Mrs. Sweezey

Welcome to Our Classroom

Posted: October 24, 2017

This week is a short week, but it was an eventful one.  The children continue to have a blast in the forest and today we broke out our bows, all hand made by Ms. Mary-Dale.  What are you hunting?  "2 ton monsters," "ghosts," "birds," "alligators."

Dressing for Fall

Posted: October 22, 2017

Fall is such a fun time to be outside because the environment around us is changing daily, the cooler temperatures makes rigorous play more comfortable, and there is so much to see and explore.

Last week we had some chilly days due to the wind and the kiddos felt the change in temperature on their fingers and head.  Luckily we had mittens and a selection of hats to give to those who wanted them.  As the season progresses we will continue to have daily discussions with the children about dressing properly, discovering our comfort zone, and regular check-ins with our trusty thumb-o-meter - are you comfortable?  Cold, warm, inbetween?  how can we make you feel better?

The K4 program is also looking for clothing donations to stock our outdoor classroom closet.  Having extra items on hand for the children helps ensures that everyone is comfortable and ready for the events of the day.  Your donation will be greatly appreciated :)

Posted: October 22, 2017

With cold weather upon us and winter approaching, the K4 program is looking for clothing donations to go towards our outdoor classroom closet.

Date: 

Thu, Oct 26/17 (All day)

Notice to K4 Families - REMINDER:

Classes for K4 will be CANCELLED on Thursday, October 26 & Friday, October 27th for Educators to attend a Professional Development opportunity on Outdoor Education and Self-Regulation in Fredericton. We apologize for any inconvenience. Classes will resume as usual on Monday, October 30th.

Please note, that the cancellation of the K4 program on Thursday, October 26, does not affect the K4 students participation in the Halloween Dance at 4:00pm to 6:00pm. Admission is $3 and K4 students must be accompanied by an adult. Please come in your costume and bring your dancing shoes.

Posted: October 22, 2017

Here are a few pictures from our week.  Apologies for the slow and minimal updates, Mrs. Sweezey has been away, however, lots has been happening at school.  This week some students went skating, pumpkins were carved, picture day happened, and the children discovered a boat in the forest.

Posted: October 16, 2017

This weekend a little surprise was dropped off for the K4 students.  The kiddos were very excited to discover a boat in the forest.

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?  

 

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