Thursday, 22 March 2012
Learning with George: Circles
In the past week we have talked a lot about circles. Spotting them on our walks and in bedtime stories. On a daytrip to London and eating them.
The Obliteration Room was perfect. Circles everywhere!
Use an old shoe box or basket and go shopping round the house for circles. Find things like CDs, money, selotape, lids, watches/clocks, cookie cutters; anything circular. Then talk about them; point out details like the circle inside a circle on a DVD, about size differences etc
Possibly lay them out inside a big hula hoop.
Come up with a circular treat- chocolate buttons are perfect and give one either every time they spot a circle on a car journey or if they find more than say, 5 circles on a walk.
Talk about wheels, clocks, coins etc
Bake a cake or biscuits and talk about the tin shape and the final product.
Use a circular cookie cutter for sandwiches/toast
Slice vegetables such as carrots/courgettes/cucumber etc
Make your own pizzas
We've really enjoyed circle week. Every now and then I might share other themes with you. If you think it's fun. It also reminds me to make sure we do it.