched as the teachers placed the skittle in a circle on the plate, and as they added the warm water, the colour of the skittles started to melt and mix together….”ouuu, ahhhh!”

They also got a sensory overload when diving into the shaving cream, popping the bubble wrap, and painting with squeeze bottles and brushes.

From messy hands to green thumbs, the Seniors of the House gathered around to plant a Venus Flytrap with our Sheridan student, Ms. Costa.

They worked on their letter, and shape recognition, and they practiced their pincer grasp while tracing winter words.

They prepared the food, cooked the food, and set the table to eat the food together…

Picnictime

The Senior Preschool classroom also had a special guest for one of their Show and Shares this week. We would like to thank Mr. Dawson, for coming in to talk to us all about his job as a fireman. We were very lucky to have this special visit, and to learn more about what it takes to be a firefighter! Each child took home a firefighter helmet, and colouring book, again we thank you!

FirefighterDawson

The Seniors also welcome Mr. McCoy for Karate, and Yay! Yoga too!

And that’s a wrap for this week at the Chartwell House.

If you are looking for something to do this weekend head on down to Oakville’s square where tonight they have the Tree Lighting from 7pm to 9pm, and then tomorrow morning the Santa Clause Parade is marching through downtown. HO HO HO!!

The Chartwell House.

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