3:30 – 3:40 Snack & Chat
Today the kids were really tired and extra hungry! I luckily brought a package of whole wheat crackers with me to share with them, and they were still begging for more at the end. (Note to parents- please stock your club-going children up with lots of filling snacks. They are starving after a day at school)
During our snack time we talked about our day, and I explained our activities for the day. I had this blog post up on the Whiteboard screen and asked them if they could see what the activity would be. We then talked about what a website is, and what the Internet is, in a really basic fashion.
3:40 – 3:55 / 3:55 – 4:10 / 4:10 – 4:20
Today the plan was to once again we divide the kids up into three groups of 5, 5 & 6. But because the kids were so quiet and tired (lots of colds and sore bellies reported to me), most of them were in the mood to just do some quiet colouring and playing on the computer. I had a really eager group of BeeBots explorers for the first group, but only two children wanted to have a go during the second round. So today was a very quiet and relaxed club. They all loved just sitting and watching the video at the end.
Today’s three activities were:
1. BeeBots – Jack & Jill
Our BeeBots activity is working together as a group to have a BeeBot follow a path on the mat to the Nursery Rhyme Jack & Jill. I printed out a picture of Jack & Jill with a bucket, a picture of a well, and a big picture of a hill, which we placed under the BeeBots mat. We planned a route up the hill, and the kids had fun making the BeeBot go backwards to fall back down again.
2. Explore – Little Robots Games
Today our free time on the computer is exploring the Little Robots Games on Ceebeebies.
3. Arts & Crafts – Jack & Jill Book
Today our Arts & Crafts activity is to colour in our own Itsy Bitsy Jack & Jill book, with a writing activity on each page as well.
4:20 – 4:30 Video
Stripy knows he’s holding Tiny and the others up when they are busy building, so he decides to adjust his circuits to make himself go faster. The others are very surprised when he strides past, very fast – and then again and again. Tiny realises Stripy has managed to put himself into repeater mode and confusion mounts. Tiny engineers a solution and the Little Robots are happy to have the Stripy they know and love restored to them.