Easter celebrations at Kool Kidz Ravenhall kicked off last week with a visit from the Easter Bunny!
During the week we had been having conversations in our rooms about Easter and what it meant for each child and their family. We shared picture books at group time and created egg art, and learned that the thing the children were most excited for was the Easter eggs. From this we chose to build on their excitement by holding our own whole centre Egg Hunt! The children excitedly prepared by making and decorating their own baskets with the educators in their rooms.
Kool Kidz have their very own special curriculum; a curriculum that has been specially designed just for Kool Kidz services and they are the 11 Blocks. The 11 blocks assist families to see what learning areas are being encouraged and planned but also ensures that educators are carefully implementing areas of interest that instil learning.
One morning a very excited Sarina burst through my door with two plastic bags filled with intriguing items. “Have you got a minute Tash? I am just so excited that I wanted to run this past you before I got stuck into to it”. With whatever she was about to show me I was going to ok it, there was no way I could turn down an overly excited and enthused educator, that wanted to implement something that excited her.
One afternoon, our Kinder Teacher began a discussion on electricity and water and why both needed to be saved to make our planet healthy again. This sparked quite an interest with most children, some even went home telling their parents to switch their TV off because they needed to save power.
As 2018 rolled in, so did our ideas for our Cooking Master Classes; to kick off a new year we thought of introducing Healthy Loaded Potatoes.
Our wonderful chef pre-baked all the potatoes in foil whist the little chefs prepped their ingredients. In this master class, children were introduced to the grater. Children had turns at grating carrot, cucumber and slicing tomato, capsicum and lettuce.
There is something about this silly season, even though it’s a mad rush to have everything ready, everything finished and complete, there is still a sense of joy and light heartedness. I’ve spent quite some time in the rooms over the last few days, and I have loved watching how each child’s eyes light up at the sight or mention of Christmas.
We love seeing our Honeybees so settled in their environment, for educators it is the most rewarding gift; to know that you provided a nurturing environment that aided the children to feel happy, safe and secure.
Today was a very exciting day, today Kool Kidz Ravenhall celebrated another ‘first’.
On Friday, as the weather was miserable and we’d been stuck inside for long periods of time, our Sustainability Leader came up with an idea… BING!