Brrrrr…..its getting chilly! We’ve been truly facing the elements, with sun, frost, ice and our rainiest day yet experienced in the last two weeks!
We spent time in our Maple Grove classroom, where we found some interesting artifacts. We also ventured a bit farther to a new classroom – one with a view of a waterfall!
We did a lot of work around matching objects to their outlines, tracing objects and recognizing and representing numbers
In the Maple Grove, the hill continues to be a very popular feature, and it has been amazing to watch how play has evolved past strictly the physical challenge to more social and dramatic play around that challenge
As Maeve was away travelling, this is the first time that she experienced the Maple Grove. Her friend was excited to show her around the house
One of our interesting finds – a pipe
We were amassing our treasure on this rock, and some friends discovered that they make different sounds when tapped with a stick – this type of investigation leads to the children making their own deductions about our treasure – what it is made of, what it could have been, etc.
The children noticed that the water was not only deeper on this morning, but also that it had a pattern all over the top of it. We asked “what made that pattern?” and got many answers, including the rain and the wind, so we decided to investigate further – what happens when I put a stick into the water?
The end result was ice!
Our new “Waterfall” classroom is a beautiful place to play, and learn. The children wanted to set up this zipline, and many were very focused when learning how to use the carabiners
Along with the wettest day yet, came giant puddles which were definitely the highlight of the day!
These children are keeping their bodies warm while enjoying the weather! Amazingly enough, these giant puddles had completely disappeared by Friday morning.