Term 4 Week 3 – 28th October 2018
ALL ABOUT SILKWORMS!
In Kindy Gold we have had a great start to Term 4!
We WELCOME a new family and student to our school community this term. Welcome to Jeanette, Paul and Rhian Paniani. Our whole class were so excited to finally meet Rhian! We are having so much fun with our new friend!
We have dived straight into our learning these first few weeks!
Our Religious Education “creepy crawlies” unit has led us to wonder at our almighty God who created all the wonderful and amazing little creatures! In our class we have been enjoying, observing, investigating and learning all about SILKWORMS and their lifecycles. We sure do know that they EAT so much! When we place the Mulberry leaves into their boxes we can actually HEAR them munching and crunching as they devour the leaves!
We have viewed a number of various videos about SILKWORMS. Here’s one we would like to share with you:
Together, we discussed and brainstormed QUESTIONS that we wanted to know the answers to, about silkworms. We wrote these up on sticky notes and are working our way through researching and finding out the answers!
We went for a walk to see our school Mulberry tree. We picked leaves to feed our silkworms and we picked mulberries to share during CRUNCH & SIP time! We are so delighted that the silkworms do not like to eat the mulberries…only the leaves! That means, we can enjoy the mulberries!
This ADVENTURE was great fun… linking real life to learning!
Our silkworms have now, almost all, created their cocoons and are in the metamorphosis stage. It was really interesting to view them spinning the silk to create their cocoons! We learnt about how people use SILK to make clothes. We are now awaiting their exit from their cocoons to see the silkworm moths!
We have created a FLORIST and APIARY dramatic play center to integrate our learning about INSECTS. We are learning so much about BEES and how they are SO important to humans! We have drawn our very own pictures of bees, remembering to include the important body parts of an insect: head, thorax, abdomen, six legs, two antennae and sometimes insects may have wings!