Spontaneous: This morning I sat with a group of Possum childen and showed them some of the activites I had brought in. One of the activities was coloured crayon pictures and some cut out coloured crayons and the idea was to match the coloured crayons to the right coloured picture. Pilar and Marlee really like the activity so I thought I would do it with our Joey children for group time. The children sat down on the mat. I then called up Marlee to see if she could match the right colour to the crayon and she did saying "yellow" as she put it on. Pilar wanted the purple crayon and was also able to match the right crayon. Lucas was very eager for his turn and he did really well naming his crayon correctly. Hunter suprised me and was quite able to put his on saying the colour orange. Tilly was not sure and put hers on the wrong colour but was helped by the older children and she follow their directions. Elya was able to put the yellow crayon onto the right one easily and was quite proud of herself. Abuk really didn't understand but put the piece onto the paper anyway. We found out how cleaver Samara was as she named every colour in the right order. I then went over to see how Elliott would go and he easily put each crayon onto the right colours with a big clap from everyone. We tried Ayiik and he was funny as all he wanted to do was eat the piece. After that activity we went onto naming colours and the childen thought this was fun naming and yelling out all the colours.
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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 express wonder and interest in their learning.
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 numbers.
Critical Reflection: This experience this morning came from myself sitting with some Possum children in the yard. Here I had some pre- cut out activities revolving around numbers and colours. The experience was loved by the children who participated and two of the children happened to be from our Joey room and they really loved it so I thought I would show our Joey children and see if they could do some of the activities and I was surprised at how well they did. Follow up: Continue with learning about numbers and colours.