It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

We’re back!

New start. New faces. New friends. Same blog.

I would like to send a warm WELCOME to all our new families, we hope you make this House your Home!

This may also be your first time exploring the blog, and so before I go on and on about what happened this week at the House, please….make yourself comfortable.

Feet up, and ready? Perfect.

We will start with the youngest of the House, up in the Toddler One classroom, where they were focused on their colours….red and yellow and pink and green
purple and orange and blue…

They also worked on those fine-motor skills when pulling, and placing the pipe-cleaners into the cardboard box. pipecleaner

And when they very carefully lined up the Dinosaurs one at a time.

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Never too far from their favourite things, the basketball had to stay close by for this line-up. 

From the Toddlers, we will slide on over to the Junior Preschoolers where instead of seeing colours, they were seeing and singing all about Farm Animals.

On their farm they had…puzzles, sensory play, and a DIY barn build…

Along with exploring McDonald’s Farm, they explored the loose parts in the classroom too.

We will go from up the stairs, to down the stairs and into the Preschool classroom where these little ones explored ramps, bulldozers, and more! To you the following photos may look like we captured quite the mess, however, these photos capture the little one’s imagination working on over-drive, fine-motor and sorting skills, team-work, and concentration. Each child had a goal in mind, whether it be using the tongs to transfer one item to the next, or to use the bulldozer to remove all the rocks and then put them into the dump-truck for removal, they were on quite the mission.

And last but not least…let’s move into Senior Preschool classroom where they explored the all natural loose parts…

And worked on their letter recognition…and letter writing.

It may still be Summer, but the Pumpkin Spice latte is already in stores which means Fall is just around the corner, and with Fall comes apples and with apples…comes art masterpieces.

On top of the fun and learning in the classrooms, we had Monkeynastix, Meditating Munchkins, the Animals, and M is for Music visit the House this week, to make this week action packed!

With a busy week, we hope you all enjoy a nice and relaxing weekend!

The Chartwell House.

And just like that…summer comes to an end!

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Community Helpers to end the summer!

Here’s a look at what happened this week at The House…

And the highlight of the week…

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The week, as well as the summer, has come to the end. For those families who are leaving Chartwell to head off to “big school,” we wish you all the best, we will miss you here at The House. It has been quite the ride….here’s to the next adventure for all of you!

The summer has come to an end
We knew it wasn’t going to last
But, oh…we’ve had a blast!
Now it’s time for a fresh start
It’s sad that some of us may part
But from us to you
We will miss you
With all our heart!

The Chartwell House.

 

“We like to MOVE it MOVE it!”

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We moved and grooved to the music, as we sang and danced our way through the week. From painting to the sounds of the music, to painting with bells, we turned the fun and volume up here at The House.

The Toddlers were not afraid to get messy when they blasted the tunes while using all limbs to paint a masterpiece.

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After (Note: no clothes were harmed when having this much fun!) 

 “I feel it in my toes…”

The Toddlers also worked on their acoustics when decorating guitars, and music notes.

The Toddler Two joined the choir when they too decorated notes to stay in tune with the rest of the Toddlers.

And they got their sillies out!

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“I’m just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake”

The Preschool class marched to the beat of their own drum, or I should say, painted with their own bells…”oh what fun it is to paint…”

And…the classroom was decorated to rock!

And to continue, we will roll on to the Seniors of the House, where they turned the volume down just a tad to sit back and relax…aug201

But it was not long before the whole House was movin’ and groovin’ with Bumbling Bert as he woke up the neighbours with the classic tune “I’m a Gummy Bear,” and got the whole House up on their feet dancing, and running through A LOT of bubbles!

The weekend has arrived so…

…just DANCE!

Enjoy!

The Chartwell House.

It doesn’t matter where you go in life, as long as you go to the beach!

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The best thing about Summer are the days spent at the beach!

We may not have gone to the beach, but we had plenty of sand, water and friends here at The House to make it feel just like going to the beach.

We played in the sand, built castles in the sand, and painted with the sand. We splashed in the water, drank the water, and ran through the water to cool off on these Summer days. Beach Week was simply…gnarly!

Both Toddler classrooms were all about their hands this week, as they painted, made and played with Play-Doh, built with blocks and recycled egg-cartons to resemble sand castles, and got their hands sandy in the sensory bin.

The Preschool classroom had an ocean in their sensory bin with whales, dolphins, fish and more, they had sand to rake for a calming affect, they decorated sandcastles, and made sand art using glue to stick the sand on to the paper.

We can catch the wave to sail on over to the Senior Preschool classroom where they too dug for treasure in the sandy sensory bin, they mastered sorting what belongs on water, and what belongs on land, they made a list of words that remind them of the beach, looked through beach-themed books and made sand art getting messy with the glue!

The weekend is here, and the BEACH is calling…

Surf’s up!

The Chartwell House.

 

This place is a zoo! Or Farm…

Lions, and Tigers, and Bears….and cows? Oh my! This week was a mix of zoo and farm animals…

See the photos below:

Todder One: Building a big red farm…

Toddler Two: Hard work can be tiring!

Animal Fun with play-doh!

Fencing in the animals…

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A few of the older children of the House escaped from the zoo, and went all through the town on a school bus to the local library – where they sang, danced, read stories, and explored the children’s area.

With a short week, comes a short blog, but the children enjoyed the action packed week!

Tomorrow is Friday, which means we are so close to the weekend!

We hope you enjoy it!

The Chartwell House

Come one, come all!

To the Chartwell House…

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The circus came to town! For one week only, under the big top, for the very greatest, most spectacular circus show in the universe! From lions, to cotton candy, to the most incredible magic show there is, the children of the House enjoyed the wild, somewhat tamed, Circus week presented by Chartwell.

No clowning around, the house was a roar!

The Toddlers of the House…

The Toddlers made a splash on water day…

They splished, and splashed, and then they took it all in while drying off under the trees with their friends.

Toddler Two got creative during Circus week, making cotton candy, balloons, and popcorn treats.

Preschool worked on their balance walking the tightrope and mastered their fine motor skills when constructing their very own circus…

The Seniors of the House took Circus week very seriously….

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When they weren’t JOKING around they put their pencil to paper, and drew the animals of the circus.

And the whole House was blown away by Bert and his magic show!

“How did he do that?” – All Staff

And now for more magic….Abracadabra….poof! The week is gone and the long weekend is here! Enjoy 🙂

The Chartwell House.

…Happy Campers Have S’more Fun!

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Fact! And it’s not all that bad when it’s right in your backyard!

Camp Chartwell was back this week at The House, where the campers were happy, and their fingers were sticky….thanks to the marshmallows we roasted by the bonfire. (Safety first: the bonfire was very much pretend, however, the marshmallows were very much real!).

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All campers, youngest to the oldest, enjoyed singing, reading stories and having one major dance party as we all gathered around to enjoy Camp Chartwell’s bonfire!

[The week in photos at Camp Chartwell]

Toddler One: With sensory play & paint

Toddler Two: Camping Loose Parts

Marshmallows aren’t just for roasting…

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Preschool: Where you can sit down to set up your very own camp ground.

The preschool got creative after collecting sticks not for the bonfire, but to paint and to fish with…

They colour sorted, worked on their letter and word recognition using camp-inspired words, and explored the campground after a rainfall where they used puddles to create art pieces.

Preschool was not alone when it came to creative art pieces, the Kinders joined in too…

The eldest of the House, also perfected their hand-eye coordination…look at that concentration!

Speaking of concentration, let’s turn our focus to the WEEKEND!

Because it’s here, and the sun is shining – enjoy it 🙂

The Chartwell House.