The children had recently been to the library and borrowed a book about dinosaurs. The children were very interested in the pictures of the fossils. Nadine used the book as a provocation for a painting experience.
The children would refer to the picture each time they put brush to paper. They respectfully and carefully chose their colours to reflect and interpret the picture on display.
This book has prompted lots of discussion about dinosaurs and their history.
OUTCOME 4: CHILDREN ARE CONFIDENT AND INVOLVED LEARNERS
Children develop dispositions for learning such as curiosity, cooperation, confidence, creativity, commitment, enthusiasm, persistence, imagination and reflexivity
express wonder and interest in their environments
are curious and enthusiastic participants in their learning
use play to investigate, imagine and explore ideas
follow and extend their own interests with enthusiasm, energy and concentration
OUTCOME 5: CHILDREN ARE EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATORS
Children express ideas and make meaning using a range of media
use the creative arts such as drawing, painting, sculpture, drama, dance, movement, music and storytelling to express ideas and make meaning