We started of this morning playing outside straight away as it was so sunny. Charlie in particular loved this as he took his dad for a play with the dump trucks, his favorite thing to do at Gaia’s Nest. At morning tea we decided to head to the bush once we had eaten so after a quick bite to eat we headed out. We had only been there for a short while when George called out to all the educators. "Quick come over here now, everyone step back", he said to the other children. Upon inspection the educators realized George had discovered a scorpion. Luckily George had known to step back and warn the other children.
We then began to talk about what we should do with the scorpion. Some children ran back down to get the first aid kit with Hannah and collected a container that Hannah carefully put the scorpion into. George told us that we couldn't kill it as we must be kind to all the animals, even dangerous ones. We all walked up to the top of the bush and Bec let it out over the fence so that it could enjoy a new home far away from where we played.
When we got back to Big Bears for circle time we all discussed making a book of all the dangerous things that we knew of in the bush. George suggested fire and spiders whilst Ruby thought glass. We talked about the water and how we shouldn't go near it and James told us how worried he was that someone might drown. Whilst we chatted Sarah wrote down a list of the different dangerous things so that we could make our book.
After lunch and a rest time we all headed back outside where Sam and Willow painted whilst Ruby, RJ, Lochlan, Gene, Xavier and many more children engaged in water play.
Principles: Ongoing learning and respective practice.
Practices: Intentional teaching.
Learning outcome 2 Children are connected with and contribute to their world.
Children become socially responsible and show respect for the environment
Children participate with others to solve problems and contribute to group outcomes
Learning outcome 4 Children are confidant and involved learners.
Children resource their own learning through connecting with people, place, technologies and natural and processed materials.
Children experience the benefits and pleasures of shared learning exploration
All of our educators will be contributors to our blog. We really enjoy our daily reflections as we revisit our days with the children and their achievements and successes. These blogs will share the stories of the children and the beauty in our days. We hope you enjoy them!