We set up a lovely Thanksgiving Turkey!
Little “L” set up a great meal and shared it with me. She told me we needed to sit at the table together for dinner and then I could have some ice-cream!
“I set up your dinner for you Pip!”
She worked hard at preparing the vegetables. She pulled the tops off the carrots and then told me they a bit mucky.
“I teened it for you! I got all the mutty bits off for you!”
“Thank you L” I told her. “That’s very kind and looks really yummy!”
A bit later on Little “R” arrived and Little “L” came to play.
Little “I” was very interested in chopping up the vegetables to make dinner and worked hard at chopping the mini sweetcorns in to little chunks.
Holding with one hand and using the other to chop!
Little “R” worked on the Brussel sprouts. Peeling the otter leaves off of them.
After all her chopping, Little “I” feed her baby her Thanksgiving dinner!
Later on in the day I offered Little “T” the vegetable basket to explore. He continued on his interest in setting things in motion and rolled the carrots and sprouts around the room, chasing after them as they rolled from his reach!
Durring lunch the Postman came and delivered our new Thanksgiving story book. I shared the story with the children while they were eating and several times after lunch. Perfect timing!
After the school pick up, the homecorner get really busy…….. and MESSY!
The older children are very good at chopping the vegetables and they asked for a cheese grater to cut things up a bit smaller! All great skills that they will be able use later in life when they start to cook real meals.
The older girls even set the table with a vase of flowers!
Kenzie was in charge of grating the carrots!
They also happily practised cleaning up after all the fun! They used dustpan and brushes, cloths to wipe the sides down, took all the dirty dishes to the kitchen and then got out the hoover. More great life skills being learnt for adult life.
LEARNING INTENTIONS AND IDEAS FOR EXPANDING LEARNING:
The idea of this weeks focus is to introduce other cultures and traditions to the children. To learn the story of Thanksgiving and to experience some of the fun and traditions that American families enjoy each year. I wanted to offer this experience as an introduction to Thanksgiving and use it to open dialogue with the children before we look more deeply in to the people and stories behind Thanksgiving day.
CHARACTERISTICS OF EFFECTIVE LEARNING: