Lots has happened this week in Shale Classroom; we had to say goodbye and good luck to our teacher Kiera. She has left us for 2-6 weeks for surgery! We have also gotten some really positive and exciting things started in our classroom and at Primrose,we gladly welcome Paulette to our team and we have 2 new additions to our group, hello to Georgia and Aiden! We are so excited to have everyone join us and look forward to working with them!! With the changing of season we decided to change our big idea in the classroom and are now focusing on exploring winter and how to discover new ways to play with our environment and bring the beautiful winter scenery we see outside into our classroom. An experience we set up in our classroom this week that was connected to winter was we taped a big white piece of paper on the table, than drizzled many different colored paints on top, we than encouraged the children to use ice cubes to mix around the paint and see what happens to the paint as the ice cubes melt! It was a really fun and messy sensory experience.