Centennial College Early Childhood EducationStudent Name: JUNNIFER VILLANUEVAAgency: CENTENARY SEVEN OAKS CHILD CARE CENTREAge range of children: 2 ½ to 5Centre Focus: AN EMERGENT CURRICULUM ANECDOTAL OBSERVATION POSSIBLE CUESEvery Thursday and Friday during myplacement, I observed that the Developmental Cuespreschool children eat their fruits duringsnack and lunch time. The centreserved different kinds of fruits like Able to classify shapes and colorsapples, bananas, cantaloupe, oranges,peaches and sometimes fruit cocktail. Able to name the different kinds of fruitsDuring snack time the ECE assignedme to serve the children. I asked the Enjoys singing simple songs (Ages andchildren what is the color of the Stages)banana? Most of them answeredyellow. What is the shape of the Answers what and where questions?apple? Some said round. (Ages and Stages)When I was slicing the apples, we allsang “I like to eat apples and bananas. Physical DevelopmentMost of them ate more than 2 sliceswhile other requested for more. Some Can feed self (Ages and Stages)days the centre served canned peachslices and fruit cocktail with syrup. The Can feed self with spoon (Ages andchildren used their hands while others Stages)used the spoon. All the children sippedthe juice in the bowl.The children always finished the fruitsevery snack and lunch time. Lets usguess what fruit we will have for snacktomorrow?
Small group experience (circle) to confirm interest in the topic:(describe all parts of your circle)I brought a tray of fruits with different color, shape and size for thechildren to explore using their senses. I started the conversation byasking them what fruits they like. The children liked the fruits theysaw on the tray. Other children mentioned fruits like kiwi, strawberry,pear, and etc. We discussed about the colors of the fruit, the childrenmentioned like yellow, orange, green. I asked them: where can youfind fruits? One said farm, other said in the supermarket. What doyou do with fruits? One answered: eat, cut, squeeze. Aside fromeating, I asked what else we can do with fruits. One answered bakelike apple pie and I told the children we can also make juice or fruitshakes. We can also make apple sauce or fruit jams. I let the childrenfeel and touched the fruit and asked them what they feel, one saidsoft and hard. All the children’s answers and our questions weredocumented in our web.Procedure:Plastic bowlFruits (Apple, banana, grapes, orange, lemon)Table space at the playground where we discuss and explore fruitsConsider the following and fully describe how you INTEND to exploreyour chosen experience with preschoolers How will you introduce the experience?
What lures might you use to attract the children? Preschoolers require support and guidance to fully explore an experience. How will you guide and support their interactions with the materials and each other and with you? COLLABORATION Closure is important in any planned experience. How will you end the experience with the children? What guidance strategies would be helpful to use?BEFORE YOU BEGIN YOUR 6 EXPERIENCES IN THE PROJECT,COMPLETE THIS GROUP (CIRCLE) TO BE SURE OF THECHILDREN’S INTEREST IN THE TOPICArrange a date, and time to implement your chosen experienceusing the elements you defined in your procedure.Evaluation and Reflection:NOW THAT YOU HAVE COMPLETED THIS GROUP EXPERIENCE(CIRCLE):How did it go? ARE THE CHILDREN STILL INTERESTED IN THETOPIC?It went really well, the children seem interested in further explorationof the fruits.
WILL THE INQUIRY PROCESS WORK WITH THIS TOPIC? WHYOR WHY NOT?This will work for several reasons, Allow the children to explore the fruits by themselves, but allows collaboration with the observer. Lots of fruits are easily available. Allow the children to discover and explore the different textures and taste of the fruit and what can we make out of fruit. If question arise, the observer can assist the children by guiding them the answers. This activity can be ongoing because we can provide lots of opportunities to explore in curriculum areas such as science, math, sensory, dramatic, art and language. We have enough time and available equipments to explore the fruits.
.Rationale:After observing the children and speaking with them at ourplayground table, I discovered that they are very interested in fruits.Your children are naturally curious and will have many opportunitiesover several weeks to explore fruits, conduct supervised experimentsand deepens their understanding of fruits. The activities will help thechildren develop their cognitive, language, sensory, math and dramaskills. Let the children explore and collaborate by asking open endedquestions and through scaffolding we will be able to make theactivities interesting and fun.This is a natural part of preschool development. You will be amazedat what the children know and learn during our explorationsof preschool development.During this time the children will: Make fruit shakes Make fruit kebobs (children’s idea) Sort fruits according to shapes and colors Sing songs and read books about fruits Taste, feel, smell different kinds of fruits Puppet show about fruits Participate in drama (fruit store) Draw fruits of children’s ideasWe will be posting evidence and samples of our work. Please checkin often and share this experiment with your children!Junnifer
Kwhl Chart K(know) W(what do we H(how will we L want to know learn it Learn numbers when measuring the fruits using tape measure.Different colors What are the Math activity by Learn to sort big and Green/ Red different colors? sorting different small fruits. colors Learn sorting different colors of fruits. Learn to count the fruits that we had on our activity. In making fruit kebab, children learn the Soft and hard What are the Sensory activity different textures of different by touching, fruit, like soft and textures? feeling, hard by touching and squeezing the holding. Learn to use wood fruits. skewer to make fruit kebabs. Learn different taste like sweet and sour. Learn different taste of fruits like sweetSweet and sour How does the Sensory activity and sour. lemon taste? / by tasting. grapes taste? Learn an art in making fruit kebabsSmall and round Compare the Art activity by by designing how to shapes of the making fruit make and what fruit. kebabs or sequence of fruit they drawing the fruit will put first. Learn the different on the paper. shapes of cut fruits.
Learn to trace fruits on papers. Learn which fruits have seed like apples, Seeds Which fruits Science activity avocado, etc. have seeds? by growing the Learn the different different kinds of sizes of seeds like seeds and small and big seeds. Learn different shapes classifying seeds. of seeds like round and flat. Learn through books the different kinds of Tree Which fruits Language fruits. come from a activity by using Learn where plants tree? books showing grow, like garden. different kinds of Learn that fruit plants needs water. fruit trees. Learn more vocabularies in the story. Learn to tell story in puppet show. Farm and Where can we Dramatic play by Learn the different supermarket find fruits? doing fruit store vitamins we get from and puppet show fruits. of fruits. Learn to role play and play pretend to develop language. Bake, What can we Science activity Learn how to make banana shake.Juice and fruit make out of by making fruit Learn that when we shakes fruits? shakes, juice and grind the ice and mix baking. with milk it will become liquid (shake).