Classroom

Atelier

Our studio offers a continuous variety of materials from nature, recycled treasures and visual arts media. This is where children bring ideas and inspirations to “life”.

Language arts area

Where a variety of communication happens. Each child has a message pocket where they are encouraged to illustrate, create or print messages and cards to their peers. The foundations of language development , pre-writing and printing are developed here.

 

Social Play Area

Dramatic play, collaboration and imaginative play are encouraged and developed here. Children expand on their ideas, role playing and exploring together.

Constructive play area

Through playing and building with wooden and interconnecting blocks children are encouraged to think of solutions and work cooperatively; counting, identifying, classifying, organizing, learning about geometry, patterns and sizes with a wide variety of materials

 

Nature and Science Area

Through observing, theorizing and participating in a variety of experiences in experiments, cooking, and exploring, the children learn about the joy of discovery and curiosity both in our own environment and the world around us.

Outdoor play area

The children observe and experience nature outside every day, rain or shine. Depending on the season, we grow different plants and garden, building respect and knowledge of our own environment.

Language Arts

The children learn a widened vocabulary, new songs, how to tell stories, to listen and to participate through listening to stories in many ways, with books, puppets, felt stories and recordings.

This expands their expressions verbally and through items they make themselves.

We discuss meaningful experiences with each other, describe, write and have fun with language.

Constructive Thinking & Morphun Blocks

Children build and experiment with wooden and interconnecting blocks. They are encouraged to think of solutions and work cooperatively. This expands their ability to build with a variety of materials. Morphun is a set of side joining squares & triangles which allow an infinite amount of possibilities

Nature & Science

Children are natural scientists and are both valued and encouraged through:

• Participation in a variety of experiments

• Learning about the joy of discovery and curiosity both in our own environment and the world around us

 

Math & Gabe

The children work with 3-dimensional knowledge with Gabe:

• Counting, addition and subtraction, identifying, classifying, organizing

• Learning about geometry, abstract designs, patterns and sizes with a wide variety of materials both in the classroom and from the world around us.

Music & Orff

Using an Orff approach, children experience and express steady beat, move in various ways, with objects, explore their singing voice, develop melody.

Beginning with paired action movement and working with alternate movement to beat.

- Body Percussion

- Drama & Movement

- Game & Dance

- Story Songs

- Circle Dances

- Instruments