Friday, April 5, 2013

Nursery Rhyme Unit study week #5 - Jack and Jill

Once you start a new rhyme it's amazing what you can take out of it! I never knew that this week we'd actually go and see an old well right HERE in Launceston! Sooo cool! I found some great activities HERE for the girls and we also went to a nice hilly park to play out the rhyme! The children LOVED acting out the rhyme and totally jumped into character. Zeke was Jack and the girls each took it in turns at being Jill.

Here is our Jack
And here are ALL the Jill's with Jack!
  Firstly we have Esther Jill and Jack

Esther Jill wasn't happy to roll down the hill so she met Jack at the bottom!
Next it was Sophia Jill....

Sophia Jill totally rolled down the hill, 
it was wonderful to see her get into it!

Now for Hannah Jill, let's all sing along now...

Jack and Jill went up the hill 
to fetch a pail of water
Jack fell down and broke his crown
(I Love Hannah's acting here, it absolute dismay in seeing 
her Jack tumbling down the hill)

and Jill came tumbling after....

(She pretended to roll down the hill so as not to get grass or prickles!
I love how she still made it look real, then landing on Jack at the bottom!)
Zeke said at the end of it that he was feeling quite sore and battered! After all he did roll down in the hill in wonderful style THREE times!! This last photo is one of my favourites from the day, the way Sophia is looking up at her brother with so much love and admiration brings the biggest smile to my face!

 After the roll play we headed to the Quadrant Mall where I showed the children the well we once had, right here in Launceston! It's really quite amazing to read about and a wonderful finish to our study for the week.
We are all having a great time of learning so far this term, there is certainly something in it for everyone!
Smiles The Torrents'

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