GROUP A REFLECTIONS WEEK 21ST – 24TH OCTOBER 2014
Another busy week !
As the weather has been hotter, we have been making use of the shady areas in our playground, and making sure we are all wearing our hats (which do need to be hats that shade both the children’s faces and necks), and having lots of water play, we also needed to water our garden.
As there is no time for planting productive vegetables before the end of the year, we decided to plant some flowers to enjoy, so we planted some petunias, and along with the nasturtiums which are flourishing there already, and the remainder of our silver beet and lettuce, our garden remains attractive and interesting. So after we had planted our seedlings, the children have been spending a lot of time watering our garden, and our new planter tubs as well.
We also decided to make a scarecrow to put into our vegetable garden, so we discussed how we could make him, and what we needed, then we set to and built him! We started with a wooden frame, a pillowcase for his head, and a selection of suitable clothes – jeans, a checked shirt, a tie for his belt, a scarf, and a shady hat. We laid the basic wooden frame on a table outside, put his shirt and jeans on the frame, and then the children stuffed his clothes with bubble wrap (because when he is out in the rain, it doesn’t matter if that gets wet), then he took on the shape of a scarecrow. We added his head (made out of a pillowcase also stuffed) and drew a face on this. Then we made hair for him out of strips of orange plastic netting (an old orange bag). Margot needed to stitch his clothes together, so that his clothes stayed together when we stood him up – and we have our scarecrow !! We still need to choose a name for him ( we will do that with the children next week), but he is standing proudly in our vegetable garden.
Our silkworms are growing bigger and bigger, and should soon start to spin their cocoons in the next stage of their life cycle. The children check them daily and feed them their mulberry leaves to eat – they are very interested in their development.
The children decorated their invitations for their Grandparents to come to our “Grandparents or Special Friends Day” at Kindergarten on Wednesday 12th November – we are looking forward to this day.
What will happen next week ?
Group A Educators – Margot, Ann and Lisa.