Earth Day

Formally Earth Day is April 22, however honestly, on a regular basis at TNNS seems like Earth Day!  However a delegated day helps name our consideration to one thing with particular gestures of presents, acknowledgement, and plans.  This yr we wove Earth Day into our opening and shutting circles, and likewise engaged the youngsters in dialogue and particular tasks of their small teams.  Portray – whether or not with watercolours, collectively with blues and greens – and even dirt- was a well-liked exercise.  We additionally spent  time within the backyard digging for worms, planting radish and fava bean seeds, and utilizing buckets and watering cans to dump water all over the place.  In our small teams, we puzzled what the youngsters understood ‘the Earth’ to imply?  As Educators, we contemplate kids’s data and conceptual understanding, in order that the actions we plan are significant and interesting.  Whereas just a few kids did certainly ‘find’ themselves on Earth, most held a picture of Earth as a circle in house, which is after all how it’s normally illustrated.  I’m questioning how you can assist kids to attach that very summary picture with their very own lived experiences of land, water, air, vegetation, and animals? A venture to be continued.  Within the meantime, take pleasure in these photos of ‘Eagles and Owls’ in Terra Nova! In gratitude, Kate

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