This morning we completed a team challenge: to get all the group across the Zambezi river, infested with crocodiles. We were thinking about the term ubuntu and that we succeeded when we were all across the river safe and sound. They identified how they had formulated a strategy, recognised problems, made a new plan and some agreements/rules were made between them, learn't from mistakes. They laughed a lot and had fun, working so well as a team, it was fun to watch. I especially enjoyed it when the cardboard was throw a bit far away and almost left the team stranded in the middle of the river. Some quick and divergent thinking saw the cardboard retrieved skilfully and everyone getting across the river safely. You did it!
Thanks to Paul who came and joined us today and bought in some caterpillars for us interact with, ask questions about and research using books and the tablet. We learnt how to look after them, what they eat and how they create a cocoon and become a butterfly. It was discovered that they will become cabbage white butterflies and therefore like to eat cabbages! We are excited to see how long this will take. Toby, Beth, Curtis and Caspar especially enjoyed handling the caterpillars and Toby found some more in the woods.
It was our first day in our learning space, there were lots of ideas of how to organised and decorate our space, Sam drew a plan with some of his ideas.
Here is our morning song which Dean taught us and wrote out so beautifully. We are singing it each morning and it has inspired lots of us to make up our own songs throughout the day. Curtis created one about the talking sticks and Beth about how we learn to discover and discover to learn.