Category Archives: Identity

Families of colours and they like each other….

  The Green Family is my favourite colour.  I like them because they all stack together and don’t fall like the red ones.  A.M. counted the green caps and said, “15, that’s how old my cousin D is.”   The … Continue reading

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“I’m tired of being a girl”

We are beginning to embrace thinking about gender roles after hearing this very intriguing conversation at the snack table between 4 girls and 1 boy. Girl 1.:  I’m tired of being a girl.  Braiding my hair hurts. Girl 2.:  Do … Continue reading

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Natural Materials provoke Memories of the Toronto Zoo

O.G. was working hard in the Discovery Center one morning.  I approached her and asked her what she was doing. O.G.:  These are the babies swimming in the pool and the adults are standing all around.  There are lots of … Continue reading

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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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A Cultural Donation :)

One little boy came to school very excited because he had a gift!  He told us that his Uncle gave him a drum!  His mom remembered that last year his class was learning about the Aboriginal culture so she suggested … Continue reading

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Personal Connections inspired by Block Play!

The following is a glimpse of beautiful connections being made to family as the children use their imaginations and the materials in the classroom to re-inact some memories shared with loved ones.  The educator listened, observed and documented this very … Continue reading

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Exploring identity with beautiful materials in the Atelier continued…

Today, a group of children were excited to be spending time in the art studio.  We took a closer look at the photos in the book “My dog is as Smelly as Dirty Socks”.  We talked about how the artist … Continue reading

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