This week the N2s did their newspaper review. Their attentions were drawn to the Super Blue Blood Moon Eclipse that happened last week (Wednesday). The children started sharing their experiences with their classmates. They observed the coloured and shape of the moon through the article. A brief explanation was given about that Eclipse was about. Following the newspaper review, the children were engaged in a art activity. They created their very own Super Blue Blood Moon using aluminium foil printing technique.
During the art activity, the children were observed sharing the resources and engaging in conversations. They were encouraged to say “Can i have the ……. pls?” instead of saying “I want….”.
Through this activity, the children were able to practice turn-taking, cooperativeness and communication skills. They also fostered observation skills, a sense of curiosity and awareness of their surrounding.
This week the N2 children were introduced to colour mixing. They started off by exploring black and white. They mixed it together to get grey. When different proportions of white and black were mixed, children observed the different shades of grey. They were also introduced to the term ‘dark’ and ‘light’. After getting different shades of grey, children created lines on their paper to further observe and compare the shades. During the process, children were observed verbalising their thoughts to their friends. They are also fostering social skills such as Turn taking, talking politely and even complimenting their peers artwork!
The N2s started off their gym session with their routine warm up session. They were introduced to simple yoga poses as well. After which, The N2s practiced balancing and jumping from a height. They balanced a beanbag on their head and walked to the chair. They continue to climb up the chair and jump from it with both feet.
Some of the children were hesitant to jump from the chair. However, they persevered and completed the task! This activity promotes balancing, eye-hand, eye-leg coordination and gross motor muscle development.