It was quite a relaxed week in Jasper with a lot of learning happening in small, intimate groups. We’ve continued our exploration in the actions of dumping and pouring and added the actions of rolling and sliding. As many of you have noticed, our tables have been shape-shifting in all directions to explore how things roll or slide on different inclines. We’ve started basic discussion why certain materials go in certain directions, what tracks different materials make and why, and the velocity at which all of the different materials roll at. We are experiencing all of these aspects with different multi-model literacies. This is really helping the children build a basic knowledge of these concepts and we cannot wait to continue our exploration as they question these theories and test them for themselves!
We’ve also had quite the weather this week! Winter is finally here and Jasper room seems to have mixed feelings about it! Some of our friends have really embraced the white stuff and colder temperatures while some friends are still in the adjustment period. On the days that it was too cold to go outside, we spent some time in the gym working on our handstands and tumbling with Whitney, our in-house certified gymnastics instructor! They are also anxious to build snowmen and a giant snow hill in the play yard! When Neha is back next week we will be taking a few trips to the Ottewell Community League park to explore sliding and rolling for ourselves at the ‘big hill’! Be sure to pack extra layers and a few mittens if you can!
Have a great weekend, enjoy the winter weather!
Multimodal literacies involve how children make use of various signsystems as they construct meaning through multiple modes of image,print, gaze, gesture, movement, and speech, often using these modes simultaneously. (Play, Participation and Possibilities: Alberta Early Learning curriculum Framework)