The last few weeks has been busy in our room! In March we celebrated St. Patrick’s Day and explored the colour green through songs, poems and variety of sensory experiences. We created green sensory bins with different kind of textures and visual components. Students had fun exploring green pudding, jello and many Tap-It activities.
In April we started learning all about spring. At circle time we read the books “A Seed Grows “ and “The Plant”, as well as the adapted sensory story “The Tiny Seed”. We also made a book called “Growing Plants” and learned what steps need to be followed to successfully plant seeds. Students have followed series of one step directions to actively participate in this seed planting activity. Everybody has made a choice of which seed to plant. We painted and decorated our pots for the seeds during art class. Last week we celebrated Earth Day through a nature scavenger hunt, science experiment and a variety of art/ sensory play. In the upcoming weeks, we will continue working on our spring unit and learn about the caterpillar life cycle, nutrition, days of the week and counting through the story “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle.
In the last few weeks our class has learned about Winter, Snow, Cold, Arctic Animals and Winter Clothes. We have been involved in lots of art project and enjoyed variety of stories, songs and switch work activities. Feelings and emotions were the topics for February. We have been exploring these through fun Valentines activities and during story time. “If You Are Happy and You Know It” was one of the most often chosen book as well as “The Cranky Little Bear”.
Students in our room continue to be enthusiastic about music therapy, swimming and all movement activates. Positioning is a big part of our program as well. We look forward to active and fun filled March. Remember to wear green for St. Patrick’s Day.
December was a busy time in our class. We have
been doing fun activities related to winter theme and Christmas. Students in
our room enjoyed making winter crafts, cards, and ornaments for Christmas tree.
We have been also enjoying several of winter and Christmas smart board
activities. For our door decorating contest we created Christmas tree by
cutting out green hands that we trace. Winter carnival and exploring winter
wonderland beautifully set up in the gym was a great learning and sensory
continue working on winter theme in January exploring variety of concept
through music, stories, sensory and smart board activates. We also will be
learning about Arctic and arctic animals. We would like to wish everyone
all the best in New Year!
We would like to welcome to our school and class three new students: Aisha, Graham, and Urshia. And welcome back our returning students Grace, Lincoln, Enoch, Coleen, and Aydin. The first few weeks have passed by very quickly, and we had a good start to the year. It was very pleasant to see the kids arriving at school in the morning with smiles on their faces. They obviously missed being at school and participating in activities with their friends. I am also pleased to see how well our new students are adapting to new people and the school environment. We as a team are making sure that we can create environment for our students where they will feel safe, secure, comfortable and learn. Our theme for September has been “Back to School” We also talked about summer, summer activities and explored Cliffside – our outdoor learning. Next month we will be learning about fall, harvest, and the importance of being thankful, as we will be celebrating Thanksgiving Day. Our stories, poems, songs crafts and sensory activities will revolve around these themes.