This week has been a lot of fun as two big inquiries have happened. The Turtles class became interested in pizza! A group of children turned dramatic play in a pizza parlour (complete with wood burning oven!). They decorated the table, made menus, practised using the cash register, and even tied up their pretend dogs outside! We watched a video about how to make pizza and wrote out the recipe. We read a silly poem about pizza and found the rhyming words.
Many friends chose to make Shape Pizzas! Can you count the different shapes you see?
In the Whales room, the attention of many friends has turned to castles. On Monday, a group of students at the art table began wearing crowns. This started an interesting discussion: Who wears crowns? We knew kings and queens and princes and princesses did. We thought they all lived in castles. We brainstormed what we already know about castles and wrote down our wonders about them. We watched a video about the most beautiful castles around the world. Friends were especially intrigued by the geometric shapes in the castles from Japan. We read a non-fiction book about castles and learned many new vocabulary words about the specialized areas within a castle. Students have been working hard transforming dramatic play into a castle of our own!
Enjoy a few more pictures from our week! Have a safe and fun weekend everyone.