This week we celebrated Book Week in the Kinder Room! We asked the children what their favourite books were and if they could explain the plot of the story. This helps the children to develop their memory and recall skills as well as share what they have learned with others.
Today a group of pre-kinder children from Kool Kidz Mill Park went on an excursion to Woolworths Plenty Valley to participate in their Fresh Food Kids Discovery Tour.
The tour was really informative and engaging as they told the children (and educators) information and facts we didn’t know about their produce. We were given the opportunity to go into the bakery (wearing hairnets) and see how bread is made and then we also went out the back to have a good look at the produce store room, fridge and freezer! They also heard the bell ring indicating there was a truck that had arrived to bring some more items to the supermarket.
To celebrate Reconciliation Week last week, we read some Dreamtime stories; one of them being “The Rainbow Serpent”.
National Reconciliation Week Painting
National Reconciliation week was initiated in 1996 to provide a special focus for nationwide activities. The week is a time to reflect on achievements so far and the things which must still be done to achieve reconciliation.
Today in the Beetlebugs room we had lunch in the dining room.
This is a follow up from an observation from Ellis and Ava who were imitating to have a tea party out in the yard one afternoon and were having cake.
In the Butterflies room we have been celebrating Chinese New Year.
On Monday 13th November, the kinder room received their Henny Penny Chicken Hatching Program, which comes with chicken eggs in an incubator for the children to watch hatch.
Throughout the week, the Caterpillar children have gone to visit the chicks in the kinder room. We walked up the stairs in small groups and got to see the eggs in their incubator and the already hatched chicks in their cage. We watched the chicks running around in the cage and discussed their colours (black and yellow) and how many there were (counting).
On Monday 20th November, Anna brought two chicks down to the Caterpillar room for the children to see. The children took turns patting the chicks gently. We spoke about what the chicks eat, their colour, their wings and how they felt. We then sat in a circle and let the chicks walk around. The children showed great interest in seeing the chicks as they watched and listened to their educators. Everyone was very gentle and enjoyed feeling their soft feathers.
Throughout that week, Anna and Samantha, have been bringing one or two chicks down to the Caterpillar room daily for the children to interact with. We continued to discuss their colours and how the chicks felt. As the children got more comfortable around the chicks, we took turns holding the chicks and having them in our laps. It was fantastic to see the children show such great interest and curiosity in the chicks, be very gentle with them, and gain enough confidence in order to be comfortable enough to hold and have the chicks in their lap. Well done Caterpillars!
KBC: My World and the Environment
Outcome: 2 Community
Many children came dressed up today for our Halloween activities, this shows that they have an understanding of what the community expectations are for this celebration and the “treats” that will follow. When asked what it means the children replied “Candy”, “You knock on the door and say trick or treat”, “Bats” and “Pumpkins”.
In the morning we began by making pumpkin heads by painting paper plates and then adding a face. Later in the afternoon the children made their own ghost banana. The children enjoyed this hands on experience, eagerly gathering around the table to dip their own banana in vanilla yoghurt and then adding sultanas for eyes. This activity gave the children the chance to make their own tasty treat for Halloween using healthy alternatives.
KBC: Me, myself and I
Community- Children develop a sense of belonging to groups and communities and an understanding of the reciprocal rights and responsibilities necessary for active community participation
Well-being- Children take an increasing responsibility for their own health and well-being