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Pre-Primary Students Learn Creatively

We thank God for blessing us all with unique imaginations, which allowed us to come up with so many amazing ideas for our pet rock designs.

In Pre-Primary Blue, we love to mix play and learning together!

At the beginning of Term 2, we read the book, ‘Charlotte and the Rock’ by Stephen W. Martin. The book told a story about a young girl and her pet rock, which ultimately turns out to be a dinosaur egg. Thankfully, ours did not turn out the same! We were intrigued and decided that we wanted to make our own pet rocks.

Firstly, we designed our rock by deciding which materials we would like to use and where to put them. A variety of materials including pipe cleaners, glitter, googly eyes and straws were placed onto the whiteboard for us to copy onto our design templates. We are in the process of learning how to write so our teachers gave us a hand.

Secondly, we used our creative minds to bring our pet rocks to life. Many conversations took place during this learning process as we discussed potential names, as well as their favourite food, sport to play and place to hang out. Some of us even managed to make them look identical to our designs.

Finally came the part that we were all waiting for – playing with our pets! They became a part of our Pre-Primary community for the day, meaning that we had to give them a tour of our indoor and outdoor environments. The pets loved accompanying us as we played in the sandpit, on the side and in the block corner. 

We thank God for blessing us all with unique imaginations, which allowed us to come up with so many amazing ideas for our pet rock designs. We are grateful to God for also giving us hands to help us create and make wonderful things. All glory to Him!

1 Chronicles 29:13
“Now therefore, our God, we thank You and praise Your glorious name.”

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