As per our planned activity on the extension of our cutting of magazines , we decided to do an experience cutting vegetables with the children. This experience helped engage the children learning about the vegetable names and their important in our healthy body and why we need to eat vegetables.
The process was slow and supervised. Butterflies children have shown early on, even when they’re using the butter knife to cut the banana, how to hold the handle, where to put the other hand, how to stabilize the banana etc.,
Children have shown their interest of doing this activity and showed their respect towards their friends by taking turns.
Well done Butterflies!
To set up the magic milk science experiment, we needed to grab a few supplies. Such as, Milk, liquid food colouring, dish soap and cotton swabs. After getting all the resources we have started the Milk science experiment.
First we have Poured a thin layer of milk in a shallow pan. After that adding drops of food coloring all around in the milk.Then the children picked up a cotton swab and dipped it in the dish soap.
And put the cotton swab in the milk – pressing it down in one spot and holded it there for about 15 seconds. Guess!!!! what happened?? There were lots of ooohs and ahhhs. And lots of questions about what it is happening??
As Milk is made up of minerals, proteins and fats. When the dish soap enters the milk the fat begins to break up. The soap molecules run around and try to attach to the fat molecules in the milk. Normally this process would be invisible, but the food coloring helps to see all of the movement taking place. The children from the butterfly room had so much fun doing this science experiment..
Today within the Butterflies Classroom they had set up Australia Day painting activity in the room, where children had an opportunity to learn about Australian flag, the colours on the flag (red, blue and white ) and our wonderful stars. As Australia day is coming closer , this is a great way for the children to start learning about our beautiful country.
Throughout this experience it lead to discussions about different state flags such as: Victoria, Tasmania ans New South Wales.
4.1 – Children develop dispositions for learning such as curiosity, cooperation, confidence, creativity, commitment, enthusiasm, persistence, imagination and reflexivity
4.2 – Children develop a range of skills and processes such as problem solving, inquiry, experimentation, hypothesizing, researching and investigating
4.3 – Children transfer and adapt what they have learnt from one context to another
Today at Kool Kidz Tarneit West we had a “Beach Dress Up Day” , we knew the weather was going to be very warm today so why not make it a beach day!
In Kinder they enjoyed laying in the sand on their beach towels with their friends and the Jitterbugs,Snugglepots and Butterflies classrooms all enjoyed exploring with sand making beautiful sand painting’s and pasting. This experience gave the children an opportunity to make their own representation of what the beach means to them.