Our learning focus has changed to winter and water now. We started off our look at winter by writing down some questions about what we wanted to learn about winter. We’ll be trying to answer these questions over the next few weeks.
We set up our home corner as a weather station/office. We added notepads and pencils to encourage writing skills. We added a box full of winter clothes; elephant slippers, jumpers, coats, scarves and beanies. We added phones so the children could ring each other and talk about the weather. (These have been very popular!)
We laminated the weather report from the newspaper and added it to the wall. We also included a laminated thermometer, a chart showing the water cycle and a map of Australia that has removable weather symbols so the children can change the weather for each city.
At the activity tables we included some activities to increase fine motor and counting skills. We added laminated thermometers and red whiteboard markers so the children can colour in the temperature. We discussed how when the liquid in the thermometer heats up it makes it bigger and it rises up the tube. We included some tracing activities joining the girl to her umbrella and a raindrop counting activity from Our Little Monkey’s April Showers Preschool Pack.