This term we are exploring the weather for our Science unit! It was definitely my favourite unit last year so I was pretty excited when it was time to start planning for my class this year. I decided to have a go at planning my first unit for TPT and it has taken me FOREVER to finally get it to a stage where I’m happy to share!
I’ve been a busy little bee lately, working hard to finish a new Science unit for Term 4. This unit is all about exploring how things move. To begin the unit, I set up an exploration table full of exciting toys that moved in different ways. This was such a big hit, even my 15 month old wanted in on the action.
Last term we learnt all about the weather! It was such a fun unit and the kids learnt so much. During the last two weeks, we did a little bit of work on the seasons. It seemed to be a tricky concept to teach in just two weeks but after we finger painted these beautiful season trees, it suddenly made sense to my kiddies!
Today I am spending the day at home due to Doctors orders! I was sick only 2 weeks ago with a cold and now it has flared up again and become a viral ear and throat infection. I am starting to lose my voice so the doctor suggested I stay at home today and rest my voice before it goes completely. I felt a bit anxious about leaving my class with no warning today but I left a 4 page plan for my relief teacher so hopefully they are all working super hard today and are on their best behaviour.
This term I decided to be naughty and squeeze in my very own unit about bugs and insects for our final term in Prep. Our old preschool system was very inquiry/play based but now that our curriculum is all mandated, the kiddies miss out on all that fun stuff that just arises throughout the year.