Hello, Crimson families. Welcome to another fun week in Burns bay cottage. Just a quick reminder to families: we like to remind you to bring a hat for your child. And please write your child’s name on it. Thank you.
During group time, we gathered on talked about STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) as this is science week and the topic of news this week is also STEM. Arturo showed children a torch and explained how it was invented and how it works. After, we listened to our friend’s news. Today, Lily, Nicky, Laura, and Edward R presented us with the news.
Lily – shared her experience at home. She said “I did an experiment this weekend at home. I collected dust and put it in the water to see if it changed colours. It turned to brown”
Nicky – showed us the truck. He explained “This is a really really old truck. My dad used to play with it when he was a little boy.” Oscar T asked the question “Where did your dad get it from?”, Nicky answered, “I don’t know. Maybe for his birthday.”. We all agreed we need STEM to make a track like the one he brought.
Laura – showed us a hair clip and ring. She explained “I brought a hair clip and ring. It (hair clip) opens and closes.” Arturo asked her “Do you think it is easy to make them?”, Laura said “No. It’s not easy. You need to think a lot to make them.” That’s right!
Edward R – brought slinky from home. He explained, “It is easy to break apart because if you stretch it, it breaks apart.” Arturo added, “Even if it looks just like a simple toy, people need STEM to make it.”.
Thank you, Lily, Nicky, Laura and Edward R to share the news! The topic for this week is ‘STEM’ (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics).
After, it was time for the learning centre.
Since last week was Dental Health Week, the children who stayed in the room took the opportunity to remind themselves of the importance of keeping their teeth clean. They first had a discussion and shared their knowledge and ideas with their friends. Then, they were invited to an activity where they had to clean a picture of a dirty tooth with a brush.
On the deck, another group of children continued making their windmills. Children used their fine motor and coordination skills to cut paper and assembled a windmill using materials such as straws and sticks. While making, children engaged in the discussion on how can we use natural resources like wind, water and sunlight to create green energy.
In the afternoon, some of the children had a relaxing time with feathers while others lie down and rest their bodies.
What a lovely day we had!! See you tomorrow.