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
Today, Wednesday and tomorrow, 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,
Whilst playing outside this morning, Honey told Miss Qiu that she earned money by helping out with the gardening at home. She saved up enough money for her to buy a unicorn rainbow, which she was wearing today.
Connor brought in a frisbee, which he shared with his friends in the sandpit (so that it’s contained!). Spencer, Audrey and Elaina jumped in enthusiastically to play.
Transition song: Down by the station
Our Teacher’s helper was Julia.
As usual 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
Later on, everyone wished Julia a very happy birthday today. She was wearing a new dress that was so pretty and blue! During group time, she did a show and tell on the game that she brought in. This game was perfect as it was age-appropriate and easy for them to play on their own. Thanks, Julia!
Question of the day: What would you get for Julia if you could buy her a present for her birthday?
Spencer a doll
Oscar a teddy bear
Connor a princess. She really wants it.
Elaina: a game
Charlie: A Barbie toy
Audrey: I don’t know
Mylene: A rainbow teddy
Honey: A Barbie
Mason: A toy. Batman toy.
Range: A puppet. A Dingo puppet
Hendrix: A car
Angus: A car.
Julia: I’ll get for myself a dress. Like, a beauty and the beast dress.
For morning play today:
Drawing and writing with alphabet letters – Chloe, Mylene, Audrey, Frankie, Range, Spencer, Mason. Range wrote his name and used the stickers to supplement his work. He said that it was for Julia and it read, “Happy Birthday, Julia!”
Julia’s Game: Range, Oscar, Elaina, Luca, Hendrix.
Cash register: Samuelu, Theodore, Kai.
Aboriginal dot paintings with Miss Sana – Lily, Connor, Zoey, Honey, Julia and Charlie.
Construction area tower – Angus, Charlie, Hendrix and Carter
Transition: packing away
Before lunch, Julia introduced a game to us today. She had to wear a crown with some blue tac on it. Julia picked Audrey to be her helper. She told Audrey that she had to choose a character and place it on her crown without telling her what it is.
Julia: Am I special? Am I bitter? Do I live in the sea? Do I live in the sun? Am I a cat? A fire engine? A chair?
Our friends also enjoyed dancing. Dance with Miss Jenn started off with the Wombat Wobble. Our friends were emus, kangaroos, cockatoos, seals and much more. They turned around, clapped their hands and made a big love heart with their hands. It’s a classic Australian favourite and we love it