FROM STORYBOARDS TO PILLOWS
We started off last week talking with the Maple Tree group about activities they wanted to do. They expressed interest in sewing. I decided we would start with felt art, I brought out several different colours for them to use. One of the kids made an ocean scene with coral, weeds and whales. One child was creating different shapes with the felt. Another child did a space scene with stars, a spaceship, and an astronaut with planets. Another one of the artists enjoyed creating new flags with the felt for their imaginary countries.
The felt art turned into storyboards. As the storyboards became art, one child said, "That would be cool to make a pillow with my initial on it, can we do that?" Later in the week they started sewing pillows with their initials on them. When they picked their fabric, some children chose polka dotted fabric, striped fabric, and bright yellow fabric. Their creative vibes came out with the different ways they were doing their pillows. Some of the pillows looked like dog bones and clouds, and one was a long pillow with a big red "A" on it. Some even had pockets!
As the pillows were being sewn, the children asked if we could start a sewing club. We talked about what they would like to create. A popular idea was a sock monkey.
Stay tuned for more sewing adventures!
written by: Rae
During winter break Dawn and Dusk educators spent many hours with our kids perfecting world records that the children have created. Each child's record is specially designed to showcase not only their talents but also their hobbies and interests!
Some of the records include:
GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS SET AT DAWN AND DUSK
Best Basketball Trick Shot
Youngest Pokemon Artist
Most Hockey Goal Saves
Most Books Written
Youngest Soccer Star
Knows Most Pokemon Facts
Most Signs Made in a Day
And more to come!
The record holder of the best basketball trick shot decided to mix bowling and basketball into one shot, the main goal is to get a strike while making a basket. The future NBA star was estactic to have the first ever Dawn and Dusk basketball record!! He has been working on perfecting a celebration dance move to do after all his wins and records!
Our youngest Pokemon artist drew seven Pokemon themed drawings within the afternoon! All of the drawings were coloured in, and made with love! Our artist excel at not only Pokemon drawings but she's also a talented cartoon artist!! Everyday she has a new comic, Pokemon, or cartoon character to show all the staff!
The author who holds the record for the most books written at Dawn and Dusk has been hard at work everyday of winter break, making a whole eight books!! She never fails to amaze staff with her creativity and ideas. Truly a professional author!
Our professional sign maker at Dawn and Dusk sat and made a whopping eleven signs in one day! She was very proud of the signs she made, not only did she perfect sign making but she also dabbled in card making as well!
The record for most hockey goals saved goes to Dawn and Dusk's goalie of the year, He worked hard on practicing his saves against many different opponents. In pervious weeks our goalie has taken on some of Dawn and Dusks greatest hockey players and still manages to be the best goalie ever!
The Youngest Soccer Star record is held by one hardworking student who always tries his hardest to accomplish his goals. No doubt in mind that this soccer star can overcome any soccer challenge thrown at him!
The record for knowing the most Pokemon facts is held a student who could potentially hold a record for knowing the most about everything. This record holder shows how insanely smart he is every single day and never fails to blow educators away with his big brain!
The children of Dawn and Dusk show outstanding talents daily, whether it's sports, art, school related, or just random silly talents. With every new day and activity we find more and more talents hidden within each kid and I can't wait to discover more.