jeudi 20 mars 2014

This week, we have carried on working with the story 'Lila and the secret of rain'. The children worked really hard today on creating 'Call & Response' poetry.

Here is the poem we created together:

 
 
Thank you for the rain
 
It feels like kisses on our cheeks.
 
 
Thank you for the rain
 
It keeps us alive!
 
 
Thank you for the rain
 
It fills up the swimming pool.
 
 
Thank you for the rain
 
It fills up the well.
 
 
Thank you for the rain
 
The plants are growing.
 
 
Thank you for the rain
 
The trees are growing.
 
 
Thank you for the rain
 
It makes us feel alive!
 
 
Thank you for the rain
 
The vegetables are growing.
 
 
Thank you for the rain
 
It makes us happy!

 
 
TIME
 
This week, the children have been investigating time on an analogue clock. (They have also looked at o'clock and half past in their digital representations).
 
The children had great fun when we took out the sand timers to explore how many times we could do certain things within 1 minute....
 
This is what we found:
 
In the time it takes for the sand to run out in a 1 minute timer, we can:
 
Count to 61
 
Clap 110 times
 
Jump 120 times
 
Touch our toes 39 times
 
The children wanted to carry on finding out what they could do but we ran out of time!! Here are some ideas if you would like to have a go with your children at home:
 
In 1 minute, I can...
 
Write my name _______ times
 
Thread _____ buttons
 
Run up & down the hallway ______ times
 
Do _____ sit-ups
 
 
Etcetera.
 
**Do comment if you find the time to try out some of these things.**
 
 
 

We had sooooooooooo much fun on Crazy Hair Day!!
 
Which hair do you think is the craziest???