Category Archives: Robert Ogilvie Preschool

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.  Tips can be heard on both SunFM, 98.5, and Moose FM, 100.1, daily.  To download and print, click Early Learning Tip June Feelings 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.  Tips can be heard on both SunFM, 98.5, and Moose FM, 100.1, daily.  To download and print, click 9 Early Learning Tip May Unstructured Play 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 April –  Independence.  Tips can be heard on both SunFM, 98.5, and Moose FM, 100.1, daily.  To download and print, click Early Learning Tip April Independence or click on the image below to enlarge:

Annual Early Years Heath Roundup – March 7, 2018 @ the Totem Mall

Annual Early Years Heath Roundup – March 7, 2018 @ the Totem Mall

The Family Friendly Coalition, Children First and Success by 6 are proud to present the Early Years Health Round Up on March 7th from 10:00am until 5:00pm. Head to the Totem Mall for a free child friendly event for children ages 0-5. Connect directly with local community experts and have a chance to learn about your child’s development progress as you visit interactive booths. For more information you can visit the family friendly website at familyfriendlycommunity.org.

 

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 March –  Go Outside & Play!  Tips can be heard on both SunFM, 98.5, and Moose FM, 100.1, daily.  To download and print, click 7 Early Learning Tip Mar Go Outside 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 February –  Reading with your child!  Tips can be heard on both SunFM, 98.5, and Moose FM, 100.1, daily.  To download and print, click 6 Early Learning Tip Feb Playing Games 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 January –  Reading with your child!  Tips can be heard on both SunFM, 98.5, and Moose FM, 100.1, daily.  To download and print, click 5 Early Learning Tip Jan Reading 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! Holding your child and giving tummy time will help build strong core muscles and develop your child’s brain. Holding their head up and moving their bodies are essential activities for development.  Tips can be heard on both SunFM, 98.5, and Moose FM, 100.1, daily.  To download and print, click 4-early-learning-tip-dec-tummy-time or click on the image below to enlarge:

Windmills and Filters

Windmills and Filters

 

 

CB was playing at the sensory table with the “Tinker Toys”, He showed me proudly that he had built a “windmill”. I asked him “how does it work.

He told me clearly that the wind goes in the ends of the green sticks, then into the yellow filter then down the purple thing. …. Filter!! Wait, what!  He knows what a filter is ?

Clearly I was a little astonished. The mechanical thinking that it would have taken clearly shows that he has seen a filter and possible is hanging around dad or someone who is working on parts.

Around ten minutes later CB came back over to me (I have now left the sensory table and was helping in the room) and asked if I could get the sticks out of his of his filter… I said “ are they stuck?”  CB said “No they are rusted”.

 Minutes later I see what I think is him washing his hands at the sink when I notice he walked away with the water still running. I was just about to announce that he should come over and turn off the water when I see he has wet the ends of each stick and is proceeding to put the sticks back in the filter.

“This makes it easier, Teacher Pam” , he tell me.

Huh, Is he ‘greasing” them?

This is all things that I assume he has seen somewhere on his travels.

He is not only working through what he has experienced and figuring it all out but he is using so many other skill:

  • Problem solving ( if the pieces were rusty then water might make them loosen up )
  • Physics (How the wind went in one way and through the filter and out the end)
  • Fine motor skills (Using his hands to hold and manipulate the objects)
  • Language skills (talking to me about what and why he is doing things)
  • Pre Math skills (which piece fits where)

Now do You think that I  insisted the water get turned off or sit and watch the wonder of learning…

Lets just say I’m glad I am not paying the water bill. 

 

 


2017 Early Years Community Survey

2017 Early Years Community Survey

 

The Fort St. John Early years Centre, in partnership with the Family Friendly Coalition, wants to learn about the experiences of families raising children in our community. The information collected will be used to improve access and information to services, or potentially create new services where they may be missing.

If you would like to provide feedback you can access the survey online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FSJEarlyYears2017

There is also be a link on www.fsj.familyfriendlycommunity.org and FSJ’s Family Friendly Early Years Facebook Page.

If you have any questions regarding this survey please contact Crystal at crystal.kalas@cdcfsj.ca or 250-785-3200 ext. 230.