Mrs. Sweezey

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Posted: October 6, 2017

Today we made apple pie!  Using the bag of apples we picked up at the apple orchard, Mary-Dale prepared a great first cooking project for our class.  The kids took their time in slicing their apples and sprinkling a light layer of brown sugar mixture on top.  We cooked our pies in the morning and ate them shortly before days end.

Thank you so much Mary-Dale for all your hard work - the crust was delicious and the pie's turned out yummy.

Posted: October 6, 2017

Today for Mad Science we made lava lamps using a few basic household items:

  • Vegetable oil
  • Water with a few drops of food colour.
  • Alkaseltzer tablets

Fill a cup about 1/2 way with vegetable oil, then pour about a 1/4 of water into your oil, then lastly, add in your alkaseltzer pieces bit by bit and watch what happens.

Posted: October 6, 2017

As the year goes on, many conversations will be had about dressing for the weather and the activities we wish to participate in.  In order to know each child's threshold for cold, wet, and warmth, the children will need to challenge the limits of their clothing.  Are you comfortable?  How do you feel?  Can you tell me how it happened?

This will be the first of many puddle jumping session at Natoaganeg School :)

 

Posted: October 6, 2017

The first puddle jumping of the school year began slow.  The kiddos enjoyed walking through the ditch with their "fast blue boots."  It is always interesting to watch the kids interact with mother nature.  Knowing that it had rained the night before, I was prepared to encounter some water, however, I didn't want to predict or assume how the kids would react to the water in their play space.  Today's goal was to just let the event play out and check in with the kids from time to time.  Mary-Dale and I watched as they jumped and splashed and could see their cares slowly slipping away - are our teachers really letting us do this?  

 

Posted: October 6, 2017

As we begin to spend more time in the woods, I pack up our wagon full of a few necessary tools.  Here are some of the boys working together to get the wagon to the top of the hill.

Posted: October 6, 2017

When mother earth brings you a full moon, you break out the slime.  Thank you Mary-Dale and Faith for making us this great slime.

Posted: October 6, 2017

Posted: September 30, 2017

This week our basecamp got a major over haul thanks to some members of our community grounds crew - thank you so much!!!  The tall grass was cleared, our trails were rid of some bothersome branches, and the burdocks and prickly branches are gone.  On Friday, the K4 got to work removing some of the branches from our campsite - such great helpers!  Things are coming together :)

Posted: September 30, 2017

This week was a bit hectic because we had a busy schedule.  Lots of fun times and memories made :)

Posted: September 28, 2017

Felt boards and felt pieces are a great early literacy tool to get children excited and engaged in storytelling or rather, the re-telling of a familiar story, poem, or song.  Currently on our felt board, I have out the felt pieces for the 5 Little Monkey's.  Today we observed Weston quietly re-telling the 5 Little Monkey's poem to himself.  He was doing so well, I thought I'd give him a little music to make his story come alive and I pulled up our favorite 5 Little Monkey's video on youtube for him to follow along with.  Great job kiddo :)

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