Archive | May 2015

Slippery Fish By The Caterpillars

Slippery fish was one of our first favorite classroom songs and as we really started to enjoy performing on our classroom stage, we had a blast making our own version!

Simple children’ songs are not just fun. ¬†They provide a great opportunity for young learners to build confidence with trying to learn and use new vocabulary. Building vocabulary, a strong foundation in language, along with a love for stories and retelling stories will support literary development. Please enjoy our digital story telling!

Saying Thank You

The Caterpillars took some time to create “Thank You” cards for their big buddies and the teachers that created art pieces or wrote ¬†poems for the collaborative art project. This project has connected with our Te Whariki strands throughout the school year, especially with the
Contribution strand and now with the Communication strand.

One big theme in this project was the act of communicating. All students involved (big and small) explored and discovered different ways to communicate. There were many opportunities for students to communicate ideas, interpretations, reflections and develop purposeful verbal skills in creative and expressive ways.

Builders And Writers

We had a visitor named Mr Lloyd last week and he helped us build a castle as a team. The Caterpillars shared their ideas and constructed their castle together. During the building process some of the children first drew their ideas of what the castle would include or the characters that could live inside. Throughout the morning as the children were engaged in this activity, they demonstrated their complex thinking skills and their emerging literacy development.