We had some visitors at Kindergarten this week with 3 students from De La Salle College spending the whole week with us - they all spent time in both the 4YO and 3YO Groups, and the children were very excited to have "Big Boys" at Kindergarten. We were also lucky to have a guitar played for us as well.
The children have spent a lot of time this week searching the playground for bugs and creatures - we now have a "snail house" made in a small fish tank, with many many snails living there, feeding on silver beet leaves and lettuce leaves from our vegetable garden The vegetables have now finished, so we have cleared our garden, so the compost can be mixed in with the soil at the working bee, then we will replant the garden , perhaps with some flowers and some herbs this time.
Our Silkworms are growing rapidly and the children check them daily - as their development is so fast. the childen will be able to observe the complete life cycle, right through - growing very big, spinning their cocoons, hatching out as moths, mating, and laying eggs - the beginning of the next cycle!
The children have been very busy making things at our construction table, using their imaginations to create masterpieces with all the bits and pieces available. This also means the children are measuring, balancing, estimating, and using tape dispensers and scissors with confidence.
We are also having activities such as larger more difficult puzzles, games incorporating numbers and letters, requiring the children to concentrate, observe and recognize and work out what is missing or incorrect to complete the game.
The children are required to wear hats and sunscreen every day, as the UV level is often higher than we expect, without hats the children will be unable to play outside.
What will happen next week ?
Group A Educators,
Margot, Ann and Lisa.