We have been studying the continents of our world, and to explain the concept of mapmaking we used a melon to represent our earth. We sliced it it in half and flattened it. The children were quite thrilled to see the melon being squashed. It made for a healthy snack too!! There has been a frenzy of mapmaking this month, and much singing of the continent song.
The children have been utilizing their practical life skills by spreading jam on crackers, slicing bananas and cucumbers, chopping sweet potatoes, and not just eating what they prepare, but inviting friends to share their food with them.
During circle we all taste tested different types of apples and while the adults quite enjoyed the granny smiths, the children preferred the sweeter golden delicious variety.
Sarah, Taylan’s mom spent one morning in the classroom making zucchini bread with the children. Zucchini was shredded and squeezed, eggs cracked, flour and sugar measured and after much mixing and stirring the most moist and flavorful zucchini bread emerged from the oven!!
In November we will continue our geography lessons and will be learning more about landforms, and the continent of Asia.