"Do I have a shadow and does it follow me around??" was a question asked by one of our young learners. We went out this week when the sun shone for a bit to meet our shadow. The Busy Bees had so much to see and so much to say....
We stared our unit by tracing our face on a mirror. This activity helped them to see the different parts of their face and the way they have changed within the few months.
We are looking at ways we have become more independent and the way we have changed mentally and physicaly.
"I am trying to put together a "ME" puzzle"
"I spend my vacation in Philippines and I am drawing the beach we had so much fun "
" I will be four very soon and I am going to have four candles on my cake"
"I am working hard as I have so many patients to take care"
Happy Birthday Taya!!
We set up a table with some plants, flowers and branches for the students to observe. We encouraged the children to look at the colours, shapes and the lines on the leaves. We provided them with magnifying glasses to have a closer look. They drew what they saw and then the drawings were mounted on paper frames for others to appreciate and have a better look.
Our little parade of the nations... America, India, Switzerland, Netherlands, Denmark, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Colombia and Sri Lanka.
What is a scientist??
We saw the reaction of vinegar and baking soda.
We made great observations and drew what we saw.
Bo's dad Paul entertained the Busy Bees with two of his favourite stories....
What is gloop?? A big question all the students had when the word was mentioned. Cornflour and water. I wanted the scientist to explore and not to be restricted to a small tray so we used the big tables to conduct our experiment.
Through this activity the students were working on their fine motor skills, social skills and their communication skills.
We explored the properties of gloop the way it changers from a liquid to a solid form. The Busy Bees added colour and then a bit of Vanila essence to see the changers of smell and colour.
Waht do I see??
We did an experiment using water, Sprite and raisins. Please do ask your child about their observations.
We always try to make a note of what we saw.
Yoga can help develop young bodies, brains, self esteem and emotional health.
Working on our thinking skills...
We use the speech bubble to express our ideas.
What does the brain look like?
We had a great story session when Joe's grandma paid us a visit.
Story time with Hanna, Francesca's sister from grade 1..
Fatima's story was about Ihsan's first day at school...
We read a few great books with Mr. Prewitt.
Ms. Laura Manni and Mr. Aquil-li Ruiz working with a group of students as to how they could be good observers and the way they could make their thinking visible.
Unlocking our brain...
Can you find 20 thinks in this picture?? What do I see?? What do I think??
Expressing our feelings...
What do scientist do??
The Busy Bees are learning how to be good scientist. They are using their eyes to observe, their ears to listen, their mouth to share ideas and they are learning to take turns.
The mood graph has helped the Busy Bees to express how they feel during the day and to understand the feelings of their friends.
Reading with my buddy and pretend play is a great way to share our ideas.
Using everyday material such as teabags in art.
Working on our fine-motor skills and numbers.
Painting with marbles which helped in colour mixing and co-ordination.
Life skills with Mr Pewitt
Having fun and building friendships....
We use play to express our feelings and ideas in order to come to new understandings.
Line of inquiry:
Communication through play
Imaginative use of everyday materials
Making good choices through play
*Open-minded ( I listen to other people and respect their ideas)
* Caring:(I care about people, plants, animals, and the earth. I help others, and I look after the environment.
Recognising the different "Feelings"
We focused on how our faces change depending on how we feel and what causes us to feel so.
Imaginative use of everyday material
String painting is a simple art experience that encourages children to explore and create with a different kind of media.
Using the water table to wash the classroom dolls while having fun with the bubbles.
Reading books related to the unit "Feelings"
What can I do with a roll of empty tissue paper??
What colour is a water melon??