Monday, 14 April 2014

Dental Hygiene !




 

As April is Dental Awareness month, a dental hygienist visited the Out-of-School Care room to talk to the children about the importance of good dental hygiene.

Children were given a demonstration on how to brush the teeth well and the importance of flossing every day. They also saw some photographs of teeth that were not well care for. They also learnt that dental hygiene affects our brain and hearts. This was an eye-opener for many and a couple of them said that they would never forget to brush their teeth again! Good lesson learnt, don’t you agree?

They were rewarded with a toothbrush and dental floss to ensure that they practice this at home.

 

 






"Some Bunny Special"


 

We are proud to announce that the families in our Centre raised $475.40 recently to support Muscular Dystrophy.

Children decorated  bunny ears and proudly wore these as they hopped or jumped and had immense fun counting to see who could do the most.

All our playrooms participated and during the week staff shared with children about the importance of having healthy bodies and taking care of them. The older children also watched a video from Muscular Dystrophy sharing stories of families that have members who suffer from Muscular Dystrophy.

This was a great learning exercise for all.








Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Rest in Peace, Aaron!


 

In the past year, children have been making cards for Aaron, a  nine year old boy who was suffering from cancer.

We were sad to hear that he had passed away and the children created a sympathy card for his mom, Teresa. We hope it gave her some peace to look at the children’s creations.

 

Food and Art!


 

Children enjoyed a delicious stir fry for lunch and the stalks of the bok choy were reserved for art.

Children were provided various paint colors and they worked in groups and created roses by imprinting bok choy in the paints. Gorgeous flowers emerged as they worked together to ensure that not too many white spaces were left on the paper. Children completed their roses with green stems and spring has sprung in our Out-of-School room.




Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Actors in the making!


 

Tawa preschoolers were lucky to act out a story of “The Stone Soup”.

This was exciting and there were many discussions as to who would play the part of the various roles in the story. They dressed up in costumes and pretended to take on the characteristics of the role and helped each other with suggestions as to how they should act. Children were very involved and enthusiastic as ideas were exchanged back and forth.

After the play was acted out a couple of times, children got busy creating art.







Friday, 21 March 2014

Accreditation status verification visit!




We would like to take this opportunity to CONGRATULATE  the staff of our Centre for a very successful Accreditation Status Verification Visit from the Alberta Association for the Accreditation of Early Learning and Care Services.
This provides a guarantee to the parents and the community about the standard of child care excellence provided by the Centre.


Tuesday, 18 March 2014

St.Patty's day fun in OSC room


The Tawa Out-of-School Care gang enjoyed extra activities on St. Patrick’s Day.
The crew enjoyed “green” rice with vegetables and lentils, a pot of gold hunt and some art activites.
It was a day full of fun at the Centre.