Today some children went on a visit to Rouken Glen Park to observe and catch some insects and pond life.
The children had lots of fun with the big nets and even managed to collect some specimens. Later they had a look at some posters to see if they could match their find to the creatures in the pictures. Great fun!!
Today the children had a great celebration of song and movement.
Their families were very impressed with the children and their fantastic voices. Some parents managed to participate especially during the “funky monkey” song and “let’s move our head.”
The sun has finally came out today and the children have been busy on a scavenger hunt. They collected some leaves, sticks,stones and pinecones. The children were able to follow simple instructions to keep themselves safe when out in the community. The children used the variety of materials they collected for transients art pictures when they got back to the Family Centre.
The children were introduced to Earth Day on Monday and have been participating in a variety of experiences to develop their knowledge about it. Today we discussed what we knew about recycling. Erin thought ” that you re-use things.”
Lewis said”glass bottles, you can make new stuff with.”
We then discussed items that can be recycled. Otto said “youghurt box and an old egg box.” Bhavin said “plastic water bottles and food.”
The children then created their own recycling poster using a variety of resources.
The children then looked at pictures of bins at a recycling centre. We are hoping to make our own recycling centre at Cart Mill and we need everyones help so please bring in items from home!
The children have been very interested in watching the big machines outside our centre and how they work. They have been following the progress of the ongoing works, and so we were delighted today when the builders came in to see us with their mascot. The builders talked to the children about how important it is to wear safety clothing and equipment as they move around the site. The children had the chance to wear the hi viz jackets too.
Today the children practiced their road safety skills.
Look left then right before you cross the street, use your eyes and your ears before you use your feet.
This week the children have had the opportunity to show their beautiful Easter Bonnets to the lovely residents at Bonnyton House and to some of the staff at Williamwood High School.
The hats are beautiful.
Today the children enjoyed exploring forest school. They climbed trees, sploshed in the mud and made a sheltered area to have some snack.
After snack there was time for some more wellie squelching and tree hugging. Great fun on a day with hail, thunder and snow!!
Arran and his Gran also came along to collect the lovely Hamper they had won in the raffle. Yipee!!
We also enjoyed a lovely visit to Bonnyton House where we sang some Christmas songs to the Ladies and Gentlemen who were there today. They loved Jingle Bells and Rudolph. The best fun was when they all laughed because Santa got stuck up the chimney.
In the afternoon when it became dark Lewis and Stephanie collected the torches and went outside to look for bats.
Not the flying kind!!
Four sleeps until Santa comes…
Yesterday at Cart Mill Family Centre the children greeted a very famous guest. SANTA!!
He took time to pop in and drop off some lovely gifts for all the children in our centre.
Our families and children had also given generously by donating food and other items to be dropped off at a foodbank. We managed to collect many bags full.
Thank you very much for your continued support and kindness.