One of the other bloggers, using Mother Goose Time at a preschool, showed how she used the what we know, what we wonder and what we learned page that is at the front of each week. She had written the three columns on a white board and asked the students to fill in the first two columns. I have been using Mother Goose Time for years now, yet I still find something new to try. The curriculum is so rich and deep that you can always find a new area to add another level to your teaching.
First I asked Peter (6) what can be found in a bird's nest. He said "baby birds and eggs". Then I asked him what he wondered about bird's nests and he said he wants to know the different ways birds build their nests. Next I asked Adam (just turned 3) what he knew about nests. He said "birds nests are up in the air" (translation, up high) and that they are a "birds house". See! Look at that! I love his answers. Now what does Adam wonder about nests? Since this is a new concept to him I got some fun answers. He said he wants to "know about Jesus", horses and dogs. I can't wait to ask them both what they learned at the end of this week about birds.
I started by setting up two trays at the table for the Nest Invitation to Create. I didn't set up three because Lachlan has been opting out of participating lately. To my surprise, he made a nest and Peter did not.
Mother Goose Time provided as part of this art project.
Mother Goose Time.