Another great week in Jasper room with lots happening!
We continued our journey discovering the concepts of trajectory and looked closely into displacement using water. First, we used bodies of water to visually move the children’s images across the table while holding them in place. Our friends were fascinated by this “magic trick” but became more excited to use the permanent markers to draw their images. To continue our research into water displacement, on Wednesday we hooked up the hose and built a running river. We used eye droppers to add colours to our river and soap to see how big the bubbles would get. Some of our friends began adding animals to see how fast the river could move them and then used bottles and buckets to collect a large bodies of water to help pour it down. We eventually added an eavestrough to help guide the water into each bottle. We plan on continuing this play to see where it takes us!
On Thursday we began exploring trajectory through track and field! We discussed the concept of track and field and all of the different events that are involved. We learnt specifically about long jump, triple jump, shot put, javelin and discuss. We had to get creative when finding the equipment. We used our classroom as the jumping pit, a bocce ball as our shot put, a frisbee as a discus, and a broom stick as a javelin!
This week was also our first trip to spray park! We were excited at the thought of a hot day without rain and couldn’t wait to get to the park. The kids got ready in record time and we spent the morning enjoying Ottewell community leagues jungle gym and splash pad together. We cannot wait to get back there more often in the coming months.
We had a bit of transition this week when it came to welcoming and saying goodbye to Jasper friends. We were lucky to welcome a new friend visiting from Fort McMurray. Preston joined us Wednesday afternoon and we enjoyed getting the chance to play with him for that short time! He was full of excitement and told us all about his forest fire journey and how he had lost his home. The kids were interest and concerned so we had lots of discussion! We also had to say goodbye to an old friend. Rory’s last day was Tuesday as he is onto new and exciting adventures. We will miss him dearly but we will be able to visit with him at the neighbourhood park.
Have a wonderful weekend!