Spontaneous Today the Joeys were learning about numbers, I started off by counting to 'five ' using my fingers, Sean, Marlee and Jack were all trying to count with their fingers, they were able to hold up their fingers while counting, Aladeng, was able to count to 5, Kavith, Elijah and Tilly were counting very quietly to them self. The Joeys respond really well to visuals, I got out a whiteboard and markers and wrote one to ten, and I showed the Joeys the whiteboard. Hunter was very responsive, he pointed to number one and said "one", showing me his pointy finger, I was so proud of Hunter that I gave Hunter a cuddle. I encouraged the children to count with me, Pilar, Lucas and Jack were great at counting from 'one to ten'. To link our learning I got out the 5 green Speckled frogs for the children, Hunter was very excited to explore, and we sat in a circle for everyone to see, we sang the song, and Ezekaiah and Autumn responded very well to our singing.
Link to Pedagogical Documentation
Outcomes: 5: Children are effective communicators Elements: 5.1 Children interact verbally and non-verbally with others for a range of purposes.
Children in this learning experience were able to use language to communicate their thinking quantities describe the attributes of objects and collections and explain mathematical ideas.
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 an educator, I was able to provide intentional teaching and scaffold the children's learning by helping them to learn different mathematical concepts, learn how to count, and extend their expressive language skills by being able to repeat the number after the educators. Extending their social skills through group interactions. I was able to recognize and value children's involvement in learning. linking the children's learning encourages the children to be engaged in their learning and interest I was also able to provide the Joeys with visual resources that offer challenge, intrigue and surprise, support their learning and share their enjoyment. Follow-up: Age -appropriate numeracy activities( counting card)