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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Monday, February 09, 2015

January 2015

 Winter is here!! Time for hot cocoa! Learning about states of matter  by melting chocolate!

 A delicious way to learn about changes in states of matter!

Prepping our snack!!


  Deconstructed french toast--it's on a skewer!! Keegan couldn't wait and ate his strawberries! :D




 Learning about physical changes of matter! Dissolving sugar to make rock candy! (Hopefully!)

Craft time!




December 2014

Potato Experiment! (We were supposed to document the changes to the potato, but we left them for weeks over the holidays...Oops! >.<    CONCLUSION: They rotted! But we documented that anyway!)

Making snow globes for Mum and Dad! 


Nikko did an excellent job of wrapping his snow globe gift! I hope his parents were surprised!! :)



Time to go put it under the tree!


Happy Holidays!! See you in the New Year!!

November 2014

Foosball at the YMCA!

Pardes @ Artscape Youngplace (Koffler Gallery)


 Interactive art installation experience!!
 What do you hear, Leah?
 Where's Levy???
 A DRONE!


 Signing our names on the wall!

 Korean pastries! Filled with green pea filling! But they love it!
 "Is that really green peas??"



 Enjoying birthday cake at the YMCA! Finn turns SIX!!


 Rainy days call for pizza and library time!
 Levy was very excited to read a recipe book! LOL

 PA Day fun at the Hockey Hall of Fame!!!!
 Finn could fit inside those goalie gloves!! :D
 Keegan shoots! He scores!!!!



 First snowfall of 2014!!!
 Snow angels!!

 Snowy days call for hot chocolate with marshmallows!!

 Making our own unique snowflakes!!

 "I see you!!"
 Leah decided on birthday custard tarts!! Leah turns SIX!!!!
 Happy Birthday Leah!!
 Baby, it's cold outside! But let's stay out there and make a bonfire!!
 Roasting marshmallows for smores!! Or just for eating!!
 Yum!!
 Nikko has mastered the art of roasting a marshmallow!!



See you next month!!