The Lady Bug group got to enjoy a presentation from the Winnipeg Humane Society in Kindercare. Our presenter talked about all the animals that the society takes in and would you believe it? They once had a pig! The presenter also talked about what the society does and how they help animals. During the presentation the children got to interact with the volunteer dog named Lola. They learned how to interact with a new dog that they have not met before. They learned to hold their hand, in a fist and to let the dog smell around their hand so they dog could get to know them. Take a look at the photos. The children already want Lola, the volunteer dog to come back for a visit.
We were lucky enough to have one of our staff members bring in some new fort building materials. These materials were used instantly. The children found these materials to be a bit challenging as the pieces would not stick together as well as they would when the children were using tape and clips. They all worked together to create a really awesome fort which turned into a dog house. They spent the entire day building and rebuilding structures.
To give the children a visual of how much we have collected for our Koats For Kids drive we created a poster. The children colored the poster in and they get to color in the thermometer every time we get more items. Thank you for to everyone who has donated so far. We appreciate it!
The Caterpillar group loved being outside all day! We started off by setting up our tarp in the forest where the children put their water bottles and we created a resting area. The children wanted to draw so they took the clip boards out of the wagon and began to draw what they seen in the forest. A few of them wanted to create a maze. They took yarn and wrapped it around trees. This took up a lot of time in the morning but they loved it. They worked very hard. A few children wanted to fill up our science blocks with pieces of nature. They found sticks, different colored leaves and dirt to put in them. We enjoyed snack outside, both am and pm. After lunch, which was spent inside, we headed back outside to another forest. In this forest they collected sticks, used the sticks to create pieces of art. We did run into some trouble in that forest though! Our thermos would not open! We were all excited to have some warm hot chocolate and we could not get it opened! All the children tried their hardest but we had no luck. We called out Sara Mac to come help us but no luck again. She was kind enough to make us more hot chocolate and brought it out for us to enjoy. The children are still talking about that hot chocolate mishap and yes, we did finally get it open! Thanks to Andrew!
The Lady Bug group enjoyed take me outside day! We packed our wagon and headed out to our forests in the back of the school. We read stories in the morning and drew pictures of what we seen in the forest. The Kinders chose to play hide and seek for most of the morning so we did just that. We came inside for lunch and then headed right back out at 1 pm. We enjoyed snack outside as well, in the am and in the pm. The Kinders spotted a cat and were very interested in it but it quickly ran away from us. They decided to make a cat trap! They collected sticks from the bushes, used a tarp for the roof. They even sprinkled water from their water bottles and pretended it was milk. I had many activities planned for the children and this is what they wanted to spend most of their time on. I fully supported this play and the children were very grateful! Our cat trap is still there and the children love to go check it everyday to see if they got the cat!
The Lady Bug group have been exploring forts. They have taken so many different materials from around the room and have created forts out of it. Take a look at what they have been up to!
We recently took a transit but and went to Frasers Grove Park to eat our lunch and play. It was a beautiful sunny day. The children chose to eat on a picnic bench in the sun. We then explored the park and played on the structure. A big hit at the park was rolling down the huge hills. They spent a lot of time doing that haha. After that we walked over to the Henderson Library to pick up animal books to help us with our project. The children all got to pick a book and these books stay in our kinder room where the children are able to look at them when they want to.
To end our project about constructing and deconstructing for the Lady Bugs we ventured off to the park to set off our rockets we made. It did not go as planned. The rockets ended up exploding on myself but the children had a ton of fun. They had many conversations about why the rockets did not work well and ideas of how to make them work the next time. Until next time!
The Caterpillar group have been exploring many different animals. They noticed we have many animals that live in the water so they sorted them out from the main bin. We then filled the water table with fresh water, added some blue color to the water and the children got to use the animals in the water. This was a hit as the children played with the water and animals for hours and hours.