Sensory Drumming

C5 Festival of Learning 2018 – Public Demonstration

Children working with their teachers in public with parents and family members as chaperones.

Learning Group/Classroom: Butterflies- Bay Shore Classroom
Program: Infant/Toddler– Ages: 9- 12 months
Children: Adelaide, Anmar, Bayard, Leo, Nathan, Quinn, Toni, and Simon
Teachers: Courtney and Mitch

Title of Demonstration: Sensory Drumming
Location: Civic Center Park
Date: May 18, 2018 Time: 10:30am-11:30am

Objective: Use hand eye coordination to hit the drums while observing how the drumming moves the water around.

What the children might be learning and developing:
1. Children are learning about sound and music, movement, gravity (water moving up and down)
2. Sharing space with peers so they will work on sense of self and others
3. Gross motor skills practice includes large arm muscle groups
4. Fine motor- hand eye coordination when aiming for the drum, grasp on drumsticks or mallets

Documentation of the Event —
It was a cool breezy morning as the Butterflies took a short Buggie ride to the Civic Center Park. They were welcomed by a space filled with different sized drums. The children observed their surroundings, and quickly began exploring the familiar tools and drums. The children tested out the tools and they engaged in comparing the sounds they made. Colored water included an additional experience for the children. The Butterflies Public Demonstration was a lovely event, and it showed the audience how competent the children are especially with physical development and coordination.


Bug Hunt

C5 Festival of Learning 2018 – Public Demonstration
Children working with their teachers in public with parents and family members as chaperones.

Learning Group – Classroom: Peppa Pig and the Boat Crabs – Redwood Classroom
Program: Preschool– Ages: 3.5- 5.9 years old
Children: Dylan, Elise, Enzo, Louise, Maya, Otis, and Penn
Teachers: Sarah

Title of Demonstration: Bug Hunt
Location: Civic Center Park
Date: May 17, 2018
Time: 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Objective: To support the children’s interest in insects & arthropods by letting them explore a new environment where they can observe some new critters.

What the children might be learning and developing:
1. The children are building their observational skills.
2. They are fostering their curiosity and learning how to document their interest.
3. They are developing their ability to be patient and persevere, and are learning to take care of animals.
4. They are also growing their knowledge of the natural world.


Water Play

C5 Festival of Learning 2018 – Public Demonstration

Children working with their teachers in public with parents and family members as chaperones.

Learning Group/Classroom: Caterpillars- Babbling Brook Classroom
Program: Infant/Toddler– Ages: 6 weeks- 8 months
Children: Astor, Augustine, Fianna, Ilya, Norah, Ronan H., Ronan W. Shoshana, Liv, and Philippa
Teachers: Adriana, Liza, Rachel, and Donna

Title of Demonstration: Water Play
Location: SFPUC Cafe
Date: May 16, 2018 Time: 10:30am-11:30am

Objective: Demonstrate how the children interact with water and use containers.

What the children might be learning and developing:
1. develop a sense of belonging of the community
2. fine motor skills including picking, dumping, splashing, pointing, and passing
3. refining sense of touch, see, hear, and taste

 


Lizard in the Library

Learning Group – Classroom: “Blue Whale” – Cable Car;

Location: SF Main Branch Public Library;

Date: May 15;

Time: 10:30am-11:30am;

C5 Festival of Learning 2018 – Public Demonstration

Children working with their teachers in public with parents and family members as chaperones.

Learning Group/Classroom: Blue Whale- Cable Car Classroom
Program: Preschool– Ages: 2.5- 3.5 years old
Children: Archibald, Clio, Deniz, Eleanor, Elliot, Kiyoung, Murphy, Nick, Noah, Ryan, Sloan, and Tova
Teachers: Barbara and Monica

Title of Demonstration: Lizard in the Library
Location: SF Public Library
Date: May 15, 2018 Time: 10:30am-11:30am

Objective: To demonstrate children’s relationship with nature as experienced through caring for their pet lizard.

What the children might be learning and developing:
1. The children are learning about basic biology concepts: the transfer of energy through eating; the need for breathing for life; the need for water; means of locomotion and movement; the need for heat and shelter.
2. The children learn compassion and responsibility through taking care of their pet lizard.
3. Poppy has become a shared experience for the children and families, helping to forge communal relationships in the classroom.


Tea Party

C5 Festival of Learning 2018 – Public Demonstration

Children working with their teachers in public with parents and family members as chaperones.

