Last week, our students helped harvest the chives during recess. They used scissors did a good job cutting them. They even brought some home to share with the family.
Last Thursday during our recess and exploration time, Miss Heather and Blair (Sydney's mom) were doing garden work and some of the children volunteered to help transplant some mint into smaller pots. They then moved the smaller pots right outside our classroom so it would be easier for us to water and look after them. A big thank you goes to Blair who has volunteered to help out in the garden once a week.
One day during snack time, a student mentioned that he likes a song called "I Like to Move It, Move It," so I searched for the song and played it. The children got up and started creating different dance moves! They thought of the following: snake and fish dance, flying, scissors, "looking for something," Iron man dance, rollercoaster, guitar moves, Frozen and lots of others. Check out the videos below!
During outdoor playtime, the children have been having fun going up and down the ramps with the bikes and wagon. They were all principled and caring when waiting for their turn to pass through.
During recess this week, the children created structures with the hollow blocks. They played cooperatively to create structures together. We reminde the children that while stacking blocks, they should make sure that the blocks should only be as tall as their head otherwise it will be too tall and unsafe. This prompted some of the children to measure blocks and check on each other's structures. Someone even suggested to make a long structure instead of a tall one.
We've had great weather this week and we took advantage of it by playing outside during recess. The children have been exploring the sandbox and practicing the skill of taking their socks and shoes off and putting them back on afterwards. I'm sure a few of you noticed the children coming home with dirty socks or sand in between toes.