We looked for signs of spring around the nursery and school environment. Mrs Gerrie brought in some items from her garden to for us to look at.
The bulbs we planted with Mrs Gardiner have now grow and are making the garden very cheery.We looked very carefully at the narcissus and we later did some observational drawing using the correct colours.
During the activities the children were asked questions such as,
I wonder if ...?
I wonder how ...?
I wonder why ...?
How will we find ...?
What happens if ...?
At each stage the children were asked questions to provoke critical thinking and for the children to predict what might happen.
The children asked for the bottle to shaken to see what would happen. We looked at the bottle the following day to see if the predictions were correct.
Magnifying glasses were used to help find a variety of bugs hiding among the leaves and twigs. Some bugs were correctly identified by the children and some completed a spotter sheet to record what they had found.
Composting is a great activity to get kids involved and teach them about organic recycling. Please visit us at http://www.compostinghome.com.au to find more information and useful composting tips.
We have planted some seed that the children have collected from their fruit at snack time and the seeds their have brought in from home.
Mre Gerrie placed some broad beans seeds between some kitchen towel and a plastic tube so we could watch the broad beans grown into a plant.
The broad beans have gone home with Mrs Gerrie for the Easter break.
I wonder how tall they will grow?
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