This week in Quartz Classroom

Happy Mothers’ Day ❤ This week in Quartz Room, we have been discussing our ideas about Mother’s Day. We’ve decided to bake chocolate chip cookies with love. The children have explored the ingredients we need for baking. They stirred the batter, watched Kaitlin put the baking soda in the bowl. Of course, we tasted the…

This week in Quartz Classroom

This week in Quartz Room we have moved from provocations to exploring our big idea of constructing, more specifically, we are exploring the question “What materials do we use to construct?” After discussing the results of all our provocations and how all the children responded to the experiences, we decided it was best to start…

This week in Quartz Classroom

In the past we have talked about building relationships and taking trips to Ottewell Manor for art and story time as well as taking walks though Ottewell Lodge to visit with seniors. Most recently we started going for walks through Ottewell Terrance and have been building relationships with the residents of this building. We have…

This week in Quartz Classroom

Wednesday’s foggy morning prompted us to find a sunny alternative to going outside. We decided to go on a photo scavenger hunt at the senior’s Lodge next door.  Outside each apartment, there are shelves holding personal souvenirs and keepsakes.  The variety and authenticity of each shelf made it the perfect experience for us to collect…

This week in Quartz Classroom

As most of you know we are currently exploring the big idea of Cause and Effect, more recently we have taken on the sub category of exploring cause and effect through scientific experiments. These experiment have included provocations such as; making Play dough, trying out new recipes for slime, making Ooblick, exploring baking soda and…

This week in Quartz Classroom

Inside Day. Not the most jubilant phrase an educator wants to see written in the communication book each morning.  First a sigh, then the wheels start to turn.  After exhausting the table made into a slide activity, we decided to bring our outdoor play space materials inside. On Thursday, Erin brought in several blocks and…