Thursday, July 27, 2006

Recipe for Lemon Syrup

This is a great activity for Discovery Time and perfect for this time of the year when there are so many lemons around.

The recipe makes enough syrup for the whole class to have a drink.

It provides a perfect opportunity for encouraging participation / collaboration and oral language (essential skills / key competencies).

The activity can be extended by:
  • Setting up a drink stall - with cash register and play money. Children design a sign and decide on a price.
  • Setting up a cafe - children organise the table, waiting staff (with pad & pen), money, kitchen staff for washing up etc.

Sunday, July 16, 2006

"Silly Billy" - Anthony Browne's lastest book is fabulous.

'Billy was a worrier - he worried about everything, until his Grandma introduced him to worry dolls...'

Here's a wonderful response to this story from a yr 1&2 class. The teacher read the story to the class and then included the activity in Discovery Time the next day. She set up a table with wooden pegs (from the $2 shop), PVA glue and scraps of fabric/wool and the children set to with very little adult assistance.

These are some of the worry dolls they made.