Our second week has come to an end and the children seem to be enjoying coming and participating in the many experiences both inside and out. Easel painting has enabled the children to make decisions about what colour paint to use and where to place it. Do you know that some of the children are even trying to put their apron on? This is a rather tricky thing to do. Big congratulations to you all.
As you know the pasting experience has certainly been very popular as most of the children have done as least two. I would like to keep one so I can include it in your child’s learning journal but of course you are able to take others home. Along with the ever increasing amount of easel paintings, the pastings can be added to your display wall at home. We would love to see how you have been displaying your child’s artwork so we can share it with all the children.
Outdoors some of the children have discovered the equipment that they can climb on. Initially they hesitated but as their confidence and skills emerged they became quicker and even took further risks. Safety is always paramount; mats are used underneath as well as an educator is with them providing support, guidance and encouragement.
Children are building understanding of the routines such as washing hands, having fruit and helping to pack away. When sitting on the mat we have been talking about who our friends are and singing our favourite songs such as “Twinkle twinkle”, “Old Macdonald” and “The Wheels on the bus.” During story time many of the children are listening and helping read the chosen story. As you would have read in the Kangaroo Group Journal, “Aliens love smelly jelly” seems to be the loved story of the week.
Thank you so much for providing us with positive feedback about the Journal which is provided for you to read each day.
Have a great weekend everyone.
From Your Kangaroo Group Educators; Karen, Fiona and Annette