Monday, November 14, 2016

Music with Ms. Sonja

On Monday we had a special visitor her name is Ms. Sonja. She played her guitar, sang songs and did some music activities with the children. She will be coming every 2 weeks to teach the children new songs, get them up and dancing and having fun with instruments.

The first song we learned was called "froggy in my throaty".
 We sang, danced, clapped and turned around.
             She brought  bears for us to use while singing " Teddy bear Teddy bear turn around".

We used shakers to keep the beat.

We had so much fun, we cannot wait till she comes back again.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Halloween Party
The children dressed up in their Halloween costumes and some brought their parents along to enjoy the morning. Some of the costumes included: Bob the Builder, Queen of Hearts, pumpkin, Ninjas, dragon, Batman, Minnie Mouse, Princess, fireman, unicorn, a few super hero's and many more. 


We did a few activities throughout the morning including a scavenger hunt, lacing the pumpkin, and Halloween headbands.

At the end of the morning we shared a neat story with the children and a really cool science experiment.


We mix together water, red flood colouring, baking soda, and dish soap and poured it into the bottom of the pumpkin. The children waited with anticipation as we poured in the vinegar....


Oh no the pumpkin ate to much Halloween it explode!

Thank you to all the parents for bringing in the delicious snack we shared!

Friday, October 7, 2016


The children showed interest in using objects in the yard to balance.  Below are some pictures of the children displaying various types of balancing.


 This child propped a piece of wood on top of a log. When she walked across the plank it tipped like a teeter totter. She held her hands out to maintain balance.

 This child propped a piece of wood against a high platform. At first he tested it by crawling up the log. Once he felt sturdy he carefully walked up the plank to the top. He used trial and error to test out the plank first.

On the other side of the yard the children found some logs lying on the ground. The logs were positioned one after another like a balance beam.

This child walked from one log to another holding his balance.

She holds her arms out to support her upper body.


Steeping one foot in front of the other on a skinny log uses a lot of coordination.
"I can walk on the log" she says proudly.


Jumping or stepping from one rock to another also using balancing skills. You need to use perception to see how far away the object is.





Standing on one foot is a basic balancing skill, this skill is very helpful in teaching the body how to balance.
Balancing is important because it improves the bodies coordination. Balance is a fundamental skill necessary for everyday tasks such as sitting in a chair, or engaging in physical activities like running or riding a bike.
Written by: Mrs. Zilkie

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Field tripping with our friends

One of the great things about about fieldtrips is going somewhere new with your school buddies rather than your family.
Another great thing about fieldtrips is going somewhere you and your family have gone but this time your schools friends are there. 
This was the case when we all met up at the Nature Playground at Assiniboine Park. Chances are good everyone has been there, which provides an opportunity to build a sense of community. The children were excited to show their friends where they usually play with their siblings. 
We could see who was comfortable with the space as they left our sides and went their own way immediately. 

The time went quickly and we were happy to fuel up with our snacks from home. 
What a great day to spend with our Nursery School friends.