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Morning tea- bean sauce with Turkish bread

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 Fernanda who stepped into our room today and created such a warm friendly environment for children. We then revised our classroom rules as we planned to stay inside today. Children then talked about who they dressed up as today and the reason for it which caused us to have a group discussion about Halloween and today’s activity which was demonstrated by Miss Sana. Our group time was finished by reading ‘Rosie’s hat’ and ‘Belinda’.

Before lunch, children danced to some Halloween songs and sat with Miss Hayley for a yoga session where children stretched their muscles and relaxed. We then enjoyed listening to ‘king pig’ book read by Miss Roya.

Lunch – crispy Solomon with fried rice and vegetables
Inside children had the opportunity to develop their cognitive, fine motor, social, creative, imagination, coordination, construction and language skill through activities such as:
– Home corner- (dramatic play, memory, social, fine motor, imaginative)
– Train and train tracks- (fine motor, social, communication, creative, hand eye- co-ordination)
– Bark trough with bugs, sieves and large spoons. (sensory, creativity, fine motor, coordination, imagination, social)
– Making a paper pumpkin with Miss Sana – children participate by cutting long pieces of paper and help Miss Sana complete the pumpkin (scissor skill, coordination, communication, fine motor, taking turns)
– Halloween colouring in (pencil grip, fine motor, colour recognition, cognitive, creativity)
– Number and alphabet puzzle (cognitive, problem solving, number and letter recognition, hand-eye coordination)
– Sensory coloured rice (sensory, creativity, fine motor, taking turns)
– Rubber band board (fine and gross motor, colour recognition, creativity)

Yoga session: everyone participated in yoga today.
Gymnastics: Termeh, Toranj, Alex, Elizabeth, Theodore.
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)
– 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)
– Water play in trough with cups, spoons and containers (imagination, sensory, fine motor, cognitive)
– Wooden road track with cars (construction, fine motor, communication, creativity)
– Flower connectors (colour recognition, coordination, fine motor, building, creativity)