Welcome back to a fun-filled term!
Our tamariki were super excited to be back at school and this has already been a very busy week for us all, but it's great to be back :)
We are working alongside one another really well and also checking our answers/work when we do our activities.
Our shared book this week was 'A good idea' and during our discussions, we found that the animals felt hot - through predictions using pictures for clues, but we didn't really know WHY they wanted to to all be under the shade, so we took a little walk outside and found the big tree to do some physical research. We talked about what was making the shade outside room 10 and when I asked the kids to stand under the shade, and then asked them how they felt, they said they felt, "cold" and "freezing" and then when I asked them to step outside the shade, into the sun with the question, "How do you feel now?" They responded with, "nice and warm" and "hot". This experience added to room 12's understanding of the meaning of a 'shade' and they then understood exactly why the animals wanted to all be under the shade since it was so hot where they were :)
What a simple, yet effective learning experience!