Our sharing this term has changed from other terms as we have so much happening in our day, eg: swimming, outdoor activities, end of year trip etc.
We still have a letter or blend focus for the week, but instead of having rostered days for the children to share items they have bought to school, we have a hands on activity relating to the letter or blend of the week.
Last week our letter blend was 'qu'. Room 1 children completed a quilting patch by drawing on a square of calico with fabric pens and wax crayons. They then chose a patterned backing sheet to glue their square onto. I then taped all the squares together to make a beautiful wall quilt.
Everyone in Room 1 contributed, teacher and teacher aide included!
The children are very proud of their hard work.
This week our letter blend focus was 'gl'. We made sun glasses, which ties in with our mini-topic unit of being sun smart.
For this activity we had to colour in our glasses template, there were lots of colourful designs and patterns happening! Next was some very careful cutting out, everyone did an excellent job!
Then we had to choose the colour 'lens' we wanted and carefully glue it all together with the hot glue guns. We had a sunny lunchtime, so it was the perfect opportunity to try them out!
At the start of this term we filled out a KWL chart about the sun, K=what we know, W=what we want to know, L=what we learnt.
We have all been learning new things about the sun and how it works. To share our sun-smart message with others, we have been practising a sun-smart song. Hopefully we will be sharing this at one of the up-coming assemblies.