The Wonderful World of Kindergarten

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

Friday, 30 May 2014

A Moment In Time

~ Consider a tree for a moment. As beautiful as trees are to look at, we don't see what goes on underground - as they grow roots. Trees must develop deep roots in order to grow strong and produce their beauty. But we don't see the roots. We just see and enjoy the beauty. In much the same way, what goes on inside of us is like the roots of a tree. ~
Joyce Meyer 
Enjoy these captured moments with your child and imagine the roots that are being set. 

Yoga on the hill


Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Investigating Rocks

Seeing something all the time sometimes makes you forget how cool it is. Such is the case with rocks!

 We set the simplest display in one of the sensory tables. There were rocks of all shapes, colours and sizes. Just a table of rocks. Except that... the very bottom of the table was a small amount of water. Just enough to line the bottom of the table and come up ever so slightly on the sides. Some paint brushes were set among the rocks.  
"Why are there paint brushes here?"
"What do you think you might do with them?"
"Hey look! It's all wet under there!"
"This is so cool!"
The children have kept this sensory bin busy for more than a week!  Alligators have come and gone. Snakes have come and gone. But the rocks have stayed.
And are still there, becoming dry and wet again and again.