Meadows have been truly busy this week and not only matching shapes and understanding math concepts but looking for nature everywhere we go. They have been absolutely amazed by our new Ant hotel, Wormery farm and how hungry Meadow’s caterpillar are. Our class is getting crowded with our new members but we are all delighted for the amazing learning opportunities that they will bring.
Children are having a great time with our topic” All Creatures Great and Small” We have answered numerous questions but most importantly we have inspired them to ask many more.
Did you know that snails sealed their shell when they go to sleep? ” “we closed the doors at home” ” my mummy lock the door and we go sleep” replied some children. Meadows have been learning about textures such as smooth/uneven, soft/hard, they have held different kind of shells and found the courage to share their thoughts about their their texture, color, shape and size with the rest of their friends.
The Snail trail story have helped children to understand how to use positional language such as up/down, below/above.
We’ve been flapping with butterflies, hopping with little crickets and wriggling like earth worms.
Focus book: “Superworm” by Julia Donaldson
Group time: Worms are very important to our environment. Do your children know why?
Do they have eyes, legs and arms? How can we adapt to different environments?
Adult Focus: PSED-Self-Regulation: –Playing the Kim’s game with different minibeast to support memory skills, turn-taking, speaking and listening. (cc link MD-number/one more, one less)
PD: We will be using our muscles to move in different ways. Can we crawl like a worm?
Math: We’ll be observing the Ant hotel and Wormery.
Why Ants walk in straight lines? What patterns can you see in their nests? We will continue practicing directional language.
Keep safe and warm this weekend !