Sally the Rabbit & other fun learning activities in the room
We are so excited about having our new rabbit Sally and her six babies. The children enjoy observing them and are amazed at how small the babies are. We are waiting patiently for them to grow and become a little bit stronger so we can handle them. The aim of the rabbit rearing program is to introduce children to the development and life cycle of rabbits, as well as learn the daily responsibilities involved in taking care of pets.
On Anzac Day we cooked some delicious Anzac biscuits. All the children got involved in pouring, counting and mixing the mixture in a large bowl. We then had to use our hands to roll the mixture into small balls and bake them for 25minutes. We all were lucky enough to take home 2 each! YUMMM
This week we have been focusing on vegetables which grow in the ground. Many children were introduced to vegetables which they weren’t familiar with such as eggplant and parsnip which we roasted in the oven with potatoes...they were delicious and very healthy! Thomas would like to make some pumpkin soup after bringing one from Coles the other day. We will be using one large kent and butternut pumpkin it should be delicious with a little sweet potato and cream.
All the children have been admiring the beautiful autumn leaves falling from the trees and collecting them on the way to kinder! We have incorporated nature and leaves into our sensory play dough and Angela (Melbourne Uni student) took some beautiful autumn photos for us to look at as inspiration for us to draw. We are lucky enough to have Angela for 4 weeks contributing and strengthening the program with new and innovative ideas.
Mothers Day is just around the corner and we have been practising some of our favourite group songs to share with you. The Mothers day morning tea is on Friday 10th May beginning after drop-off @ 8.45-10.00.
Amy, Tracey and Helen