What songs to listen to during the morning walk
Educational goals, methods and activities
Social learning happens in daily interaction.
Especially in the free play time, inside or outside, there is constant interaction between the children. Here it means to approach the other, to understand and accept the other, to assert and assert oneself - regardless of whether it is about individual children or a smaller or larger group.
Every September we work out with the children how to use their personal portfolio folders, discuss the rules of access with them (anyone who does not own the folder and wants to see it must ask the owner beforehand and obtain permission). The children work out the contents of the portfolio with us, such as personal photos, first attempts at painting or writing, a "grief" picture, a wish list, size, eye color, hair color and weight when the portfolio is first created, etc. This is how we perceive ourselves the body, through the mind and through the soul
In November, security and tradition in relation to the Christmas season are on the agenda. Wishes, anticipation, joy are the topics - we walk with our Martins lanterns together with parents and siblings through the nocturnal forest and notice that we don't have to be afraid of the dark. This is how we experience light and security.
The carrier of all social actions is communication in the form of language, facial expressions and gestures.
Music and dance offer us support in every form as an additional means of expression. Music and dance make you relaxed and happy, you walk a piece together or towards each other, have to wait or take a break, listen to the other, help powerfully with your own voice or with your own step and enjoy being together. Two experienced colleagues are Responsible for music and dance in the house as multipliers.
The children are instructed to formulate feelings, experiences and thoughts and to deal with them linguistically.
Agreements are made, rules of play and group rules are set, so that one's own place in the community is sought.
This is a great achievement for the children to conquer.
Social behavior is specifically promoted in the day-to-day educational offerings of the facility, e.g. in free play, during project work, in the morning group, during exercise hours or excursions.
Observing, talking about and being able to understand are steps towards developing empathic behavior.
In this way we learn to better assess and understand our counterpart. Now you have the opportunity to rethink your own behavior patterns and find new ways of dealing with things and solutions.
Careful and sensitive support from our educational staff accompanies the children in everyday life.
Through about 16 different nations (CIS countries not divided) the children experience many different mother tongues every day. They playfully grasp the sound and melody of unknown sounds. It gets exciting when, for example, a Vietnamese friend can already tell in German how the words yes, no or thank you sound in the language of his family - then repeating them is fun! Or if, for example, we learn a Russian song from a grasshopper and sing it to the parents - the Russian parents sing along enthusiastically!
After the holidays there are often interesting holiday experiences from other countries to report. How many balls of gelati did you buy - uno due tre?
The sun is called Sole and the sea is called Mare.
There are many situations and experiences that the children experience every day and bring them to the facility.
Our kitchen always offers dishes from other countries: a Mexico pot, spring rolls from China, spaghetti and pizza from Italy, healthy hamburgers from America and always other creative cooking ideas. This is how we "taste" other cultures.
World maps hang in all group rooms and each group has a globe. All children constantly want to know where "their" place is on the globe. Where do grandparents and parents come from, where was my holiday destination, where does my boyfriend live? These questions flow into everyday life and are always answered.
Our children love flags, for example! Which flag belongs to which country? Where can I find this country on the globe? There are books to look up, board games or puzzles that use flags as symbols and give us answers. We (mostly) answer even the most difficult knowledge questions about computers in a very targeted manner when we enter our questions with keywords, e.g. in Google. In the kindergarten director's office you can experience a lot of exciting things, look at pictures on the monitor and learn how and where sources of knowledge open up and how the world is networked as a result.
Value orientation and religion
As a Protestant institution, our aim is to give children a first basic experience of God in everyday life. That is why it is important for us to live the basic features of the Christian image of man together with the children in daily get-togethers. Religious upbringing should help the children to live - this also includes knowledge of others and respect for other religions. For our children, it goes without saying that their Muslim friends do not eat sausages, but receive turkey sausages because their religion tells them to.
It is important to treat each other in an appreciative and loving manner and to show consideration for the smaller and weaker.
The respect and the respectful treatment of animals and plants indoors and outdoors is a prerequisite. Nothing is simply torn off or kicked dead - paper and other rubbish are not simply thrown into nature, but go into the - separate - rubbish.
Anyone who needs help and support can get it from anyone who can give it.
We handle food carefully. For example, they are not used for handicrafts, but serve to feed a person.
Food is not just thrown away, but given away or kept when you are full. Water is a precious commodity and it is not wasted.
We respect the physical and mental integrity of the other and, instead of hitting, work out other ways to deal with each other. We talk, discuss and argue, if possible, fairly and according to fixed rules.
Christian togetherness needs adults to act as role models for the children. Only through this example can an internalization take place in the children.
There is a close correspondence with the priorities of our social education. Respect and reverence for creation are important to us.
