Our Ferry Ride

Sometimes it is not about where you are going but all about how you get there!

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March 30, 2010. Field Trips. No Comments.

March Break Camp - Week 1 - Day 1

We usually like to start off a Week of Camp by getting our bearings, gearing up and settling in. Monday was a perfect day of that. With a bit of wet weather in the morning it set the perfect scene to stay inside and learn about healthy food and our bodies with Lindsey from Real Food for Real Kids and Be Vibrant Wellness Consulting.

Lindsey set the scene for our workshop by asking us all to wash our hands. “Clean hands, clean food!” Once we were ready she made us all body detectives! And how did she do that? She taught us all that we can use our eyes to see our food, our noses to smell our food, our hands to touch our food and our mouths to taste our food.
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Lindsey took us on a journey learning about all different kinds of fruits and vegetables and how much fun we can have eating them and most importantly, how necessary they are for us all to be and stay healthy!
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With green beans (and yes, the children ate them, there is proof in the photos!), grape tomatoes, carrots, cauliflower, cabbage and some homemade dip compliments of RFRK we all were able to craft funny faces with our food.
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And the best part of all, we ate them when we were finished!
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Thanks to Lindsey, RFRK and Be Vibrant Wellness Consulting for enabling us to have Lindsey into our school!

March 16, 2010. Uncategorized. No Comments.

Fire Station Tour

Last Friday the Casa Class went on a field trip to our local Fire Station. The weather was perfect; it felt like spring had arrived early for us. The children were so excited that they didn’t feel the walk from school to Station #332 at Adelaide and John Streets. When we got there, there were three fire fighters waiting for us, and they split us into three groups. This was really nice because children had the opportunity to be really close to the fire fighter and understand what they were showing us. untitled-2-1.jpeg, untitled-4-1.jpeg, untitled-3-1.jpeg,untitled-2.jpeg,untitled-3.jpeg,untitled-4.jpeg,untitled-5-1.jpeg,untitled-5.jpeg

Of course, the main attraction was the big red truck, and all of them had a chance to go inside. Later, two of the fire fighters came down the pole, which the children loved! At the end of our visit, one fire fighter got dressed in his safety clothes, showing us step by step each layer, as he wanted all the children to feel comfortable seeing someone in that outfit. If one day a child sees somebody dressed like that, they will know that it is a fire fighter who is there to help them and not to run away or hide from them. And let me tell you, it was a little bit scary even for me, when I saw the fire fighter all dressed making breathing noises through the oxygen mask… But the children were all brave and most of them approached and touched the fire fighter. It was a very important message for all of us. Lastly, I would like to say a special thank you to all the parents that were able to come along and make our trip so wonderful.

-Tatiana Monteiro (Practice Teacher from Montessori Teacher’s College)

March 8, 2010. Uncategorized. No Comments.