The children are responding well to dancing on a Thursday morning. Karen uses some beautiful props in her dancing; this week they walked along the moon beam, danced with soft star cushions and laid on their backs while soft material floated from above. Throughout the class Karen expects the children to be focused and to follow all her instructions, its evident the children are engaging in a positive way showing they can be active contributing participants in a structures class situation.
On Wednesday Cathy (James’s mum) spent the morning making linguini with the children. The children helped combine flour and eggs to make the dough and watched Cathy kneed it over and over again to create the right consistency. The children could then help feed the pasta through the machine to make the dough flat and thin. The strands of linguini were then hung up to air and were then cooked in a delicious Italian sauce which Cathy made at home.....the children ate all the pasta and commented on how delicious it tasted
The highlight of the week was having ‘Wild Exposure’ come and visit us. A very interactive ‘hands on’ experience and Xavier the presenter was very informative with lots of factual/general knowledge o share with us. We saw a gliding squirrel possum, Potaroo Joey, Pink Galah, Owl, Blue tongue lizard, Gahanna, Turtle, Frog, snakes and even a crocodile.
‘Linus told us reptiles are cold blooded’
‘Guy told us owls like to eat mice’
‘ Jack told us an animal which eats meat is called a carnivore’
‘Molly told us reptiles like the hot weather’
‘ Lachlan Bond told us turtles lay eggs’
We will continue looking at the native animals and reptiles we were so lucky to see on Friday.
We welcomed Eisei (from Japan) this week! All the children have been wonderful making him feel very welcome.......
Amy, Tracey, Helen and Fiona