Well we certainly came back from the break with a bang! I’m very excited to tell you about our new IEYC unit: Chattering Children. It’s all about fostering communication. Guiding us through this unit is our friend Mr. Mole. The children have loved having him teach along side me. We began with the day that we met Mr. Mole by having a scavenger hunt for various things around the classroom because Mr. Mole doesn’t know where anything is. We then looked for our initials hidden in the classroom and made an About Me poster.
The next day Mr. Mole delivered us some mail. He’s not so great at reading so he delivered the envelopes to the wrong children and they had to sort themselves out and give the envelope they had received to the right child. Inside were little notes of inspiration. Then we made our own envelopes to hold any writing work we’ll be doing in this unit.
Mr. Mole surprised us with a picnic where we practiced asking for food politely at the table.
We got some practice writing letters to each other. Mr. Mole delivered them to the right children this time.
And today we worked on some literacy skills matching animals to their names, learning about animal sounds, and playing an animal letter bingo.
But IEYC isn’t all we’ve been up to! We’re still doing phonics and we covered the letters H-K this week.
In Math we worked on subitizing (recognising instantly groups of numbers) 1-5 and we added 6 today. We do this through song and also through different hands-on games.
For something a little different in PE while the Year 3-9 were away on their field trip, we did some yoga with the Cosmic Kids Yoga program.
And of course we had developmental play time where the students became very interested in building and playing out some familiar scenarios.