Like a bridge over troubled water sings Simon&Garfunkel in their famous song, this brings us to the stream in the Skjærviken forest, which is on the way to their bonfire place. So every time Gresshoppa goes on a foresttrip, they always stop at the stream to play some. I cant say that the stream is very troubled like in the song, but its no doubt about it that it is a popular place to play.
The children started to play with the stream and creating dam, which the put rock in the stream to stop it from flowing water. Then they started to making a bridge, they reflected over what kind og logs and the sizes which where most approriate to use to constructing a bridge.
This will not be the last time Gresshoppa stops and plays around the stream, we cant wait to next time we visit the stream. Untill that time “Like a bridge over troubled water, i will lay you down………
We looked for lines in the forest. Students took photos, then they were able to find again lines in those pictures using the IWB. More information:HERE
Were making icecubes by filling milkcartons with water and letting them staying out over night to let it freeze.
The children explored the icecubes and adapted the cars into their playing with the cubes. Its important for us that we embrace the childrens approach to materials we are using, by reflexting and exploring together with the children so we learn together.
What better way then to use them as bricks in a tunnel to play with, marvelous!!! Watch out here comes the cars
We use some boiling water that we throw up in the air.
It must be below -15 degrees to make some clouds.
Chech out the link to see the video of us throwing water in the air in -17 degrees
January has been a rather cold month in Norway, with temperatures down to -20, the oudoor activites has therefore been a little less comon as usual. But we have still gone out, but not for so long at the time.
But the cold weather gives us also many opportunities to explore water and shapes outside.
We filled 50 papircups with water and different ingredients such as nuts, popcorn,spices and some cups with jus waterpaint.
Here we are inn full progress with filling the papir and plastic cups.
Here you see the result of our effort in filling papircups with different ingredients and colours to make beautiful shapes.
Then we let the cups stand out over night to let i freeze, that night it was -18, so the day after we could not wait to see what had happend with our cups.
The colorful icecubes were used in the outdoor activites, they transported them in buckets, they compared them with other ice cubes to see who was bigger and smaller. We have a small boat in our kindergarden which the icecubes were used as pirategold. Arrrrrggghhhh Ship o hoi!!
What happens if we put the icecubes next to the bonfire??
Some minues later we discovered that it started to drip from the cubes.
The children reflected and explored much over the colorful icecubes and created a learningfull and fun activity where the children and adults were as co-explorers together.
We learn together!
This is the Spanish website for SMOL. We have uploaded every activities´ result that has been obtained up to this moment. On this website you can find indoor activity results, family involvement, and especially OUTDOOR activities, including other information as well. You can use our simultaneous translator (it is not completely accurate, but you should be able to understand the main ideas). LINK