This afternoon some of us sat down at the ActivPanel to listen to stories being read by other West Lothian pupils via a Skype video call within Glow, fabulously organised by Kirknewton Primary School! We loved hearing the familiar story we created a part of about the giraffe and the talking pancake, a few weeks ago during National Digital Learning Week at BEYC.
BEYC would love to collaborate with West Lothian schools and ELC’s next term to have Skype video calls to share learning with other boys and girls in West Lothian.
Do you have any ideas about what else we could use Skype for? In the past we have met with other pupils to listen to stories, join in sing-a-longs and chat to our P1 friends about school.
Thank you Miss Arkless at Boghall Primary for sending us a video of the chicks that hatched in nursery. They are getting so big! Here they are in her garden enjoying the sun yesterday. Jess the Collie is very good at looking after them!
Can you draw, paint and write all about your snow day on a piece of paper then bring it into nursery when we return? You can record things like what you spent the day doing, what the snow looked like, who you were with, how the snow made you feel, what the most fun thing about your day was, what you had to eat, how you kept warm, what you wore etc. You can share your snow day events when we are back at nursery with your friends!
If you are feeling even more creative and have some spare flour, salt etc in your kitchen cupboards why don’t you have a look at some easy no cook play dough recipes on The Imagination Tree website? Please let us know how you get on? Who will try one of the recipes for Natural Play Dough? Goldilocks and the Three Bears might like the porridge oats play dough?! Remember to be careful with hot/boiling water and let a grown up do that part.
Why don’t you send some photographs or short video clips of your snow day by email and we can make a slide show when we are back at nursery and chat about what we spent the day doing? Photos/video clips can be emailed to Miss Wilkinson: firstname.lastname@example.org
There are some good ideas on Twitter too. @wlbeyc will retweet ideas from other schools and ELC centres throughout the day to help keep you busy! Here is another try at home challenge from a Livingston P2 teacher’s Twitter account. Who will give it a try?