We have been lucky enough to have a few very sunny days. The children have been taking full advantage of the sunny weather. Many of the children wanted to have picnic lunches and ‘sunbake’ on the rocks. The rainbow parachute has been very popular where we can run undercover and see all the colours above when lifting it up and down in the air, it all becomes very exciting!
Farmer Sue came all the way from Balnarring. Sue always takes good care of her animals on her farm and she selects a few animals each year for us to touch, feed and see. We could get up-close and personal with a cow, rabbits, guinea pigs, chickens, Geese, pigs, rats and Turkeys. It was important the children sat down while gently holding them on their laps. Sue also gave a small presentation showing us how to make butter using an old fashioned churn. The next day the children used the butter to make some ‘fairy bread’ for morning tea.
Last Friday the lovely Melanie (guys mum) did the ice-challenge outside with the children. Melanie carefully explained what it was all about...and passed on the challenge. A large jar is on the sign-in table for small donations to support motor neuron disease.
We have been practising our Fathers Day concert this week and the children are delighted ‘somebody special’ is coming to see them. We realise not all fathers will be able to attend but please make sure somebody special does come along because the children have spent some time preparing small gifts and a few songs. This Wednesday we are cooking bacon and egg muffins for Friday’s morning tea. Please make sure you are on time (we will be on a tight schedule because of Kylie’s music class)
The sandpits have both been re-filled and the children are enjoying the soft, silky texture of the sand. We are also planting our Marigold flowers into the vegetable patch for them to grow. They will add colour to the garden and be a good start for spring!
I’m going to be away for the last two weeks of Term as I’m attending a wedding in the Philippines, I’ll see you all at the start of Term 4 (Amy).
Amy, Tracey, Helen and Fiona
Extended Hours Team