5 November 2018
November has arrived, and we have had some nice cool weather this past week. To enjoy the weather, we spent more time in the outside playground. The children played on all the play equipment and observed the trees, plants and mini beasts around us. Hopefully this nice weather will last for a long time.
Last week we learned about eggs. We learned that eggs are body building food which can help us grow. We looked at different kinds of eggs, and learned that we can get eggs from chickens, ducks, and birds. We compared the eggs and found that duck eggs were the largest and quail eggs were the smallest. In the math centre, we used real eggs to sort out big and small. We also did one-on-one correspondence egg counting. During the week we learned that eggs could be cooked in different ways. We were each given an egg and we could decide whether we wanted to make a fried egg or an omelette. In Cooking, we boiled eggs to make egg sandwiches. We tried to peel the shell off the egg. It was hard, but we tried our best. Some of us only had half an egg left! We all loved the egg cutter. We tried to manipulate the cutter so as to make the egg split into pieces. We then had an egg survey to find out which egg we liked the most. It was a tie between omelette and fried egg with boiled egg getting the least votes. In the manipulative centre, we pounded egg shells and used the shells to make “Humpty Dumpty.” We enjoyed singing the song and dropping our Humpty Dumpty doll on the ground! We also learned that eggs could be painted to make ornaments, and so we dyed our boiled eggs to make dinosaur eggs. We ended our discussion on eggs by going on an egg hunt. We were so surprised to find all sort of eggs. There were even enormous dinosaur eggs!
This week and next week we will talk about vegetables. We will start with green vegetables and vegetables that grow above the ground. Please let your child bring in a small portion of his/her favourite vegetable to show and share with his/her friends. We will be having a vegetable survey to find out which kind of vegetable that we like the most.