Nature Play On Vancouver Island

Nature Kindergarten On Vancouver Island

These past few weeks we have revisited making complex patterns as a group. The children have worked with a partner to create a complex movement pattern and demonstrated their patterns to their peers during circle time. They have also worked with  a partner using loose parts to create patterns which will be uploaded into their SeeSaw e-portfolio. We have also been playing with the number 100 and borrowed our chart back from the grade twos for some counting by 5's and 10's to 100. The children enjoyed a scavenger hunt for 100 chocolates and enjoyed a treat. We still have some chocolates left and the children has asked for another scavenger hunt next week. On Wednesday the children made crowns, played 100 number games with Mrs. Radigan's class, did 100 movements in the gym and built structures in small groups using 100 pieces.   The 100 Lego collections began to arrive last week and are slowly accumulating. It's not too late as we w...
The children have continued to enjoy our water colour paints this month. I introduced painter's tape in January and then washi tape this month. While they will continue to work with water colour paints, the children will also be working with clay and be introduced to a new art material, pastels this month. We enjoyed hot chocolate twice this week!!!  During our return walk from Departure Bay Beach we were invited to stop at the Drip and the second time with the school Green Team on Friday morning during Sweater Day. Some of the children even wore their hats indoors to keep warm as we dropped the school temperature four degrees for one day. Megan came and made heart and alphabet pancakes with the children on Thursday morning, after our beach visit, with our cooks Georgia and Henry.  Julie from the VIRL visited us on Thursday afternoon to share highlights from our local library followed by a hilarious puppet show about Rapunzel (who has a hearing deficit!!!). So ...
The children began with using painters tape to create images of trees, branches, suns and clouds. Then they applied shades of blue water colour paint reminiscent of winter skies on wet water colour paper. The next week they moved onto to pink, fuchsia and orange water colour on wet water colour paper and this time added washi tape on top of the dried painting. Two of the children discovered that adding too much paint ended up with brown. Luckily they were happy with the new colour that they created. Beautiful!!! I imagine just like last week's art, there will be many visits to the art studio.   ...