Last week, the children gave Jess and Fiona some suggestions for what vegetables they would like to grow in our vegie patch at kinder. The suggestions included some of the children’s favourite vegetables (and some of their preferred fruits too!), such as carrots, capsicums, tomatoes, cucumbers, strawberries, bananas and apples. Jess explained that some of these fruits required a tree and thus more space to grow and that unfortunately some of the vegetables were out of season. However, Jess managed to find carrots, broad beans, beetroot, peas and mint for us to plant. The children explained the process required to Jess and Karen before we went outside. Fortunately, the weather was stunning and we were able to plant our half of the vegetables. The children particularly enjoyed watering the vegetables and we very much look forward to them growing. This project will lead to further discussion of the production of our own food, sustainability and healthy eating.
This week we have also been busy preparing for our Mother’s Day celebrations. The children have made their mothers’ presents and a card. We have discussed how they are both a surprise and so we will hopefully be able to contain our excitement and not reveal all. The children have very much enjoyed making things for their mothers, including some children who do not generally enjoy art and craft activities. As soon as we mention that the art is for their mummy, all of the children become very focussed. A lot of thought and effort has gone into the production of these gifts for their mothers. We have also decided on which songs we will perform for our mothers and even learnt a new song to sing. The children cannot wait for their mothers to come into kinder and share a special morning with them. We look forward to seeing you all there!
Jess, Karen and Fiona