November 23rd-25th Adventures of Class 2!

“Some adventures require nothing more than a willing heart and the ability to trip over the cracks in the world.” -Seanan McGuire We loved experimenting with mono printing this week! The steps begin with painting a smooth surface and then a design is made using fingers or another brush to strategically remove the paint. The…

Adventures in Class 2 November 16th-20th 2020

We started out our week by taking advantage of the somewhat warmer weather that we got on Monday and went on a trip to the another part of the pond that children had not visited since earlier this year. We enjoyed climbing on rocks and trees as well pretending to “fish” in the pond. We…

Cold, Creative, Collective and Celebratory Children

Warren joined our three day (M-W) group of children. Warren kicked off his first morning back at Cairn Hill with his friends,planting bulbs to sprout in the spring . Amaya celebrated her third birthday with her friends with special coffee cakes. It was a great pleasure for the children and teachers to celebrate this time…

Rocks, Rainbows and Leaves

This week the children continued to investigate and explore the effects of rocks making contact with water. The children worked as a team to discuss and explore different size rocks. Some of the children used small rocks or large rocks to see the outcome of them hitting the water. Wondering, “Will they make a small…

Adventures with Class 2 – November 9th-13th

We packed a lot of fun art activities into this week. Our favorite ended up being the oil pastels! Together we explored the different techniques for using them including rubbing our finished projects with a small piece of cloth for blending. This week’s adventures were so exciting! We visited the pond, filled the bird feeder,…

Adventures in Class 2 November 2nd-6th 2020

This week was full of so many fun adventures! We started out our week by celebrating Halloween. Children and teachers alike were excited to dress up in their costumes. During snack we got to enjoy some delicious sweet orange bread and hot chocolate made by Ms. Mad as a special snack time treat. Before eating…

Trick ‘r Treats, Pumpkin Soup and Learning in Group

A little movement in our costumes started our Monday morning where the children built with blocks creating different types of towers, tracks for cars, haunted houses, and caves for animals. Letter of the week inside our Mystery Bag was Mm. After the children guessed all the items in the bag that started with the letter…

Adventures of Class 2 October 26th-30th

What a great week we have had! Cool Fall temperatures and rain made noticeable changes in our favorite places. Some things were slippery, some were muddy, and we loved getting to explore all of it together. For our art project this week we made bats out of recycled materials and objects found in nature. It…

13 Little Pumpkins

On Monday we continued our family pictures project. Children had first to recognize their own pictures in the pile. Monday at “The Platforms” seemed to be a day for the children to just explore, laugh, have fun and they took time to listen and help one another as they played together. Tuesday we opened up…

Adventures in Class 2 October 19th-23rd 2020

This week was all about Bats! We started out our week with a fun bat themed art project, making water color bats. Children enjoyed using paint brushes to dip different water colors onto a coffee filter which later became the bat wings. Next the children painted wooden clothes pins with black paint and added googly…