This past week in Jasper Room we have been exploring a bit more in-depth in the area of trajectorial properties. We started off our week by adding an extension to our airplane building activity in the form of transforming the airplane into a kite/parachute, this allowed the children to gain a larger understanding regarding the flight variations of different objects. We discussed how trajectory was more enhanced at higher altitudes due to the wind and the direction in which it travelled. This led to explanations regarding air current and drafts in the atmosphere and the role that the weather played in all these patterns. In our outdoor programming we focused more on the aspects of the children’s interests in storytelling, teacher Sarah set up a campfire log circle in which all our friends began to elaborate on a variety of stories which included bears, unicorns and even creepy crawly ghouls and ghosts. It was great to see how the children’s imaginations were clearly expressed through their storytelling techniques.
With the weather getting warmer than ever we also explored our neighbourhood some more, taking different pathways and enjoying the scenic views that the Ottewell neighbourhood has to offer, on one of these walks we happened to discover Charlie’s house, the children decided that we should take a selfie in front of the house to commemorate our adventure.
This week we also began with another transitioning phase between our Jasper friends and our Sandstone friend, Reid. He will be joining our classroom full time in the coming weeks and we are all very excited to see him grow and be immersed into our rooms culture.
Lastly we would like to remind our friends that it is essential to bring a hat to daycare in order to help our friends stay sun-safe in these coming hot days, also to bring their bathing suits and towels for those days that we visit the splash park. We hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!