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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: Summer and rocks
GROUP: Smart Pandas
TEACHER: Sanja Grgačić
Summer and rocks
AIM:
PARTNERS ON THE PROJECT:
- increasing children’s ability and use
of art expression - Children from other groups

- encouraging commenting and talking - Teachers and pedagogical staff
about the theme - Parents
- sharing knoweledge, understanding
and ideas among the children

OBJECTIVES:
-exploring summer (how do we recognize summer, what’s the weather like in
summer, what do we do during summer, other seasons in the year)
-exploring rocks (what are rocks, types of rocks, what are fossils and minerals)
-introducing summer and rocks through interesting materials, videos and artwork
- making artwork
Activities within the theme
Title of the activity:
Summer poster for the classroom

Materials used:
- Watercolours
- Brushes
- Water
- Big poster with ice cream
pattern
Activities within the theme
Title of the activity:
Summer poster for the board in
front of the kindergarten
Materials used:
- Coloured paper
- scissors
- glue
- temperas
- watercolours
- brushes
- paper
Activities within the theme
Title of the activity:
Ice cream
Materials used:
- cotton pads
- watercolours
- brushes
- coloured paper
- glue
- scissors
Activities within the theme
Title of the activity:
Boats
Materials used:
- paper
- coloured paper
- watercolours
- brushes
- scissors
- glue
- crayons
Activities within the theme
Title of the activity:
Hot Air Balloon Day
Materials used:
- ink
- wooden sticks
- paper
- watercolours
- brushes
Activities within the theme
Title of the activity:
- Fishing
Materials used:
- fishing rod
- magnetic letters
-magnetic words
- Magnetic sea animals
Activities within the theme
Title of the activity:
Rocks poster
Materials used:
- paper
- markers
- coloured pencils
- pencils
Activities within the theme
Title of the activity:
-Exploring different types of
rocks
Materials used:
- rocks
- kinetic sand
- plates
Activities within the theme
Title of the activity:
Gems
Materials used:
- glass stone
- glue
- glitters
Activities within the theme
Title of the activity:
Fossils
Materials used:
- clay
- shells
- rocks
- magnifying glass
Activities within the theme
Title of the activity:
Smoothie
Materials used:
- fruits: bananas
oranges
apples
peaches
- plastic knifes
- plastic cups
- mixer
- bowl
Activities within the theme
Title of the activity:
Ice cream
Materials used:
- yoghurt
- biscuits
- honey
- fruit: plums, peaches
- spoon
- mixer
- plastic cups
- straws
Activities within the theme
Title of the activity:
Reading
Materials used:
Summer and rocks
EVALUATION:
AIMS:
- increasing children’s ability and use of art expression:
Children enjoyed art activities and specially ones connected with rocks.
They enjoyed working with clay and glitters and they showed that
they are very proud of their artwork.
- encouraging commenting and talking about the theme:
Children were talking a lot about the topic. Most of the time they were
talking about when they will go to the seaside and when will be their
last .day of kindergarten.
- 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.
Summer and rocks
EVALUATION:
OBJECTIVES:
- exploring summer (how do we recognize summer, what’s the weather like in
summer, what do we do during summer, other seasons in the year)
Children learned about summer mostly through talk.
- exploring rocks (what are rocks, types of rocks, what are fossils and
minerals)
Children were very interested in rocks. Their favourite part of rocks was
making gems and fossils. They were asking a few days in a row if we can
make fossils again.
- making artwork
Children enjoyed making artwork. They loved working with watercolours
and clay.