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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: SPRING & TREES
GROUP: Orange Group
TEACHER: Ana Tabak
SPRING & TREES
AIM: PARTNERS ON THE PROJECT:
•To observe the environment and the changes of Our partners in the project were the kindergarten staff
seasons and express these observations
who provided different materials and support, as well as
•To explore and learn about spring and its main the Yellow and Green group for sharing the materials
features and associations we used.
•To learn about trees, their anatomy and types of trees
•To celebrate and learn more about Easter and Earth
Day

OBJECTIVES:
•Encouraging children to observe changes in nature and weather associated with spring

•Expressing observations in a creative matter (through arts and crafts projects)

•Developing fine motor skills

•Developing communication skills by talking about different ideas, observations and conclusions regarding the
topic at hand

•Exploring and categorizing different materials
Songs and picture books
- Singing songs and reading picture books
regarding the theme
Posters with the theme pictures
Painting the worksheets
Making flowers with tempera paint and
paper tissues
Making Hyacinth flowers craft
Making a blossom tree craft
Making a cardboard tree craft
Decorating butterflies with watercolour
Making a caterpillar craft
Making a bee craft
Decorating the Easter poster
Decorating plastic Easter eggs
Decorating Easter greeting cards
Making an Earth Day craft
SPRING & TREES
Evaluation:
Children showed great interest in this project and participated with lots of positive energy. They started
observing and commenting on the changes in nature and gathering flowers during outdoor play. They
showed the initial understanding that seasons occur but still do not show comprehension that
seasons change in a specific pattern. They were particularly interested in arts and crafts activities
which helped increase their creativity and further develop their motor skills. They liked to read and
look at different picture books about spring and nature, especially minibeasts and were interested in
repeating them from time to time. They also enjoyed all Easter activities and Earth Day crafts.