Examples of Community Influences from The Bayshore- Penguins Classroom

Items brought into the classroom in line with Weekly Plans

~ Water play materials from families
~ Leaves and rocks from back yard/hiking from families
~ Boxes and containers from colleagues

What families did at home to continue and extend the explorations and projects at school

~ Music Together
~ Water play
~ Explored Textures (food, paint, mud, etc.)

Parent visits to the classroom and/or special contributions of ideas, expertise, materials, etc. to your explorations and projects

~ Plants
~ Over-head lights for dinning and napping
~ Mulberry tree leaves

Summer Book & Box Presentations

~ 3D shoe box vacation in East Coast
~ GIANT cardboard display
~ Homegrown Herbs and plants smelling and sharing

Winter Cultural Highlights

~ Irish Christmas Family Tradition
~ Chinese New Year
~ Trips all around the world

Sources for food or materials purchases or contributions outside of the regular C5 suppliers

~ Families’ community grocery stores
~ Civic Center Farmer’s Market
~ The Market on Market

Field Trips to Other Places

~ Authentic Southern Style Buttermilk Pancake 
~ Sweden Style Pancake
~ Chinese Pancake

Field Trips to Farmers Market, Etc.

~ Farmers Market
~ Visit to Civic Center
~ Visit to the C5 center in the State building

Photo Gallery – The Penguins