Rec A Alligators

Re-spon-si-bi-li-ty

image-677We've been practising saying that word a lot this week as we prepare for the arrival of our class pet. We came up with our essential agreements (more commonly known as our 'deal') about how to care for this promised animal: So Ms Zoe has agreed to purchase it over ...

Sharing the Planet

image-665We launched the new Unit of Inquiry this week and everyone seems very keen to find out more about all this 'sharing the planet' business. After we brainstormed who or what we think lives on earth, one thinker wisely asked, 'But how do we share this much?!' Out of the mouths of ...

Busy doing ‘nothing’

image-659This was the second week of our buffer zone between Units of Inquiry and Ms Zoe made the schoolboy error by saying at some point that we had 'nothing' on. This was happily received by the small people, and may have made its way home, as 'nothing' is often a four or ...

Camping, tea and tunnels

image-646It's been a very busy week for one in which we didn't have a Unit of Inquiry focus. The tent has proved very popular - it's involved lots of food and pretending to sleep. Apparently one even had to be dressed 'properly' (as in wearing something from the dress-up box) ...

Bubbly, doodly fun

image-637We've been busy wrapping up our Music and Movement Inquiry this week, celebrating by taking the instruments we've been making in class down to the Alan Dick forum for an Early Years singalong on Wednesday. Big thanks to Ms Lia for organising and emceeing for us. Meanwhile we've been buying up big in ...

Shop ’til you Drop (to the music)

image-622Well it's been the usual hive of activity here in the Alligator class this week! We got back into our Unit of Inquiry into Music and Movement by dancing to the song of the week: Stand Up, Sit Down, plus we added a weekly PMP session to our timetable. Plenty of ...

Kung Hei Fat Choy

image-614Welcome to the Year of the Rooster everyone! Wishing you and your families good health and lots of happiness throughout the year. We enjoyed finding out about everyone's CNY holidays on Tuesday, and then 're-launched' our Unit on Music and Movement. We investigated sounds in the water tray (for a  couple of days ...

Gong Xi Fa Cai!

image-604Wow, what an action-packed four days - full of amazing clothes, a great Flower Fair (thanks CISPA peeps, as well as all of you for coming to take your child to the Fair), a wonderful CNY concert as well as plenty of our own class CNY-themed activities. A particular favourite learning ...

Flowery fun!

image-596Well it turns out we're quite the artists here in the Alligator class. Thanks so much to the parents who sent in flowers and plants to decorate the room for Chinese New Year - we quickly set about using them as provocations for our artwork and the results really are ...

Celebration after celebration…

image-587So, we just finished reflecting on our Christmas holidays and celebrations and now it's time to start thinking about the next one - Chinese New Year! Provocations to guide us towards thinking along those lines this week included playing 'noodle soup' in the water tray (bowls, yarn, ping pong balls ...
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