Thursday, May 27, 2021

Reflection

As the school year is ending, we reflect upon the growth for each individual child. Some children were yet to take steps when they entered Maon this year and others were just starting to use verbal language. As we end the year, we have everyone optimizing their physical skills, using communication skills, problem solving, sharing space (playing alongside or with others), and practicing being their amazing selves!
Please enjoy these beginning of the year and end of the year photos!



Friday, May 21, 2021

Outdoor Classroom Day

Congratulations to the Goodman's on the birth of their daughter, London. London and Brittany are both happy and healthy.

On outdoor classroom day, the early childhood program collaborates on a creative project. This year, we painted on a large canvas one classroom at a time. Our class was the first to paint and we had an amazing time. The success of everyone painting together was that each child had their own tools and enough space to be creative. The children were given choices of paint colors, allowed to use the paint with a variety of tools (including their hands) and the freedom to move about in the large green space. Working side by side with similar materials is a key part of development for children in this age range. They are learning about each other's space, how materials work by using the materials and observing others using materials. 
After doing our part of the collaborative work, popsicles were enjoyed, mud found, and then we moved to the true outdoor classroom where even more explorations were had! 

Friday, May 14, 2021

Baby chicks and bunny visits!

What an exciting week we've had with the help of Ms. Bick and her chicks and Ms. Gough and her bunny, Auggie. The children laughed and squealed when they were able to see the chicks and were excited to be able to pet Auggie. We were able to visit with Auggie two days in a row while we explored in the outdoor classroom. 
The children learned to use their eyes only with the chicks and to use gentle touches with Auggie. They also learned that Auggie likes to eat clover, kale and lettuce. Auggie jumped into some of the garden beds to snack on kale and that made some of the children giggle and clap their hands. Auggie was very good at demonstrating how to hop and some of the children practiced hopping after seeing Auggie hop!
It was a terrific week altogether but extra special because of our animal friends!

Reflection

As the school year is ending, we reflect upon the growth for each individual child. Some children were yet to take steps when they entered M...