Happy nameday to our mini Dean who is named after his Papou (grandpa) Constantine 💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙!!!!! #sweetsebastiandean
Mixing paint with oil makes it shinier and last a little longer ! @crayola
My curious little explorer isn't afraid to try the unexpected. He is teaching me every day !! Who would think dipping a @crayola crayon into water (the water from a flower vase lol) would produce such a different effect into your drawing book ! Love him and our art investigations !! #sweetsebastiandean
Today Sebby and I painted in an outside the canvas sort of way, using all kitchen materials !! Check out my story for more ! 🎨🎨🎨🎨🎨🎨🎨🎨 The act of painting and collaborating enhanced the perception of their ideas and feelings - allowing them to savour the qualities that they had experienced over the year. Pg 159 Susan Harris MacKay - In the Spirit of the Studio Learning from the Atelier of Reggio Emilia ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨ Today we announce our next two week Reggio Emilia inspired #CTInquiry challenge !!! Hosts are @creative_explorations and I. We are so thrilled to welcome our guest host/judge of the challenge and this week's FOLLOW FRIDAY @redvioletstudio. Catalina feed is full of creative art ideas you will love. She will post her favourite entries on Friday, June 2nd, 2017 just before the next challenge is shared. If you want to participate use our #CTInquiry hashtag and #cti_languageofpaint to have the chance to be featured on our @ctinquiry page !!!! 📷: @joannebabalis *You may also wish to tag older posts that match this week's focus. #ctinquiry #cti_languageofpaint #reggioemilia #earlyyears #emergentcurriculum #creative #atelier #livecreatively
Inspiring night in my kindergarten course exploring Waldorf and Forest School approaches. More in my IG story ! #yorkukaq
It was the first beautiful summer like day and we sure took advantage ! The fresh air, walks and art left us all happy and tired !! This mama accidentally fell asleep at 7:30 pm beside her baby 😲!!!!! #sweetsebastiandean
Stamping natural materials into clay from my #yorkukaq students !
Shared some colour inspiration from @crayola on the blog today ! Lots of ideas to consider !! #sweetsebastiandean @ctinquiry #CTInquiry #CTI_languageofcolour
Though my face-to-face workshops are always fun and interactive, I'm trying to create a similar approach with weekly challenges and sharing in my eWorkshop series. Tomorrow night we begin our Tea Talk about going deeper with inquiry based learning and emergent curriculum. #TransformEdWorkshop #TransformEdTeaTalkTuesday @crayola
Exploring fabrics and textures in the sunshine ! Happy Monday 😘
A mother's love is instinctual, unconditional and forever ! To read more about my experience as a new Mama and for the details of our photoshoot visit my blog (direct link in profile). 🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸 I wish all the Mama's out there a very Happy Mother's Day. May your strength, commitment and love remain the heart of every family. And by Mama I mean all mother figures including step-mom's, grandmothers, aunts, older sisters, friends, and strong women in our lives that help to support and guide us always. 💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗 Special thanks to the ever-talented @janinedapontephotography team for these gorgeous photos and Josie of @_fancytreats for the delicious gourmet donuts !!! 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘 #shareinourstory #sweetsebastiandean #BabyVPartDeux #26weeks #maternityphotos
The moment a child is born, so too is the mother. 💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙 Stay tuned as I share my second photoshoot soon with the ever talented @janinedapontephotography team ! I entrusted them with my newborn photos and can't wait to see my maternity pictures !! #sweetsebastiandean #shareinourstory
Can you believe that three way mirror is homemade from dollarama? The kindergarten educators who take my course are so awesome !! #yorkukaq
Can't wait to plan this sweet little lady's creative children's corner for her first birthday !! Here she explored some sensory play spaces during a discovery day at my studio !! #EventsTransformEd #TransformEdCreativeCorner @claudiamassara @aatomassi 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉 #TransformEdDiscoveryDays
Kind of a cheesy tradition, but I decided to take professional photos each Mother's Day the way others do for birthdays or for Christmas. Thought it would be sweet to watch my children grow alongside me and it's also a nice excuse to spoil myself a bit with hair, makeup, etc. Sometimes you lose yourself a little in being a Mama, since your time is so precious. Anyhow - shouldn't we celebrate being Mothers - and all our hard work/sacrifice?! The images captured represent the strength in a journey where I put forth my best efforts - even with uncertain territory when I often had no clue what I was doing !!! 🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸 Last year Sebby watched me from his stroller getting a haircut with his big blue eyes !! He was just the gentlest little four month old smiling away amused by the sounds of the blow dryer lol !! We later took photos in the same park where I had my maternity pictures. Stay tuned for this year's Mother's Day shoot!! P.S. A fun fact is that I found out I was pregnant with my first while studying in Reggio Emilia Italy on Mother's Day 💚 Greatest surprise to date !!!!!! #sweetsebastiandean #shareinourstory 📸: @loveoverlenses
Impressive wire work completed at one of my recent #TransformEdWorkshop sessions!! Love seeing the creativity of adults !
Here is a little peek into a birthday party where I made a children's creative corner ! We were inspired by all the shapes in robots to do some cut and paste !!! Kept these little people busy and also loved when the parents got involved too!!! #EventsTransformEd #TransformEdCreativeCorner @crayola
Last night we painted with feathers and parts of trees. Sometimes I wish children could visit our kindergarten course and experience the rich learning possibilities ! More in my IG stories. #yorkukaq @crayola
Add sparkles to your plasticine creations for added shine !
Last year's grandma gifts turned out so well that I couldn't resist, but to keep one for myself ! If I do this annually my shelves and closets will be filled in no time !! @crayola 📸: @loveoverlenses