We are scientists!
What is a Scientist? ‘somebody who knows things’ Can boys AND girls can be scientists? Unanimous ‘YEEEES’ Scientists use their senses to notice. Senses: See, touch, hear, taste, smell. Then, after noticing change scientists “test” their ideas.
This morning we discovered a Red Wattle Bird hatchling in the bushes by the creek. It flew to above the veggie patch, then the big tree and finally into an Acacia in the Wirra. We followed it by listening for it’s call to it’s parents. We then discovered we had actually been following two hatchlings.
We were very fortunate to join several other kindergartens in the Mount Lofty region for a performance called Tigers and Teapots by the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra at Stirling theatre. We danced, we sang, we learnt the names of the instruments and the role of the conductor. We even had the opportunity to get up close and touch some of the instruments. It was really great.
We are scientists. We were given access to a Scanning Electron Microscope which can magnify things up to 100,000 times. We now know what a moths eye looks like when it is magnified six hundred times - " it has shapes on it".
Children are competent , confident and capable learners, who are able to make choices and decisions for themselves. They learn from experience and they need to find opportunities that will stimulate and challenge them . So, at kindergarten, we introduced a Skate board. :)
"Children need to manage, control and even overcome their fears by taking RISKS". (Nature Play , Learning Outdoors) So, at kindergarten, we introduced a Skate board.
At Aldgate Kindergarten “KEEPING SAFE: the Child Protection Curriculum” is a significant element in our program. Today (24 May) we learnt about Feelings and how to be a good friend. Harold and his Life Education Van were in Aldgate Primary school and we went to visit him.
At Aldgate Kindergarten “KEEPING SAFE: the Child Protection Curriculum” is a significant element in our program. Today (23rd May) we learnt about how to keep ourselves safe around roads and at the beach. Harold and his Life Education Van were in Aldgate Primary school and we went to visit him.
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