Weekly Wrap (10th February 2017) – literacy-rich experiences
It was a mixed week with our weather this week from heat wave to pouring rain back to heat wave!
We adjusted our program to suit the changing weather conditions – our learning centres were busy places with small groups of children working together on puzzles, constructions, art, geometry, sea life and our writing centre. The veranda space was well utilised with music, fire truck dramatic play, water play, playdough and art. When the weather cleared on Wednesday afternoon children were happy to have some running time, we played games – “What’s the time, Mr Wolf” and “Duck, Duck, Goose”. We do love these games!
Our children have been working on our Preschool guidelines about respectful and safe play. Some children have worked on creating documentation of these guidelines which is displayed on our back wall. This is a great example of meaningful literacy. Children are learning about the concepts of print; working left to right; developing their understandings that words have meanings; and through their illustrations along with words, utilising their working knowledge of their world.
Throughout the week our children have been engaging in rich and varied experiences including playdough making. Once again this is literacy rich experience with children “reading” from the recipe, how many spoons, how many cups. Counting and numeracy is also included with concepts of full, empty, heavy and light. Children pour and mix the ingredients going from dry to liquid, easy to mix progressing to hard to mix. We made blue dough with children then mixing this with the pink dough – and then what happened?
Children have been interested in making maps this week to look for treasure.
From the Kings Road Long Day Preschool Team