WE STRIVE TO SEE THE WORLD FROM A KIDS-EYE-VIEW
Bellwoods Playschool uses a child-centred, socially conscious pedagogy to engage young children in social and artistic thought and action. Using what the city has to offer, we empower our students with the knowledge to be socially and environmentally responsible citizens while they develop into explorers of their urban landscape.

WE THINK OF THE CITY AS OUR CLASSROOM
A valuable aspect of the Bellwoods Playschool program is to empower children as navigators of their city. We journey on regular excursions, by foot and by public transportation, to art galleries, museums and cultural events, as well as markets, parks and city landmarks.

WE KNOW ITS TAKES A VILLAGE

Our Playschool runs on a model that links a range of artists together to engage and inspire children. We like to bring in different perspectives and actively pursue a diverse teaching staff. As such, professional educators and artists trade chalkboards for personal anecdotes and textbooks for real life experiences. Together, they create an atmosphere that is at once intellectually stimulating and deeply personalized.

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Wednesday, December 05, 2012

November & December!

Learning how walnut cakes are made during our visit to Korea town. 


The labyrinth at Christie Pits Park




                                                             Self Portraits with chalk
 Warming up with a bowl of miso soup in Kensington Market
 Remembrance Day thoughts...
 Will this origami boat float or sink? We experimented ...
 We slowly added lego figures to see how much weight the boat could hold. It held a lot and stayed a float for a whole minute!


MOVEMBER! 




 Our new friend, Patric McGroarty stopped by and did some song writing with us. We learned about rhythm and how to make up a funny verse and chorus! Listen to a part of our song "things you shouldn't eat" here:



                                               http://totesmcgroats.com/index.php


Making guacamole 




We ended the month the same way we began, by visiting the Frida Khalo & Diego Rivera exhibit at the AGO!!  The Lion Wolves were completely enthralled by the story of their magnificent, colourful and courageous lives and artistic styles.

                                                       Distance & Perspective


                              Painting on photographs in the style of Frida Khalo's father!


Making progress! Our solar system is almost complete!!