This fortnight our Aistear theme is 'The Chinese Restaurant'. We did lessons on China and Food and are using our vocabulary in our play stations.
We are busy making food for a restaurant. We are doing the number 8 in Maths and some of us chose to make sets of 8 carrots, cakes, buns etc. Noodles and rice are a popular choice as these are for the Chinese restaurant.
Today's group worked together to make a fabulous cake, complete with icing and sprinkles. Yummy!
Table Top Area
We have a fun game called 'Tummy Ache' to play. The aim of the game is to get 5 foods for your dinner. We have to watch out for the 'unsafe' food with bugs, flies etc. - they make us shout tummy ache!!! We name the foods as we look at them. We know it is important to take turns in this group so that the game is fair.
We are designing menus for the restaurant. We use our best writing, drawing and colouring to make our menus look great.
Role Play Area
The Chinese Restaurant is busy this week. We take on roles of host(ess), waiter (ress), chef and customer. The restaurant is beautifully decorated with our paper lanterns.
We looked at pictures of the Chinese cities and landscape. The houses in China look different to ours especially the roofs. We are planning and building mountains, hills, houses and skyscrapers. We even tried 'The Great Wall of China' - a very long wall!!!!!!
In our 2nd week, we made pandas. We
looked at posters, books and videos of the panda. When we finished our
art work, we wrote some sentences about the panda.
'Made in China'
Whilst playing, one of us noticed our clipboards are made in China. We learned that there are lots of factories in China and we are going to look at our toys and clothes at home to see if any of them were made in China.