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Jingeri friends and families of our Kindergarten 1 class, we hope that all our friends and families all enjoyed a lovely weekend and had lots of adventures and most importantly fun! Welcome back to another week ahead in Kindergarten 1 with Miss Kate and Miss Shannen and all our friends, we started off the week with a wonderful day all together, being the first day back from the weekend we are all so excited to see one another welcoming and greeting with so much excitement. Here is a little bit about our Monday. Welcome to our blog for Monday the 19th of April 2021…

Before we begin here are some reminders:

  • ANZAC day is this week we are looking for photos of family members in the military. If you have any please bring in or email to the office.
  • Please join us for our ANZAC service THIS FRIDAY 23rd April at 2.30pm in the PK/SK yard.
  • Parent/Teacher meetings are filling up- Please place your child’s name in a slot (the sheet is by the Ipad) These will begin May 10th. We will be discussing new goals and anything our friends may need to develop as well as School reediness. A meeting with your teacher is the first step to a collaborative partnership focused on the best interests of your child.

This morning we all welcomed and waved to all our friends as they arrived in the Kindergarten carpark, its all so exciting when we see our friends from the weekend filling them all in on what we did! While we waited for friends to arrive for the day we engaged in activities and toys in our Kindergarten 1 room, it wasn’t to long before we all slip slop and slapped on our sunscreen and adventure hats and headed outside to warm our bodies up in the warmth of the sun and danced in the sunshine along to all our favourite kids pop songs.

We explored and played in the areas and play spaced set up with some friends using their imagination and creating their own spaces! We had friends balance along the obstacle course, using their agility skills with riding the red bikes up and around the deck, cognitive to complete the puzzles and fine motor with self expression drawing on the tables.

Once it was time to head inside to begin our program for the day and fill up our hungry bellies with delicious morning tea. We all lined up as strong and tall soldiers before marching our way back inside putting our hats away and joining Miss Kate on the group time mat, where this morning we started off our warm up dance – and of course it was to Rafa’s song – Lets get down to business. Miss Kate called out to her weather bird and we placed the weather cards on our Aboriginal Weather chart, Miss Kate then Recap sounds that we have been learning then, introduced the letter and sound “p” down the pirates plait and around his face.

Look at it, Say it, write it,

Words beginning with “p”

Pizza- Aaron

Panda- Jasmine

Penguin- Jordie

Pencil- Lola

Pig- Fynlee

Pink- Fynlee

Purple- Lola

Pants- Zara

Popcorn- Aaron

Paws – Murray

Pumpkin- Kaia

Miss Kate then transitioned all our friends to morning tea that Miss Shannen had set up for us all and today our friends transitioned to opposites and clapping their names down into syllables. Our friends all enjoyed a yummy bowl of warm filling porridge and fresh banana pieces with the option of a side of yogurt.

When everyone had finished eating we all re joined Miss Kate back on the group time mat for our affirmations. Today as a group we repeated affirmations then Miss Kate stated that one by one we would look in the mirror and state our affirmation, Miss Kate would write it on the mirror. I am… Big, Powerful, enough, beautiful, powerful, strong, brave, loved, helpful going to have the best day!.

To extend “p” we painted with pegs and pompoms using pink, purple and peach paint. Jordie Milly, Kaia, Aaron and Rapha created beautiful masterpieces

Luke, Max, Murray, Rosie used the small bricks to construct a variety of things by copying the photos.

Jasmine, Lola, Lucia, Zara and Sophia explored the Cloud Café, they giggled at the table and ate lots of donuts!

Fynlee and Milly relaxed in the affirmation area where Fynlee read Milly a story.

Zara and Sophia explored the red rice and drew poppies with their fingers.

All friends worked with Miss Shannen in using chalk to create a sunrise/sunset on the solider silhouette.

It was soon time for lunch – today we enjoyed yummy baked veggies and meatloaf. Once our bellies were full we rested their bodies and minds before we all journaled what the best part of our weekend was…

This afternoon we engaged in quiet activities, before Kindy 2 then joined us to  practise our ANZAC service songs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqtttbbYfSM

Ode of remembrance

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old; Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them.

We would love if families could support friends in learning these.

Thank you friends for a great day and a great way to start the week off with!

Lots of love Miss Kate and Miss Shannen xx