A busy week in review….

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Inspired by their hats (with thanks to Peggy for her crafting!) Ohnyou and May are playing ‘ladybug and bee’

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 Last week the Quilchena buddies came for a visit: we made a ‘solution’ of iced tea, played with outdoor loose parts and blocks, and worked together on student biographies.

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The Monday/Wednesday Owls class thoroughly enjoyed their visit to the Minoru Seniors centre for an intergenerational dance class.

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Ryan C. and Tyler play “Drum Stalk” together – the blindfolded person has to find the person making the percussive sound using only their sense of hearing.

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Ronan successfully stole away the ‘fire’ without Frazer knowing in this game of ‘Fire Keeper”

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The classic “What time is it Mr. Wolf?” is always a hit…. taking just as many steps as the Wolf calls out is a great way to practice self-regulation.

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Kate shares the story of how Snow and Snowdrop became lasting friends, thanks to snowdrop sharing some of its’ white with snow when all the other flowers refused to give away any of their colours.

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The Beaver continues to chew away at small trees, and our industrious Nature School kids continue to haul them – teamwork! teamwork! teamwork!

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Darel develops mathematical thinking while designing with magnetic pattern pieces.

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We don’t know who started the giggle fest, but Atlas and Ryan G. just couldn’t stop once they got started, and neither could Tricia, Kate or Emily as we all stood about laughing with one another!

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The ‘restaurant’ inside the Cottage has been very popular – perhaps in preparation for our Eagles “Feast Day” with families.

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Figuring out how to use mallets and pegs has been the focus of recent Owls classes.

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Building and balancing at ‘Tree Tunnel’ and with our fabulous weatherproof outdoor blocks and other loose parts.

 

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IMG_2067As the school year goes by, we bring out some more challenging puzzles.  Thank you to Ginny for sharing some of hers!

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Birds have been a popular subject of exploration, thanks to some props: finger puppets, bird “identifiers” that play bird song, and of course, binoculars.

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First Kate’s small group spent most of a morning observing the workers replacing telephone poles along River Road; the next day Tyler and Dion were the workers as they helped Kate pull out an outdated signpost.

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Getting ready for Valentines Day by decorating our ‘Valentine’s mail’ bags”

So many wonderful moments, activities, and friendships and more to come this week as we celebrate Valentines Day and Lunar New Year this week! Warmly, Kate.