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Happy Halloween everyone.

Here is how we spent our day in Kindy:

Morning tea- rice crackers with cereal, sultanas and fruits.

Morning group –
We started with our morning routine:
• Good morning song
• Days of the week
• Counting and number recognition
• ABC and letter recognition
We then said good morning to Miss Aimee and thanked her for stepping into our room today and welcomed back our friend ‘Lily’ who came back to our classroom. It was then time for our group discussion which was all about Halloween. As a group we discussed what Halloween is, what are the things we do for Halloween and naming our favourite character who we would like to dress up as for trick or treating. The group time was finished by playing ‘who’s under the blanket’ game which was very enjoyable by children.

Before lunch, children danced with some Halloween dancing songs and sat down on the mat where they listened to Fynlee’s book called ‘the little mermaid’ and Lilah’s book about unicorns! Thanks, girls, for sharing your books with us.

Lunch – vegetable pizza with salad
The children were able to continue exploring their sensory, social and fine motor development.
They were able to choose from:
– Train and train tracks- (fine motor, social, communication, creative, hand eye- co-ordination)
– Home corner- (dramatic play, memory, social, fine motor, imaginative)
– Bark trough with bugs, sieves and large spoons. (sensory, creativity, fine motor, coordination, imagination, social)
– Dress up (role play, imaginary, social, pretend play)
– Hallowing colouring in (cognitive, fine motor, pencil grasp skill, creativity, social)
– Velcro balls and target – (gross motor, coordination, memory, social)
– Barnyard animals counting (colour recognition, animal recognition, numeracy, fine motor)
– Book corner (language, communication, imagination, literacy)
– Picture and alphabet/number puzzles (fine motor, cognitive, problem solving, hand-eye coordination)
– Completing our paper cup monsters from last Friday with Miss Aimee (colour recognition, cognitive, creativity, fine motor, social interaction)
– Halloween music (language, dance, singing along)

Arakan – everyone participated
Outside children had the opportunity to explore their fine motor, social skills and sensory play. They we encouraged to explore:
– Cubby houses (dramatic play, social, communication)
– Sandpit with buckets, shovels, pots, trucks- (construction, imagination, creativity, social)
– Free play outside (decision making, extending upon the child’s own interests)
– Bikes (co-ordination, gross motor)
– Music (language, dance, memory)
– Balancing beam and climbing bars (coordination, physical, balancing, fine and gross motor)
– Stepping blocks (Balance, gross motor, muscle and solo play)