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Morning tea- blueberry cake with banana and sultanas

Morning group –
We started with our morning routine:
• Good morning song
• Days of the week
• Counting and number recognition
• Colour recognition
• Revising our shapes
To extend from our learning about colours, we will be learning about shapes this week. At our morning group time, Miss Thea showed some different shapes and as a class we listened and repeated the shapes names. Today we learned the shapes:
– Circle, oval, rectangle, square, triangle, heart and star.
Miss Thea then introduced our shape matching activity. On an A4 paper there were car parks, each park had a different shape. Then Miss Thea showed the pictures of the cars, each car had a shape on top. The children understood that it was their job to match the car to the car park, this is also great for identifying the shapes.

As a transition to morning tea, Miss Thea asked each child to identify a shape before washing their hands.

Before lunch the children had a quick run outside in the cool air. Mr Lachie encouraged the children to have some running races around the bike track.
We then lined up to wash our hands before lunch.
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 – (creative, social, sharing, fine motor)
– Coloured pegs and peg boards (Concentration, fine motor, counting and colour recognition)
– Cork painting, Supervised by Miss Rowena, the children were able to use different coloured paint and use corks as paint brushes! Encouraging shape and colour recognition. (fine motor, social, communication, colour and shape recognition, sensory)
– 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 area)
– 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)
– Magnetic letters and white board (social, fine motor, trial and error, colour and letter recognition)
– Rubber band board with rubber bands (shape recognition, trial and error, fine motor, concentration, coordination)
– Cutting with magazines, this was very popular today! (fine motor, concentration, scissor grip, social, independence)
– Car park matching activity with Miss Thea, this activity was completed one on one. We went over our colours, shapes and the children matched the shapes together independently (fine motor, concentration, colour & shape recognition, social, communication)

Yoga with Miss Haley: every participated in this, forming a big circle and making some fun plant and animal poses.
Gymnastics: Saxon, Chen Yi, Bowie, Sua, Leila, Franki, Mason

Information for parents:

Please apply sunscreen before arriving to kindy in the morning, if you have forgotten there is sunscreen available on top of the lockers outside the classroom. Thanks!

We have enough plants for each child to take home! Please see an educator if your child hasn’t received their plant.

Thanks for a great day!

Thea and Rowena