In our most recent blog post, we shared with you a learning experience involving two boys planning to create a ball maze (link: Ball Maze Plan). As an executive member of CAPE (Council of Associated Primary Educators- learn more about CAPE here), we choose this learning experience to highlight in CAPE's latest webinar: Demonstrating Literacy and Mathematics… Continue reading The Ball Maze In Action
We have recently begun an inquiry into using art media as a thinking tool. We have always valued the 'Hundred Languages' approach of the Reggio philosophy but we want to more clearly focus on how we use art as a language for the students to communicate ideas, emotions, questions, and learning. We are hoping to… Continue reading The Language of Art
How do you see our Vision Statement in action in our school community? What does our vision statement look like in action at St. Monica; Environment Bamboo dividers Light covers Dim lights Trees and plants Quiet cozy corner – tents Music, Meditation, Yoga Choice of seating – different levels of seating Natural colours (calming) Natural… Continue reading Culture that Cares: School Environment
Our inquiry into weather began with a windy day outdoors in our Full Day Kindergarten backyard. Windmills were placed in the garden for the children and provoked immediate curiosity and interest! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ar72IHYtRE&feature=youtu.be (PSI: SE 13.2- make predictions and observations before and during investigations) Children began to watch the windmills daily, noticing… Continue reading Our Weather Inquiry and the Four Frames!
Since we began our inquiry into weather, each day a team of two or three children are chosen to take on the role of weather reporter. Take a moment to watch the video below to see one team in action! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyDNsOvJQvE This has been a big hit in our class! The children are so excited to… Continue reading The Full Day Kindergarten Weather Report- Evidence of the Four Frames
Evidence of the Frames in the Fire Truck Project Fire Truck Project learning story found here Let's take a closer look at the Kindergarten Program Overall Expectations: (BC − Belonging and Contributing SRWB − Self-Regulation and Well-Being DLMB − Demonstrating Literacy and Mathematics Behaviours PSI − Problem Solving and Innovating) (The Kindergarten Program Document) From just… Continue reading Evidence of the Four Frames in the Fire Truck Project
“The Fire Truck Project” Exploration, teamwork and fun is in full swing in our Full Day Kindergarten Program. Throughout the room a gentle buzz of laughter, conversation and wonder can be heard each day. We are excited to see the children participating and embracing a collaborative approach to learning. In turn, the children are demonstrating… Continue reading The Fire Truck Project