Mrs. Sweezey

Welcome to Mrs. Sweezey's K4 Classroom

Posted: September 15, 2019

During these last couple weeks, we have spent a lot of time running, climbing, spinning, swinging, sliding, and getting messy on the playground.  In K4, we aim to get outside for approximately 3 hours a day because there is no better way to develop and strengthen our fine motor and gross motor skills than time spent outdoors.  Mother Earth engages all of our senses and playing outside is an amazing sensory experience.  To some, it may seem like these kiddos are just "playing" and "having fun," but I see resilence being built, excess energy being burned, muscles growing, new skills being mastered, immune systems being boosted, body awareness, balance, and coordination strengthening, self-regulation, and imaginations running wild. 

In this clip, here's our buddy Storm working hard to go down the slide.  This is his second day going down the slide and he's already becoming a pro.  Well done Storm!

Posted: September 15, 2019

Whew, what a busy couple weeks!  As we enter into our third week of school, I just wanted to quickly share what we've been up to, to date.  The kids are getting on great and everyone is settling in beautifully.  The first few weeks of school are always about connecting/reconnecting, learning school/classroom rules, routines, and procedures, but, and this is most important, having a lot of fun.  Starting school can be scary and stressful for little ones, so to make the transition and the start of school joyful, we've been busy "cooking" up a storm, building amazing Lego creations, going on adventures in the woods, puddle jumping, playing with magic play-dough, reading some classroom favourites, learning our Zoo-phonics, smudging every morning, exploring water colour paints, and playing in the rain.

It has been an absolute pleasure getting to know this new group of students, we've learned so much about each other, and us educators are super excited to see whats to come this school year.

Let's keep rolling kiddos, there's so much more to come <3

Posted: September 15, 2019

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Posted: May 25, 2018

To cap off a wonderful day, Mary Dale brought out two bins of suds and demonstrated to the children how she could make large bubbles with just two sticks and a string.  Shortly into our bubble play, a small group of middles came outdoors and did a great job making giant bubbles for the children to chase after and pop.

Posted: May 25, 2018

Today was a fun and eventful day in the woods.  The earth is nice and moist and with a couple digs in the dirt, we found many earth worms to watch and play with.  Weston was really interested in all the worms we found, especially the large fat one.  He played so nicely with his new friend and as time went on, the earth worm transformed into a "snake."  What a great morning!

Posted: May 25, 2018

Weston plays really well independently and isn't afraid to go off and explore his surroundings, however, in recent months he has moved onto wanting to play more and more with his classmates.  Wherever they are, he's right there next to them, participating in their imaginative games and keeping a close eye on their movements and activities.  Way to go Weston!

Posted: May 25, 2018

First week back in the woods and the kids are actively engaged in imaginative play.

Hurry up, get in, this boat is leaving!!

Posted: May 25, 2018

Watching the children run and play, navigate the changing terrain, and take risks such as this everyday brings me great joy.

Watch as she takes her time, small little steps, working every muscle in her body to keep her balance, and safely cross the plank into the boat.

I don't have to tell Reese to "becareful," she already is.  

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