Friday, 13 June 2014

A Change in Season ...

Over the last few weeks the weather here has changed considerably.  The children have started wearing gumboots and rain jackets to school, it is cold and we have the heater on in the classroom, and Cooper even made a snowman with early morning frost from his lawn.  

We have been talking about seasons and how they change throughout the year.  It was Autumn but now it is Winter.

Today for Discovery we worked together on some special seasonal crafts and creations....


We learnt how to do leaf rubbings.  It was pretty hard but we perservered and worked out how to best hold the crayon and push hard while we rubbed across the leaf and paper.  It is like magic how the leaves appear on the paper.  We think we're very clever...


We used our handprints and made Autumn leaves for our class tree.  We used colours that we could see on the trees outside like yellow, brown, red, orange and green.  We think they look like real leaves on the tree.



We used sparkly white playdough to make snowmen.  They glistened just like real snow does in the sunshine.  We put on our green thinking hats and got creative about what we could use for arms and legs and other body bits.  We shared our ideas and helped one another to make snowmen using pipe cleaners, straws, pompoms and paper cutouts...




We also did some clever paper craft and made snowflakes.  We took a square piece of paper and folded it several times - some into squares and some into triangles.  With the help of a friend who held the paper, we cut lots of little shapes out of it.  Carefully we unfolded the paper to reveal a Winter snowflake shape.  Just like real snowflakes, each one was unique.  Many children took theirs home but we have hung some in our window to enjoy their shape and the shadows they cast in the sunlight.



We loved discovering about the seasons today.  I wonder what we'll discover next week ...

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