The children and teachers at the GAP thoroughly enjoyed a visit from Michelle the very talented music teacher today.
We learned new songs, sang a few old favourites; we danced to different styles of music; we played instruments; we heard some of Michelle’s cool instruments; and we learned about rhythm, volume, pitch. A great time was had by all!
Michelle commented that the GAP children had particularly good aural skills (which she surmised was from being bilingual) and they paid good attention (an important life skill that will put the children in good stead for the rest of their lives).
The children at the GAP are enjoying our science weeks. They have been experimenting with liquids and solids, and mixing them together. What happens when you drop a pebble into water? What about salt in water? What about water into flour? How about oil? Coloured marker pens? Sand? Sugar?
Which led us to our next question: Do scientists always end up covered in powder and standing in a sticky puddle? Our teachers have a scientific hypothesis about this!
Looking forward to our visit to Questacon next week.
The children and teachers were delighted to host guest speaker Anke Maria – a local German biologist from ACT Frogwatch – today. We got to meet and hear from many of her froggy friends, and learn about their habits and environmental needs. There were lots of hands-on activities, games, puzzles and puppets to have fun with; and plenty of opportunities for the children to ask all their inquisitive questions.
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