Early Years

Days in the Sun

posted Apr 20, 2018, 12:16 PM by Teri Young   [ updated Apr 20, 2018, 12:28 PM ]

When the weather is warm, we take full advantage of it!

It's Spring, Finally!!!!!

posted Apr 17, 2018, 2:18 PM by Teri Young

The sun was shining, the birds were chirping, and the wind was lightly blowing. SPRING is in the air!!!! And with that, outdoor meditations have begun!!!!!


posted Apr 16, 2018, 1:31 PM by Teri Young

Every morning, when the students come off the of bus, they line up outside the back door to the school. Here, we gather to sing "O' Canada", and say "The Lords Prayer".

After, we do a 20 minute walk around the school grounds. This time is used for sharing with others, talking to our friends, and exercising our bodies and our brains before school begins!

Studies have shown that exercise in the morning has major health benefits for children of all ages in their abilities to perform better in the classroom.

Below are only a few examples of articles that highlight the importance of morning exercise.

Word Work

posted Apr 12, 2018, 10:44 AM by Teri Young

The kindergarten students have been learning their sight words!

In this picture, Miss Young has written a list of words from their new guided reading book The Little Red Hen on the whiteboard. She then would say a word, and the students had to decide what word she said, and the build the word using magnetic letters! Once each student has had the change to build a word, as a class, we decided what was the first letter sound heard when saying the word. Students then had to decide if they had built the correct word or not! We worked together to make all the letter sounds to make sure we had chosen the correct word. This is a great activity when introducing a new book to an early reader.

International Pink Day 2018

posted Apr 11, 2018, 12:06 PM by Teri Young

                                                                        We stand up for bullying - we don't stand for it!

Mindful Eating

posted Apr 10, 2018, 8:26 AM by Teri Young

The Early Years students have become experts in using Mindfulness inside and outside of the classroom. 
Today, with Mrs. Manning, the students were exposed to "Mindful Eating". This practice is not only important to help us feel full, and to stop us from overeating, but it is also important to help us really taste, and experience the foods that we are eating!

Try mindful eating at your next family meal. Choose a food item, and look at it with your eyes. What do they see? What does it make them feel? Feel it with your hands. What are it's textures? Smell the food. What does it smell like? Place it in your mouth and move it around for a little bit. What sensations does this bring? Choose 10 times. What did you taste?

Dance, Dance!

posted Apr 10, 2018, 8:14 AM by Teri Young   [ updated Apr 10, 2018, 8:38 AM ]

Street Dance

posted Apr 9, 2018, 2:49 PM by Teri Young

Dancing Bob is BACK! He has been spending time going from school to school to get the students and the staff warmed up for this years Street Dance! Here is a sneak peak at our dancing skills so far! Stay tuned for MORE photos!!

The Street Dance this year will be held on May 11th, 2018 in Baldur. 
All family, and friends are welcome! We hope you all can make it!

For further information from "Dancing Bob", please refer to his letter attached below.

Spring Break Fever

posted Mar 23, 2018, 9:33 AM by Teri Young

Perks of being in school: being able to watch a movie with all your friend, (and with snacks!) like you were in a movie theater, for free!!

We spent the a portion of our final day before Spring Break watching the new animation movie, "Ferdinand."

Because We're Happy!

posted Mar 21, 2018, 7:47 AM by Teri Young   [ updated Mar 21, 2018, 7:49 AM ]

To celebrate International Happiness Day, the Early Years students decided to put together a Flash Mob and surprise the Middle Year's students with a burst of happiness! To finish our "show" we handed out compliment cards that the Early Years students had made for each student.

Some of the 4-8's even joined in on the dance!

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