Once Upon a Time in Kindy Blue the children dressed up as Knights, Princes and Princesses. They made up great adventures together for the Castle and the Fairy Teapot house…giggled, laughed…and Lived Happily Ever After!
We began our Fairy Tale unit with the story of “The Three Little Pigs”. Each week we look at the narrative aspects of these stories, identifying when the story happened, where it took place, who the characters are and the events that occurred. We share the story using props and retell it using a plan. These stories become very exciting when we role play them with our friends!
The “Three Little Pigs” story led us to a building challenge- trying the materials used by the pigs to build structures and then test them against the puffing power of the hair dryer wolf!
Our architects designed and built some fabulous structures, working together to meet the challenge!
Our next Fairy Tale story was “Goldilocks and the Three Bears”.
We played a board game based on this story. We had to roll the dice, read the number and move our bear family along the path toward home the matching number of jumps on the board. But, if the dice landed on Goldilocks, then she got to move a place closer to the bears’s home. We had to try to help the bears get home before Goldilocks, so she couldn’t eat all the porridge!
All this talk about porridge was making us hungry so we cooked up some porridge at Kindy. We had to measure out the oats, add and stir in the water, cook it in the microwave and give it another stir when it had cooled a little. Wow, it was really steamy when it was first cooked! Now we know why the Three Bears went for a walk when they made their porridge. We didn’t want to take the risk though, so we added some milk and honey and ate our porridge right away! None left for Goldilocks!!!
Our LINES inquiry has led us to CUTTING lines. We have practised the skills of using our helping hand to hold and turn the paper, while we used the scissors with our other hand to cut along the lines. Tricky! There were curvy, straight, zig zag, straight, up and over and under lines to manipulate our scissors through. Then we arranged the shapes we had cut into a pleasing design and glued them down!
Stay tuned for more Fairy Tale and building adventures next time!