Category Archives: Atelier

I wonder if the ocean is washing the flowers away……A.M.-5 years old

As educators working with documentation we use protocol, we talk about what we see, what we think and what we wonder.  While we have been working with the children on observational drawing, we’ve noticed that it seems that children naturally … Continue reading

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Drawn to Nature……..

L.M. finds a dandelion outside during outdoor playtime and is interested in bringing it into the classroom to share with her friends. What a wonderful opportunity to explore with Observational drawing.  Children are invited into a small group where they … Continue reading

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An encounter with a feather leads to unexpected problem solving…

Our lunch room supervisor surprised us yet again with a beautiful gift.  She brought us some turkey feathers that she found on the ground at a local fall fair.  Thank you so much for thinking of your Kindergarten friends Miss … Continue reading

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Ok!

We shared “the OK book” by Amy Krouse Rosenthal & Tom Lichtenheld with the children last week.  The book supports our big ideas around Community and Identity.  After reading the story with the children, they were very excited to share … Continue reading

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Do you see what I see?

The children collected several natural materials from the outdoors during nutritional break.  They sorted and piled leaves according to colour and shape.  Upon arriving into the classroom, a small group of children worked on making individual creations with the materials. … Continue reading

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Leaf Man

The children have been exploring a variety of natural materials found outside.  We have received many beautiful gifts including acorns from Mrs. Shawana’s neighbour as well as variety of leaves from the yard of our lunch room supervisor.  These amazing … Continue reading

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“It’s time to go for a walk in the bush!” M.L.

During our meeting time today the children were presented with a gift from our lunch room supervisor Loreen.  She brought them pictures of trees that she had taken in front of her house and on Manitoulin Island.  The children had … Continue reading

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