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Oak Leaves Exploration

During our outdoor learning/play time, the children have all expressed an interest in interacting with the leaves. In response, we incorporated another provocation into the classroom this week by adding a basket of oak leaves from our outdoor classroom. Bringing the leaves inside allowed the children to take a closer look and engage with nature in a different environment.

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Banana Leaves on the Light Table

This week we introduced the children to some banana leaves, allowing them to engage with the natural world in an indoor environment. The leaves served as a great learning material because of their large size, bright color and varied shapes (some whole and some missing pieces).

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