Hi everyone! It's hard to believe it's the end of April. We have been looking forward to the snow finally melting away. As always, Mother Nature has other ideas. Speaking of other ideas, the Maple Tree group were eager to make creations that interested them as they have been making popular characters, food, and shapes using plus plus blocks.
So an educator brought forth air dry clay in which they would be able to create anything their hearts desire. The children were incredibly excited when they learned they would make something out of clay. Each child quickly sat down at a table and were given a sizeable chunk of clay. Their eyes sparkled when they finally decided what they would make.
There were a lot of details involved. Everything had to be just right. One child decided to make an animal sculpture - a koala. She carefully rolled pieces together and used popsicle sticks to make indentations. While she was creating her koala, she went on to tell the other children funny stories about her dog and how much she loved her.
Two of the children decided on a collaborative effort. They instructed each other on how to create a basketball hoop. They pounded, squished, squeezed, and formed a miniature basketball hoop with a tiny ball to go with it. They even played a game which brought about much laughter as certain parts started falling off here and there. However, the children took it in stride and quickly stuck pieces back on.
The children made all kinds of sculptures. There was a rainbow, a snake, an octopus, even a video game character called Kirby. One sports-minded child made several hearts. He explained he would give these hearts to special people he cared for. How sweet and thoughtful.
After the clay sculptures dried, it was time to paint! The children picked various colours. Pink, blue, black, red, and yellow hues were popular. They proceeded to carefully brush their sculptures stroke by stroke. It was wonderful to hear them make comments about their sculptures while painting. What artists! When the children finished painting, they smiled in satisfaction as their sculptures were laid out before them to dry. The children remarked at how cute the koala and Kirby character looked.
Each child remarked how much they enjoyed creating and painting their sculptures. They couldn't wait until they could bring the sculptures home and show their loved ones. It was fun!
After a very long 5 day weekend, another hoilday, and yet again another storm in the middle of spring,our Oak Tree Friends were ready to continue on with the fun activities planned here at Dawn and Dusk. We started our afternoon off with a little healthy snack. The snack being either a juicy apple or orange while our cameras got some battery life.
Our tummies were now full, our cameras were charged and we we ready to venture out.
First stop THE FOREST!!
We walked and we ran, we did some splashing and some laughing, and even did some slipping. The snow left over from the storm gave us quite the challenge when walking on the path but we powered through. Although the snow is almost right gone we will miss it, but we are now ready for some warm wind and dry play areas.
Away we go soaked from the forest on to the.......... Play Structure.
We arrived at the play structure to do some posing and checked out the ocean that was forming under our structure. We tested out the water and we did decide that if we stayed we will all be freezing by the time it was our time to head home for the day.
So on the path we went to see where it takes us next!!
Our last stop... outside. The Tarmac, all to ourselves... the big dry tarmac. Where the snow hills still stand and basketball is played. We do plenty of things on the tarmac, it was so warm on this very day we even took off our wet boots and dried off our feet in the sun.
We closed off our outside day by all coming inside with soaked boots, and many many pictures. Our oak tree friends helped to clean up the toy wagon and we ventered to the film room. We walked inside, while chanting a few songs. The songs continued right until the film room.
All in one day our Oak Tree friends learned how to use cameras, they creating a chanting song, went on a very long nature walk, posed with their frieneds, shared with each other, helped to clean up and so much more. Oak Tree is so excited for even warmer weather to get to do even more fun things.
Summer please come quick!!
Pictures taken, Adventure led, and lot of fun done by your very own Oak Tree Group
During spring break the kids of Dawn and Dusk got to experience many different activities that challenged them to use skills they may have never known they had. The Maple and Pine tree group got to spend the morning learning freeze frame techniques to create movies of their own.
Dawn and Dusk's very own directors started off on edge about the process of filming and if they could do it. Other groups had difficulties with agreeing on movie ideas. Although our directors had a nervous start, after a few minutes of trial and error the groups found their groove and realized how fun and cool legomation can be!
The directors and producers got into 3 different groups and came up with their own unique ideas! The films are “Race /N/ Relationship” “Beach Adventures” and "Lego Movie 3" each groups had their own problems that they overcame together as a team and ended the morning proud of themselves and excited.
Our movie makers took inspiration from a variety of things, Race /N/ Relationship was influenced by a shared favourite movie, Fast and Furious. Beach Adventures was inspired by the upcoming summer season and the final group was inspired by
The Lego Movie but wanted to add their own twist to it.
The following day staff heard comments from our movie makers asking to watch their movies again and if they can show them to other kids in Dawn and Dusk. Overall, the kids of Maple and Pine tree got to explore their creative side as a group while adding their own interests to their movies. I hope we get to do this again!
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It all started when a witch flew over John de Graff, cursing every group at Dawn and Dusk except for the heroes of Oak Tree. Our heroes were all protected by the magic of the Film Room and since they were the only ones unaffected by the curse, they recieved a letter from Professor Carrington, the CEO of Magic.
After listening to the Magical Messenger Bunny read them the letter, and give them their first clue, our heroes began their adventure to find the Witch's Heart and break the curse of Dawn and Dusk. After a long week, our heroes successfully saved everyone and wrote a book about their adventure so that everyone would always remember how they saved the day.
They worked hard illustrating their story to show everyone exactly what they did in order to break the curse. Potions were made, frogs escaped, and games were played that all led up to the victorious moment for our heroic group.
Our Oak Tree Heroes worked hard together as a team to not only save the day, but to put together their amazing storybook.
""This is the story of how Oak Tree saved Dawn and Dusk. It all started when a witch flew over Dawn and Dusk and cursed all the other groups. Maple Tree was turned into flies, Pine Tree was teleported to Mars and replaced with alien clones, Kinders got turned into ladybugs and caterpillars and Mel, Deborah and Amberly all got turned into frogs. We made sure to keep Mel, Deborah and Amberly in jars so that they wouldn't eat Maple Tree.
Deborah even escaped from the frog jar!!! (We don't know where she went)
Oak Tree was protected by the magic of the Film Room so we did not get cursed."
"Instead, we got a letter from Professor Carrington, the CEO of magic. He told us that he needed our help to save everyone! We worked together to find all the hidden clues that told us what we needed to do to find the witch's heart and break the curse.
It took us all week to break the curse because of all the clues we had to find, the games we had to play, things we had to collect and magic potions we had to brew.
Finally, we got our very last clue! We needed to go to the Far Forest and find the witch's heart. We searched high and low until we finally spotted the heart buried in the snow.
"The heart was lifted up to the sky to show our victory as we all let out our loudest battle cry. The curse was broken and if anyone tells you they don't remember, it just means their memory was erased!"
One morning an educator in Maple Tree decided to put some items on the table to see what the children would do with them.
The educator laid out different colours of construction paper, white paper, pencils, erasers, pencil crayons, stapler, some scrap book materials to name a few.
The group of children from Maple Tree decided that they wanted to make their own books using those materials.
One child decided to make it about their favorite things. Another child said, "I'm making mine about my cat and his name is Winston."