Learning Group/Classroom: Bacon Baseballs- Redwood Classroom

Program: Preschool– Ages: 3.5- 5.9 years old
Children: Dario, Eamonn, Emily, Marcello, and Quinten
Teachers: Isabella

Title of Demonstration: Tea Party
Location: CA Center Cafe
Date: May 15, 2018
Time: 9:30am-10:30am

Objective: The children will demonstrate how they build social relationships through dramatic play.

What the children might be learning and developing:
1. Friendship
2. Social Skills
3. Community
4. Communication
5. Problem Solving
6. Fine Motor


Pirate Sword Battle

C5 Festival of Learning 2018 – Public Demonstration

Children working with their teachers in public with parents and family members as chaperones.

Learning Group/Classroom:  Lemon Squeezies- Golden Gate Classroom

Program: Preschool– Ages: 3.5- 5.9 years old

Children: Adrian, Austin, Emrys, Evan, Jackson, Julian, and Eliana,

Teachers: Steven

Title of Demonstration: Pirate Sword Battle

Location: Civic Center Park
Date:   May 14, 2018       Time: 10:30am-11:30am

Objective: Going out to Civic Center Park and having a larger scale sword battle together with children and their grownups.

What the children might be learning and developing:

  1. Recognizing their own feelings and communicating it effectively to their peers.
  2. Practicing how to listen to peers’ words/wishes.
  3. Recognizing body language of peers.
  4. Controlling impulse and stopping upon hearing peers’ wishes or recognizing body language.
  5. Have so much fun!

Cars, Roads and Ramps

C5 Festival of Learning 2018 – Public Demonstration

Children working with their teachers in public with parents and family members as chaperones.

Learning Group/Classroom:  Baby Sharks- Mighty Oak Classroom

Program: Preschool– Ages: 2- 3.5 years old

Children: Elias, Ezaad, Naveen, Noah

Teachers: Erin and Isabella

Title of Demonstration: Cars and Ramps

Location: Civic Center Park
Date:   May 11, 2018       Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm

Objective: Explore freely with cars and materials for imaginative play.

What the children might be learning and developing:

  1. Testing out different vehicles
  2. Creating props to use with vehicles
  3. Cognitive skills of cause and effect
  4. Testing theory of car going down ramps
  5. Social skills while using materials together

 


Collaborative Story Telling

C5 Festival of Learning 2018 – Public Demonstration

Children working with their teachers in public with parents and family members as chaperones.

Learning Group/Classroom:  Bat Robins- Golden Gate Classroom

Program: Preschool– Ages: 3.5- 5.9 years old

Children: Cormac, Elle, Gwen, Madeline, Max, Rohan, and Tobias

Teachers: Vernard

Title of Demonstration: Pre-literacy

Location: CA Center Great Hall
Date:   May 11, 2018       Time: 10:30am-11:30am

 

Objective: To show children demonstrating pre-literacy activities.

What the children might be learning and developing:

  1. practice turn taking and listening skills
  2. practice imagination
  3. Create an illustrations
  4. promote letter and word recognition

 


Recycled Materials

C5 Festival of Learning 2018 – Public Demonstration

Children working with their teachers in public with parents and family members as chaperones.

Learning Group/Classroom:  Penguins- Sea Shore Classroom

Program: Toddlers – Ages: 1- 1.5 years old

Children: Chen-Xi, Ethan, Georgia, Josephine, Lucy, Scout, Daniel, and Quinn

Teachers: Sudarma, Lulin, and Amy

Title of Demonstration: Reuse & Recycle

Location: Civic Center Park
Date:   May 10, 2018       Time: 10:30am-11:30am

Objective: To allow children to use their creative minds to manipulate different open-ended materials of the choice of children.

What the children might be learning and developing:

  1. Cognitive understanding of what each materials can do
  2. Strengthen large and small motor
  3. Social development as children do this project side by side
  4. Sensory experience
  5. practice creative minds

Yoga at the Park

C5 Festival of Learning 2018 – Public Demonstration

Children working with their teachers in public with parents and family members as chaperones.

Learning Group/Classroom:  Twilight Sparkles- Golden Gate Classroom

Program: Preschool – Ages: 3.5- 5.9 years old

Children: Avani, Felix, Hector, Mina, Ray, and Sanaa

Teachers: Linda

Title of Demonstration: Yoga at the Park

Location: Civic Center Park
Date:   May 8, 2018       Time: 10:30am-11:30am

Objective: To show the public how children can calm their bodies by following cues of simple quiet exercises.

What the children might be learning and developing:

  1. learn how to use their whole body in a calming way
  2. practice balance and focus on how to breathe slowly
  3. techniques absorbed from natural environment