1. Drawing flowers and bugs on the big paper.

2. Playdough with natural resources and bugs and insects. (Extension on spring and witchery grubs)

Good afternoon lovely families,

As it was a beautiful day all the pre kindy children spent the day outside in the morning. Everyone engaged some activities with their peers and demonstrated shared play. So far, water play is the best for them. After delicious morning tea, we did show and tell, so many children brought books or shells. They were all related to springs (Spring is our Programming for this month). Therefore, we’ll extend their interest by using children’s book. Miss Rowena set up one table with green playdough and bugs, one table with natural resources, another table with puzzles and one table with free drawing on a big paper.
Each child had a chance to choose what table they wanted to go to first.

Morning group –
We started with our morning routine:
• Good morning song.
• Acknowledgement to country
• Days of the week
• ABC
• Counting and number recognition 10 – 20
• Revising our colours
• Washing hands song

Transition: Miss Rowena asked children what bugs do they like, then the children move to bathroom by mimicking the bug.

Morning tea- banana, yoghurt, raspberry and jam

Show and tell.

Sua – Her Drawing paper
Ren – A book called gumnut tree
Tiaana – Books called paw patrol
Michael-A book called Hungry caterpillar pop up book
Jai-A book from Michael for Jai’s Birthday present
Adam-Showed us his shells which picked up on the island for camping
Arlo-Told us about his holiday(Moreton Bay)

At 11;00 Group time

Miss Zubita read the show and tell books to the children.

Lunch: bread and some vegetable
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: Millie B, Chen Yi, Xavier, Jai, Adam, Oliver