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A Frosty Morning in Early Start

One morning this week the Early Start children experienced the wonder of frost. (We had the opportunity to be the first class out on the undisturbed playground on Wednesday.) What a terrific science class we had as a result. The first question was “Why is there snow all over the mirror?” We then discovered it…

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Welcome to Early Start Dana

Hello! My name is Dana Friedrichsen, and I am the new support staff at Children’s Garden School. I was born and raised in Leaside and know what a wonderful community it is for families. From an early age, I enjoyed helping younger children; through my experiences doing so I knew that education was a field…

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Halloween Fun in Early Start

The past couple of weeks the Early starts have been busy getting ready for Halloween. The children are loving all of the Halloween songs we’ve been singing (“five little pumpkins” in particular is a big hit) and have worked hard on some Halloween crafts. We encourage everyone to come see our Halloween board outside the…

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Yummy Muffins in Early Start

This week, the Early Start class has been learning all about pumpkins. We thought our budding bakers would enjoy making yummy pumpkin muffins. We began our baking endeavour with inquiry based learning by asking a few thought provoking questions of our future bakers. They came up with some great answers and questions themselves. For example,…

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Creamy Clouds Make Rain in Early Start

The Early Starts were curious about the rain this week and had lots of questions about the weather. As a result, we decided to learn about the water cycle by doing a science experiment using shaving cream clouds and food colour rain. The children predicted what would happen and counted how many drops were added…

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Introducing Anah and Clare in Early Start!

Hello! Bonjour! My name is Anah and I am a bilingual Early Childhood Educator from Montreal, QC. I have received my Bachelor’s of Arts in Child Studies and Development from Concordia University and have specialized in Children with Exceptionalities. Since 2014, I have been working as a volunteer and educator in an inclusive setting. I…

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Early Start Gets Help from the Grade 4’s

This week the Early Start class enjoyed baking apple crisp with the Grade 4 class. The Grade 4 students were wonderful helpers. They read the ingredients and helped the little ones measure everything. The Early Starts did all the heavy lifting though! They were in charge of pouring and mixing all the ingredients. It was…

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Shana Tova from Early Start

This week in Early Start the children learned about Rosh Hashanah. To celebrate, they dipped apples in honey. Ancient Jews believed apples had healing properties and the honey signifies the hope for a ‘sweet’ new year. ‘Shana Tova’ (Happy New Year) everyone!   Liz, Anah and Clare Early Start Teachers Children’s Garden School

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Early Start Tells Time

Liz’s Early Start class was introduced to tricky JK work this week! We had a wonderful introduction to telling time. The children looked at and talked about clocks. They had hands-on experience with the classroom clock sets. The children enjoy learning about the numbers on the clock and the minute and hour hands. It was…

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Early Start Story Train

This week Liz’s Early Start class listened to the story “Big Sarah’s Little Boots!” After a wonderful discussion about Sarah’s shrinking boots, the children worked on a “Story Train”. This idea helped these talented young students learn about the sequential order of a story. They used their recall to illustrate the Beginning, Middle and End of…

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