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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: Earth and Space
GROUP: Smart Pandas
TEACHER: Sanja Grgačić
Earth and Space
AIM: PARTNERS ON THE PROJECT:
- increasing children’s ability and use -Children from other groups
of art expression
-Teachers and pedagogical staff
- encouraging commenting and talking
about the theme - Parents
- sharing knoweledge, understanding
and ideas among the children

OBJECTIVES:
- exploring Earth: parts of Earth (continents, seas, oceans)
- exploring space: what is there in the space, what are planets, solar system
-introducing Earth and Space through interesting materials, videos and artwork
- making artwork
- making map of the world and globe
Activities within the theme
Title of the activity:
- exploring maps and globe

Materials used:
- World Atlas
- Globe
- Puzzle
Activities within the theme
Title of the activity:
- Europe Day
Materials used:
- video
- worksheets
- Atlas
- Globe
Activities within the theme
Title of the activity:
- Map of the world
Materials used:
- Atlas
- Paper
- Tempera
- Brushes
- Pencils
- Markers
Activities within the theme
Title of the activity:
- Globe
Materials used:
- Balloon
- Newspaper
- Wooden glue
- Atlas
- Tempera
- Brushes
Activities within the theme
Title of the activity:
- Layers of the Earth
Materials used:
- Video
- Poster
- Worksheets
- Colour pencils
Activities within the theme
Title of the activity:
- Solar System
Materials used:
- Video
- Poster
- Styrofoam balls
- Tempera
- Paper
- Glue
Activities within the theme
Title of the activity:
- Astronaut
Materials used:
- Paper
- Tempera
- Brushes
- Worksheets
- Colour pencils
- Markers
- Stickers
Activities within the theme
Title of the activity:
- Rocket
Materials used:
- Photos
- Colour paper
- Scissors
- Glue
Activities within the theme
Title of the activity:
- Reading
Materials used:
Earth and Space
EVALUATION:
AIMS:
- increasing children’s ability and use of art expression:
Children enjoyed art activities and specially ones with the Space. They
showed that they are very proud of their artwork when they saw it on
the board.
- encouraging commenting and talking about the theme:
Children were talking a lot about the topic. They were asking for help
with finding some countries. They were very happy when they
found country, city or ocean that they knew before.
- sharing knoweledge, understanding and ideas among the children
Children were very cooperative and helped one another in
understanding of the theme. They also shared many ideas among
the group.
Earth and Space
EVALUATION:
OBJECTIVES:
- exploring Earth: parts of Earth (continents, seas, oceans)
Children learned parts of the Earth through the song and posters.
- exploring space: what is there in the Space, what are planets, solar system:
Children showed interest in Space. Their favourite planet was Neptune
and they were talking about it every day.
- making artwork:
Children enjoyed making artwork. They loved collage technique.
- making map of the world and globe:
All children participated in making map of the world and globe and the
liked the technique of paper mache.