Today we explored root ginger, it was wrapped up in red tissue paper. #ld tried to open the package and couldn’t, I said, “How could you open it, what could you use?” #ld replied, “Scissors,” I say and “What will you do with the scissors?” #ld says, “Snip, snip, snip.” I suggest going to get some, so he walks over to where the scissors are kept. Mrs Riddell gives him a pair of scissors and he brings them over to the mat – carrying them sensibly and safely. He used the scissors to try and cut the paper, when he was unable to cut the paper, he passed the scissors to his friend saying, “‘Ere are.” (PSED, SCSA, +22-36 months, CL, S, -22-36 months, PD, MH, +22-36 months.)
#lha then cut a hole in the paper. (PD, MH, -30-50 months).
#ld holds a small piece of ginger in his hand and Mrs Riddell shows the children how to peel the ginger using a spoon.
#ld says, “Wet. Little one.”
The children spent time smelling the ginger.
Afternoon Pre-Nursery also examined ginger; #erc said the package was, “It’s a present for Santa.” I say, “I wonder what it is.” #erc tells me, “It’s for Santa’s birds. CL, S, +22-36 months.
As the children explore the ginger and learn how to peel it with a spoon, #srw says, “More, I like it.” (CL, S, =22-36 months).
#erc says, “I don’t like it.” (CL, S, =22-36 months).
#alr, #ane, #srw, #ec, and #erc – PD, MH, +22-36 months