GROUP A REFLECTIONS – WEEK 2ND – 5TH SEPTEMBER 2014.
This has been a very busy and rather special week.
We started off on Tuesday by making Fairy Bread using the butter the children had made last week in the Butter Churn Farmer Sue had brought to show us. Yum !!
On Wednesday , we had a visit from Claire the Dentist, who talked to the children about how to care for their teeth and what are good foods to eat and what are sometimes foods for special occasions. Using a very large model set of teeth and a very large toothbrush and mirror, she showed the children how to brush their teeth correctly, from the top down for the top teeth and from the bottom up for the bottom teeth. The children were able to practice on this model. The children then took it in turns for Claire to examine their teeth, to count how many they had, check their bite , and generally check their teeth. No treatment was given but a report will be forwarded for each child, with advice if Claire felt any follow up is suggested. The children were very helpful and opened their mouths very wide. It was recommended that all children should visit a dentist from an early age
During the week, the children finished making their Portraits of their Dads for Father’s Day. These were mounted on a coloured backing , and the children helped to wrap their own presents, and lovingly attached a card they had each made. Then on Friday at 8.00 a.m – bright and early for us all, the Dads, some Grandpa’s and an Uncle, came to Kindergarten for an hour and a half – they joined in activities with the children and examined all the things we have on display that the children have been learning about. Then we all sat down on the mat – quite a feat for lots of Dads with very long legs, but we managed. The children sang “She’ll be coming round the mountain” with actions , then we asked all the Dads to join in with us , they sang very well and did the actions with us . Then the children gave them their presents they had made, gave them a big hug and wished them Happy Fathers Day, then we sang “Hi Ho Hi Ho, it’s off to work you go”, blew them a kiss and sent them off to work. What a great time we had and what a great turn up of Dads too – thanks Dads.
On Tuesday we had Chaitu’s Mummy come in her National Costume for the children to see, and she made a very special “Genesha” from play dough to show us , she explained this was a very special Indian God who looked after children. She also read the Gingerbread Man story to the children in Telegu language for the children – fantastic!
Then on Friday Marcus’ Mum read the Gingerbread Man Story for us in Italian - wonderful.
So far we have had this story read to us in Russian (Ann’s friend), Farsi (Amirali’s mum), Telegu (Chaitu’s Mum) and Italian (Marcus’s Mum), and we have more to come! Aren’t we lucky, what a great experience for the children. If you are able to help us in any languages please let me know.
What will happen next week?
Group A Educators – Margot, Ann and Lisa.