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Morning tea- cake with banana

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, Miss Thea talked about Easter and how it’s just around the corner. The children were excited to hear that the Easter bunny may visit! We then looked at today’s activity, easter egg painting! The children will also get a chance to paint with Easter present as well.
We then read the stories ‘Hattie and the fox’ and ‘The airplane’. Such great listening!

As a transition to morning tea, each child was asked to identify a colour on their t-shirts.

Before lunch, had a quick run outside! Running around the bike track and climbing the forts. They then came inside to listen to Mr Lachie read the book ‘Harry the dirty dog’.

Lunch – vegetarian sausage rolls and vegetables

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)
– Coloured peg and peg boards (colour recognition, trial and error, fine motor, concentration, coordination, social)
– Easter egg painting with Miss Rowena. The children were able to pick an egg and paint it using pastel colours, we used pink, green, purple, yellow. The children were also able to paint their Easter presents, there will be no photos of this as we hope it will be a surprise! (fine motor, concentration, colour & shape recognition, social, communication)

Gymnastics: Saxon, Ocean, Bowie, Sua, Evie, Zephyr, Mason

Thanks for a great day!

Thea and Rowena