We are lucky to have had some beautiful 20 degree days this week- so we have been enjoying the outdoors practising our ball skills and climbing the higher A-frames. Obstacle courses are becoming more challenging and our football matches are becoming more structured games. The outdoors is the very best place for preschoolers to practice and master emerging physical skills. It is in the outdoors that children can fully and freely experience motor skills like running, leaping, and jumping. It is also the most appropriate area for the practice of ball-handling skills, like throwing, catching, and striking. And children can perform other such manipulative skills as pushing a swing, pulling a wagon, and lifting and carrying movable objects.
The children cooked delicious silver beet muffins, picking he silver beet from the vegetable patch. Many of the children had never tasted it before and were surprised to find they were scrumptious especially warm out of the oven! We are also going to use silver beet in a hot soup with lots of other vegetables! The aim is to promote ‘healthy eating’ by using fresh produce that the children have helped plant, grow, maintain and cook.
We continue to learn a lot more about rabbits by observing their ongoing growth and physical changes.
‘They are bigger and have more fur’ said Isabella
‘Their eyes are opening’ said Kayla
‘They are going to be as big as Ash one day’ said Mete
The children have drawn beautiful fine-line drawings of Ash ad her babies- they are showcased on the wall in the room. Children’s drawings are becoming more detailed, pencil grips are developing and fine-motor skills are being build through a range of ‘hands on’ activities.
We are delighted that Cathy (James’s mum) will be making pasta with the children and Nicki (Kayla’s mum) will be screen painting on children’s T-shirts this term.
*Please note children who are sick should stay at home until they are feeling better. If your child is sick at kinder we will contact you immediately for pick-up!
Extended Hrs Team
Amy, Tracey, Helen and Fiona