The Wiggly Tooth

Laugh and Learn with Mrs. Thomas and her Kindergarten Class

Sand, Sun & Smiles

It was a beautiful day. Students found lots of ocean treasures on the beach at Bamberton Provincial Park. There were moon snails, sand dollars, barnacles, clams, water beetles, shells and crabs. Students observed the creatures in their natural habitat. After exploring the beach, students had the opportunity to build sandcastles. They worked cooperatively creating different structures made from the materials found on the beach.

Brianna & Leila

Brianna & Leila

Jayden & Wesley

Jayden & Wesley

Austin

Austin

Nova & Amellia

Nova & Amellia

Bryden & Logan

Bryden & Logan

Sadie

Sadie

Quinn & Briar

Quinn & Briar

Graeme

Graeme

Alyssa & Sofia

Alyssa & Sofia

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Ocean Of Joy

Students composed an ocean image inspired by author and illustrator Barbara Reid. Like the artist, students sketched their idea before creating it with plastercine. When building, they started with the background, adding details layer by layer. Students were mindful of the shapes needed to make their animal. Students felt joyful working on this project.

Step 1 ~ Sketch

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Cowichan River Salmon Release

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Students released salmon into the Cowichan River. It is the perfect spot for salmon to grow and to spawn later in life. The area is shaded by a variety of trees and bushes with a cool gentle stream running to the main river. In a few weeks, the salmon will develop into the smolt stage where they travel to the river and out to the ocean. The salmon will spend several years in the ocean before returning to the Cowichan River to complete their life cycle.

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Ocean Animals

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Students pipetted food colouring onto diffusing paper to produce a mix of colours on their ocean animal. They were entranced when the colours slowly spread across the paper.

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A Day At The Beach

Lauren & Mya

Lauren & Mya

 

Students explored different materials found at the beach. There were a variety of textures including soft sand, smooth shells, bumpy logs and rough rocks. Students were intrigued by how an object feels or moves in their hand. After a long day of playing at the beach or fishing from the shore, students were hungry! On their way home, they could pick up a pizza from ‘Pizza World’.

Ava & Rowan

Ava & Rowan

Joey

Joey

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Loose Parts

Avery Searching

Avery Searching

Audrey Creating

Audrey Creating

Loose parts are materials that can be moved, carried, combined, redesigned, lined up, taken apart and put back together in multiple ways. There is no set of specific directions for materials that are considerate loose parts. The child is the direction. Loose parts create endless possibilities and invite creativity. It fosters open-ended learning and encourages problem solving. Students arranged a variety of materials found at the beach. They created different works of art that had meaning to them.

Crue's Art

Crue’s Art

Khael's Art

Khael’s Art

Hillary's Art

Hillary’s Art

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