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Morning tea- apple crumble with custard

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 welcomed our new friend Aiden!
As a group we then went over our shapes and Miss Thea showed the children’s todays collaging activity. Using cut out of different shapes the children will be able to glue them on a piece of paper. Using their imagination and creativity to create a great picture!
Lazar then had a special surprise for everyone! He bought in his kitten, Silky, to show with his friends!

As a transition to morning tea, one child at a time was able to gently pat Silky before washing their hands. Thanks so much Lazar!

Before lunch, Mr Lachie told the children a story by only using puzzle pieces! Using his imagination to create a captivating story. The children also got involved by choosing the next puzzle piece.

Lunch – vegetarian kofta balls with 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)
– 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)
– Rubber band board with rubber bands (shape recognition, trial and error, fine motor, concentration, coordination)
– Cutting with magazines, it was great to see the progress some children have made. Continuing their interests in cutting and then showing independence when packing it away! (fine motor, concentration, scissor grip, social, independence)
– Shape picture collage with Miss Lachie, this activity was completed in small groups. The children selected paper shapes of their choice and using their imagination and fine motor skills, stuck them on the to create their own shape image. (fine motor, concentration, colour & shape recognition, social, communication)

Gymnastics: Aiden, Millie B, Chen Yi, Xavier, Jai, Franki, Oliver

Thanks for a great day!

Thea, Rowena & Lachie