Much of this week has been centred around our Mothers Day celebrations, and the build up to this – all very exciting – because it also involved secrets the children needed to keep. It was almost to keep everything a secret, but we had fun trying.
The children drew portraits of their Mothers which we mounted on a coloured background, they made beautiful bead bracelets, and then we wrapped these lovingly made gifts together and attached cards the children had decorated, then we hid these out of sight.
During the week we cooked, as well as being fun this involves some maths concepts as the children need to follow the recipe and measure or count out the ingredients, we made lemon slices and chocolate slices, and on Friday morning 100’s and 1000’s fairy bread in the shape of hearts. All the children helped to make these, then the hard part – we had to wait till Friday to eat them!
The Mummies came to Kindergarten at 10.45 a.m. and joined their children, playing together at activities inside, then we came together on the mat, singing some special songs saying how much we love our Mummies (one of these was an African song from Ghana and very beautiful). We all sang and acted (Mummies as well) the Hokey Pokey – very noisy but fun, then it was time to give our secret surprises , a special hug, and a flower for each Mummy, then story time, then it was time to go home. What a busy and fun day we had – it was very crowded in our room, but what a happy and friendly atmosphere – thank you all for coming. Our families are a very important part of our Kindergarten community and we do appreciate your input and help.
Another thank you goes to the “Fresh Cut Flowers” stall at the Prahran Market- for the past few years Michael and Sophie from this stall have donated these flowers to us for Mothers Day – this is a very generous gesture, and we do appreciate it. If you go to the Prahran Market, please support their stall as a way of saying thank you. The children will make a thank you card for them next week. Community support is also very important for our Kindergarten. The children at Kindergarten are learning to be part of a Group, and part of our Kindergarten Community – learning social skills and how to work together, very important life skills – we need to learn how to be responsible citizens and how to contribute to our world.
What will happen next week?
Group A Educators – Margot, Ann and Lisa.