9 February 2015
This week we will be celebrating ‘One World Week’. It is a week when the children will be aware that people come from different countries around the world. It is a week when we celebrate the difference and similarities in people. In order to be aware of other countries, to have an idea of what other countries look like, and their cultures; in Nursery we will be focusing on two countries Mexico and Canada.
Last week the first country we visited was Mexico. We pretended to go on a plane and fly to Mexico. We saw pictures of the Mexican flag, places and people. We saw how people dressed in traditional Mexican costumes. We looked at real sombreros or Mexican hats and ponchos, and tried them on. In the art centre, we painted our ponchos, and sombreros. We used real straw hats to paint with. It was quite different to paint on a 3D object. Some of us enjoyed painting the hats very much and asked to help paint more than one hat. We also looked at how Mexican people decorate their homes when they have parties. We saw how coloured paper is made into so many kinds of beautiful crafts including piñatas and paper flowers. In the Math centre, we identified and sorted out big, medium and small flowers, before threading the flowers with pipe cleaners to make Mexican paper flowers. Many of us were able to identify big and small, but still found medium to be difficult to identify. Some of us made the connection of size with daddy, mummy and baby. When threading the flowers, we had to be extra careful not to tear the flowers.
This week we will be visiting Canada. We will be looking at sceneries of Canada at different times of the year, the weather in Canada and how people need to dress and keep warm for the winter. It should be another fun week for all of us.
Ms. Marizon and Ms. Julie