Today we had lots of fun exploring the natural environment.
On Thursday 10th of May we held our Mother’s Day afternoon tea. The children spent the week preparing for this special event by making gifts for their mothers as well as decorations to set up their rooms for the event. The Butterflies and Kinder rooms were buzzing with activities including a nail station where mothers and loved ones where treated to a special manicure from their children!
Today we celebrated World Health Day in the Beetle Bugs room. It was an opportunity to remind children of the importance of a healthy lifestyle; a day to recognise how to stay healthy and take care of ourselves.
The children all took turns in placing some healthy fruits into a blender, including rasberries and bananas.
The children at Kool Kidz Preston went on an adventure with the help of the Myuna Farm Animal Nursery. They had the opportunity to interact with friendly farm animals like: chickens, ducks, rabbits, guinea pigs, goats, turtle, farm dog, rooster, geese and lambs. The children were able to look at the animals from a distance and for the more confident ones feed and cuddle them. We also had some parents and grandparents come and join in the fun.
Cultural Diversity Week is Victoria’s largest multicultural celebration, held annually in March to coincide with the United Nations Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and Harmony Day on 21 March.
This week the children in Caterpillars room were able to get involved in a cooking activity making gnocchi for their lunch.
The children were able to be involved in the process from the start. They assisted the staff as they peeled the potatoes and got them ready to cook. Whilst the potatoes were cooking, the children talked with the educators about what else they needed to do to make the gnocchi.
Last week Kool Kidz Preston celebrated an afternoon with Dads and other important people.
Our Kool Kidz had an amazing afternoon spending time with their fathers and other special friends. Following an afternoon tea in the playground each age group participated in their own games and activities.
This week the Kindergarten children engaged in many different experiences. We started the week by talking about feelings and then followed up by reading related books and continued our discussions about the importance of considering each other’s feelings.