Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Sunday, November 29, 2020
Saturday, October 17, 2020
This week children continued to explore the concept of changing colours in particular to the season of fall and what better way to build on this than to introduce the children to a chameleon, and this is where Eric Carle's 'The Mixed-Up Chameleon' came into play.
Children listened to the story which tells a tale of a chameleon who keeps wishing to be like the other animals he once saw at the zoo until his body is all mixed up with different body parts quickly realizing that he is happiest when he is himself.
Children created patterned paintings on coloured papers using lego, forks, toilet roll to make their Eric Carle inspired prints.
Cut out shapes and sizes of every kind to create your own mixed up animal.
"This is my mixed up cat", said Jules looking for parts that will make up his creation. "I need ears for my cat." I stop and wonder the kind he will pick.
You have it it mind, you bring it on paper.
Friday, October 2, 2020
This week, along with the official start of autumn, children welcomed the season with exploring all kinds of leaves and their changing colours.
Lacing leaves - yellow, orange, red and brown
All shaped so fine for you to hold
You immerse yourself in the activity, concentrating and problem solving
"The leaves are all falling, and they’re falling like they’re falling in love with the ground"
- Andrea Gibson
Friday, September 25, 2020
After exploring the story of Pete the Cat I Love My White Shoes, the children went to experiment with stepping into paint and walking on paper as they left footprints to investigate. The children made use of their senses - a sense of feeling, a sense of trust, a sense of texture, a sense of experimenting....
Jules, "I love red shoes and blue."
Leanna, "Mine is purple and brown."
Royson, "I have rainbow shoes."
Katie, "My shoes are red and pink."
This week children continued to explore the concept of changing colours in particular to the season of fall and what better way to build on ...
This week, along with the official start of autumn, children welcomed the season with exploring all kinds of leaves and their changing colou...