Attached is week 29’s Newsletter,
Thank you !
This week during Einstein, children explored with sounds using rubber bands! Before the start of the session, safety was reinforced among children ( to not use the rubber bands to hurt their peers).
They then slightly pulled the string and heard the sound that the string makes. Children were excited to hear the sounds. They needed to be constantly reminded to remain silent to hear the sounds.
In groups, children proceeded to fix their elastic bands on containers.
They then started playing their ‘self-made’ guitar and they really enjoyed it! It was a challenge for children to stretch the elastic bands around the containers. They were observed helping one another in stretching out the elastic bands and took turns to play their guitar!
During reflection session, children shared about how loud or soft the sound was using their fingers and containers. They shared how it was challenging to stretch the elastic bands around the container when done individually and how it was easier when they helped each other.
This activity promotes curiosity, teamwork, co-operation, process skills such as observations, prediction and communication.
Children have been learning about the days of the week for the past 2-3 weeks. They were introduced to the song “The days of the week” by Singing Walrus which helps them to remember the order of the days.
To help them identify the days, children were introduced to the first letters of the word. As children are still learning to identify the days, they played The Memory Game.
Spelling of the days were written on cards and arranged in random sequence facing downwards. Children take turns and open two cards. If they are the same, it will remain facing open. If they are not the same, children are to turn them back over to its original position.
Children needed assistance in this activity as there are no pictorial cues. They had to check the spelling of the words before determining their similarity.
This activity was certainly challenging for children, however, they persevered and helped one another in identifying the words! They were observed helping each other pronouncing the words and identifying if it were similar or not similar. They displayed teamwork, cooperativeness and resilience as a team.
Way to Go N2s!