In week 8 many children helped to make part of the bug hotel. By Thursday we were able to construct it into a structure for the insects and we will checking in on it over the weeks to see who moves in.
Spring is most definitely here. We have been outside everyday this week. With water, imagination playground, sports equipments and wheels. It is a great time to be aware of the changes going on outside. We will be discussing the changes in spring as motivation for play, writing and reading. If we notice any children with a particular interest we will try to explore further.
Week 9 has seen another nice start to the week so the children spent plenty of time outside. They spent a lot of time building boats and obstacle courses with the large loose parts. Dimitri even performed the highwire. It took many different forms over the week. Inside at the making table the children were creating things to use and play with. Things like pan flutes, bubble blowers, kites and Levi even made a pretend inhaler. Also inside there were some excellent constructions made with the blocks. We all had a go at seriation (ordering things from smallest to biggest). For several days there was a vampire McDonalds in the class that Levi and Frankey created.
The most exciting play this week has been camping and tramping out the back of our classroom. Children had their backpacks on and spend a lot of time exploring the bushes and pretending to be out in the bush. The children got Cam to move some large rocks into a camp fire circle. There were also ghosts in the bushes that they could hear.
Next Friday(29th) there will be a school wide mufti day and it is Pukeko's assembly.