Updated: Mar 8, 2022
Spontaneous: Raining day means participating in different indoor activities, today the Joeys were engaged in a wet sand play, exploring sensory play, Elliot was extending his attention span at the wet sand play. Elliot enjoys pouring sand into his hands. Hunter was driving the big car in the sand. Abuk and Huda came and joined the sand play, pouring sand into little containers. Kavith was happily engaged in solitary play building with the block, using the car to drive around the blocks. Jack, Mun, Elya and Elijah were playing on the big block, in front of the mirror extending their gross motor skills. Nathan, Pilar and Lucas were working together as team-building with the blocks and then knocking the block down. At our lunch group time, I went and got different emotional pictures of real children, I encouraged the Joeys to sit in the book corner, I start off by saying to the Joeys 'look at this girl, 'is the girl happy or sad', Mun looked at the picture and said 'sad' it was a picture of a little girl crying. I explained to the Joeys 'if you are not being kind it hurt our friend's feelings and 'it makes them sad', 'so we have to be kind to our friends. I demonstrated kindness by giving Hunter cuddles and gently rubbings Hunter's arms, Nathan imitated my action by gently rubbing Kavith's back. I acknowledged Nathan by giving Nathan cuddles and praise. The next picture was a boy 'smiling' I asked the Joeys to show me their smiling face, the Joeys were great at making a smiling face. The next picture was a boy with an angry face, I encouraged the Joeys to make an angry face, Hunter and Pilar were wonderful at making their angry faces, we then sang 'if you are happy and you know it'.
Link to Pedagogical Documentation
Outcomes: 3: Children have a strong sense of wellbeing Elements: 3.1 Children become strong in their social and emotional wellbeing. The children were learning to identify different emotions through visual.
This learning experience can be linked to Piaget's theories. He believed that children are active learners and that the children must be given opportunities to explore, discover and experiment. These principles underpin all cognitive development.
Critical Reflection: The day went well, the Joeys enjoyed these learning experiences that were provided today. We were able to intentionally scaffold children's involvement and learning, providing learning environments that are flexible and open-ended. We were able to provide the Joeys with resources that offer challenge, intrigue and surprise to support their play and share their enjoyment. The Joeys responded positively to group time today, it was visual for the Joeys. I was able to respond to children's displays of learning dispositions by commenting on them and providing encouragement, through demonstrations, the Joeys were learning how to show kindness. Follow Up: Reading stories about emotions