Category Archives: Duncan Cran 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 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:

Fort St. John Loves Families Week … October 6 – 13, 2018!

Fort St. John Loves Families Week … October 6 – 13, 2018!

Take advantage of Fort St. John Loves Families Week where families can participate in free or low cost activities for the whole family!  Check out the booklet below to plan the events your family will participate in or download the pamphlet  … family week_fsj-booklet-2018-web

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 October – Singing!  Tips can also be heard on either SunFM – 98.5 and MooseFM -100.1 daily.  To download and print, click 2 Early Learning Tip Oct Singing or click on the image below to enlarge:

Benefits of StrongStart/Preschool Centres

Benefits of StrongStart/Preschool Centres

So very excited for Monday and a brand new school year!  I came across this list of “benefits while playing”…  I hope you enjoy it!

When I am playing with PAINTS I am:

BEING CREATIVE

USING MY IMAGINATION

EXPERIMENTING WITH COLOURS

EXPRESSING MY FEELINGS & MOODS

DEVELOPING EYE & HAND COORDINATION

When I am playing in ART/WRITING centre I am:

STRENGTHENING & DEVELOPING MY SMALL MUSCLES

USING A VARIETY OF MATERIALS TO COMMUNICATE MY THOUGHTS

When I am playing with SAND or WATER I am:

LEARNING ABOUT POURING, MEASURING & COMPARING

DISCOVERING THE PROPERTIES OF SAND & WATER

TALKING WITH MY FRIENDS & LEARNING ABOUT THEM

FEEL RELAXED, COMFORTABLE & SAFE

When I am playing with MANIPULATIVES I am:

STRENGTHENING & DEVELOPING MY SMALL MUSCLES

DEVELOPING EYE & HAND COORDINATION

MAKING DISCOVERIES

When I am playing in the BOOK CORNER I am:

FOLLOWING & UNDERSTANDING NARRATIVE FORM

LEARNING THAT PRINTED WORDS HAVE MEANING

ENJOYING OTHER WORLDS THROUGH BOOKS

MAKING FRIENDS WITH BOOKS

USING MY EYES & EARS

When I am playing with PLAYDOUGH I am:

STRENGTHENING & DEVELOPING MY SMALL MUSCLES

PROVIDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR SENSORY AWARENESS

EXPERIMENTING WITH FORM

USING MY IMAGINATION

BEING CREATIVE

When I am involved in LARGE MUSCLE ACTIVITIES I am:

HELPING TO STRENGTHEN & DEVELOP MY LARGE MUSCLES

HELPING ME TO FEEL GOOD ABOUT WHAT MY BODY CAN DO

EXPERIENCING HOW MY BODY WORKS TOGETHER

INCREASING MY COORDINATION

AND LET’S NOT FORGET ABOUT FUN!!!

(Itasca SD #9)

 

Here’s to a great 2018-19 year at StrongStart and 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 September– Talking & Listening.  Tips can also be heard on either SunFM – 98.5 and MooseFM -100.1 daily.  To download and print, click 1 Early Learning Tip Sept Talking & Listening or click on the image below to enlarge:

Duncan Cran Preschool Goes to the Community Forest…twice!!

Duncan Cran Preschool Goes to the Community Forest…twice!!

“Only One You”

“Only One You”

We read the book “Only One You” by Linda Kranz.  The story focuses on a fish named Adri whose parents decided it was time to share some wisdom with him.  Some of the wisdom shared was “Find your own way, you don’t have to follow the crowd.  Blend in when you need to, but stand out when you have the chance.”  At the end of the book Adri’s parents remind him how unique he is and encourage him to be himself and go make a difference in the world. 

The illustrations on each page are beautifully painted rockfish, so after the story and reminding each child just how unique and special they are, each child got to pick out a rock and decorate it!  We used markers so they would be ready to take home the same day and googly eyes were added!!  I encouraged the children to share the story with their families!!