Elmer – the colourful elephant
This week the Acorn Preschool children have explored the world of colour through the story Elmer. As many children were unsure of naming the colour grey, it really helped to have many elephant coloured elephants.
As part of our language development focus, the children have explored the meaning of some vocabulary linked to the story. This included elephants tall, elephants short, elephants fat, elephants thin, elephants young and elephants old. Try to use these words with your children at home to build on their understanding of the words and encourage them to start using them when they speak.
Following the harvesting of the pumpkins from the farm visit last week, the children have been busy chopping up and exploring what pumpkins are like inside. We discovered orange swishy flesh, wrapped around lots of seeds. The children used the pumpkin flesh to make pumpkin cake on Monday (which was VERY yummy) and then on Wednesday they made pumpkin soup. This was so tasty with some crusty bread rolls. Acorn children are very adventurous in trying new things, and everyone had a go at tasting the soup, even if they didn’t’ eat it all
In Preschool, to help the children try new foods, we use a tasting strip. This encourages the children to explore new things through a variety of stages. The routine of going through the stages helps the child to get more confident with having a go. If you struggle at home to get your child to explore and attempt new foods, just let Mrs Alford know, and we would be happy to provide a tasting strip for you to use at home. It does have some very positive results.
On Friday, to celebrate the many colours and patterns of the elephants on ‘Elmer’s Day’, the Acorn children came to school dressed in multi-coloured clothing. We had great fun parading our Elmer’s Day of Colourful clothes.
Stars of the day this week were: Lewis, Mickey, Amelia, Louie and Mia. Well done for all your hard work and good choices.