Saturday, August 31, 2013

Zoo-Friday School Day

Yesterday was the last school day of our first week and I really wanted to focus on some specific Ontario Curriculum Objectives.
After some extensive research I decided on the skills listed below

1.2 use adaptive, management, and coping skills to help them respond to the various challenges
they encounter as they participate in physical activities and develop movement competence
A1.1 actively participate in a wide variety of program activities according to
their capabilities, while applying behaviours that enhance their readiness and ability to take
A3.1 demonstrate behaviours and apply procedures that maximize their safety and that of others
during physical activity
A3.2 describe common precautions for preventing accidents and injuries while participating in different
types of physical activity
B1.1 perform a variety of controlled static balances and transitions between balances, using a variety
of body parts and shapes, at different levels, individually, and with partners and equipment
C2.2 apply a decision-making process

It seemed obvious that the best place to challenge the above skills was at the Gorilla Climbing Structure at the Zoo. 

And since we were already there we threw in a little Science Curriculum.

3.1 demonstrate an understanding of habitats as areas that provide plants and animals with the necessities of life

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Johanna,

I'm following along on your travels, and can't believe that you're gone again and we didn't have a chance to get together while you were here. Time flies too fast.

Re: book suggestions - Paul and Ian have read some of the Bruno and Boots books (Gordon Korman) and Ian really enjoyed them. I believe that there are quite a few T.O. geographic references, so your boys might enjoy reading them while you're there!


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