Movement

“We are on the move”. The teachers say this phrase fairly often and the children now say it to each other too! And, move we do! Sometimes slowly but lately very very rapidly! The children have become so very strong these past couple of months. They can run great distances before they stop from tired legs and laboured breathing. They jump, they leap, they twirl, they dash, they gallop, they skip, they climb, they crouch, they crawl, they do amazing things with their small but powerful bodies! We are in awe of their stamina, both physically and mentally.

Here are some moments from our week- some involve movement, some seemingly static although to be honest, I believe there is movement in everything we do.

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Haymie and his mother show the class his photo album filled with delightful baby pictures. We invite our children to show photos of themselves as babies so we can all get a sense of their development from then until now.

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Kate shows the children the steps to setting up a worm compost bin. Since most of them are worm loving citizens, this worm bin is highly regarded!

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We cannot get enough salad these days. To keep their palates developing, we concoct a new dressing. The children love it and refer to it as ‘the sauce”.

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Shantelle, one of our awesome volunteers, jumps in to read a lunch time story.

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Look carefully and you will see 5 blue shirts on the boys and the one pink shirt on Ella. I love that she jumps into their loud and intense play; and I love they welcome her in with open arms.

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The Eagles play a game called “Hoot,Hoot Owl”, a cooperative game that takes team work to win. There is a lot of learning in a board game-turn taking, numeracy, colour matching and of course, patience.

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We enjoy a fantastic day with our big buddies from Thompson Elementary- we make bread and butter with Mr Lai and then play nature games. Each visit deepens their friendships and confidence.

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The “YUM” ingredients to put in the dough.

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‘Till the next post,

Emily