Saturday, July 25, 2009
Here is part of our geography centre. I like to set up learning centres. (must be the ex-teacher in me)and this one gets a lot of use. It also doubles as a spot to place art work/displays like these clay representations of the tower of Babel.
This couch is never normally this tidy!! It is where we read many of our readalouds. Plus I decided in a room with many shelves and windows it made sense to use any free wall space “creatively”. Hence the current picture study behind the couch.This picture also demonstrates the mutifunctionality(is that a word!!) of our room. Please note herbs and flowers hanging to dry, and silky bantams cheeping and eating busily in the foreground. We know now ,sadly, that one is a trainee rooster and we will shortly be finding him a new home.This is another reading corner. Mostly where “interest” books are placed. Note the ancient weaponry (Celtic double sided axes) so essential to a good read!
Here is our friend’s Murray river long necked turtle which is on long-term loan. Her name is Gertie and she loves to dance, for her food, or/and just when she feels excited….Actually after a visit to a wildlife centre we're pretty certain “she” is a he.
And finally here is one child’s work area which he shares with our resident rabbit, Pipkin. We like to have lots of candles burning while we school!!
Note: a couple of residents not photographed as the camera was fast running out of battery were our budgies and lovebirds, please mentally add two bird cages near the door!!