Friday, 2 December 2016


Ms.Lyss made us a sensory bin of red and green rice with a hint of mint scent.
As one child played with it, lots of rice escaped the bin and landed on the floor.
I encouraged the child to get one of our little brooms to sweep up his mess.
As he began to sweep, another child noticed him and went to get another mini broom.
"I help. I sweep too" he stated.

Although they did not actually clean up the whole mess,
they showed wonderful team work and responsibility.
Thanks boys!

Get to jail!

Lately some of our older children have been talking about putting each other in jail, and their teachers too. (in good humour)
We play this game in the gym, large muscle room, and outside usually as a chase and catch game
but one day some of them created a very intricate jail out of dominoes within our room.
 "Mrs.Thiele get in!"
 At times building this was very frustrating as dominoes can be tricky to stand and even worse when you have many children moving through the room. It took a lot of concentration, team work, and the ability to share ideas to get this jail completed.

Christmas Potluck

This week we all got together and celebrated the birth of our saviour, Jesus Christ with a Christmas Potluck.
We had 60 people come out to our potluck!
Mr.Blatz was able to join us too, he cooked chicken on the BBQ for us in the snow.

Lots of delicious food.

 The children practiced really hard, and learnt two new songs to sing in front of their parents.
"Wayyyyy down in Bethlehem."
"This little light of mine"
 We had special guests from West End Christian Community.
Joel and Danielle led us in Worship.
And Pastor Rob gave a message helping us to reflect on what Christmas is truly about.
All in all it was a fabulous night.
Thanks to everyone who came, helped out and made our evening such a great success.
Merry Christmas everyone!

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Sliding around

It seems as though our fresh fallen snow is already melting. One of our teachers piled snow against the big spool which let us enjoy it for another day.
All three of us had to work together to get the sled moving.

"Living on the edge."


"Look how far I went. I hit the fence!"

"Lets try this one (sled)."


Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Snow Day

Here we are checking out the freshly fallen snow.
We were all so excited to get outside!
Thanks Mom and Dad for packing us warm gear 😀

Monday, 21 November 2016


I brought out some paints after snack this morning.
At first the children seemed to paint with the colors as they were...
Then the mixing began, carefully creating colors and asking each other which colors to mix to make other colors.
Soon all of the paints were a beautiful brownish purple.

In preschool we want children to explore the materials we put out. We don't worry about an end product because at this point in development children benefit from using the materials as they see fit. It is more important to first learn the properties of paint and enjoy how its squishy, how it moves across the page, and how the colors pop out on the plain paper.


Tuesday, 15 November 2016

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

We began to pull out our Christmas decorations today...
The children were over the roof excited to help decorate the room.

We started by opening these new nativity scene, which was a great opportunity for Mr.Tooshkenig to tell the children the Christmas story.
I think someone forgot to tell these girls that we were decorating the room... not ourselves!
Here's a little reminder from Mr.Tooshkenig on how NOT to store your Christmas decorations unless you enjoy lots and lots of untangling! :)
The children were so proud to decorate and are now asking when we can go get a Christmas tree, we will have to wait a little though as I don't believe the stores have the real ones yet. Some children thought we could cut one of the trees in Adventure Playground down but we'll have to discourage that!