Parent Teacher Conversations
Next Wednesday and Thursday, 1st and 2nd June, 3-6pm.
Location: Up the stairs, beyond the child safety gate.
p.s. These will be more effective without your child around. A gentle reminder to be mindful of the time. If a longer conversation is needed, we will reschedule it for another time.
Dear families and friends, Here is how we spent our day in Kindy today:
During Outdoor play:
Miss Sana set up a large sheet of paper on the easel for the children to add collage pieces with a glue stick. She also set up some scrap paper and pencils on the table for drawing on.
Range lent Luca his rugby ball. Luca kicked it around the yard, making sure to face the wall when he was going to kick hard. Good thinking, Luca!
Luca always yells out, “Jingeri, Miss Qiu!” to greet her in the morning. This shows that he’s incorporated the Yugumbeh language into his everyday vocabulary.
Transition song: Down by the station
For Today’s morning group time:
Teacher’s helper: Connor
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.
Letter of the week: ‘q’. We made the sound ‘qu’ and looked for items on the ‘q’ card. There aren’t many items on the ‘q’ card, but there is ‘Quokka’ an adorable Australian animal. Other ‘q’ words: Quilt, quack, Queensland, question, queen and Qiu! 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: numbers and their corresponding numerals
Miss Qiu then explained the expectations for morning play and revised the steps for conflict resolution with other children. First, tell them to stop. Second, walk away. Third, if they are still bothering you, tell the teacher. Resolving problems on their own and standing up for themselves are a large part of school readiness for next year.
Question of the day: Keeping emotionally healthy and strong. What do you prefer to do when you’re sad?
Spencer: I go see mummy and daddy
Theodore: Tell my mum
Connor: I like to running at the park
Milana: Walk away
Zoey: I want to take quiet
Warren: I like to have a cuddle
Mason: I walk away and cuddle a teddy
Samuelu: Walk away
Alexander: Cuddle toys
Luca: Walk away
Lily: Say, “STOP, I don’t like it.”
Carter: Cuddle my friends. Like, Charlie.
Range: I cry.
Matilda: I get a cuddle with mummy and daddy.
Charlie: I like playing, like anything.
Oscar: Making friends. I make them a lot. Even if I’m bored.
Elizabeth: Cuddle with mummy and daddy.
Hendrix: I sit on the couch on my own.
Charlie chose to practise writing his name on our name-writing practise sheet. He remembered to clean his sheet before moving on in his play.
Matilda, Oscar and Lily chose to practise writing on the alphabet tracing board. Lily proudly declared, “I won!” when she finished the page.
Ball toss game: Connor, Elizabeth and Range. Extending on the children’s learning, Miss Qiu encouraged them to write their name on the board and keep score of the number of times they get the ball into the circles.
Rainbow area: Luca, Milana and Zoey chose to start their morning in the rainbow corner, arranging pom poms, flowers and cylinders. This is a calming activity.
Warren and Theodore drew pictures and wrote their names on the tiny clipboard in the rainbow area. This is another calming activity.
Transition: packing away
Luca did a show and tell about his weekend with Mr Cockatoo: I went in a jumping castle and I went in my Auntie’s café. I don’t know the name of the café. I hold him in my bike and then I took photos of him. And I went in Bunnings and I was making playdough with Mr Cockatoo. And my mum took pictures of me with the fire pit and I was making candles at the market. Big marshmallows.
Theodore: How did you get big marshmallows?
Luca: My dad bought them for me and I used a piece of bamboo and I was cooking them and it was yum.
Warren: Why did you go to the playground?
Luca: I didn’t photos of the playground.
Milana: Why did you go to the café?
Luca: Because my dad said I could go to the café because my brother’s leg was sore. He was running too much at soccer.
Thanks friends for a great day.
Miss QIu and Miss Sana x.