21 November 2016
We have certainly been having a lot of tasting lately. Last week, we started to talk about fruits that we see around us. Every morning we looked at a different kind of fruit and tasted it. Many of us took the risk of trying new kinds of fruits. Although we did not eat it, we still put it in our mouths or just licked it. If we liked the taste, we ate it; and if we didn’t, we just put it aside. On the other hand, our fruit lovers had a wonderful time eating up the fruits. Our hands were out to receive a new piece of fruit all the time. Among the fruits we tasted were watermelon, grapes, papaya, banana, mango, lime and oranges. We discovered that some fruits were sweet while others were sour. In addition we observed the inside and the outside of fruits. We saw that there were seeds inside and that the colour inside a fruit could be different from the outside. For example, we saw that a watermelon was green on the outside, but red on the inside. We also discovered that we cannot eat the peel of all kinds of fruits. In cooking we used fruits of different colours to make our colourful fruit salad. We learned how to peel a banana, and how to cut papaya and pear into small pieces. We also squeezed oranges to make orange juice. We were fascinated by the juicer. We had to push hard to squeeze the juice out of the orange. Some of us asked to squeeze several oranges. In the art centre, we used different art techniques to make fruits for our fruit basket. In the writing centre, we practiced drawing horizontal and vertical lines to make our fruit basket and lines for our banana. We then used our small muscles to tear strips of paper to make our oranges. When we made our watermelon, we used real watermelon seeds to stick on our watermelon picture. We had to count the seeds while we glued them to the watermelon too.
This week we will continue to look at other kinds of fruits. We will be doing many activities around apples. We will be looking at different parts, sizes, colours and shapes of apples. We will also be looking at other kinds of fruits too.