Good morning family and friends,
Happy Friday! We enjoyed some outdoor play in perfect weather, which is cooler but sunny at the same time.
Hunter was the teacher’s helper today and he remembered exactly what to do. While the class sang our songs and did our daily Acknowledgement, Hunter got organised by finding his name tag, ‘signing in’ as the teacher’s helper and replaced ‘Thursday’ with ‘Friday’.
Another teacher’s helper job that we have added is to help set out the tables for mealtime. They would put out everyone’s name tags out, then help the teacher to set their friends’ plates out as well.
During morning group time, Hunter did his show and tell on a book, ‘m’ for Machines. He also showed us scans of his baby sister. Congratulations, Carla and Beau!! Following Hunter’s show and tell, Miss Bronagh explained today’s activity, which was making skeletons with cotton buds and black playdough.
This week wraps up our ‘The Body’ investigations. Next week, we will be turning the cubby house play into a pet shop and using all the recyclable art materials to talk about The Environment.
Then, it was time for morning play. Leo asked to see the microscope that Hannah kindly lent us this week. With Lewis, Arianna, Oscar Z and Hunter, we figured out how to work the microscope. This took us some time. Look at some of our impressive skeletons! Some children chose to do writing practise with the whiteboard markers.
Finally, it was time for a spontaneous game of ‘What’s the Time Mr Wolf?’ When playing this game, the children practise Math skills by counting their steps. Also, they are aware of the limits on a clock, which does not go beyond 12. On top of that, they learn and practise social skills by understanding that not everyone gets a turn and more importantly to have fun!
With the easing of restrictions, we’ll start ‘weekends with Mr Cockatoo’ next week.
Have a lovely afternoon and a beautiful weekend ahead.
Miss Qiu & Miss Bronagh & Mr Don