The children are practicing for the disco tonight. Check out their moves!
Learning about compost
Today we took advantage of a sunny spell and went out in the garden to learn about compost with Sue. We put old kale leaves and other debris in a wheelbarrow and put it all in a pile that will be taken down to Falachan Cothrom to be composted and turned into soil.
We then got to eat some tasty raspberries and tomatoes!
Bottle cap boats
Last week we made little boats out of milk bottle caps in ReStore. We made masts out of pipe cleaner and sails out of felt. We glued it all together and decorated with some pretty rhinestones. We then tested them out in the nursery, and they float!
Printing fabric at restore
To celebrate Recycling Week the children made aprons from excess material in ReStore with Maria. Later on in the week they wore the aprons whilst participating in some roleplay in their 'cafe'.
Ar caraid ùr
Baking with math
We are learning to recognise numbers by weighing ingredients to bake with. It's a delicious way to learn!
We would once more like to extend a big TAPADH LEIBH to PeggyAnn MacMillan, Margaret Campbell, Morag MacKinnon, and Mary Flora MacKinnon for raising money during their half marathon in Inverness in March. We have now purchased our outdoor suits with the money raised. The children in Cothrom Òg have already made good use of them, remaining dry and warm during yesterday's wintry conditions.
shìos air a' mhachaire
The children in the 2-5 room enjoyed a trip down to the machair to see the baling.
Thank you to the crofters on the Ormiclate and Bornish machair for letting the children see the process from cutting through to wrapping. They enjoyed it so much they wanted to go back for a third day!
We also went down on Wednesday, when the weather was less agreeable! The children still had a great time.
The children in the 2-5 room have been working on 'All about Me'. They have been using mirrors for self recognition and self awareness.
On our blog you can read about all the things we get up to in the nursery.