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Showing posts from March, 2012

Working Together

Vet Hospital

Teacher Question: What are some jobs done in the community?

Today's group time was initiated by the children.  During free play this morning, the hospital set up yesterday was transformed into an animal clinic.  Using the knowledge the children had from visiting Olivia's Dad at work, the children changed the "people hospital" into an "animal hospital."  We also watched a video from Brainpop Jr. about caring for pets and the role veterinarian. Our clinic wasn't just any ordinary clinic, our vets examined a tiger, a snake, a skunk, a bear and two dogs!!!  

New Unit - Building Together

Line of Inquiry:
We take on roles each day (preschool) and this helps us build a strong community.
We have been looking at the roles and responsibilities the children have at the daycare.  The children identified many of the service learning jobs as their responsibility. They also added some other responsibilities: 
- sit on chairs because standing on chairs is unsafe and dangerous 
- put lids on markers so they don't dry out
- listen to everyone.

The children were very serious about identifying and carrying our responsibilities of the Wind Group.  Five essential tasks were identified by the children as important for the group to work successfully.
1.  Sit on the floor
2. Take turns
3. Be gentle
4. Listen to one another
5. Hands to ourself
Rocco was choses as the "Checker" for today's group.  His job was to make sure we all were following our essential tasks.  Each group time a new Checker will be chosen.

Using the knowledge shared by the children, we created two board games.  Th…