The children are really getting involved in our recycling project. Angela gave out blue environmental bags for all the families to fill with recycled materials from home. We will use these materials for our art projects and shopping/supermarket which will be implemented this week. At mat time we have been sorting through the bags and dividing plastic and cardboard items, talking about recycle bins and where rubbish goes.
‘Plastic never goes away and cardboard does’ said Max
‘We can make new things out of old things’ said Matilda
‘Yeah you can make a fire rockets out of plastic bottles’ said Sam
Large boxes were used to make houses and later used in our African landscape. The art-making table has also extended onto the floor using ribbons, sticky tape, string and boxes, we encourage the children to explore open-ended activities where they create, invent and support each other’s learning. Many of the sponges, cardboard rings and bottle tops have been used as stamps which have created some very effective patterns on paper. They have also been very useful when making musical instruments which were an extension from David the Music man. The children have become more conscious about recycling and its environmental benefits.
Many of the children enjoyed the company of two big year nine boys on work experience. Xavier and David supported the children for one week getting involved in their art work, writing, construction and play. It’s very exciting for many of the children, who might not have older brother or siblings at home. They assisted the children in playing ‘twister’ an interactive game which requires us to know our colours and the difference between right and left. The boys seemed to really enjoy the kinder environment and the children enjoyed the company of ‘big’ school boys who are much more interesting than adults J
It was sad to say goodbye to our cute rabbits but they are going back to a good home where they are well looked after. The children really enjoyed the rabbit rearing program and benefited a lot from the experience.
Thank you for supporting the kinder through the book fair!
Amy, Tracey, Helen and Fiona
Extended Hours Educators