We have had an awesome week with daily adventures in the forest and an abundance of activities in the classroom.
Pottery-To-Go was a huge success! The children did an amazing job applying the painting techniques taught by Nanci (Pottery-To-Go artist). They were so patient and took their time to create beautiful ceramic mittens. We can't wait to see the final results.
We did some journal writing this week and concentrated on our drawings. The more detail and colours that we use in our pictures, the better our stories become. We were very impressed with the amount of creativity we saw and thoroughly enjoyed listening to the stories being read. Bravo !
We had some beautiful days this week and some of the children enjoyed playing in the wind with mini-parachutes. Hopefully, we will have a few more warm, sunny days.
Spinning, spinning, spinning. It does not seem to stop! They have now created spinners with Ello. Let us see what they will use next!
“Citrouille orange, citrouille orange, qu’est-ce que tu vois?
Je vois une chauve-souris brune qui me regarde.”
In our small group, we have been working on using magnetic pieces to act out this Halloween twist on the familiar story, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you See? The children made the connection to this well-known story immediately. They really enjoy assuming a role, handling the pieces, and placing them on the board when their turns come up. They are excellent dramatizers and patient turn-takers!
Using this activity, we review colours in French and introduce Halloween vocabulary (e.g. citrouille orange, chauve-souris brune, lune jaune, monstre bleu, chat noir, sorcière verte, fantôme blanc, etc.) Through the story’s repetition, we also reinforce and practice saying the French phrases, “Qu’est-ce que tu vois?” (What do you see?) and “Je vois un(e) ...” (I see a ...”).
In keeping with our Halloween poem and learning the sound of the letter "A", we created some pretty spooky looking spiders (des araignées).
Bon soir !