Spontaneous For group time today, we were learning about the four seasons, we started off by encouraging the Joeys to sit together with educators and peers. The Joeys responded very well with visuals, I showed them the rain card and asked the Joeys ', what can you see'?. Marlee's response was' rain' as she pointed to the card. I acknowledge Marlee and asked the Joeys 'who know a song about rain'?. I had no responses, I began to sing 'Rain, Rain go away', holding and moving the card around as we sang the song. After the song, I explained to the Joeys that it will rain soon. I encouraged the Joeys to look around their environment, Marlee pointed to the sky and said 'rain' to keep it age-appropriate, I showed the Joeys the four seasons and explained to them that each season lasts three months, now is winter and it gets soo-cold that we need to keep our shoes and jumpers on. In spring the flowers and plants will grow, in autumn the tree losses its leaves and get windy and in summer that when Mr sunshine comes out.
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Outcomes: 2: Children are connected with and contribute to their world Elements: 2.1 Children develop a sense of belonging to groups and communities and an understanding of the reciprocal rights and responsibilities necessary for active community participation. Children in this learning story were able to explore, infer, predict and hypothesise in order to develop an increased understanding of the interdependence between land, people, plants and animals.
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. These principles underpin all cognitive development.
Critical reflection:As an educator, we were able to look for examples of interdependence in the environment and discuss the ways the life and health of living things are interconnected, I was able to share information and provide children with access to resources about the environment and climate. Follow up: leaning about emotions