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Morning tea- Muesli, jelly and fruit

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 Mr Lachie read the stories ‘Scared’, then the children had a group discussion about things that they may be scared of. Mr Lachie then extended this discussion by reading ‘The old lady who wasn’t scare of anything!’. Together they had a talk about being brave and how to help yourself to not feel scared.

As a transition to morning tea, Mr Lachie asked each child to say their favourite colour.

Before lunch, the children sat on the mat and sang some songs with Miss Thea. Together they sang ‘Wheels on the bus’, ‘Big and small’, ‘Five cheeky monkeys’ and ‘ABC’. Such great singing along!

Lunch –Pasta 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
– The children were able to make some blue playdough with Mr Lachie today. They all stood around the table to help pour and mix in the ingredients. Such great helpers! When the playdough was finished the children were able to explore the playdough using popsicle sticks, cookie cutters and shapes. (Fine motor, sensory, following direction, creativity, social, communication, imaginative)
– New magnetic shapes! We were so excited to receive a new toy for our classroom. To extend on our shape and colour learning the children we were gifted magnetic shapes from Miss Kylie! The children are still loving this activity! (Colour recognition, shape recognition, fine motor, co-ordination, social, communication, creativity)
– Rainbow rice in our sensory tray, using the colours pink, yellow, green and blue. The children were able to explore this with cups, scoops and bowls. (sensory, social, communication, fine motor, colour recognition)

Dance class with Miss Jen: everyone got involved.

Gymnastics: Michael, Elsa, Arlo, Aria, Ren, Millie L

Thanks for a great day!

Thea, Parisa & Maya