19th February 2015
Today we have been lucky enough to have one of our Caterpillar Families kindly donate some time to come and do a cooking experience with the children to help us celebrate Chinese New Year. As a room we have been looking at many different countries and how they belong within our world.
Andy Su came in today and showed the children and educators how to make Chinese Dumplings. They were vegetarian. The children got the chance to hold the pastry while Andy helped them put the filling in, he then showed them how to ‘pinch’ the pastry into a dumpling. Some children couldn’t wait until they had been cooked and began to nibble on them. The children enjoyed being able to touch and feel the different ingredients that was going to be inside the dumpling. Andy then went down to our kitchen and cooked them for the children. Each child got to experience lasting what they had made. Most of the children enjoyed them and ate them all up.
We thank the Su family for donating their time to come and help the children learn how to make Dumplings.
Wishing everyone Gong Xi Fa Cai (a Happy New Year) for 2015 the year of the Goat.
Learning Outcomes to EYLF:
2 Children are connected with and contribute to their world.
3 Children have a strong sense of wellbeing
4 Children are confident and involved learners
Respect for Diversity
Learning environments/Intentional Teaching
National Quality Area:
Quality Area 6: Collaborative Partnerships with Families & Communities.