Even though it was a short week owing to the Melbourne Cup Holiday on the Tuesday – it was a busy week.
We have continued learning about the World – discussing that all Countries have a different flag – some of the children were able to recognize some of the better known flags that we looked at. We had a flag poster, a flag book, flags hanging from our ceiling, and a flag memory game , so some interesting discussions and conversations took place, and at times we had to search very hard to identify the correct country, then learn where that country was - researching and learning.
Our silkworms have almost all spun their cocoons by now, just a few left, and many, many cocoons- some built inside the cardboard cylinders, some on the sides of the box, some inside rolled up leaves – they are resourceful creatures. Now we need to be patient and wait till we suddenly discover our first hatched moth.
The children have been signing their names on arrival at Kindergarten each morning, and we will continue to do this. Most children are able to write their names, some are still practicing. This exercise encourages the children to write carefully within a designated space, and in lines – a skill needed to learn to write. As well as practicing our writing skills, we are having games and activities which include recognizing numbers and letters, counting and matching numbers and letters – all pre - literacy and pre - numeracy skills, while we have fun.
As we have been reading the “Little Gingerbread Man” Story in many different languages, and we still have more to come – we decided to bake our own little gingerbread men, so the children worked together to do so – measuring , stirring, rolling, and cutting out the shapes. They looked great, smelt wonderful, and tasted delicious – a very satisfying experience!
What will happen next week?
Group A Educators – Margot, Ann and Lisa.