The infant room was lucky to receive a caterpillar last month from a teacher here at Rideau Heights. We created a home for our caterpillar, using a plastic cup and a net. We then put water inside and added some milk weed for our caterpillar to eat. We watched our caterpillar each day as he ate, growing bigger and bigger! The infants were very curious about our new friend so we decided to create a "caterpillar interest board" in our room to help show them what was happening. As time passed our friend finally made his chrysalis and we continued to observe our friend as he changed before our eyes. Soon our friend will be ready to become a butterfly and we will have to say goodbye as we set him free on his new journey outdoors.
We are having SUCH an amazing time at FCCC-Sinclair this year! Since September, our children have been exploring many ways to use; loose parts, small pieces and items from our community as well as the nature around us. A few children have explored sewing and how to incorporate our loose parts into their creations.
FCCC says goodbye to the 2016/2017 school year.
As summer approaches we reflect back on another terrific year at all of our FCCC sites. The children in our care spent the past year learning, exploring and growing. Our dedicated educators provided many opportunities for children to connect to nature, to gain a sense of belonging, to express themselves in many ways and to practice well-being.
On the March 3rd, 2017 PA day, children embarked on an imaginary journey Around the World. We visited Brazil, Japan, Trinidad and Tobago, Australia, Africa, and of course ended our journey in Canada. Through a variety of experiences such as creative art, music, and play, children expanded their own knowledge and gained a better understanding of the diversity and uniqueness of each country. With this knowledge in tow, children worked together to create their own Country that included a National Anthem, specialized sport, and a unique food creation that was based on candy. As the day progressed, children loved collecting stamps for their individualized passports.
December and January have been very busy for our little group! We started off December by partnering up with Fairmount Seniors Home to bring a little holiday cheer to those residents who wouldn't get to see their families over the holiday season. This year, our goal was to complete 20 cards. Every child had the opportunity to choose from our “Fairmount” box of various craft materials such as old cards, gift tags, sparkles, artificial snow and stickers to make their creations. Of course a nice message went inside each and every card. The children always put lots of effort and creativity into making each card unique and special. We are proud to report that we surpassed our goal and were able to create 25 cards!!
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