Sharing the unique experiences, ideas and inspirations enriching our lives and the children in our care.
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass... it's about getting out there and dancing in the rain♥

Dragonfly Cove is dedicated to all the kiddos in our lives:D You will see various pictures of our kiddos learning through play in their "every day" life♥ We love to see your comments and thoughts!:D

Here is an excerpt from "How Does Learning Happen? Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years" which directly pertains to our blog here:)
"a means of sharing perspectives with parents and colleagues. When families and others are invited to contribute to the documentation and share their own interpretations, it can provide even more insights that children, educators, and families can return to, reflect on, and remember in order to extend learning."

Thanks so much for making this shared journey so memorable and so very special... lots of love♥

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Tracking Precipitation in 2011 with kids...

What a wonderful snowy start to 2011.  We've been out sledding, following tracks and discovering which snow is the best snowman snow♥  
I thought this year as an ongoing and creative experiment, we'd track precipitation in 2011.  
In the summer we will be collecting precipitation for quantitative measurements for our data recording sheets.  
For January we are starting a weather tree.  I like Se7en's Weather Tree at  
I did make modifications to ours naming the rain portion as precipitation.  We have many kinds of precipitation here in Canada taking the forms of rain, snow, hail etc. and the label should encompass all these forms of precipitation.  
It's also important to be teaching terminology when you are recording data and let them record the data and make predictions based on the weather forecast and their prior experience.  
I am very fond of DLTK's water cycle education format and these printables are worth the venture to the site... http://www.kidzone.ws/water/index.html.  

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