All posts by Miss Mitchell

The toddlers learn how to make their own super tasty vegetable soup.

 

 

The toddlers are growing vegetables in our nursery garden and wondered what they could make with them.  They decided on vegetable soup. We discussed how to use our knives safely when chopping our vegetables. We talked about the different types of vegetables we were using.

The toddlers are Developing essential skills, following instructions, measuring  using fine motor skills developing hand eye coordination learning early maths and science.

This weeks toddler adventures 😊

The toddlers enjoyed mark making using a variety of different materials exploring different textures and colours.  Expressing their feelings

The toddlers enjoying sensory play in the slime.  Making potions filling and pouring  using lots of descriptive language .

Spring time baubles 🐥for decorating our room. Using our fine motor skills to fill them and choosing  different materials to put into them eg feathers glitter sequence spring time chicks and rabbits .🐰

 

Sensory Fun 🙂

In the nursery today the children explored and developed their fine motor skills and science through colour mixing.


We were mixing colours and mark making using our fingers. ‘ It feels squishy’  ‘ I made brown by mixing red and yellow’

Making clouds of soap for bath time.

We talked about changing matter and used lots of descriptive language.


‘I like how it feels’  ‘It feels soft’ ‘It’s a bit slimy’

Merry Christmas from the toddlers🎄💕

This week we are feeling very festive in the toddler room, we have  been busy creating lots of lovely Christmas crafts as well as Icing Christmas biscuits and adding some Christmas sprinkles. 

We made Christmas cards for our loved ones, and also added lots of tinsel and sparkle to our very own Christmas baubles which I’m sure will be admired for many Christmas’s to come. 

Spooky Halloween crafts in the toddlers 🎃

In the toddler room we have been feeling very spooky! We have been exploring different materials to create different pieces of arts and crafts..

Exploring the spider web to discover what lies beneath. Using pincers to develop our fine motor skills and hand eye coordination.


The children have been discovering what marks we can make in our play dough using spooky collage materials

Ghostly glueing. Exploring glue and developing hand eye coordination and using our fine motor skills.

Spooky spiders using play dough great for developing fine motor skills and enhancing hand eye coordination.

Exploring numbers in the toddler room.

This week we have been learning about numbers for maths week. We drew around MC for a body template and counted how many body parts we have. We have also been singing number songs and playing number games such as ”five little monkeys jumping on the bed” and ”five little speckled frogs”.

This week the toddlers have been learning about numbers for maths week. We drew around MC.

First we drew around MC

This week in the toddlers we have been learning about numbers for maths week. We drew around MC.

The children then painted the body

The children counted how many body parts they could find

Then the boys and girls labelled the different body parts.

Welcome to our Toddler Room

Welcome  to our toddler room!

Where we focus on; Wellbeing, Communication, Curiosity, Inquiry and Creativity and also Movement and co-ordination all within a safe and nurturing environment.


This is part of our outdoor area today the children are practising gross motor skills on the bikes and also exploring bugs with the magnifying glass.
In the next picture the children are being creative using seasonal summer flowers exploring colour and texture and using their skills to paint. We encourage the children to develop independence and responsibility.

The children enjoy developing their gross motor skills on our fab indoor climbing frame.

Getting to know Iona Mitchell

 

Hi everyone I miss you all and hope you are all safe and well.

Here is a little more information about me to help you get to know me better.  I’m from Neilston and was born in 1979, I have a younger brother called Ross and a sister called Ailie we are a close family and very supportive of each other which is lovely . I came back into Child Care and education after bringing my family up, my eldest is seventeen.  I have worked with children all of my life and I really missed it. I was over the moon when I got a permanent job at Cart Mill family centre in January.

I’m married to James we were married at Eastwood house in 2001.

Do you like our farm themed cake? It has our house in the middle, our neighbour made it for us. Our honeymoon was in Cala d’Or Majorca  we have been back to Majorca many times James likes to drive around the island and explore it.

James and I have three children Jennifer Jamie and Rae. The top photo is us at North  Berwick we quite often go for a week in the summer with my parents. I have booked again for July hopefully we will get to go.🤞

Rae who is 9 likes to help out on the farm by collecting the eggs feeding the chickens  he even sometimes does a bit of tractor washing with the power cleaner. I think a bit of responsibility is good for him though he draws the line at helping to lamb a sheep.😂

We are very fortunate to live in the countryside I love going for long walks with my Collie dog Gael .  On the farm just now we have lots of foals being born it is also calving time though that’s definitely more my husbands department. I like to read non fiction books and autobiography’s. The last pop star I went to see was Shawn Mendes at the hydro, He was very good though I did feel a bit old sitting in between hoards of screaming  girls.

This is Jennifer my eldest we have miniature Shetland ponies she has won many prizes showing them.