where the grass grows tall
Kindergarteners explore and play in the "wilds" of our Mississauga Valley grounds. At Thornwood PS we have a feature that is both unassuming and spectacular, and it is the focus of this post. People who follow me, or my class on twitter no doubt know how important the "no-mow zone" is to me and my classes. Every day we post pictures of our new discoveries, and ask our online friends for help identifying the interesting living things we find, be they flora or fauna. Our second week of school…
One of the main things that attracted me to blogging was the incredible sharing of knowledge and ideas. This summer I have been trying to ex...
I have been reading a lot lately regarding the use of mirrors to enhance exploration and creativity in Reggio Emilia inspired activities and I was eager to try this with my children. We just rediscovered some wooden blocks and I set them up next to a flat mirror on our living room floor. My children were a little apprehensive at first to try this activity. I encouraged them to be gentle with the mirror and ensured that I was close by to supervise - I knew my daughter would understand the…
Animal Facts: Moose
Fast Facts: MooseScientific Name: Alces alces Average weight: Female: 350 kgMale: 400 kgAverage length: 2.4 to 3.2mLife expectancy: average 8 to 12 yearsDid you know?The moose is a powerful swimmer within days of birth.
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