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Jingeri families and friends of our wonderful Kindergarten 1 class, Happy FRIYAY to you all we hope that everyone has had a fantastic Friday just like we all have here in Kindergarten 1. This is a little snippet on how we spent the last day of the week here at the Hills with all our friends Miss Kate and Miss Shannen…

Before we begin here are some reminders:

  • ANZAC day is next 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 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 friends were so excited to go out to the yard as they all noticed that we had some different toys and activities set up, while we waited for more friends to arrive for the day we explored and played in our room with friends from Kindergarten 2 joined us, we all loved looking outside the window seeing all our friends arrive waving to them giving them all a friendly and welcoming welcome!  Once the sun had said hello and warmed up the yard we all found our own hats, slip slop slap with sunscreen and lined up as tall soldiers ready for the day! March, March, March off we went…

Miss Shannen had set up a dinosaur area with shaving foam where our friends used their hands and imagination  creating their own dinosaur island with snow! Some friends gave the dinosaurs a clean with the foam and others decided to use the foam for their very own Santa’s beard! In another area of the yard we had a caring for babies activities where there were serval babies in the tubs that we then used cloths to help clean and care for all the babies, as some of our friends have recently welcomed new family members to the family and have all be discussing everything about BABIES, up on the deck we had a bike track set up and our friends all practiced the virtue patience while we all waited for our turn on the bikes – we all had so much fun yesterday zooming around that we wanted to do it all again! Friends also explored the camera and headed off to take photos of eachother!! We some future photographers with us!

This morning we headed inside a little bit earlier today to begin our daily program and fill up our hungry bellies as we had an exciting show to go and see!!!

We all joined Miss Kate down on the mat for group time where we all acknowledged the country, warmed up to “Rafa’s song” – “Let’s get down to business”. This is becoming our Feel Good Friday dance! We all love this song and some friends have just about memorised all the words to go along with it! We then continued with singing our days of the week, found out the date and weather and recapped our letters and sounds. This week sound it “n” we practised saying it and then with our magic pens we went “Down Nobby and over his net”. We then did something a little bit different today we all spoke and brainstormed together about what animals we thought we might see at the Wildlife Rangers Show we had so many friends put their hands up with answers – lizards, snakes, crocodile, possum, birds, owl, frog and a turtle. Miss Kate then showed us a video on how baby crocodiles get to the water with their mum’s, we were all so amazed how she puts all her babies inside her mouth to carefully take them down to the water, Miss Kate thought that we could transition to morning tea by walking like animals – we all enjoyed yummy fresh fruit and a freshly baked cake for morning tea.

After we finished our morning tea we headed to the mat with Miss Kate where we engaged in our Affirmations- I am Strong, grateful, proud of who I am, happy, loved, beautiful, kind, powerful and going to have the best day!. While we finished off our Affirmations Miss Shannen set up the tables for morning activities before we headed down to the show.  We had requests from friends for bricks/connectors, mosaic, puzzles and painting of our Anzac poppies. While a small group of friends enjoyed Arakan with Mr Dan before then swapping.

Before we knew it, it was time to head down to our show and we meet Ranger Elizabeth and there we also meet some of her friends. Bluey the Blue tongue lizard- pretends he is poisonous with his tongue, he can also drop his tail and run away from a predator as he grows a new one! Pineapple was a bearded dragon, she pretends to be sharp and blows up her neck to scare others. They live in trees and can run fast away from predators. Shelly was a long necked turtle, shelly showed us how she can tip herself over using her neck. Fiona the salt water crocodile was only 6 months old- her closing jaw is strong than any animal in the world! They even have their own “goggles” in their eye lids for when they go under water. We also saw a bird, a Tawny Frogmouth, Stanley who only had one eye. He had a green/yellow mouth which glows in the dark, this is to attract moths and bugs. Banjo the Possum, he had a white ring on his tail to hang on the gum trees. We found out something yuk- as a baby he eats his Mummy’s poo and now he eats his own! This helps them with the gum leaves as they are poisonous! We learned what to do if we saw a snake in the wild. We would have to leave it alone and freeze like a statue! Leeroy the snake normally lives in the dessert- it was super excited we got to hold him!

 

We all had the best time today! And loved every wildlife encounter – all our friends were super brave!

We made our way back to our classroom where lunch was waiting for us – today we had yummy burgers! Once our bellies were full we rested their bodies and minds before we all journaled what the best part of our day 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 another fun week, we hope you all have a wonderful weekend. See you all on Monday!

Lots of love Miss Kate and Miss Shannen xx

 

 

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