Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Outside play

“Teaching children about the natural world should be seen as one of the most important events in their lives.”

~ Thomas Berry, The Dream of Earth

As is it getting warmer -- we will be playing outside much more. We'll move a lot of our centre activities outside -- we'll have bins of animals, dinosaurs, cars, musical instruments, paints, as well as chalk, bubbles, balls and pylons (maybe not all at once :). If anyone has any old sheets that they could donate, we'd love to have them (for fort building -- rips are fine -- I'll sew them up)

We'll also be trying to learn about the natural world as much as possible. (Does anyone have an old pair of binoculars that they would like to donate? I'd say lend, but, although we will try to be careful, accidents do happen......)

We might go out very briefly on rainy days to observe what happens in the rain....

Please also realize that I am not allowed to put sunscreen on your child! If you wish them to wear sunscreen, please apply it before they come to school (but not on pool days). Please send a hat EVERY DAY!

"Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, and snow is exhilarating; there is no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather."
John Ruskin

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