Building & Construction decided to see what we could build using the always fun, POOL NOODLES! We had everything from unique marble runs which then transformed into battle horns and talking telephone lines. Another group of children decided they would use them as fire hoses to fight fires in the little towns they built. Can't wait to see what we create with next! - Andrew
We had big ideas in the art area - too big for the table, and needing the whole hallway for this one! We rolled out a big scroll of paper to make a wish list and Christmas themed banner. The kids really enjoyed sharing their Christmas wishes and drawings with each other, and I promised to send them to the big guy at the North Pole. Maybe we should have made a big envelope too!
Thank you to everyone who donated to our collection of clothing and toys for Berens River First Nations. We were able to collect 8 boxes and 15 large bags and garbage bags of items to donate. I loaded up my jeep as full as it would go with all the donations and took them to Gardewine Transport where they loaded everything onto crates to drive up to Berens River. It was really great to get a chance to see how they are going to transport everything and to talk with the people who have been organizing this event. They were very grateful to Dawn and Dusk for contributing all these items and will send me pictures of everything once they arrive in Berens River this weekend. Thank you again!
It's Friday and that means we bring our toys from home! On this day, the children get to incorporate their own toys into the worlds they create in the Building and Construction area. Whether it be a secret air base out of blocks or a pokemon house out of magnetic tiles, each toy brought from home inspires a new direction of design and creativity. We look forward to each friday as it's not only the surprise of what toy they'll bring but how it finds its unique place in building and construction.
In recent weeks we've noticed that on our "Toys From Home" fridays, some children have been bringing in pokemon cards. This sparked some conversation and soon after a sign up poster was made for a club to meet on those fridays. This idea has become quite popular with numbers growing each week. Since the creation of the Pokemon Card Club, other sign up posters have been created with numerous club ideas currently in the works.
In the Film Room this week we had some real good play. The children have been very excited about Christmas and so we have been doing some Christmas inspired drawings. The doll play is still very popular and the children have been bringing their Barbies and My Life dolls on Fridays when they can bring toys from home. We also had a restaurant set up and there were very many hungry customers.
Recently, we played quiet games in the gym. We had a lot fun crawling with bean bags on our hands. We learned new games like Cheese Cake and Caterpillar Tag. We had a good time playing the games that we were familiar with too such as Night at the Museum and Graveyard. Look and see some pictures of us playing these games.