This week in Quartz Classroom

This week in Quartz Room we have observed the children pushing the boundaries of their bodies more during play.  They are taking more risks and are exploring their surroundings and objects with a new perspective. For example, with the wooden building blocks in the room, they have been working together to line the blocks up…

This week in Quartz Classroom

Our senses have been tingling this week in Quartz Room! We have delved into the world of exploring cause and effect though natural and scientific experiences. A few of the experiments we have tested out this week have been; mixing up cornstarch and water to create Ooblick (later we added in colours), creating cloud dough…

This week in Quartz Classroom

Trying to de-code a child’s requests and language is sometimes difficult – especially if the child is only referring to “Erin’s song”.   So, to help the parents and caregivers of our classroom, we are going to share a few of the resources supported by YouTube that we use in our room for story time, dramatic…

This week in Quartz Classroom

Welcome back to the start of another year, we hope everyone had a relaxing and fun filled holiday break. Over the two week Christmas and New Year holiday we had many families away or at home; which made our daily attendance substantially lower than the normal. Having lower numbers during this time allows an extra…

This week in Quartz Classroom

Quartz Holiday Blog At this time of year, the educators in Quartz have been reflecting on the ‘childcare’ aspect of our profession. It’s no secret that we love children, but it’s the little things about care giving that are the most meaningful and rewarding. The children in our room enter at 19 months and are…

This Week in Quartz Classroom

In conjunction with our new big idea of ‘Cause and Effect’, we decided to make peppermint bark as a special holiday treat for all of the Quartz families. (Spoiler alert for any children who were not at daycare today). First, we started by crushing small candy canes. Our choice of ‘crushers’ were: a large heavy…