Oh no, the egg is cracking – what could it be?
This week in the Acorn Preschool the children have been looking at which animals lay eggs. We were thinking about what might come out of an egg – and the children came up with lots of suggestions about the different types of animals it could be. Crocodiles, birds, snakes and dinosaurs were some of the ideas. To help us with this theme, we read the story ‘The Odd Egg’ in which duck gets a bit of a surprise when the egg it is sitting on hatches, and he discovers a baby crocodile!
The children explored ooblek to try and find the dinosaur eggs and count them out. It was a very messy, but fun activity.
On Monday the children were soooo excited to be joined by an incubator containing 8 eggs. We were very hopeful that they would hatch out to be chicks and not snakes or crocodiles!
By Wednesday morning, we had been joined by 3 chicks, and the 4thand 5tharrived whilst the children were at school. By Thursday, we had successfully hatched 7 chicks – 6 girls and 1 boy. The children have loved watching them, talking about what they can see, drawing pictures and even holding the new chicks.
On Tuesday, the children enjoyed making and EATING pancakes with Mrs Alford. They all took turns to follow the recipe, mix and stir in the ingredients and then watched in awe and amazement as they were tossed in the air for double, triple and even quadruple flips – thankfully catching them all successfully!!
The song of the week was ‘Mix a Pancake, Stir a Pancake’. Sing this with the children at home and see if they can remember the words and actions.
At the moment we are focusing on developing the children’s understanding about rhyme and how words must sound the same to rhyme. To help with this, we have been singing a familiar nursery rhyme, but changing the words to make a new silly version.
Humpty Dumpty sat on the wall
eating his bananas
where do you think he put the skins
down the kings pyjamas!
The children love this song and would love to sing it some more with you at home.
The Acorn Preschool children loved celebrating World Book Day 2019 by dressing up as their favourite story characters.
Thank you to all the parents who managed to make it to parents teacher meetings this week. It has been lovely to share in all the positive things that the children are able to do and to make suggestions on further ways you can help your child at home.
Stars of the day this week were Bobby-Joe, Amelia and Ollie – well done to you all.