We are well into Term 2 enjoying the autumn weather and observing all the beautiful leaves falling from the trees. Last week we collected two leaves each and tallied up all the colours we found so we could find out the most common colours outside. We found a lot of yellow/brown leaves and very few red colours; the children lined all the leaves into rows so we could count them and write the numbers on the board. This experience exposes the children to the natural world and supports there numeracy and colour recognition. We have coloured our own autumn leaves using natural earthy colours just like the ones we saw outside.
At mat time we have been talking about ANZAC day and what it means to us. Many of the children have a sound understanding about the Australian soldiers who went to war and that on ANZAC day we remember those people. We were lucky enough to make to batches of ANZAC biscuits which were delicious to taste hot out of the oven!
We have started preparations for Mother’s Day practising our concert songs and making special gifts (they are secret)
This week we are planting all the vegetables the children have decided to grow. Including silver beet, beans, lettuce, spring onion and broccoli. It will be the children’s responsibility to water and care for the garden so we can cook and eat all the beautiful fresh produce.
Thankyou to all th4 families bringing in boxes/cartons for our making table. We are learning about recycling to promote awareness of our environment and how we can look after it
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