Monthly Archives: March 2015
Brock and Mrs Vine discovered some bees on the potting mix where we have planted our poppies. They were getting a drink. Mrs Vine told Brock to be careful because bees can sting. Brock made up a little song about bees stinging.
We watched a DVD on how bees make honey and looked at a YouTube clip to learn further.
We made lots of hexagon shapes and glued them together to make a honeycomb.
We pretended that we were the worker bees collecting nectar and depositing it in the hive as we sang “Five Little Bees”
We discussed how the bees collect the nectar. They have a very long tongue like a straw, called a proboscis, and they suck the nectar into their stomach and then they bring it back up and spit it into the honeycomb. We simulated a proboscis at morning tea with a flower, straw and watered down apple juice.
It is a challenge as a teacher to share the ANZAC story with such young children but it is an important part of our culture. Usually we will make ANZAC biscuits and talk a little about the war. However as this year is the 100th commeration of the ANZAC’s I wanted to do something more.
Today we planted some special commerative poppy seeds with the children. Hopefully I have calculated correctly and we will have real poppies for ANZAC Day.
Last week a past parent (Thanks Mel) brought us in a television frame and some bubble wrap.
Darcy said we could make puppets. Danielle (who was co-educator for the day) said “Puppet TV”.
We had to make some puppets. Mrs Grant did her research on Pinterest and showed some pictures to the children. We made four different sorts of puppets for Puppet TV.
Then Mrs Grant and Rebekka (co educator for the day) did a great demonstration of a puppet show for the children.
And we have had great fun making up Puppet Shows for our friends.
A ball went over the fence this week. Darcy said “We will have to go and find it.” “I will draw a map.” He got up into the cubby so that he could look over the fence to draw his map.
Then we all followed Darcy, who was following the map to find the ball.
And we found the ball – so the map worked. Success!!