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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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

September 2014 - A new school year!

Welcome Potluck at Leah and Levy's house! (We love candid photos! And this was the only one!)
First activity of the year was an ambitious one: Peach Cobbler! (Unfortunately, due to the joyous chaos, we were not able to take pics of the process. However, all the children are professional peach slicers & dicers, I assure you!)

  Swim classes at the YMCA! (Monkeying around in the jungle gym before class starts!)


 Patiently waiting for their class to begin. Watching the older kids do flips into the pool! :O


This month we started to learn about honeybees! Did you know that the queen bee can live up to 5 years, while a worker bee only lives approximately 40 days?! 


Stopped to observe the honeybees at work! Did you know that a worker bee visits approximately 100 flowers a day?!






We've been blessed with an extended summer! Enjoying the warm weather as much as possible! 






The long walk home. :) 

Making papier mache for the beehive pinata!



Birthday party in the park!! Woooooo!! Waiting patiently to smash the beehive pinata!!



Happy Birthday to our September babies: Keegan and Levy!!! 

Looks like they enjoyed their chocolate cake!! :)



 Big smiles all around!! :D

  And that's how you eat a chocolate cake!! ;)

Special snack: Comb Honey!!

First time eating the honeycomb!! :D