Today’s igniter was the gorgeous book “Feel a Little” Little poems about big feelings by Jenny Palmer and Evie Kemp. I read several poems but our main focus for today was the book called ‘Curious’. Our schools skills and attitudes include Curiosity and as this team is doing a Ko Au unit and linking to our attitudes it fitted perfectly. We had four stations - Build - which was a table covered in paper rolls small and large that I hole punched at each end and a big plastic container of straws......we also ended up with shiny cardboard and masking tape as our creations evolved and needed a roof or a wall, Make - which was a Duplo kit challenge (8 challenges with each having a different operational function), Create - which was a peg painting challenge, painting with a large variety of different materials, textures and natural materials and Imagine - which was a Science experiment station where we ended up with a colorful caterpillar (not in the original plan as I just saw 7 cups.....they saw a caterpillar! )The first group had an Ice Cream in a bag challenge but I changed this fir the second class as with the humidity only 2 of our 6 lots of ice cream froze enough to eat (they took the rest back to class and put in the freezer to eat later). Our conversations about being curious grew exponentially from pre to post......it’s great when you actually pose a reason to wonder and question in front of them. So often adults give them all the answers. Tomorrow is two more year 2 classes, I love my job!
I wonder what the kids will call me, today one said "I'm looking for the Apple Teacher"......and another said "Are you Mrs Maker?" ......funny.