We have been busy planting Marigold and baby boomers in little pot plants to grow. We are making sure they get plenty of water and sunshine and expect to see some shoots in 10 or so days. They will be planted with the vegetables and herbs once they have grown big enough. We will also be planting some more fresh produce so we can continue with many more cooking experiences. The children enjoyed squeezing lemons to make juice, just by adding a little sugar and water and letting it chill. This activity was an extension from our ‘lemon and orange’ dancing class with Karen who always appreciates the need to be in touch with our senses.
Our interest in dinosaur continues. We have drawn up a list discussing the differences between humans and dinosaurs
‘Dinosaurs are reptiles’ said Kayla
‘Humans are mammals’ said Zihan
‘Dinosaurs were much bigger in size’ said Molly
‘They had bigger teeth and claws’ said Guy
We have been looking for dinosaur fossils in the sand tray.
‘Dinosaurs are extinct’ said Jack
‘That means they are not around anymore’ said Will
At group times we like to look at books about dinosaurs! Linus brought in ‘Linus the vegetarian Dinosaur’ and Arjun brought in a science book all about volcanos. In the book there was a diagram on how to make a volcano using sand, bi carb soda, red dye and vinegar which we will try outside in the sandpit!
On Tuesday we had photo day. Max the photographer took some great snapshots of the children in action, doing puzzles, pasting, construction and reading. The photos will arrive in an album and you will be able to select the ones you would like to purchase. Max is also clever enough to photo shop the children who were absent that day....so we can still look back and remember the entire class.
We sadly have to say goodbye to our gorgeous Arjun who is starting a new chapter with his family in Ballarat. We wish you all the very best......
Amy, Tracey, Helen and Fiona