The Early Starts are having so much fun working their way through the alphabet. They’ve already wrapped up ‘P is for Pizza’ and today it was ‘Q is for Queen’. There is lots to do for each letter and several skills to build – cutting, glueing, printing and colouring. Well done Early Starts!

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The Early Start children were introduced to the theme of  “Arctic Animals” this week. They listened to stories and we had many class discussions about animals living in this cold, wintry place. The children were asked to classify different animals into two categories: animals that live in the Arctic and animals that do not live…

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During the month of December the Early Start children have totally enjoyed their special story time with their mommies and daddies. We invited our parents to sign up to read to the class and the response was so overwhelming that we’ve decided to continue “Parent Story Time” next term. The children enjoyed all of the…

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This week the Early Start children were introduced to a new addition to the Quiet Centre in our classroom. The Early Starts were shown a feelings chart and together as a class, we worked through each emotion on the chart. This included stating the emotion and showing what it may look like and what might…

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The Early Start children enjoyed learning all about animals in Canada that hibernate and migrate. They are having fun learning through songs, games, stories and camping out in our hibernation centre. We’re learning lots of new vocabulary, including ‘hibernation’ and ‘migration’, as well as the meaning of adaptation. We’re learning that many animals do not…

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This week the Early Start children were introduced to a brand new Quiet Centre in our classroom. The Quiet Centre provides an area for our young learners to be mindful of their bodies and people around them.  The Centre has two headsets for children to listen to stories and music and there is a basket…

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On Wednesday, the Early Start friends got to make a wonderful Fall treat…pumpkin muffins! In small groups, we talked about each ingredient needed, and everyone had a chance to add something and stir up the batter. Everyone used their patience and listening skills well, and many Early Starts showed enthusiasm for helping and watching. When…

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The Early Start children are learning all about apples. This week we listened to the story “A Day at the Apple Orchard”. The story taught us about where apples come from and the many different kinds of apples there are. The children enjoyed tasting different apples and picking their favourite… yellow, red or green. We…

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This month our character trait is “Stewardship” – a tricky concept for little ones but one that the Early Starts have embraced by being actively responsible for their environment. We are helping our youngest students to be responsible by entrusting them to perform everyday duties in our classroom. The children are being encouraged to help…

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We have a new morning routine here in Early Start! The children are practicing greeting one another. Each morning the children choose the way they would like to be greeted by pointing to pictures on the door before their entry into the classroom. The options are a hug, handshake, high five, fist bump or a…

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