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The Highlights! Dec 19-23, 2022

New counting, literacy and shape matching boards were brought in for the children to explore expanding their cognitive and school readiness skills.     They continue to enjoy problem solving activities. We worked collaboratively on a Christmas sign for the party this week. The children got their own materials such as brushes and palettes and…
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The Highlights! Dec. 12-16, 2022

The preschoolers worked together on creating a giant Christmas tree. They focussed on following the line and painting within it. They practiced their cutting skills by snipping up paper and gluing it to the tree to simulate lights. Pom poms we're also added to resemble ornaments. What a great collaborative effort among  friends. We also…
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The Highlights! Dec. 5-9, 2022

Christmas is the interest these days. Peers challenge themselves with festive puzzles and expand their vocabulary while telling us what they want for Christmas when looking through the toy catalogues. Decorating the Christmas tree and dancing to Christmas music really puts us in the holiday spirit. The children pretended to skate using blocks and pretended…
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The Highlights! Nov. 28- Dec. 2, 2022

Peers used different medias such as pens, pastels and wipe off markers to create portraits and drawings of themselves and family members. Pens seem to aid in creating more fine details like fingers and toes and some friends even added color after. The children watch and learn from each other as well as from the…
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The Highlights! Nov 21-25, 2022

The snow was an exciting discovery on the playground this week. Peers eagerly shoveled the white stuff into a crate and tried to make a snow castle. Such great teamwork displayed!   More teamwork was observed as peers built an obstacle course using a variety of materials.     Precious moments! The children did such…
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The Highlights! Nov 14-18, 2022

Cutting and gluing increases our fine motor skills while drawing pictures of ourselves and family members fosters our sense of self and others. The children promote their literacy skills while tracing letters for our doctor's office and waiting room sign. It is an opportunity to learn things like rinsing in between paint colors and labelling…
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The Highlights (November 7-11, 2022)

Trying the new key to turn on the engine! Using tools, blocks and signs to create a construction zone! Working on our skills using the pliers and new tiny hammer... Participating in building our new garden. Digging the dirt and pounding on huge nails... Building tunnel using the cardboard boxes... Using our tools to create…
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The Highlights! Oct 31-Nov. 4, 2022

    The snails continue to intrigue the children. They enjoy watching their movement and feeding them. So much rich converstation comes out of these experinaces, If you see any worms or bugs when your're out and about feel free to bring them in so we can extend our habitat. Halloween Festivities!! Peers enjoyed decorating…
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Week at a glance! (October 24-28, 2022)

Rolling a giant dice, counting the dots and jumping or clapping accordingly...     Building with new blocks... Lots of houses, towers and rocket ships!     Rolling the big and a small dice and learning a new board game based on counting and recognizing numbers... Folding, cutting and gluing paper to make a stop…
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The Hightlights! Oct 17-21, 2022

We continue to support letter recognition through tracing of letter while holding a cotton ball using a pincer grasp. The children are intrigued with the color that is transferred onto the ball. Perhaps we can dip the cotton balls in paint and trace big letters next week to extend this further.. Peers enjoy looking for their…
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