Religious topics must always be related to the current world of the children and transferred to the children's world of experience. The content and language must be child-friendly.
A grace period at noon is one of our daily rituals. Small church services in the church's annual circle take place 3-4 times a year.
The pastor of our parish take an active part in the common life in our institution. The children listen enthusiastically to the pastor's telling of biblical stories when she goes from group to group and look forward to the joint church services with her, where the themes are always accompanied by many beautiful actions and songs happy to be there and have many questions, which the pastor patiently and gladly answers. In this way, our children learn something about the Christian faith and the church community with a lot of interest and fun.
The pastor of the parish continues to take care of the institution and its connection and affiliation with the parish even after the porter has been handed over to the ekin-gGmbH. There are regular exchange discussions with the management about the development of the institution and the parish. In this way, the community and kindergarten remain closely linked for the benefit of the facility and everyone who comes and goes in this house.
For us, language training begins with the morning greeting on arrival.
In the daily morning group we regularly exchange ideas, learn new terms and basic structures such as pronunciation, grammar, speech melody, word combinations in letters and syllables with clapping, singing and rhyming -
based on the Würzburg model.
We hear sounds and try to assign them and find them again. We compare where we hear them, we give the sounds a characteristic (soft D and hard T).
We rewrite terms in other words that are still available to us.
We hear a lot of stories, fairy tales or poems.
We learn songs with many stanzas to remember. We learn songs in another language (e.g. in Russian or Italian) and are amazed at how it sounds.
On Wednesdays there is always an extra language course in the morning and afternoon for all children who do not speak German very well. In cooperation with our primary school, we are working on the "German 240" program. The basic materials for our lessons are the same as those of the school.
One of our educators is responsible for the language development of the very little ones with and without a migration background through the project "Early Opportunities" and is the contact person for the parents. Language acquisition for the little ones means that body, mind and soul are involved - only then can the Developing everyday educational language.
We observe that language can be converted into characters and learn to write our names. The world of letters makes us curious and we are learning more and more characters.
With the help of the initial table and our ears, we keep putting new words together and thus learn to write and read the first simple words.
Books are available for the children throughout the house.
You are encouraged and encouraged to develop content for yourself and to enjoy reading.
Our children are introduced to the content of entire books (e.g. Little Witch, Robber Hotzenplotz etc.)
You experience the content of a book as a continuation story with a level of tension that can later motivate you to read on yourself.
Using language as an active means of communicating, communicating, absorbing learning material and translating language into characters is the goal of our language education.
Via narratives and short stories, we go to the "literacy" area, where it is also a matter of establishing connections and learning to understand the text.
Information and communication technology, media
In each of our groups there is a computer for the children. Here the children learn the German language with the help of training programs. Other child-friendly educational games are also available. Computer work is limited in time for each child.
Each group has a CD player with a good selection of music CDs.
Magazines and newspapers are repeatedly included for project work and for the acquisition of fonts.
Books and encyclopedias of all kinds are always available to the children.
With the help of cameras, projects, parties and celebrations are documented and the photos are exhibited for children and parents.
The creation of photos for the portfolio files makes the use of the cameras part of everyday life for the children.
We perceive the environment in the form of earth, water and air and know that they form the basis of life for all life on earth. Careful handling is a requirement.
Our large garden offers plenty of opportunity to observe plants and animals over the course of the different seasons and to see the changes. Cherries, apples, pears, plums, grapes, currants and blackberries grow in our garden. From the bud to the harvest of the ripe fruits, the children experience the cycle of nature.
We collect compost and make soil ourselves with the children. Our raised bed in the garden is always replanted with the children according to the season - what has been harvested is eaten together beforehand.
In spring our garden is full of snowdrops, daffodils, daffodils and tulips.
We are the proud owners of a raised bed that we carefully and lovingly built with the children, filled with soil and planted. The children take care of various lettuce, zucchini, cucumber, radish, parsley, chives, etc. under supervision with great interest water, pluck weeds, put nets over them so that the birds don't eat everything - and harvest everything with a lot of joy. Usually it is prepared and eaten straight away or it ends up in the kitchen for lunch for all the children, since we cook ourselves and are not supplied.
Once a year there is a big gardening event together with children and parents and everyone has their task, such as removing old leaves, weeding or whatever is needed.
Children and adults work together to sow and care for new plants.
Forest activities such as exploring a stream take place every now and then.
If the opportunity arises, we just go out to Langwasser-Süd and just go out into the fresh air for a morning in the forest.
