Welcome to Kindergarten One’s Terrific Tuesday!
We discussed with the children the fact that today was not only the first day of a new month, June, but the first day of a new season – Winter. Brrr! When talking about today’s weather the children all agreed it was cold.
Our outside activities were fun-filled and action-packed as usual. It was great to see how some of the children organised themselves to play hide and seek together. Others were busy constructing a cubby house with the large connectors and then crawling inside it. The small connectors were also popular and great for honing those fine motor skills. The sand pit is always a firm favourite, there was a lot of digging and filling up buckets going on.
Miss Manuela arrived with her book bag and the children were eager to see what books were inside. Of course, there are those books which are the firm favourites and the children often ask for them to be read and re-read. However, some children just like to look at the books quietly by themselves.
It is so interesting how reading books often leads to other conversations with the children and today we talked about our pets past and present. Miss Manuela had brought in some photos to show the children of her own pets. These were passed around amongst the children and prompted quite a few questions.
On coming inside, Miss Bea greeted the children at the door with a big “Jingeri” and High-5. When the children were seated on the mat. Miss Aislyn came to speak to the children about some recent events and the fact that biting was unacceptable behaviour and the children should use their words instead. Hopefully there will be no more incidents!
Miss Manuela taught the children a new welcome song, where they had to think of an action and then when they were called upon we would sing their name and copy their particular action.
As an extension to Reconciliation Week, the children had the opportunity to decorate their own Boomerang template with Aboriginal-style dot painting. Firstly, we discussed the significance of the boomerang to the Aboriginal people and how it was used as a weapon for hunting. The children already knew the uniqueness of the boomerang and how it is able to return if thrown correctly.
The children were then able to choose various table activities: Dot-painting, dominoes, small brick construction and drawing. The café was also utilised for role play.
Before lunch we did our Affirmation activity where the children had time to relax their bodies on the mat and think about how they we feeling today. Some of the feelings the children expressed and which we wrote on the mirror were: strong, big, happy, sad, beautiful and powerful.
For lunch today the children had pizza and vegies. They really enjoyed their lunch judging by how much was eaten!
This afternoon Miss Shannen spoke to the children about her up-coming Birthday preparations and what games were going to be played e.g. pinata, pin the horn on the unicorn, donut eating competition. Then she asked for the children’s input of what pizza to have and whether to have an ice cream or rainbow cake. Sounds like it will be a great party!
Before afternoon tea, Miss Shannen read three books to the children. Firstly, “I will not ever eat a tomato” and then a very funny story entitled “Mum’s don’t Fart” and the sequel “Grannies don’t Fart”, which the children requested.
Enjoy the rest of your day and evening.
Lots of love Miss Manuela, Miss Shannen, Miss Bea xxx