The Communication and Language focus for the next two weeks will be the story ‘Goldilocks and The Three Bears.’
We introduced the story today and our initial focus was to examine the front cover…
I asked the children, “Is it the three pigs?” #mc replied, “Nooo, bears!” I continue, “How many bears?” #mc counted aloud, “1, 2, 3.”
As I read the story, #gg copies my hand motion and says, “Hot,” when referring to the porridge.
When we look at the picture of the broken chair, #gg and #mc say, “Oh no!,” and gasp. As we look at the illustration of Goldilocks sleeping in baby bears bed, #mc makes a snoring sound.
When we reach the final page of the story and Goldilocks is leaving the bears’ house, #as shouted, “There she is.” #gmj repeated the question, “Where is she going?”
When looking at the front cover of the book with afternoon Pre-Nursery, I ask, “What can you see?” #erc says, “Three bears” and #srw says, “Bears.” I point to the illustration of Goldilocks and ask, “Who is this?” #erc says, “Goldilocks.” #erc was able to finish phrases from the story as I read.
I ask, “What does Goldilocks use to eat the porridge?” #erc says, “Spoon.” We look at the illustration of Goldilocks looking at the porridge, I ask, “What is Goldilocks doing?” #erc tells me, “Licking her lips.” #srw, #lj, #ec and #alr all licked their lips.
When we saw that one of the chairs was broken, I asked, “What’s happened?” #erc says, “She broked it.” I said, “How do you know Goldilocks has broken the chair?” #erc says, “It’s in pieces.” #lj says, “Legs come off.”
When I read, “This bed is just right,” I ask, “How do we know this bed is just right?” #erc says, “Because she’s sleeping in it. The bears are coming back.” I continue, “Is that what happens next, the bears come back?”
#erc points to Goldilocks and says, “She’s running.” I ask, “Where is she running to?” #srw says, “Back to her house.”
The children had lots of fun exploring our new small world area today; I set up an invitation to play by providing different sized bears, bowls, spoons, beds and porridge oats. The children pretended to feed the bears, laid the bears on their beds and explored the texture of the oats.
We have brown playdough, teddybear cutters and a little girl cutter to encourage talk about the story and the characters. #sh sais, “Teddybear,” as she cut out a teddybear in the playdough.