GROUP A REFLECTIONS – WEEK 20TH – 23RD MAY 2014 –
Another busy week !
Our Rabbit family continues to delight us – the baby kittens are now almost to the stage when the children will be able to hold them –next week, the children have been very patient. Their fur has grown more and they will all be similar colouring to Ash the mother, the first baby kitten to open its eyes started hopping around the hutch on Friday. We took the hutch out into the sunshine one day and the babies were lying on their backs and yawning – totally relaxed. Sadly one of the baby kittens died during the night early in the week – I talked to the children about this, who accepted the explanation that sometimes the babies are just not strong enough to grow, or he may have too cold when he fell out of the warm nest during the night – this is a fact of life !
We have also been able to make the most of the magnificent weather - each day the children have been running, climbing, digging, and playing with each other, and have also been constructing with the big outdoor blocks- building different structures, using other equipment such as mats, telephones and computers, and witches hats and ladders, and other things they can find to make fences to cordon off their constructions from passing traffic. They have worked together to create these buildings and have really used their imaginations to create games.
Inside- the Hospital corner continues to be very busy , with the children becoming quite expert at bandaging and prescribing medication – they have been taking turns to be Doctors or patients. We have read and discussed books about our bodies and what is inside us, and what the various organs are and what they are for- we will further extend on this next week.
The children are really enjoying the dancing sessions with Karen each Thursday, and we were very lucky and excited to have Christine (Isabella’s Mum) give us” Bollywood” Dancing lessons on Friday morning. Firstly we watched her demonstrate the dancing and how she used the beautiful butterfly wings and the brightly coloured fabric to dance with- it was amazing. Each child (if they wanted to ) had a “Bindi” jewel on their forehead (which means an extra eye to look after the wearer)and also were able to wear (if they wanted to) a beautifully coloured and decorated “shimmy scarf or coin skirt). Then it was our turn to learn the movements of the dance, and also for the Mums who were watching to have a turn too – what fun and accompanied by much laughter!. Photos will be in the Folder by the sign in book next week. Thank you to Christine - it was a happy, joyous experience for us. We have a CD of the music, so we can improvise and remember by ourselves.
What will happen next week ?
Group A Educators – Margot, Ann and Lisa.