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Mission X

We are honoured at KleinKinder to have, as one of the parents, a space psychologist, who has introduced us to the Mission X programme of educating children in a fun way as to how to train as an astronaut! The children will be learning about the importance of healthy eating, exercising and what it's like in space in a bid to get 'Astro-Charlie' to the moon. This is a rather prescriptive way of learning, but I shall be adapting it to the Montessori style of teaching and looking at different ways to get all children interested. I have been on a training programme and have been given some wonderful fun materials to work with and lots of interesting anecdotes to tell the children about what it's like for an astronaut in space. One of the tasks next week will be to build a rocket and get the technical side sorted. The children at the moment are still heavily into playing with Nativity costumes and enacting it. We keep trying to move them on to other plays, but they keep coming back to the Nativity! Maria Montessori said, 'Follow the child!' so the Nativity stays for now!

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Fake Watches on 16 January 2014 08:32
We're finishing off activities about space for the Mission X project. The last activity were plastic pots with different shades of yellow, from dark to light, which the children had go's at ordering.
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