There is no one more excited than a young child when the snow falls for the first time! Anxiously awaiting to go outside, peers quickly put on their winter gear! Many thanks to our shoveling crew for clearing our walkways!
This hands-on math learning game involved snowballs, a bucket and a lively group of students. All worked together to count the snowballs as they were added and subtracted from the bucket. Turn taking making simple equations to solve problems individually and with peers was a fun way to learn beginner addition and subtraction concepts.
Miss Francesca read to our snow-loving group. They happily sat in the snow as they were delighted by captivating tales!
When it's too cold to go outside, we bring the snow inside. Well our pretend snowballs that is! The children worked effortlessly to create a snowman and other standing towers! They also released their energy and giggles as they engaged in an indoor snowball toss! These are great activities to further develop gross motor skills, as well as foster hand-eye coordination! There's always an interesting way to integrate learning and development into our curriculum!
Creative minds put on their artistic hats and created beautiful winter scenes. On a large piece of white poster board glitter, glue, cotton balls, tissue paper, markers and other art media were used to design their very own winter wonderland!
Snowflakes are a quintessential winter decoration. Students designed their own paper snowflakes by folding a piece of white paper in half and cut out different shapes using scissors. They opened the snowflake up and brought it to life using glitter glue, glitter and jewels. So gorgeous and sparkly!
Just as no two snowflakes are alike, neither are children's learning styles. SMART START's curriculum most often overlaps fields of study with different methods of teaching for our students.
Our pupils are excited to learn each day here at SMART START ! Our hands-on activities engage each and every child. Through structured and unstructured play our students excel in learning . The mixed age classroom allows each to be an individual while learning at their own pace as we focus on and elicit their unique abilities and interests.
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