Welcome to November at The Children’s House!! We can’t believe October’s gone by so quickly, but we had a really wonderful month, ending with our short week last week celebrating Hallowe’en; we created witches hats in our cooking, decorated ghosts in arts & crafts, & had a fancy dress party to top it all off, with spooky games and face painting – many thanks to the talented Angela (9.30 parent) for that!!
This week we will be talking about the new month November, and the new season winter! We will be talking about the changes that will be happening with the weather, and specifically looking at the water cycle – the process of evaporation, condensation and precipitation – that happens all around us all the time. We will be relating this process to events that the children see all the time in their own environments – evaporation when water is heated like the steam from a kettle, condensation when that steam/gas cools like the droplets in the bathroom when having a shower/bath, and precipitation as the droplets fall as rain, which the children are very familiar with!
On Wednesday we will also be having a visit from Naas library! One of the librarians will be coming in to talk to us all about what exactly libraries are, the resources they have and the importance of using them, and will be hosting a story time with us – we can’t wait!!
Water Cycle Song (Sang to the tune of She’ll Be Coming around the Mountain):
Water travels in a cycle, yes it does (use pointer finger to make a big circle)
Water travels in a cycle, yes it does (repeat finger circle)
It goes up as evaporation (moves hands up to the sky)
Forms clouds as condensation (make a cloud overhead with arms)
Then comes down as precipitation, yes it does! (sprinkle with fingers while bringing arms down in front of you)