This past 4-day week(we had a public holiday Heritage Day) we talked about pollution. The different kinds pollution: air, land, water, noise, how it happens, and how to prevent it.
We have a competition where each class must make posters on this subject, and our class worked on four posters in the four groups.
To illustrate how we can reuse things we already have, we use the shape cards to play with the playdough. The kids had to use the dough to form the picture. This might look like a simple activity, but lots of skills are developed through play too, eg. fine motor muscles to roll the dough, visual closure when completing the picture, visual discremenation recognizing the different shapes, etc.
In our sensory bin we played with whole corn. I asked the kids what they want in the bin together with the corn, and they asked for these toy trucks. They had great fun pretending it was different scenarios: a farm, a building site etc.
Other learning activities included playing with the felt shapes, this time we turned the table so the “board” was vertical. Just a change like this and this shape play activity was a new challenge!
We made our own “pack-the-shape” cards, played with loom bands: making pictures on the boards and played with legos: building animals, houses etc. while listening to instructions. (We have to work alot on listening skills nowadays!)
We also worked on photo frames rhe parents ordered as part of the craft market fundraising event on Saturday. Here are the results(a full post on how we made it will follow soon):
I also made cute flower pencils for the market and cupcake & monster playdough favors(post to follow soon) to sell at the market.
It was a different type of week, because of the holiday, lots of our friends were not at school, but those who attended still had fun learning opportunities and the craft market was a great success!