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Here is a look to one of our documentation panels. Our students and the elk team decided to create a #reggioinspired documentation year long web linking one inquiry to the next. It stayed up throughout the whole year and included photos, student work, dialogue, program links, and drawings. #teachersofinstagram #justletmeplaytrentaq #fulldaykindergarten #reggioemilia #teachersofinstagram

We added a variety of open-ended math manipulatives at our math centre this week to invite students to explore numbers. These two students not only matched the numerals to the dot plates, they added the correct number of counters to each also! #kindergartenteacher #fulldaykindergarten #playbasedlearning #math #numeracy

Some families just know πŸ˜‰
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Gearing up for #Kindergarten Graduation. #WestfieldNJ #FullDayKindergarten

CLASS OF 2030! My big kindergartener!!! First words when she got off the bus"Mommy this is amazing!" I'm going to miss her so much in the fall!#fulldaykindergarten #hannahjosephine

Introducing Number pong! Add up the sunken balls... also amazing for hand eye coordination. #fulldaykindergarten #learningthroughplay #earlychildhoodeducation #playandeducate #playbasedlearning

Can't wait to share this special corner with my kindergarteners in about two weeksβ˜ΊοΈπŸŽπŸ“šβœ
#fulldaykindergarten #morningmeeting #myfirstclassroom #kindergarten #backtoschool

Somehow, Avery just walked her little sister into her Kindergarten open house at Morrison. 😭 #howdidthishappen #imnotready #mybaby #fulldaykindergarten #legacy

Sad to say goodbye not only to my year 2 students but also to @rwatt.fdk again! The best teaching partner! Congratulations...I will miss you! Year end gifts were a success, they couldn't wait until they got home 😊 #fdk #fulldaykindergarten #earlychildhoodeducator #kimdegarten #kindergartenteacher

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Day 10/30 Outdoor Challenge: Watch the Sunset.
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"If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere."-Vincent Van Gogh
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Chicken Little is too young to stay up till the sun sets, so this is time for Mommy and Daddy to sit and just relax in the evenings while both boys are asleep. I have spent the last 30+ years enjoying the sunsets here. They are never the same and the colours that fill the sky are simply amazing! I used the one with the purple/blue sky as part of a sky inquiry project with my students two years ago. To see more from that inquiry you can scroll back through my feed. The second and third pictures are from some of our nights here this year.
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The children enjoyed this cute little counting activity. Our number of the week was 10 and this book was a lovely addition. After reading this book the children made their own pictures using STICKER! dots. Highly recommend this book 😊 .
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Day 9: Rainbow Scavenger Hunt
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I was inspired by Asia Citro's Rainbow Photo Collage in her book, "A Little Bit of Dirt". Nature has so many vibrant colours that if you start looking you can find your own nature rainbow! πŸŒˆπŸŒΉπŸπŸŒ»πŸŒΏπŸ¦‹πŸ’œ
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Finally getting around to printing and organizing some #tptfinds that I purchased... too long ago! πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆ
This photo keeper was at Michaels for $54.99... but with a 60% off coupon (app) and our ETFO discount it was $14! It's perrrrrfect for storing @mme.andrea 's phrases fantastiques bundle! How cute do these look??! 😍 I'm so excited to integrate (all 15!!) of these into our literacy group work! If you're looking for useful, adorable, thoughtful French primary resources, she's your girl! I printed off her cute covers two per page and they fit perfectly into the 4x6 cases #organizationkeepsmesane
Three cheers for a productive summer day! Hip hip 🍷! β˜€οΈ
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Day 8: Go Fishing
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"Don't think 'fish are fish' and let it go at that. Swordfish, barracuda, stingray, flying fish--once you start naming names, you begin perceiving differences, wondering about why's and wherefores, marvelling at the intricate adaptations of these creatures to their watery realm." (Reader's Digest North American Wildlife, 1982, p. 196)
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Ponds, streams, rivers, lakes, and oceans are a habitat for numerous fish, insects, plants, and wildlife. Just another layer of nature waiting to be explored.
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Join in our outdoor challenge and share your fishing pictures. Use the hashtag #takethelearningoutsidechallenge

