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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: Fireflies
TEACHER: Željka Škorić
Spring & Trees
AIM: OBJECTIVES:
- introducing spring as one of the four - recognizing spring
seasons of the year as well as - exploring symbols of spring
developing comprehension of the - further exploring the term of cycle
season of seasons
- exploring the weather
- raising awareness about trees and
nature surrounding us - exploring trees and their
significanace
- introducing parts of trees

PARTNERS ON THE PROJECT:
Our partners in achieving our aims and goals were Smart Bears and their teacher
for enabling us additional time and space to work as well as joining us in activities;
kindergarten pedagogical staff for providing support and parents for supporting our
project and achievements by providing additional unshaped materials.
encyclopedias and posters.
Activities within the theme
Title of the activity:
Tree Poster & Spring

Materials used:
- paper
- tempera colours
- brushes
- walk in the neighbourood
- walk in the forest
Tree Poster & Spring
Activities within the theme
Title of the activity:
Eco Planting
Materials used:
- cardboard rolls
- seeds
- flower bulb
- soil
- water
Eco Planting
Activities within the theme
Title of the activity:
Exploring the Tree Trunk
Materials used:
- walks in the forest
- pieces of wood
Exploring the Tree Trunk
Activities within the theme
Title of the activity:
Parts of Tree and Game*
Materials used:
- a young tree
- chalk
- a tree drawn on the ground

* children stand with the tree drawing in
front of them.
Teacher or a child gives riddle clues (e.g.
What draws water into the tree? What is
the greenes part of the tree? …)
Other children need to identify the answer
and run to that part of the tree to stand
on it
Parts of Tree and Games
Activities within the theme
Title of the activity:
Making a Herbarium
Materials used:
- plain paper
- heavy books
- flowers from our surroundings

* we decide to laminate our herbarium so
we can see both sides instead of classical
paper background so we also needed:

- laminatin pouches and
- laminating machine
Making a Herbarium
Activities within the theme
Title of the activity:
Tree of Beads
Materials used:
- medium sized pebbles
- soft wire
- small beads
Tree of Beads
Activities within the theme
Title of the activity:
Four Seasons Tree Book
Materials used:
- paper
- markers
- stapler
-scissors
- crayons
- collage
- glue
Four Seasons Tree Book
Spring & Trees - EVALUATION

AIM:
- introducing spring as one of the four seasons of the year as well as developing
comprehension of the season
Children gained understanding of the season through experience. They connect
it with blooming flowers and trees though the fickle weather makes it harder for
them to establish a pattern of improoving weather compared to winter.

- raising awareness about trees and nature surrounding us
Children became more observant of their surroundings and trees. They now
comprehend their significance and importance as well as create a connection
on how to have fun outdoors
Spring & Trees - EVALUATION
OBJECTIVES:
- recognizing spring
Children recognize spring through flowers that wasn't there before
- exploring symbols of spring
Children percive flowers and the absence of snow with spring though younger ones
also connect it with summer.

- further exploring the term of cycle of seasons
Children began anticipating and commenting on the cycle of season of the year with
the help of our round calendar with characteristics.

- exploring the weather
Due to uncharacteristic weather for the season it was dificult to make clear
connections with the season

- exploring trees and their significanace
Children showed great interest and initiative in the topic and exploration

- introducing parts of trees
children recognize and are able to name parts of the trees as well as explain basic
functions

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