Thursday, August 25, 2011

Zosia's 3rd Birthday!

Today we celebrated our friend Zosia's 3rd Birthday! All of the children sang Happy Birthday to Zosia and enjoyed her yummy birthday treats. Zosia told us a story about what she was going to do on her birthday - it involved riding an elephant to the park. Zosia had a great birthday at school with all of her new friends :)

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Special Guest - Magic Man

Today the Magic Man came and visited us! He showed us some amazing magic tricks -– he made golf balls disappear and reappear, tied scarves together made magic wands appear and even made Squirt the bird appear out of his hat! The children had a great time and were laughing the entire show!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Dancing - Jazz

Today Ms Vanessa taught us a new monkey jazz dance. We used this dance to warm up our bodies by stretching and reaching, then we thought of how a monkey would dance. We made our arms bend like a monkeys and reached tall on our toes to find bananas. We even ran like a monkey lifting our knees high and then kicking behind our bodies. We had a lot of fun being monkeys!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


This week we have been playing lots of team building games. Today we played Ring around the rosy and the children had to work together as a team to pick up the bananas and then to go around and around. The children had a great time working together and using their problem solving skills to create a circle and to ensure everyone had a friend’s hand to hold. We had a great time!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Sophia's 3rd Birthday!

Today we celebrated Sophia's 3rd Birthday! She bought in beautiful cupcakes with letters on them and we sounded them out together as a class. They spelt...Happy 3rd Birthday Sophia! There were even giraffes and an alligator frosted on them.
The class sang Happy Birthday to Sophia and then we ate our delicious cupcakes.
They were so yummy!
Happy 3rd Birthday Sophia!

Lucia Da Silva - Biography of our Special Author Guest

Librale: The Horse Named Freedom takes place a long time ago in a very special place called Sao Miguel. It tells the story of a young girl named Mary, who travels from Canada with her Mother to visit the place where she grew up. 
Within days of her arrival, Mary creates a very special bond with an extraordinary horse she named Librale.  Through this bond, Mary performs acts of love and compassion, even when faced with obstacles and challenges brought on by the adults in her life.
Written for children aged 9 and up, Librale sends a message of love and compassion to all its readers.  Children know how to love and this book encourages them to keep doing so, even when it's not the easiest thing for them to do, even when their adult role models aren't being the best examples.
Written in a light-hearted tone, with a charming and cute narrative, children will not want to put this book down until they're done. And then they'll want to read it again and again. 

Lucia Da Silva was born into a loving family.  She spent several years of her childhood living in the beautiful and charming island of Sao Miguel, in the Azores off the coast of Portugal. 
The contrast between the hustle and bustle of a big city like Toronto and the quaint and rural life of Sao Miguel let Lucia experience much in her younger years.  This was the start of a very adventurous life and many very special stories to share.
For Lucia, it’s all about sharing. She believes we all have the ability to do great feats, and to live our deepest desires with purpose for ourselves while inspiring others. 
She has dedicated 23 years of working in the Public Sector, developing, supporting and implementing programs primarily for families with children and senior citizens living with social and economical barriers.
Along with her love of writing and storytelling, she brings a refreshing new energy and power to the words she shares by having become a Reiki Master and teaching her clients of all ages how to use empowering words, sounds and breathing to heal themselves and others.   
To learn more visit

Friday, August 5, 2011

Special Guest Lucia Da Silva

Today we had a special guest come visit us.
Lucia Da Silva is a children’s author and wrote the book Librale the horse named freedom. She came and read her very special book to us all. We discussed the types of animals in the story and she then surprised us by bringing a puppet for every child to use in the story. We felt how soft our puppets fur was like the horse in the book and even tried to make the sounds of our puppet.
We went on an adventure with Librale the horse. Everyone enjoyed the story and had a wonderful time listening to Lucia.

Goodbye July campers!

Our July campers finished up last week and we are sad to say goodbye!

We all had a great month together and enjoyed:
*learning fun dance routines (ballet, hip hop, disco jazz and latin)
*twisting our bodies into different yoga poses
*creating our own pieces of art work centred around our theme of nature
*growing and charting our bean seeds
*creating and extending on our knowledge of familiar texts in theatre
*learning to play piano and other instruments and sing new song in music

We had a wonderful time!
A big thank you to our campers who came and shared a great month with us - we look forward to seeing you all in March for March Break Camp!