It’s going to a busy week in The Children’s House, celebrating the arrival of Spring, and looking at electricity as well as gardening and cooking! After the power cut a couple of weeks ago, some of the children were fascinated by the electricity going on and off, and what that meant in the classroom (no lights, the fish tank filter stopped working, no cd player etc) – so we decided we’d learn more about electricity this week. To this end, we will be discussing what we use electricity for in everyday life at home, then we will be doing an experiment to show how we can create static electricity using a balloon and our hair (prepare to see some frizzy hair styles!), looking at electric currents with a plasma ball, creating electronic circuits using circuit board & components, and finally at the end of the week philosophising about what would we do if we had no electricity?
As well as this, we will be making Rice Krispie buns, sowing water cress to celebrate Spring/February arriving and new growth, and dressing up & dancing – a fun week ahead!!
PS a huge thank you to Kayla’s mum Jianhua, as well as Emma, Jasmine and Daragh, who all came in on Friday afternoon to help us celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year in style!!
Great, wide, beautiful, wonderful world,
With the wonderful water around you curled,
And the wonderful grass upon your breast –
World you are beautifully drest.
by William Brighty Rands