Recently, the Kindergarten children have been absolutely interested in a bug like crustacean called the Butchy Boy (‘slaters’ as scientists call them). When we’re playing in the outdoor yard, you will find the children digging near rocks and logs for butchy boys. These animals are small and climb all over your hands when you pick them up and sometimes even roll into a ball. The children are fascinated by these creatures and sometimes collect over 20 of them at a time. With this interest, we decided as a group to embark on the Butchy Boy Project which involves us naming everything that we know about the animal and what we would like to know. From the gathered information, we created an environment in the classroom for the butchy boy which we use to observe their behaviour and life. The children enjoy having these animals as pets in the room and are excited to do more butchy boy art activities.
|Links to the EYLF:|
|Learning Outcome 2.4 Children become socially responsible and show respect for the environment|
|Learning Outcome 4.1 Children develop dispositions for learning such as curiosity, confidence, creativity and enthusiasm|
|Learning Outcome 4.2 Children develop a range of skills and processes such as inquiry, experimentation, research and investigating|