Spontaneous This morning for family grouping, we stayed together in the possum room for a long period of time, the possum and the Joeys children were engaged in different activities, home corner, children making yellow play dough with Yvette, drawing at the drawing table, puzzle corner and imaginative play table, the children were very settled in their engagement with educators and peers. It was time to pack away due to photo day, we packed away, and the children were encouraged by their educators to stand in a circle and we did acknowledgement, as we all sat down, Yvette when got the two different avocados seeds. They have been growing for the past few weeks in the possum room, Yvette showed the children the avocados seed that has water, and she asked the children 'what changes can you see'? she pointed to the bottom of the jar and said to the children 'look, the seed has sprouted, all the children were given the opportunities to have a look at the avocados seed. Yvette then showed the children the avocados seed in the soil, the children were able to see that the avocados seeds have sprouted too, after the observation of the avocados seeds, Alpha put on yoga disco. The joeys were very excited, Elya, Elliot, Hunter and Lucas were all in front of the group dancing happily.
Link to Pedagogical Documentation
Outcomes: 4: Children are confident and involved learners Elements: 4.1 Children develop dispositions for learning such as curiosity, cooperation, confidence, creativity, commitment, enthusiasm, persistence, imagination and reflexivity. Children in this learning story participate in a variety of rich and meaningful inquiry-based experiences.
This learning experience can be linked to Piaget's theories. He believes the child is an active learner and that the child must be given opportunities to explore, discover and experiment.
Critical Reflection: As educators, we were able to provide intentional teaching and scaffold the children's learning decisions and actions that build on children's existing knowledge and skills to enhance their learning. Extending their social skills through family grouping interactions, our environments support children learning, and our environments are also vibrant and flexible spaces that are responsive to the interests and abilities of each child. Follow up: Allowing enough time for family grouping in the morning.