The children were giddy with excitement when they came in today although I am not sure why – although I enjoyed joining in their giddyness!
Today our main foci were wallpapering the talk area' for discussion, mixing powder paint – ensuring independence and following up an activity that started yesterday when the children were writing letters to a fictitious bear!
The morning children LOVED wallpapering and everybody had a turn – in the afternoon no one came near it, funny how that happens!
It's not quite straight and it's a bit lumpy but we got LOADS out of it and they were very proud of their work.
I am AMAZED at the independence of these children. We have had a new children join our happy throng and the peer tutoring from the others has meant that we have all been able to carry on teaching and assessing rather than 'settling'!
Here are our 'powder paint girls' We only had powder paint out today and some of the boys found that the effort was just too much. They wanted instant gratification that only 'ready mix' can bring! So tomorrow we will have both a powder table and empty pots for the children to select their own 'ready mix'
Every event in Nursery is an opportunity! One of my TA's left her trusty assessment bag in the car and so took a trip to explore and find it! Turns out it was hanging from the corner of the diner all of the time - maybe I am working them too hard!
This is what we are doing with the children's art work. We are trying to get it up almost as it is still drying.
Children are using the digital cameras to assess their environment , taking pictures of what they do and don't like about the setting and then printing them out…
Lots of exploring in the garden and of course the discovery of the ubiquitous worm!
Some time later….
Girl 1 'She's asleep now '
Girl 2 (knowingly) ' She's been asleep for a LONG time! '