What a great start to the week’s activities! We kicked off the course outdoors with a ‘question time’ circle. The questions being asked on this first morning were:
- What’s your name?
- How old are you?
- Where are you from?
- What is this? – While indicating to something.
- What’s your favourite colour?
- Can yo show me something red? – Working through the basic colour list.
- What’s your favourite animal?
We then went inside and the children were introduced to this week’s book: Where the wild things are by Maurice Sendak. We started off our book activities by looking at the difference between the concepts of real and make-believe, which was easy for the children to understand. With our pencils, scissors and glue we completed our first worksheets. Dajana expanded this by having the children draw make-believe portraits of themselves and of each other. It was great fun. 🙂
The next topic concerned the difference between making mischief and having fun. This was a little more difficult for the children to understand, but with the aid of scissors, glue pencils, laughter and imagination, we made good progress.
Next, we were off to the projector room where the children saw, and were read Where the wild things are. On the large screen and in great colour we transcended the language barrier, and the children enjoyed the book immensely.
Our indoor activities were brought to an end with the week’s first song; The Alphabet Song. Firstly, we ensured that the children knew the words and then it was back to the projection room for a Nintendo Wii enhanced karaoke session. The kids loved this and were eager to pick up the microphones and battle it out.
Our morning ended outside with What’s the time, Mr Wolf? and Policemen and Robbers. And then, the tired children were collected and taken home.