3 Year Old Kangaroo Group Blog 8/11/2013
Friday was the only day we all came to Kindergarten as you know, but it was certainly full of productive children engaging in their chosen experiences. Outdoors the swings enabled some of the children to practice the skills they require to move the swing. How proud they are of themselves and so they should be, it is rather tricky to learn how to move the swing in the desired direction. Children were also helping their friends by pushing them. Such a positive experience for all involved. Some children were busy with climbing along the different levels of equipment while others were in the sandpit or in the kitchen doing some cooking. Many of the children also participated in creating handprints. Don’t forget to look on the wall in the block area for your child’s colourful handprints over the next week.
Indoors we looked at different words and what they started with. Some children read the word and others were able to tell us what piece of furniture in the room it is. For example chair, door, table. Each word was then placed on the corresponding item. This will help with word recognition and pre reading skills. The doctors were in the hospital caring for their patients while other children were involved in manipulating plasticine, painting at the easel or looking in the mirror at their teeth. Of course everyone also ate fruit at afternoon time. Before going home we all spoke about what we use our body parts for. Such as our feet are for walking” “our mouth/teeth for eating.” The children said that we all should eat lots of vegetables and fruit because” this will give us muscles” Don’t forget the children are making healthy sandwiches on Monday.
Please remember to take a photo of your home and car so we can talk about the importance of family and what we all do that’s same and what we do that is different.
Just a reminder about Orientation days next week;
4 Year Old Extended Hours Monday 4pm to 5pm
4 Year Old Group A Wednesday 4pm to 5pm
From 3 Year Old Kangaroo Group Educators; Fiona, Karen, Fiona and Annette