Australia, Antarctica, Africa you’re through! Wahoo!”♫♪♫♪♫
(to the tune of 99 bottles of root beer on the wall)
Try to get that song out of your head! It’s been buzzing in my brain for a few weeks now since Carrie brought it to Little Learners, and is proof of an important aspect of early learning: music! Songs are catchy and fun but can also be very informative. Songs are easy to remember–at times impossible to forget!–and are therefore an excellent conduit for learning everything from the ABCs to the oceans and continents!
In Little Learners we spend a lot of time learning about the Earth. We talk about oceans and marine life, we learn about plants and animals, and overarching the theme, we learn about geography: oceans and continents. Children are so fascinated by science and geography and the Little Learners are enthralled by globes, maps and stories about the Earth.
This past week we have been making globe puzzles, placing the colour coded continent pieces on an outline map of the world. We also began an EPIC project: creating a massive papier mache globe! As we continue to build the globe this week, I will keep you updated with photos.
Please enjoy a look at our gallery to see the wonderful work our Little Learners accomplished last week. I won’t be surprised to hear you humming along to the tune by the end of the week!