In October, we learned about different types of houses and what type each one of us lives in through identifying and labeling activities on the IWB and individually on paper. We learned about the family, using oil pastels to draw a picture, and explored what goes on in the home on day-to-day basis. Our role-play and small world areas were based on this. We looked at what objects and furniture go in each room, partaking in group work to complete a cut and stick activity from the Argos catalog. We developed our spatial awareness skills by using tangrams (2D shapes) to construct various houses. We read A New Home for a Pirate and responded by completing a sentence sorting activity. Take a look at some pics!
We had great fun learning all about the Construction Site. We donned high vis vests and hard hats and pretended to be builders in the role-play area. Then we wrote about this experience, explaining what tools and machinery we would use. We read Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site and completed a word hunt activity around the room on the text. We learned about the various tools builders use, completed a cutting and sticking activity and then manipulated them with playdough. Fun was had using lego and wooden blocks to create our own constructions. After learning about famous buildings from around the world, we responded by painting them and constructing them in junk art. Have a look below!
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