We’re collecting spare children’s clothes and stationery for Aboriginal families up in the Northern Territory! It is only by acting that we make a difference. Let’s continue the important conversations about reconciliation with our children. We’ll be collecting this till the end of next week, 4th June, Friday. Thank you for helping
Parent Teacher Interviews
Wednesday and Thursday, 2nd and 3rd June, 3-6pm. Location: Upstairs, beyond the gate. Your child is encouraged to wait in the yard for our 10-minute conversations. This will minimise interruptions and enable us to speak in more depth about your child’s development.
Dear families and friends. We hope you are having a good day so far.
Here are our highlights of the day:
Whilst being outside,Warren was digging a hole in the sandpit that would lead to his home. Oscar and Theodore were digging holes as well that would go to their new school. Theodore said that after his birthday, he’d go to school with his big brother, Joseph.
Milana showed us her REAL Bilby that she bought for $38 at the park. She couldn’t put it in her bag because it would get suffocated. Her Bilby’s name is Mango. We talked about how it’s an Australian animal and how cute and life-like it looked.
Transition song: Down by the station
Today’s Teacher’s helper: Elaina
For group time, every day, the teacher’s helper adjusts the calendar by corresponding the date with that on the whiteboard. They also look for the day of the week, count the number of children in the class, and ‘sign’ their name on the whiteboard. They will be at the top of the line and help set out names during mealtimes. We have been going through the children’s name every morning
Letter of the week: ‘r’. We went through the sounds ‘a-r’ and looked for items on the ‘r’ card. On some days, we revise the letter sounds, and on others, we practise tracing the lower-case letters in the air with our finger tips.
Transition: individual letter sounds
Reconciliation week Story – the Rainbow Serpent recall. We watched a video of the rainbow serpent yesterday. So, today, we tried to remember what it was that we watched.
Oscar: It was about a colourful snake.
Spencer: He made the land.
Luca: He made the forest come out.
Question of the day: What would you like to do today?
Spencer: Go to the construction area and build a home for the cars.
Milana: The cash register
Mason: I wanna play the scrabble game.
Charlie: cash register
Zoey: memory game.
Hendrix: the shops
Oscar: Scramble game.
Warren: Going to the cash register
Elaina: play scrabble game.
Matilda: rainbow corner
Sammy: I wanna play Elaina’s game.
Alexander: Construction area. I want to build a slide for the cars.
Elizabeth: Elaina’s game
Audrey: With the blocks. I want to build a tower.
Harvey: The cash register
Ashton: I want to play with the cash register
Range: My popping game
For morning play, We’re using recycled materials that the parents have brought in for our Rainbow serpent art activity. Last week, we used a large sheet of packaging that Carter brought to kindy for our Sorry Day display. Today, we’ve got a stack of paper rolls to turn into the Rainbow Serpent for Reconciliation week.
Alexander and Audrey built a tower for their cars. Chloe soon joined them to build her own tower. Chloe seems to be really interested in building things.
Matilda, Luca, Elaina, Mason, Oscar and Sammy started with Elaina’s game.
Range, Zoey, Elizabeth and Matilda took turns with Range’s popping game.
Rainbow corner – Lily and Oscar.
Everyone was interested in our new toy, the cash register. Ashton, Hendrix, Charlie, Harvey, Spencer and Milana had a go. They had to remember Miss Qiu’s rule of only spending a minute over there. Miss Sana helped the children to make a grocery list that they could tick and practise writing numbers on.
Transition: packing away
Before Lunch, Elaina shared her show and tell with the classroom. She brought Scrabble today.
Elaina – “I bring this because it’s my show and tell today and everyone can play with it.”
Milana: Do you have other games at home?
Hendrix: Is that your favourite game?
Luca: Who do you play it with?
Theodore: Where did you get that game?
Elaina: At home.
Oscar: Do you like it?
Elaina: Yeah. Because yesterday I played some scrabble game and I like it.
Thanks friends for a great day.