Friday, 7th July, 2017 – Week 10, Term 2

Have a look at our learning today amongst the Village. We started our day practicing our heads, shoulders, knees and toes song in Kaurna. We then explored our artistic abilities with Art Investigations.

Thursday, 6th July, 2017 – Week 10, Term 2

The Hundred Languages

No way. The hundred is there.

The child
is made of one hundred.
The child has
a hundred languages
a hundred hands
a hundred thoughts
a hundred ways of thinking
of playing, of speaking.

A hundred always a hundred
ways of listening
of marveling, of loving
a hundred joys
for singing and understanding
a hundred worlds
to discover
a hundred worlds
to invent
a hundred worlds
to dream.

The child has
a hundred languages
(and a hundred hundred hundred more)
but they steal ninety-nine.
The school and the culture
separate the head from the body.
They tell the child:
to think without hands
to do without head
to listen and not to speak
to understand without joy
to love and to marvel
only at Easter and at Christmas.

They tell the child:
to discover the world already there
and of the hundred
they steal ninety-nine.

They tell the child:
that work and play
reality and fantasy
science and imagination
sky and earth
reason and dream
are things
that do not belong together.

And thus they tell the child
that the hundred is not there.
The child says:
No way. The hundred is there.

Investigations is a time where we can explore our learning through the use of 100 languages. Have a look at our exploration from today.

Monday 3rd July 2017 – Week 10 Term 2

Our provocations for investigative play in the village this week include:

  • Transforming R/1TB into a restaurant
  • Recording ourselves speaking in different languages
  • taking photos and drawing/painting/recording our own interpretations
  • making play dough

 

Jess’ Art Interpretation

Aurora’s Art Interpretation

 

Week 9, Thursday, Investigations

Here is some of the things we observed today-

  • The children exploring movement and forces with the marble run.
  • Making a disco floor.
  • Making a home for different creatures.
  • Exploring sound with the pipes.
  • Exploring spinning movements with cars.
  • Making a Jesus book with active inspire.
  • Connecting to the screen using the laptops.
  • Making stories with indigenous symbols.
  • Recording their faces and body movements using the recording feature of Photo Booth.
  • Building a space station with a rocket using the tubes and blocks.
  • Counting marbles.
  • Creating butterflies with wings.
  • Making play dough
  • Exploring the book “I’m Australian Too” by Mem Fox
  • Drawing tutorials using the laptops

 

We use these observations to create our provocations for the following week and gage where the children’s interest, development and knowledge is to be able to extend upon all of these.

The children are beginning to document their own learning as well as their peers, you can see from the photos below, the ‘child’s lens’, where they capture things within the learning process we may not see with our ‘adult lens’.

Week 9, Wednesday, Investigations

Here is the children’s learning from this morning:

 

 

Week 9, Monday, Investigations

Learning through play enables the children to “…learn as they discover, create, improvise and imagine. Children’s immersion in their play enables them to simple enjoy being.” 

– EARLY YEARS LEARNING FRAMEWORK –

Here are some the provocations set up this week: 

  • Aboriginal Symbols- learning how to write and make meaning using symbols 
  • Colour matching- looking for items in the classroom to match to certain colours 
  • Origami Tutorials- using the laptops, books and paper to create different paper shapes 
  • Finger gym- using their fine motor skills to wrap sticks with wool (we are going to use the woolen sticks to create some artwork) 
  • Tubes in the block play area 

Here is the children engaging with the provocations this week:

Art Investigation

Today we did art investigation with the Village. The children had many opportunities to manipulate and explore different materials and mediums to create and make using their imaginations.

Week 8, Thursday, Investigations

 

Here is the children engaging in their learning this morning…