Mrs. Sweezey

Welcome to Mrs. Sweezey's K4 Classroom

Posted: November 3, 2017

On this beautiful day, we loaded up the wagon with our buckets and went for a walk in search of some dirt for our mud kitchen.  While there the kiddos climbed, dug, and filled our buckets.  They were such great helps and did most of the work, including loading the buckets into the wagon.  While we worked, we watched a payloader fill a dump truck with dirt - how many scoops to fill the truck?

Posted: November 3, 2017

This week was Halloween, we also stole some dirt for our mud kitchen and watched tractors do some work, and then we end our week by playing in the rain.

Posted: November 2, 2017

 “Team K4!”  It’s our code.  We sing it, chant it, scream it, and are reminded of it daily.  We play together, eat together, cry together, laugh together, fight together, and learn together.  We have each other’s back and in this sweet little clip, after a quick Zombie hunt, these two took a break and started to pick up garbage they noticed around our forest space.  We have spoken about how litter doesn’t belong on the ground, and definitely not in our woods where we play.  Reesey Pie went into the bush to collect this bag she spotted and struggled to get back through, so Dax jumped in to hold the branches back.

Teamwork makes the dream work.

Posted: October 24, 2017

It was a lot of fun watching the children's imaginations run wild as they hunted down various prey.  Here is Moises and Jax trying to sneak up on a deer they see in the distance - did they get it?

Posted: October 24, 2017

Today we broke out the bows that Mary-Dale made for our class and the children had a wonderful time "hunting" imaginary creatures in the woods.  In this clip, Dexter shows Reese how to hold her bow properly, and was a great helper to all the kids - thank you Dex <3

Posted: October 24, 2017

In this short clip, Mary-Dale and Dexter are playing a game of dice that they created.  They are practicing their counting skills and sorting what they roll by numbers.

Posted: October 24, 2017

There is so much to do and find in the forest.  On Monday, the children discovered a fallen tree and took turns climbing and balancing on it.  Keeping a watchful eye, I observed the kiddos assessing the tree and plotting was to climb across it.  Some tried to walk on it, some crawled, while others sat and shimmied their way up.  Giving the children space to take risks helps use their problem solving skills and boosts their confidence in themselves.  Do you feel safe up there Silas?  Thumbs up.

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."

Posted: October 22, 2017

Dressing for Fall

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 :)


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