There has been lots of fun things happening in Class B the past few weeks! The children decided they wanted to turn our dramatic play area into a Butterfly Field. They had lots of fun painting the mural and butterflies to decorate the dramatic play area. We learned about symmetry while painting our butterflies. We learned that if we paint one side of the butterfly and fold it over then both sides will be the same! We have also been learning about the life cycle of the butterfly and will hopefully get to watch the life cycle in action soon when our caterpillars arrive in our classroom.
With the arrival of Spring and all of the birds returning for the Summer the children thought it would be fun to make bird feeders for the birds. We made them using bird seed, flour and corn syrup and cut them into shapes using cookie cutters. When then hung them outside in the trees for the birds to enjoy!
We had fun making our own individual pizza's. The children got to make their own dough from scratch and then choose from different vegetables for their toppings! We then got to enjoy our homemade treat for lunch!
We have started learning about vowels, consonants, rhyming words and syllables. We have been working on these by participating in various activities during community time and during centres. We have also been participating in different dice and domino games and learning how to recognize the amount of dots on the dice without having to count them (subitizing) . Here are a couple of videos we have been watching to help us learn.
Our Lady of Fatima school hosted a presentation by the MASC. This group is an arts organization in Ottawa. The group put on a show for our children. They were quite captivated by the show and the artists.
We had the pleasure to have a parent volunteer named Anna Baksheeva visit our classroom. She plays the violin and came into the classroom to play a few songs for the children. The children then had an opportunity to try out Anna's violin.
We hope everyone had a very Happy Easter with family and friends. We made a Resurrection garden for our prayer table and talked about the Easter story. We also had our Priest Father Tavis come into our class for a visit and talk to us about Easter and answer any questions that we had. We have had many different Easter activities set out for the children to explore and participate in.
This week our chicken eggs came into the classroom! They are growing inside the incubator where it is nice and warm. We have started talking about chickens and where they come from and how they grow inside of the eggs. We have also started talking about how they hatch and what they use to break out of their egg when they are ready to come out. Hopefully when we come back from the Easter weekend we can watch them hatch!