GROUP A REFLECTIONS – WEEK 10TH – 13TH JUNE 2014.
What did we enjoy this week ?
Following our Wildlife Xposure visit we had the photos of the children taken during the visit on display - the children were able to compare these, discuss them, remember what they had learnt, and were also able to share them with their families. We had set up a table experience with natural materials such as sand, rocks, logs, small branches of gum leaves and miniature models of Australian animals, we also had a map of Australia by this table so the children could discuss where the animals live. This was a very busy and happy corner in constant use all the time, and encouraged much conversation, interaction, remembering, sharing of ideas, and great imaginative play.
Our Hospital corner was also again a very busy place – we set up our light table with a set of X Rays illustrating the main bones of the human body. We also had a number of actual animal bones on a table including jaw bones, teeth, leg and hip bones, ribs, part of a back bone, a ram’s horn, and a sheep’s, a cow’s, and a monkey’s skull for the children to handle and learn about. We had a model of the human body and skeleton that we had been lent. We had a Reference Book on skeletons and bones for the children to identify these bones, and we held group discussions about what we are learning, the children have been very interested. We will further explore this next week. The children made their own pasting of a human skeleton, looking at a picture to work out where the bones should be.
We planted some more peas in our vegetable garden, and were able to pick and eat some peas already growing.
The children enjoyed making their own play dough this week, following the recipe and mixing and kneading it themselves.
The children are really enjoying each other’s company and are working well together as a group.
What will happen next week ?
Group A Educators – Margot, Ann and Lisa.