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Monthly Topic Presentation

International Kindergarten Horizons
Zelengaj 6
10 000 Zagreb
www.kindergarten.hr

SCHOOL YEAR: 2016/2017

THEME OF THE MONTH: Electricity

GROUP: Smart Pandas

TEACHER: Helena Mauhar
Electricity

AIM:

– exploring and becoming more familiar with characteristics of electricity and
how does it occur
– introducing electricity through various experiments
– learning about renewable electricity sources and why do we and how use
electricity

OBJECTIVES:

– encouraging commenting and talking about the theme, sharing knowlege,
understanding and ideas among children
– increasing children's ability and use of art expression
– getting to know and exploring electricity through interesting games, activities,
pictures and video materials
– knowing how electricity can be created and learning about how to stay safe
around electricity
– building simple electric circuits

PARTNERS ON THE PROJECT:

Our partners in achieving our aims and goals was Dolphins group for sharing the
materials we used and participating, kindergarten pedagogical staff for providing
supporting and organizing outgoing activities and parents for continuing working and
talking about the topic at home as well as supporting our project and achievements
and providing additional unshaped materials.
ACTIVITIES WITHIN THE THEME

Title of the activity: making „Electricity“ poster

Materials used: white paper, markers
Title of the activity: exploring posters about electricity

Materials used: posters
Title of the activity: naming, writing and drawing electrical things

Materials used: white paper, markers, board, colour pencils
Title of the activity: lightning drawing
Materials used: white paper, brushes, water, temperas
Title of the activity: exploring static electricity

Materials used: baloon, plate, salt, pepper, comb
Title of the activity: making paper windmills

Materials used: white paper, markers, straws
Title of the activity: electrical circuits making

Materials used: various batteries, led lamps
ELECTRICITY

EVALUATION:

Children were very interested in the project and gladly participated. They were
creative in problem solving and had a lot of ideas in art expression as well as in
shaping and creating different games. They loved to work with unshaped materials in
creating art but also enjoyed painting and playing mathematical and manipulative
games. What they enjoyed the most were interesting and fun experiments which
enabled learning in a fun and amusing way.
When they explored the theme, they started using the knowlege in activities in their
free play time. This theme was very interesting for children and activities were
conceptually connected to each other. This helped children in better understanding of
the theme, relating different subjects and categorizing them by their similarities
and/or differences. They were very cooperative and helped one another in
understanding of the theme and also shared many ideas mutually.