We have spent this week waiting, with bated breath, for the silk worms to begin spinning their cocoons. The children helped to build cylinders to provide a space for each silkworm, should they choose to use it. But alas! They continue to munch on the mulberry leaves with no sign of slowing down. We know that when they are ready, they will not consume as many leaves as they currently are. (You might even say the silkworms diet in preparation for the cocoon spinning!). We will keep our patience and look forward to seeing the cocoon spinning process. If you spot a single thread of silk present in the many silkworm homes within the classroom, please bring to it our attention!
On Wednesday we were treated to a sports session with David and Danielle from "Ready, Steady, Go". The children participated in group warm up games, which involved various physical exercises, with a particular focus on aiming and hand eye coordination. The group then participated in small group sports- javelin throwing and baton relay racing. The session was finished with a highly excitable parachute game. Many thanks to David and Danielle for putting in their time and resources to put on an enjoyable session.
We have also been spending our time preparing for next weeks "grandparents and special friends" morning tea on Tuesday. We are practicing a few songs to perform, one of which was penned by our very own Marcus, entitled "I love my Grandparent, my Grandparent loves me". In addition to this we have been deliberating over choosing the perfect picture story book to share on the day. This was a very democratic process, with several stories tried and tested, and everybody had an opportunity to vote. The children have all been discussing with me the different ways in which their Grandparents and friends are special to them which has been lovely to hear. Very much looking forward to seeing all our little friends spending time with their loved ones in the kindergarten.
Until next time!
Extended Hours Educators - Laura, Helen, Tracey, and Fiona