3 Year Old Kangaroo Group Blog 13/9/2013
Monday was such an exciting day with Farmer Sue and some of her farm animals here at Kindergarten. Before going in to spend time with them we went indoors so Farmer Sue could let us know how to feed the animals, how to walk slowly and if the children wanted to hold an animal they had to sit down on a bale of hay and ask her for their nominated animal. When in there most of the children were happy feeding the ducks, chickens, guinea pigs, rabbits and the pig, goats and the calf. Many children did sit down to hold an animal. The children were also able to help Farmer Sue give the calf a bottle and one of the kids as well. When back inside the children were shown how many different eggs there are and how they range in size. Farmer Sue had a big jar of cream which she poured into a wooden box, called a butter churner. It had a handle on the side which each child had a turn off. After many many turns, butter and butter milk was the result. When I told them that we were going to try the butter the next time they came to Kindergarten they were very happy. Everyone said a big THANK YOU to Farmer Sue and her farm animals. It was a great experience.
On Tuesday Helen was with us as Fiona was away. The children showed her how talented they are at swinging themselves on the swing, climbing and jumping of the rocks after hiding around the grasses. The children offered her some chives before going inside. While inside we flew on the plane and some children were discussing the importance of having petrol to make it fly. Helen also assisted each child when they spread the butter onto bread. The children then put sprinkles on it. Before going home we all sat down and ate the fairy bread which everyone said was delicious.
On Friday time was spent outdoors moving up, over down and along the climbing equipment. Some of the children also rolled down the hill. On each child’s hand I painted black paint which each child then placed on to paper. These prints are to be placed on an apron which families can purchase. Inside some children finished off a picture of themselves which will also be going on to a tea towel for families to purchase as well. They make a lovely keepsake.
3 Year Old Educators; Fiona, Karen, Fiona and Annette