A detailed run-down

Grace gave me an extremely detailed run down of her school day today, which is unusual because it is normally quite difficult to get much info out of her. She first glued and “Wiwwow” joined her (Willow is a difficult name if you can’t pronounce L’s). They were gluing cotton wool to paper. Then onto practical life for some pouring, measuring and bubble making. After that Kim sat with her while she ate her snack. This was followed by “floor mat work” and today she did the red rods (the third picture). And then what did you do Grace? “Not group time, not home time, not time for anything.” She sung a song in group time and they read a book about four piggies that took a drive in a car.

There was more encouraging play today. When Donné arrived Grace was playing with Emma and Caitlyn – pottering about, playing and chatting.

In the feedback session yesterday there was something which I found really interesting. They specifically give the children real glasses to work with in the practical life area. The thinking is that a glass has a higher value attached to it (versus a plastic cup) and that if they are dropped there is a greater sense of the consequence of how it got dropped. It sounds like after two glasses the children figure out how to hold the tray or glass properly. It actually makes a lot of sense, but is counter-intuitive (for me at least).

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