Drama happens at both the puppet theatre and in our dramatic center. Often the centre is set up as “housekeeping” with food, babies, dress up clothes or the Doctor’s Office, Music Store, Shoe Shop, or Yes I Can! Bakery all to entice creative role playing, friendship building and language expansion.
QUIET TIME FOR STORY SHARING:
The teachers go twice a month to the library to keep a varied assortment of good quality, diverse books available. Story sharing is a popular time to enjoy reading with the teacher.
Helps facilitate listening skills while offering opportunities to enjoy music, encourages following directions and physical participation. The children enjoy active parachute play, Simon Says, Hokey Pokey, The Limbo and Rock A Bye Your Bear by The Wiggles.
LETTER BOX / COGNITIVE CIRCLE:
The children work through the letters A to Z with concrete and representational items centered around our letter of the week. Each letter of the week is complimented by sign language for the identified letter as they work through the alphabet.
Cognitive small group time is interactive and academic, yet play based. The children participate with the good morning attendance, taking their turn while spelling and putting up their name. Identifying the day of the week with our special song and then a fun hands-on learning game. Some of the games we enjoy are sorting fruits and vegetables, grouping items that are same and different, mixing and creating primary and secondary colors. Lots of opportunities to ask questions and offer comments.