'Twinkle Twinkle Little Star' is a song that many of the children already know and love and we have been singing in connection to this play. Here we are singing it!
All these types of play and connections made Ms. Alison think of the story How to Catch a Star. We read the story as a class and differentiated between the parts that were set during the day and the parts that were set during the night.
As we observed the day sky, many of us commented on how it's different from the night sky because the night sky is "all black" and "so dark". We read the book Sky Color by Peter Reynolds to continue extending our thinking about the colour of the sky.
Why does the colour of the sky change?
And used the CHANGE concept key to support our thinking:
Charles & Kotaru: It's a rainbow!
Gracie: No, it's a sunset.
Charles: Yeah, it's a sunset
Jumi: It's going to be nighttime now.
Eddie: I agree with both of them - it's a sunset and a rainbow!
Rui, Kotaru, Charles, Jay: Me too!
Eddie: It might be a special sunset.
Kotaru: It's grey.
Eddie: That's because of the clouds.
After reading we shared more on our theories about the changing sky colour:
Kotaru: Houses make colours change.
Rui: The sky wants to change because it wants to be more lighter.
Eddie: When the sun is setting, the blue and the white starts leaving. The sun comes with the sky and the clouds so they drift away together.
Gracie: There's two parts of the Earth - one is day and one is night. When the Earth rotates, it changes colour. There's two parts - day and night.
Charles: When it is day, the night will go somewhere else. When it is night the day will go somewhere else.
Ms. Alison: Where does it go?
Charles: To other countries.
Kotaru, Jay, Charles, Rui: The sun goes the way the wind blows.