Number Recognition and Counting - 27th October 2022
Room project: Today for group time, Sandra settle the children by singing, 'skidamarink' after the song, Madelyn was sitting on Sandra's lap, Sandra introduced Madelyn to her peers, explaining to the Joeys that "Madelyn is our new friend". She encouraged the Joeys to say hello Madelyn by saying 'Madelyn' name. To follow on with our number and color project, Sandra showed the children the number card, and she asked the children, holding the number one card. Sandra encouraged the Joeys to say 'one bee', pointing to the number and the bee. Next, she asked the children to hold the number two with fish on the card, she asked Tilly to hold the card and show her peers, what number card Tilly is holding. Tilly pointed to the fish and Sandra helped Tilly to count the fish. Elya, was next, Sandra assist Elya to say 'three' and Sandra and Elya both counted the watermelon together. Mila was next, Mila refused to stand up and show her peers her card however, Tilly was able to point at the ice cream. Sandra and Kavith were able to help Mila to count the ice cream. Abuk had a turn next, Abuk showed her peers the strawberry card that she was holding. Sandra encouraged Abuk to count the strawberry, however, Abuk was more interested in smiley. Madeley had a turn with number six with support from Sandra. Kavith had a turn, and Sandra asked Kavith what number he was holding. Kavith said 'one', Sandra and Kavitha helped Kavith to count, Kavith was unable to count in sequences. Jayden, Lucas, and Pillar had a turn with 'number eight with support from Sandra. Jack V, Elliot, Hunter and Ezekaiah had a turn looking at the pictures on the cards they were given.
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. Children in this learning experience were able to demonstrate trust and confidence with their peers and educators.
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: The Joeys enjoyed this learning experience, during interactions with the children, educators were responsive in teaching and scaffolding children learning. By doing so educators supported the children's agency to contribute to their own learning and development. children were given choices, by providing them with different learning resources. Through interactions, educators were able to encourage the children to say the number and the object names. Also, Providing Joey with this learning experience, gives Joey choices, allowing them to be a confident learner. Today's group time learning opportunities include learning about numbers (counting), extending numeracy skills, learning about food, and extending their vocabulary. Follow-up: More activities and experiences on the project.