Our Week of Learning- Nov 20-24

Dear Parents,

Another busy week has come and gone! Some weeks, we there are so many inquiries that take place during one week, that it is difficult to share everything with you. This has been one of those weeks!

One of the many things we discussed this week was painting, which the children decided was one form of art and one way that we can express our creativity. We discussed how people paint and what types of tools can be used to paint. Most of the children said, brushes, fingers, or hands. Then Adrien shared his idea that we can paint with “EVERYTHING!” And that got us to wondering if there are people who paint with unusual tools or techniques. So, we watched a video of a woman who paints using roller blades. They children were fascinated watching her paint and then got into a debate over what was being created in her painting. If you would like to see this video and others that are similar, you can watch them here. After watching this video, we had the crazy idea to paint with our feet. Some children were really into it and others weren’t so keen. You can come and see the finished painting hanging in the classroom.

After Ms. Luciana came last week and showed us how she weaves mats using a type of grass, we thought we would use our creativity and try our hand at weaving. It was slow going at first, learning the technique, and again, some children enjoyed the experience more than others.

Also based on Adrien’s idea that we can paint with “Everything!” we had the idea to use natural objects such as leaves, flowers, sticks, and rocks as tools with which to paint. The children were a bit hesitant at first, but once they started observing the patterns and shapes made by these unusual painting “tools” most of them seemed to enjoy the process of creating.

Enjoy the children’s creativity below and have a great weekend!

Tina

Luncheon, Dress-up Day, and Mystery Reader

Dear Parents,

A big thank you to Heidi for organising our luncheon. I hope you all enjoyed it. I know I did! I enjoyed watching the conversations going on around the room and everyone enjoying all the amazing food. Thank you all for your delicious contributions!

I was not able to take many photos, but here are the ones I managed to snap:

We also managed to snap a few photos of the children throughout the day parading around in their costumes:

One more thing…I just wanted to say a big thank you to Juliana for being our first Mystery Reader volunteer. To help support our How We Express Ourselves unit, she brought in a lovely book, Giraffes Can’t Dance, to share with the children. Afterwards, we had a dance party and then went outside to blow bubbles!

Parents, please consider volunteering to be a Mystery Reader. The timetable is included below. Just pick a time that works best for you and I will put you on our schedule! Easy Peasy! You may bring a book with you to read or I can provide one for you.

Enjoy the photos below and have a lovely weekend!