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Morning tea- baked bean and tomato paste with Turkish bread

Morning group –
We started with our morning routine:
• Good morning song
• Days of the week
• Counting and number recognition
• Colour recognition
• Revising our shapes
This morning, we sat in a big circle and watched as Miss Thea introduced our new Magnetic shapes activity. The children all listened really well and understood what was expected of them. We then talked about the passion fruit plant outside. Miss Thea explained to the children that the fruit wasn’t ready to be picked yet. Hopefully when they are ripe, as a class we can have a taste test! The children really liked this idea.

As a transition to morning tea, each child was asked to identify a shape.

Before lunch, we sat with Mr Lachie and read the story ‘Red plan to the rescue’ and then sang some songs. The children enjoyed singing along to Wheels on the bus, Twinkle twinkle and Incy wincy spider.

Lunch – rice, tuna, tofu with vegetables and seaweed crackers.

Inside, the children are given variety of opportunities to develop their fine motor, social, role play, construction, coordination and cognitive skills through activities.
The activities available today were:
– Home corner, the children can play with toy food, babies, cots, phones, vacuum, microwave, kettle, café area, doll house, dress up – (dramatic play, memory, social, fine motor, imaginative, pretend play)
– Book corner (Self soothing, letter/colour recognition, social)
– Lego and construction blocks, this was a big hit today, the children enjoyed sitting with Miss Thea to build and create airplanes– (creative, social, sharing, fine motor)
– Sensory bottles- eight plastic bottles filled with different coloured water and ingredients. The children really enjoyed exploring these, finding them calming. Some will make loud noises when shaken and others are just pretty and relaxing to explore. (colour recognition, social, communication, calming
– Magnetic fishing, a two-player game encouraging the children to work together, to use their patience and concentration to catch the fish. This has also been popular and can be found in our calm area. (Coordination, social, communication, sharing, counting and animal recognition)
– Farm animals and their houses. The children can match the correct farm animal to the correct house. The houses also match the colour of the animals. This activity is excellent for colour, number and counting recognition. (colour recognition, trial and error, fine motor, concentration, coordination, social, shape and counting recognition)
– The children were also able to paint their Easter presents, supervised by Miss Rose. There will be no photos of this as we hope it will be a surprise! (fine motor, concentration, colour & shape recognition, social, communication)
– New magnetic shapes! We were so excited to receive a new toy for our classroom. To extend on our shape and colour learning the children we were gifted magnetic shapes from Miss Kylie! The children were very excited to be able to build and explore with them. (Colour recognition, shape recognition, fine motor, co-ordination, social, communication, creativity)

We also decided to spilt the children into two groups, the first group was able to go with Mr Lachie and explore the kindergarten yard! The second group staying inside with Miss Rose to explore the new toys and continue their Easter craft. After 20 minutes the groups swapped over. This worked really well and the children had fun! (Forming new friendships, exploring a new environment, building on their gross motor and social skills)

Arakan with Mr Dan: everyone participated today, expect for Gymnastic children unfortunately.
Gymnastics: Abbi, Emmy, Joseph, Ocean, Finn, Lazar,

Thanks for a great day!

Hope you all have a lovely weekend!

Thea and Rose