Some of our tasks for Discovery Learning are focusing on setting, plot and character. Here are examples of pastels to make backgrounds and this lets us talk about settings.
We have been using brick/stick/straw background papers to assist our Preps to make setting and then use their oral speaking skills to talk about the plot.
The shape blocks (attribute blocks) are being used to show settings and then telling a story. I am hearing the most amazing stories about Fairy Tales.
When we plan as a team we try to organise tasks that will show at least one of these aspects and give the opportunity to let them articulate what is important about the Fairy Tale they are working on.
It has been amazing to watch the growth in confidence and their ability to work in a group, share resources, set up and pack up.