EXPLORING SUMMER

This week we had fun doing and discussing all things summer…While we still have warm summer mornings there is plenty of time for getting messy outdoors! Discussion ranged from camping to insects to keeping cool and what to wear to our favourite places, picnics and the beach amongst many other things…

Around the class we had summer play provocations which the children had great fun playing with…

Outdoors there was plenty of time to cook with sand and water in the outdoor kitchen…

We constructed a ball slide where the children had a great time collecting all the balls and seeing how fast they could roll them down the slide…

Plenty of free art out to explore and loose parts to create with…

We played with coloured ice balls in water and then for an added sensory element added some shaving foam the next day…The children loved how the colours melted into the foam and swirled around…

Of course summer crafts to take home and remind us of our fun week…

EXPLORING SUMMER

PET LOVE

We’ve had great fun this week talking about pets and how much they mean to us… Chat and discussion about how to look after pets, what we love about pets and what we think having a pet is all about… The children have especially loved dramatic play this week – school has been bustling with the sounds and scampering of every pet under the sun!

A discussion table, felt fish pets and lots of small world and sensory play…

Colour sorting, shape matching and emergent reading…

Of course plenty of open art…

Pet craft activities…

And a class full of gorgeous puppies…

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PET LOVE

PROJECT – TIPI

This was a really fun project! I love the idea of having a quiet spot on a sunny morning for the children to take a book and relax in…

Items used: fabric (mine is a thickish cotton), binding, bamboo poles, sewing machine.

The method was pretty basic & experimental. (There are a ton of different methods on line). I cut 4 panels the same size, cut out the entrance hole (I picked a hole to make it a little more exciting!) and sewed the binding around the entrance. I then pinned the edges and sewed these. Then right side up I sewed the panels together tucked them in on themselves and sewed another seam wide enough for the poles to slot in. The top of my tipi is pretty snug so I haven’t needed to attach strings to tie.

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I think I will be making a few of these to dot around at quiet time…

PROJECT – TIPI

RED & OTHER COLOURS

This week we’ve been getting excited about red…and other colours! Suiting our valentine moods the children have had fun discussing and playing around with colour…

Of course we had to make a rainbow… Endless fun and possibilities…

Some lighting ambience and a little magic…

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Lots of different colour free art & activities…

Sensory tubs…

Water play with red water babies…

Experimenting with puffy red cloud dust…The pictures speak for themselves – we had to do this many times over!

And lots of valentine art for mom and dad!

 

 

RED & OTHER COLOURS

BUSY DAYS

It’s been a busy week at school – we’ve been discussing our families and making plenty of special gifts to take home to everyone… Our school frames are filled with familiar faces busy at play and our family wall filled with our loved ones…

Fun using up our old play dough…

Plenty of time for a quiet picnic, spraying, baking, pouring and mixing…

Our special letters ready to be posted…

Plenty of art…

Painting ice blocks to cool down…

…and painting the school together!

 

BUSY DAYS