Aesthetics, art and culture
The children are always involved in the design and decoration of the rooms and, with their creative products of various materials and techniques, provide creative objects for the design of the rooms. The motifs are often related to topics and projects and change depending on the season, occasion and motivation
From a cultural point of view, Nuremberg as the hometown of children is always in the foreground with its special features and sights. Depending on the interests of the children, we use the wide range of culture in the city of Nuremberg (e.g. the art education center in the Germanic National Museum, the Dürer Museum and whatever other good programs are offered for our age group).
In music, language, movement, mathematical understanding through beat and rhythm and emotional joy come together.
In our house, music is very closely linked to movement. We have a dance group (boogie-woogie) with a lot of "groovy" music to which the children move with great joy. One of our educators teaches our children boogie-woogie (very similar to rock'n roll) according to their developmental age - she also trains children in this sport privately
One of our colleagues has also trained for music lessons with children of kindergarten age, playing guitar and keyboard. Singing and music should above all be an expression of joie de vivre and have no claim to perfection. A good set of Orff instruments is gladly accepted and used by the children for the accompaniment of songs.
Movement, rhythm, dance and sport
Movement unites body, mind and soul - this is why our children need a lot of free space in the house and in the garden.
It is compulsory for each group to have a fixed morning exercise in the gym or outdoors.
We also offer dancing in the afternoon.
The mornings in the group rooms alternate between phases of physical rest and activity with singing, stamping and jumping.
In bad weather, our large hall and the gym offer a few opportunities to run out as a substitute.
Reliable children can, by arrangement, go into the garden alone during the free play times and let off steam there.
In almost any weather, all children go out into the fresh air for at least half an hour by noon at the latest.
Physical activity is ensured with ropes, tires, horse lines, excavators, large sand shovels and a diverse fleet of vehicles with various scooters and bicycles.
During excursions we practice climbing stairs and walking longer distances.
The area around the kindergarten, with its small garden colonies and park paths, always invites you to take a walk in dry weather.
In winter, our "Baui-Berg" right next to the kindergarten offers ideal tobogganing opportunities for sledding on safe "Popo slides". The steep climb
Snowman building and snowball fights chase away the last cold sensations.
A lot of exercise is planned for the gardening campaign in spring. Every time it means shoveling, digging, loading, dumping, filling, wheelbarrow driving together with children, parents and educational staff.
In summer you can muddy and splash around with water and sand in the large sandpit and at the water slide. Water has to be hauled to irrigate plants, etc.
There is always something to do with us. We have built our own "water slide" with the help of a garden hose on the normal slide for the summer and have a lot of fun with it in hot weather.
Knowledge of healthy eating, proper personal hygiene, such as brushing teeth or washing hands and clothing suitable for the weather is a daily topic of conversation between educational staff and the children.
We go out into the fresh air whatever the weather.
We implement healthy nutrition in the monthly preparation and design of the healthy breakfast in the groups.
During the week there should be no sweets in the children's lunch boxes and only very limited cakes and other white flour products. The children in the groups ensure that these rules are observed by one another.
The freshly brewed tea we offer every day remains unsweetened.
We brush our teeth after every meal and once a year the school dentist and her assistants visit us to practice correct teeth brushing with all the children.
The importance of exercise for keeping the body healthy is discussed in the regular exercise lesson.
Correct behavior must be learned during times of cold, such as quickly disposing of used paper tissues, avoiding coughing or sneezing on others, washing hands more thoroughly with water and soap, etc.
In summer, the right way to deal with the sun is an issue again - applying lotion and sun protection for the head is mandatory in the garden for all children.
As part of our lunch, our cook pays great attention to the balance and quality of the lunchtime meals for the children. She buys our food personally and pays particular attention to the use of seasonal and regional products. We purchase our meat from a small butcher we trust in the country. He gives us the guarantee for animal-friendly rearing and clean meat quality.
One of our first joint celebrations is the harvest festival. At St. Martin we move with our self-made lanterns into the already dark forest. The pre-Christmas period with the 4 Advent Sundays are under the themes of baking cookies, listening to biblical stories and the cosiness of the "quiet time." "and joint Advent celebrations. Carnival takes place on the" foolish Thursday "or" Weiberfastnacht ". Pistols, knives and other combat weapons are not allowed in our house.
At Easter we regularly celebrate our Easter service on Maundy Thursday and then look for Easter stars.
In early summer there is excursion time for us and time for the 3-day visit of our future schoolchildren in the Prackenfels youth hostel with 2 nights and the preparation of the kindergarten festival.
Visits to the zoo or to beautiful playgrounds in the vicinity are part of the spring and summer program.
In July we celebrate our kindergarten festival on Saturdays and the parish celebrates on Sunday.
In order to let the children experience closeness to nature, we make excursions into the forest and the rural surroundings, visit sheep or kittens, etc.
Our schoolchildren are bid farewell to a new phase of life with a blessing service shortly before the summer holidays.
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