Category Archives: Early Years

DCSS Community Forest Nature Walk

DCSS Community Forest Nature Walk

Here are some pictures of Duncan Cran StrongStart’s first field trip of 2019-2020 school year!  All the little (and big) animals went for a nature walk through the forest.  The children were very facsinated with all the tree stumps!  We also had fun watching the city workers dump dirt on the new entrance to the forest!  Before walking back to the other end of the forest trail, we had a snack!  Despite being a chilly day, the field trip was enjoyed by all the adults and the children!  We are looking forward to our next adventure outside of the StrongStart classroom…

SD60 wants you to know … you are your child’s first and best teacher

SD60 wants you to know … you are your child’s first and best teacher

Tip of the months for July/Building & August/Screen Time!  To download and print, click 11 Early Learning Tip July Building & 12 Early Learning Tip Aug Screen Time or click on the images below to enlarge:

SD60 wants you to know … you are your child’s first and best teacher

SD60 wants you to know … you are your child’s first and best teacher

Tip of the month for June – Feelings!  To download and print, click 10 Early Learning Tip June Feelings copy or click on the image below to enlarge:

SD60 wants you to know … you are your child’s first and best teacher

SD60 wants you to know … you are your child’s first and best teacher

Tip of the month for May– Unstructured Play!  To download and print, click 9 Early Learning Tip May Unstructured Play copy or click on the image below to enlarge:

Rainbow Blizzard

Rainbow Blizzard

This week we have been adding some fun and colour to our very cold winter days!  We used droppers with paint and a salad spinner to paint “snowflakes”.  The droppers provided great fine motor strengthening to their fingers and hands as well as great hand-eye coordination to strategically place the coloured drops on to the paper.   Once the children were satisfied with the amount of drops, they placed the lid on the spinner and spun away.  The excitement and sequels once opening the lid to see their creation was priceless!

SD60 wants you to know … you are your child’s first and best teacher

SD60 wants you to know … you are your child’s first and best teacher

Tip of the month for January – Reading!  Tips can also be heard on either SunFM – 98.5 and MooseFM -100.1 daily.  To download and print, click 5 Early Learning Tip Jan Reading copy or click on the image below to enlarge:

SD60 wants you to know … you are your child’s first and best teacher

SD60 wants you to know … you are your child’s first and best teacher

Tip of the month for December – Tummy Time!  Tips can also be heard on either SunFM – 98.5 and MooseFM -100.1 daily.  To download and print, click 4 Early Learning Tip Dec Tummy Time copy or click on the image below to enlarge:

SD60 wants you to know … you are your child’s first and best teacher

SD60 wants you to know … you are your child’s first and best teacher

Tip of the month for November – Words!  Tips can also be heard on either SunFM – 98.5 and MooseFM -100.1 daily.  To download and print, click 3 Early Learning Tip Nov Words copy or click on the image below to enlarge: