I see that the dynamics of each day are different, each day having its own energy. Different groups of children engage in different play experiences. Projects and experiences that are unique to certain days have evolved and continue to develop.
The intentional teaching strategies of our educators are providing an excellent platform for the development of the children's thinking, problem solving, investigating, trialling and hypothesising skills.
We are continuing to honor our commitment to reuse-reuse-recycle and also to the provision of natural and hand-made resources.
Here are some examples from today's program...
|Numbers, counting and numerals are emerging as an interest at pre-school. We have a table of natural items together with framed numerals and numeral outlines.|
|We have shared a reading and telling of the Dreamtime stories Tidlalik and the Magic Colours. Using wooden and plastic animals, hand-made felt play mats, rocks, pebbles and artificial grass we have recreated the stories through play.|
|The return of Twinkle, our spiny leaf stick insect, has reignited interest in our friend. We added pencils and crayons with a sketch book in front of Twinkle's home to encourage sketching form observation.|
|Photographs of our town are added to our construction area. These provide a sense of community to our play. They spark conversation and the sharing of experiences.|
The joy of early education is that we never know where our program will move from one week to the next, indeed even from one day to the next. Guided by our vision for a dynamic, holistic and deeply investigative curriculum we are frequently amazed by the power that comes from children and adults learning together.