The Wonderful World of Kindergarten

Welcome to our Reggio Emilia inspired classroom at Dr. David Suzuki School.

Tuesday, 31 December 2013

We Love Our Hill

There is just no way to see Suzuki hill 
covered with snow,  

begging for the laughter of children,
and beckoning to the child in all of us,  

inviting us to come and play,

and feel like we have wings,

while making memories with friends and 
brothers and sisters,

and experiencing 'first time ever' moments,

again and again and again and again...

... and not run to our cubbies, fill our Canadian winter uniform of snowsuits, hats, boots, scarves and mittens with our excited selves and do what we do best in the wonderful world of kindergarten!
Play    Play   Play

Sensory Table

The original play station!
(Materials needed: container, stuff to touch, smell, hear, see)

Smelling cinnamon sticks and peppermint rice

Seeing a mixture of colours and building a birthday cake

Filling, pouring, scooping, feeling


Hearing, wondering

Sensory play... food for the brain.

Taking Care of the Birds

~ In order to see birds, it is necessary to become part of the silence. ~ Robert Lynd
We care for the creatures that we share our environment with. 
We work together.

We wait and watch. We learn about time and patience and notice more empty feeders.
We talk about all the creatures that eat the seeds. 
How do they stay warm? 

Where has their food gone? 

We observe that some birds eat the seeds 
from the feeders...

... and some birds eat the seeds that fall to the ground.

Click this link for a great bird feed recipe, and to see the different feeds that attract different birds.
This link has a video to help you cater a bird banquet!
A link to our very own local bird experts at Ojibway Nature Centre

Happy New Year - Through The Eyes Of A Child

We wish all of our families a wondrous and playful 2014.  There is no better way to reflect on the gifts of this past year and the promise of the year to come than to see the world through the eyes of our children.