Discovering & Creating Patterns- Sarah Hadfield & Cynthia Jacobson

Workshop Description:

Join us in the fresh, open air as we take you through a typical math lesson in our outdoor, multi-age classroom. We will be identifying, creating, and extending patterns using found materials to demonstrate just how this is done in a multi-age setting. To reflect on what we have learned, we will be creating watercolour paintings of our patterns. Outcomes from the K-3 Math and Visual Arts curricula will be targeted to make this a practical lesson for any Early Years educator.

This workshop is best suited for:Preschool (2-6 years), School-age (6-12 years)

This workshop will be offered: Saturday PM

Presenter Bios:

Sarah HadfieldSarah Hadfield began her teaching career in the Interlake School Division in 2006. After seven happy years of teaching at Stony Mountain School, and some time volunteer-teaching in Laos, Sarah put on a pair of boots and came home to The Little Green School House (Brant Argyle School in Argyle, Manitoba). Sarah is dedicated to integrating nature and natural materials into the learning experience, creating a warm and nurturing environment, and growing as a multi-age educator.

cynthiaWith over 20 years of experience in the childcare field, Cynthia Jacobson is currently an asset to the Interlake School Division as their Preschool Coordinator. Cynthia is the recipient of Healthy People in Healthy Communities Award 2011, has a Bachelor of Human Ecology (Family and Child Studies with a focus on Special Needs), and is certified Early Childhood Educator. Cynthia is also the hands-on mother to two quickly growing children.