GROUP A REFLECTIONS – WEEK 19TH -22ND AUGUST 2014
We were very happy to enjoy the beautiful sunshine this week during our Outdoor play – the children in this Group become really involved building with the large Outdoor blocks, incorporating lots of other things with the blocks to carry out their ideas – mats, rugs ,cushions, telephones, computer boards, witches hats, plates and eating implements – we have lots of co-operation and sharing of ideas, and lots of imaginative play , playing out real life situations.
As usual our very energetic boys did a lot of running and jumping – they are very fast and well co-ordinated when running and jumping over ropes.
We were able to hold our chickens very gently this week – the children took great care of the chickens when handling them, and the chickens were even known to fall asleep on the children’s laps. When in the brooder they were very active and were trying to fly- so we did need to keep the lid on. We looked carefully and discussed how the chickens were changing – they were growing wing feathers, and their downy feathers were starting to change. So – on Friday they returned to their home on the farm.
The children sat at the table in front of the chickens and drew the chickens from real life – this required concentration and being able to transfer what they could see onto paper – they all tried very hard. The children also need to think carefully to create a pasting sequence - from egg to chicken – they needed to cut out the shapes carefully and paste them onto the sheet in the correct sequence.
The children are developing their concentration , and their skills of observation, and we are developing fine motor skills of cutting with scissors, and are following instructions to achieve a certain result.
Our world table is still a place of interest and conversation, and next week we will begin having stories in other languages We are practicing saying Hello in other languages. Some of our children have returned or will be returning from overseas holidays, so we are able to find out about the places they have been to.
We have been busy , under the supervision of Nicky (Exr. Hrs) and some enthusiastic Mothers creating our Art Canvas for the Trivia Night. Each child has had a turn to help work on this , it has been fun – we await the finished masterpiece. Make sure you come along to the Trivia Night on Friday 5th September – you will be supporting our Kindergarten and it’s great fun. If you do not want to make up your own table- come and join the Group A table – just put your names on the list near the sign in book.
It was great to see all the Mothers who came and shared a cup of coffee and a chat the other morning , something you often do not have time to do.
Our Trivia Night on Friday 5th September
Our Fathers Morning on Friday 5th September – 8.00 a.m. – 9.30 a.m.
The Mobile Farm will be visiting Kindergarten on Wednesday,
You will be receiving a notice and a permission form for the Dental visit.
Have you returned your Photos?
What will happen next week ?
Group A Educators – Margot, Ann and Lisa.