Christmas is keeping us busy – the children are enjoying all the glitter and sparkles and the ever growing sense of excitement. We finished our beautiful Party Invitations to remind our Mums and Dads about our Party arrangements for Thursday 19th and these will be passed on.
Next week we will be making our surprises for our Mums and Dads – we’ll try to keep these secret, and the songs we are learning, but that is a little difficult, the Mums and Dads in earshot will have to do a lot of pretending they don’t notice. We are making decorations for our room - it will look beautiful. One of the highlights has been the children’s individual Father Christmas shapes which are on display in our room. Starting with just a collection of various shapes, some cotton wool and a black texta, the children have put together their own Father Christmas – each one is individual and unique, and they all have different personalities – they make us smile when we look at them. Other decorations will be added during the time ahead to make our room look beautiful – the children work very carefully to make them, and will be able to take them home after the Party.
The children have completed the beautiful drawings which will be sent off to the Council, these will be laminated and used as placemats at the Prahran Mission Christmas Lunch – we hope they enjoy using them.
Nature again played an important part in our week. The next and final step in the Silkworm Life Cycle is happening – the moths are hatching from the cocoons, mating, then laying eggs – the children are very observant and have noticed that the eggs change colour from white to black after a few days . The children are very interested and check on arrival each day. These eggs will then be kept for the next years cycle to begin all over again next September. The children then completed a pasting sequence which required them to identify the correct picture, cut it out, and then paste it in the correct sequence so they had illustrated the complete life cycle. We carried out a Science experiment this week – we are trying to grow wheat on damp cotton wool. We discussed how we would do it, what would probable happen, guessed how long it might take and what it would look like. The children know that as it is an experiment, we just have to wait and see!
What will happen next week?
Group A Educators – Margot, Ann and Lisa.