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


Caring for Babies

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: Carolina, Evie, Kaliopi, Kayomi, Maeve, Maya, Leonard, and Levi
Teachers: Erin and Sevda

Title of Demonstration: Caring for Babies
Location: Civic Center Park
Date: May 25, 2018 Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm

Objective: Taking the children’s interest of caring for babies and making it visible to the public.

What the children might be learning and developing:
The children are deepening their desire to nurture and care for others. They are learning to be more empathetic , and sensitive to the needs of babies. They are also practicing real techniques used to care for infants.

 


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

Location: CA Center Great Hall

Date: May 25

Time: 10:30-11:30 a.m.


Chain Reactions

Learning Group – Classroom:  “Bacon Baseballs” – Redwood;

Location: Civic Center Park;

Date: May 24;

Time: 9:30-10:30am


Working with Clay

Learning Group – Classroom:  “Lemon Squeezies” – Golden Gate;

Location: CA Center Great Hall;

Date: May 23;

Time: 10:30-11:30am


Lizard in the Library

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 Whales – Cable Car Classroom
Program: Preschool – Ages: 2.5-3.5 years old
Children: Andrew, Bridget, Boden, Cassius, Kiyoung, Olivia, and Silas
Teachers: Barbara and Monica

Title of Demonstration: Lizard in the Library
Location: SF Public Library
Date: May 22, 2018
Time: 11:00am-12:00pm

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. Basic biology concepts- The transfer of energy through eating; the need for breathing for life; the need for water; means of locomotion and movement; and 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.