This is a close up of the hair dressers dramatic play area. They loved it! They were even taking turns! And sharing! πŸ™ŒπŸΌ Swipe for a couple of action shots. ⏩😊 πŸ’‡β€β™‚οΈπŸ’‡ .
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Day 6 : Drawing outdoors
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"Draw for the love of drawin'. You don't need a reason."-source unknown
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It's as simple as a stick and some sand!
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Day 5: Building Nature Boats
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"Life isn't a matter of milestones, but of moments."-Rose Kennedy πŸ’§πŸ›Άβ›΅οΈπŸš€πŸ›₯πŸ›³βš“οΈπŸ’§πŸ›Άβ›΅οΈπŸš€πŸ›₯πŸ›³βš“οΈπŸ’§
We spent the morning playing along the shoreline building nature boats and sending them down the river. The river was extremely quiet and it was so amazing to just play and explore with Chicken Little. A moment not planned but will be cherished forever. We discovered that giant maple leaves float the easiest down the river. They're large enough that you could put cargo (i.e. flowers) on them and they still wouldn't sink. The lilly pad and birch bark boats floated, but didn't actually float down stream. They just bobbed in the water and washed ashore from waves made by passing boats. Once Chicken Little saw what happened to the boats, when the waves came, he decided to make his own causing the boats to crash to the shore or sink. He enjoyed splashing and playing this morning and I'm glad that we went down to the water after our morning walk, rather than retuning inside. .
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Day 4: Bird Watching
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"I realized if I had to choose, I would rather have birds than airplanes."-Charles Lindbergh
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There is a nest outside our bedroom window in a pine tree, only about a meter from the ground. It is an open cup nest built with what appears to be birch bark strips, grass, and weeds. It is saddled on the fork of the branch. Inside are four babies, but the mother has us baffled. We can't figure out what species she is. She is grey with no real markings for us to use as a reference. We check regularly out our window and constantly are reading and re-reading our 'Birds of Ontario' (Andy Bezener) book trying to identify who she is. We have become so interested in her that now we are noticing the other birds around the cottage. We have noticed more frequently the visits of the Ruby-throated hummingbirds at our feeder multiple times a day, the Black-capped Chickadees singing in the trees and eating the seed in the yard, the Mallards swimming by and sunning on the rocks, the Blue Jays screaming as they chase each other from tree to tree, the sound of the Loons early in the morning, and then this unknown family quietly growing together learning how to survive with humans constantly peering at them from the window. *this morning we noticed mom nudging out the birds and we found the nest empty around noon hour. .
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What type of birds do you see daily? Join us in the challenge. Share and tag your photos with the hashtag #takethelearningoutsidechallenge
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Day 3: Go for a Nature Hike πŸŒ²πŸŒ³πŸ„πŸΏπŸŒΏπŸ•Έβ˜€οΈπŸšΆπŸΌπŸ‘Ÿ
"And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul."-unknown source
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Whether you follow a trail, or break your own through the bush, Nature's wonders are waiting. Awaken your senses. Listen to the leaves crunch beneath your feet. Squish your feet in the mud. Jump in a puddle. Take notice of the tall trees, the low lying foliage. What can you hear? Smell? Feel the texture of the bark on trees, the leaves of a fern, the sharp needles on a pine tree. What animals do you see? Can you spot the wildflowers and mushrooms growing? Pick up a long stick and use it as a walking stick. Admire the wonders of nature. Take it all in. Appreciate the beauty often ignored. Breathe! Enjoy!
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Join in our challenge and tag pictures of you and/or you family/students enjoying nature. What are your go to activities to help children/adults appreciate nature? Use the tag #takethelearningoutsidechalleng .
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Playing in the Mud Kitchen; a perfect messy and sensory rich activity. πŸŒΏπŸ’¦πŸ₯žπŸ₯„β›°πŸžπŸ”
"...nowhere than in nature do kids use their senses in such a stimulated way."-Richard Louv πŸŒΏπŸ’¦πŸ₯žπŸ₯„β›°πŸžπŸ”The cottage gave a whole new meaning to Mud Kitchen play today. Playing in the forest along the lake makes you appreciate nature just a little bit more. It also makes sourcing materials really easy. Taking a walk along our property you can quickly find twigs, leaves, foliage, driftwood, birch bark, and wild flowers that we can use. Then the lake offered us rocks and of course water for our play. Being wet and dirty was apart of the fun. There was no mess to clean up outside; we left that to Mother Nature as a storm rolled in and washed the mud away.πŸŒΏπŸ’¦πŸ₯žπŸ₯„β›°πŸžπŸ”Outdoor kitchens can take so many different forms. What does your mud kitchen look like? Share and tag @je_me_demande using the tag #takethelearningoutsidechallenge
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Today's challenge: Going Barefoot in the Sand. Such an amazing sensory experience! #takethelearningoutsidechallenge πŸžβ›°πŸ›€πŸ›ΆπŸš€πŸŠπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸπŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦"It is wonderful to feel the grandness of Canada in the raw, not because she is Canada but because she's something sublime that you were born into, some great rugged power that you are a part of" -Emily Carr πŸžβ›°πŸ›€πŸ›ΆπŸš€πŸŠπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸŒ³πŸπŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦Feeling extremely blessed to live where I do and to be able to share this beautiful landscape with my boys. For the next few weeks this is our home away from home as we stay at our cottage south of Algonquin Park. As we explore natures backyard I hope to introduce Chicken Little to new experiences, as well as challenge ourselves to be outside as often as possible. For the next 30 days join me in an outdoor challenge. What activities can you as a family, or individual, do outside? If you'd like to share, and so I can follow along, use the hashtag #takethelearningoutsidechallenge

31 different #paperless math assessments to use with #seesawlearning ! ⭐️
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The bundle includes Google Drive access so it can be used across many devices, as well as two video tutorials to help you save and use the assessments. Yesterday's post has a scroll-thru of all the assessments, and a full preview is on TpT under "preview"! πŸ’‘
This year we tried a handful of documentation strategies to try and find one that worked with our team. We loved SeeSaw, and found that it kept almost all of our records in one place. My goal over the summer was to create something to help us stay more organized in our documentation this year - and, well, this is the result of that! (And being really sick the first week of summer vacation!) β˜€οΈ
Link in bio! 🍎
** this bundle is specifically for ONTARIO teaching teams, and includes our curriculum expectations. The French slides are still written in English so parents can understand. A general kindergarten bundle and a full French bundle are in the works! .
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Humbled and blessed to be included in @fairydustteaching Sensory Challenge shout out. πŸ’œcheck out the tag #sensoryplaychallenge for more ideas. And a huge thank you to all the other contributors that have inspired me over the last 30 days!
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Today is bittersweet as my 30 Days of Sensory Play Challenge comes to an end. πŸ’š This has been such a fun and inspiring challenge though and I hope you gained a ton of Sensory exploration ideas to use in your classroom, daycare, or homeschool! πŸ’š For our final collage features, I want to give a shout out to @je_me_demande @joysofkinder @journey_of_learning @heart_artlife for sharing your amazing sensory play ideas with us! β˜„ Today Fairy Dust kicks off our 2017 Summer Conference! There's still time to join us! Click the #linkinbio for all the details! πŸ˜™

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