Friday, January 30, 2009

One of our families donated lots of Playdoh to Tree House today...the kids had a Playdoh marathon that lasted almost 1.5 hours

Handwork Day

We made these cute ox fridge magnets to remind us it is the Chinese year of the ox.

Music Pup's Class...

Bethany Freeman comes each Friday to do a music class with the children... they love it!!!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

The kids loved this big tent this morning...they went from camping, to playing Christmas Eve, to playing house....

Dressing the scarecrow

Soup Day...everyone worked together to get the ingredients ready for Chinese Egg Drop Soup

Great day to play outside....

The Tree House gang on the move....not sure where they are going with the chair...

Chinese fireworks pretty

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Stringing beads

As we are learning about China this week, I put China playdoh mapwork on the shelf.

Modeling Day

Working with modeling beeswax strengthens the children's hands, it is more challenging than playdoh but feels so warm in their hands and smells great. We made crescent moons together and then the kids spent some time making their own creations.

Art today

Today we worked on our crayon skills....we learned how to cover the whole paper

I did a great job!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Working on Chinese buttons

An indoor ball game

A new Aquadoodle pad

pouring rice

Monday, January 26, 2009

The girls creating with scissors, markers and glue sticks......I think they were making crowns for the dolls

Just plain cute

Baking Day

Getting flour on our hands so they don't stick to the dough

Spreading the dough to make cinnamon buns

Riding the big horse

Friday, January 23, 2009

working with matching some lower case letters....

Friday is handwork day

Today we made bird snacks from stale bread, peanut butter and bird seed

Our bird snacks.....we had fun this afternoon watching the blue jay, chicadees and squirrels eating our snacks

the kids prefer sledding on the snow piles over the big hill now that the piles have gotten so high

A painting snowy day red and blue went out to play.........

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

They were dressing up to have a tea party....

Playing with the animal magnets....

Telling the story of "The Mitten" to her friends

Everyone's favourite snack....Graham Crackers with cream cheese

Late afternoon fun...everyone chose to do their own thing

The Drummer

The Story Teller

The Builder

Monday, January 19, 2009

Dress-up was fun was a blend of some of the fairy tales we have recently been telling.

The mitten collage tray to go along with this week's story The Mitten.

Our learning focus this week is dinosaurs....on the shelf there is a new dinosaur sorting tray

Baking Day

Today we made Tea Scones to go along with our circle theme of Winter Tea Time.....the kids got to use the pastry cutter for the first time today

We left some bread beneath these pines for the grouse that often shelters here.....we will check back in a few days.

A wasp's nest we found outside today....

Taking a rest in the soft fluffy snow

Painting today

Friday, January 16, 2009

crayoning together