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                                    March 2017

What we did for the month of February...
Making our own homemade crayons
  • Explore objects, materials, and events.
  • Raise questions.
  • Make careful observations.
  • Engage in simple investigations.
  • Describe (including shape, size, number), compare, sort, classify, and order.
  • Record observations using words, pictures, charts, and graphs.
  • Use a variety of simple tools to extend observations.
  • Identify patterns and relationships.
  • Develop tentative explanations and ideas.
  • Work collaboratively with others.
  • Share and discuss ideas and listen to new perspectives.
Sledding with Garbage Bags!!
1. Locomotor activity — movement from one spot to another. Examples: walking, running, climbing, leaping, jumping, hopping, galloping, sliding, and skipping.

2. Non locomotor activity — movement in a stationary place. Examples: pushing, pulling, bending, stretching, twisting, turning, swinging, swaying, rising, and falling.

3. Manipulative skills — moving objects in a variety of ways. Examples: throwing, kicking, striking, and catching.

Sledding can be Locomotor and Non locomotor activity. Walking/running/crawling up the hill. Falling/rolling down the hill. Standing/sitting on the bag/board. All these are ways of developing gross motor skills. 

Making Homemade Play Dough

Social Skills: Taking turns, cooperating, and communicating are all skills the children used to complete the same goal.

Physical Skills: Pouring, stirring, measuring, wiping, and carrying.

Intellectual Skills: Problem solving, being able to read and follow to the instructions step by step. Hand eye coordination to pour and measure. Math measuring, knowing the difference between a teaspoon and tablespoon. Understanding fractions on a measuring spoon and measuring cup. Watching and understanding when you mix ingredients together it may or may not form into the product they wanted. 

Creative Skills: Adding less or more of an ingredient to explore what can happen. Mixing colours to create a new colour. 

Emotional Skills: Being able to regulate themselves if they are frustrated that their creation is not working the way they wanted it to. Being excited that they created something to the best of their abilities. Wow of how fast it takes to make play dough on the stove. Being amazed at the feeling of different textures, smells, and look of the play dough.

Blowing Paint!

"It makes you light headed after a while." Mackenzie.
Avery explore with her straw in another way. She glides the paint around with her straw. Kaitlyn tries out Avery's technique as well to see if she likes it better then pushing it with her breath. 
Ekansh uses the bend in the straw to point the tip in the direction that he would like the paint to travel. Addison likes trying new activities and enjoys how her painting turned out.

*Thank you to all the parents who remember to text/phone when you child is sick!!*

*Also please remember extra clothes to put on your children's hook for messy activities for example snow, water, mud, and rain play. If your child does not have these change of clothes, they will miss out on the messy activity.* Thank you to those who have extra clothes.

Dates to remember:
March 17th and 24th non-instructional Friday's (Full Day Out of School Care).
March 31st No School (Full Day Out of School Care)

Thank you,
Have an amazing month
Lacey and Bernice