1. Nature Table with cups of water (experimenting what sinks and what floats)
2. Playdough with natural resources and bugs and insects. (Extension on spring and witchery grubs)
Good afternoon lovely families,
As it was a wet day all the pre kindy children spent the day inside. Miss Shawn led group time this morning and the children all said, “Good morning Miss Shawn” We spoke about what we did on the weekend, what the weather is like today and what activities the children were going to have a choice of getting involved in. Miss Mia set up one table with green playdough and bugs, one table with natural resources, another table with puzzles and one table with free drawing.
Each child had a chance to choose what table they wanted to go to first.
We also sang a Happy Early Birthday to Mack, for his birthday on Wednesday. He brought in some green cupcakes to share with his friends.
Morning group –
We started with our morning routine:
• Good morning song.
• Acknowledgement to country
• Days of the week
• Counting and number recognition 10 – 20
• Revising our colours
• Washing hands song
Transition: Miss Shawn asked 5 children to wash their hands and sit down each table.
Morning tea- banana, fresh bread, strawberry jam, yogurt and blueberries
Show and tell.
Emmy – Animal Book
Shylie – A soft pink teddy bear that makes noise and says peek a poo
Millie – Dear Zoo
At 11;00 Group time
Miss Mia read the show and tell books to the children.
Lunch: Veggie Noodle with tofu and fresh salad
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)]
-Water play with barks, sand, sticks, leaves, and shells. The children engaging sorting, scooping, lining up and creating something with them. (Imagination skills, Creation, sensory, fine motor skills)
-Sensory play, Playdough with natural materials, leaves, shells, pieces of wood and petals were offered to children to create their own representation of spring. (Creation, fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, sensory play)
– Drawing Spring. The children engaged in a discussion on what Spring is for them and they were given the opportunity to draw what they imagined. (Imagination skills, eye-hand coordination, working on they hand muscles)
– Puzzle table the children engaged in puzzle making, helping, exchanging and sorting the puzzle pieces. (cognitive skills, eye-hand coordination, social skills)
– Dramatic corner, the children engaged dramatic play as a doctor, chef, princess, builder, and butterfly.
(Imagination, creation, turn taking, self-regulation)
-Book corner (eye-hand coordination, fine motor skills, patient, taking turns)
Gymnastic: Sophia-grace, Raphael, Viaan, Adam, Sua, Ashton, Leila