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May Your Heart Be As Full As Your Tummy!

Hiat Labib - Monday, October 12, 2015

In case we don't see you...

Hiat Labib - Thursday, October 08, 2015

~HAPPY THANKSGIVING~

FROM OUR FOREST GROVE FAMILY 

TO YOURS.




P.A Days and March Break!

Hiat Labib - Wednesday, October 07, 2015




Dear Families and Friends,

As we are beginning this exciting new school year, Forest Grove continues to offer programming on all Halton District School Board professional activity closures and March break. The cost is $45.00 per day and includes science, drama, art and gross motor activities from 7:15am to 6:00pm.  

Based on popular demand, this year Forest Grove is offering all families the opportunity to preregister for the five P.A. Day closures and March Break.  This opportunity will allow us to both secure a spot for your child as well as accept a larger number of students than previous years.

Register for all five P.A days and/or all five March break days to receive a 10% discount off the last day!

For more information on how to register for our P.A day and March Break programs please contact Forest Grove at 905-827-3085.


We've missed you.

Hiat Labib - Thursday, October 01, 2015

Visible Learning

Hiat Labib - Monday, September 28, 2015

If you’ve ever considered bringing your child to Forest Grove chances are you’ve joined us for a tour first.

During a tour we  try to explain what sets us apart; the low ratios, the high success rates, hands on learning and a foundation of collaboration but what we spend the most time discussing is the way children learn both organically and authentically while at our school.

After all these years and all these tours you’d be surprised how tricky it is to explain how our students’ inquisitiveness, interests and excitement create the very curriculum they are taught.

Most times I wish I had an album to illustrate the stages of visible learning and it just so happens that today I do...

During a collaboration with our students the teacher notices that the class is both interested and 

engaged most when discussing buildings and architecture. 

The teacher asks the children to create a plan on how to explore this topic and to include some of their questions. 

After analyzing the plans the teacher realizes that all of the students want to create their own abstract structure.

The teacher then supplies the students with all of the necessary building materials as well as books and references to support their interest. 

While referencing the shape, dimension and size of their original plans the children begin to create their buildings.

Some students make changes to their plans in order to get their project and plans to be more cohesive.

The finished product is then displayed in the classroom. 

When children view their completed work it should tell a story of the skills, knowledge and experiences they gained while  learning about their interest...

and maybe even stir up some excitement that they get to do it all over again!

If you would like to join us for a tour to learn more about Forest Grove Preschool please visit us HERE


Around this time...

Hiat Labib - Wednesday, September 23, 2015

We’re two weeks into the school year and as the children become familiar with their new friends, exciting classrooms and teachers it’s starting to feel like home again. 

It’s nerve-wracking to welcome 10, 12, sometimes 15 new personalities into the classroom and hope that everything falls into place. Almost every teacher I know has a perfectionist quality about them that is daunted by the idea of having a dozen little faces looking at them and saying the dreaded words; I’m bored!   

Yet right around this time of year- about two weeks in, we step back and breathe a sigh of relief.  We look around the science room and see the children looking at fossils through the jumbo magnifying glasses, in the drama room a crew of mini-firefighters are putting out an imaginary fire, in the art studio someone is always swirling their brush around a canvas at lightening speed and it’s then that we realize we had nothing to worry about.

Now as wonderful as I’ve made this sound I want to guarantee you that if you ask your child what they did at school they might just say, 'nothing'  BUT  I can also promise that if you stay connected, visit us often and flip through the pages of their independent program plans you’ll see what’s really been going on!

So here we are, the first day of Autumn with a lotttt of school year ahead of us and it feels like we’re at the beginning of one heck of an adventure but it’s all good because this home is where our hearts are. 

 





Come and see what makes us stand out!

Hiat Labib - Thursday, September 10, 2015




Please join us for our Registration Day 


Saturday, September 12th, 2015

9:00am – 12:00pm

Knowledgeable staff will be available to :

-Provide tours
-Discuss our programs
-Show examples of our phenomenal curriculum 
-Process registrations for the 2015/2016 school year!


We look forward to seeing you there!



We're all in this together...

Hiat Labib - Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Registration Day

Hiat Labib - Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Please join us for our Registration Day 

Saturday, August 29th, 2015

9:00am – 12:00pm

Knowledgeable staff will be available to :

-Provide tours
-Discuss our programs
-Show examples of our phenomenal curriculum 
-Process registrations for the 2015/2016 school year!


We look forward to seeing you there!



Welcome to the Art Studio...

Hiat Labib - Wednesday, January 07, 2015













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