We began our week with our Mother’s Day celebrations. First, we had to bake some lemonade scones to have at our morning tea, and then practised the songs we had chosen. The children chose to sing Baa Baa Black Sheep, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and Twinkle Twinkle Traffic Light, and I Love Mummy, which was a new song. The children were all very excited for their mummies to come visit their kinder and room. Each of the children created a card and put their handprints on a calico shopping bag for their mothers. Not all of the children enjoy art activities, but all were happy to make something for their mothers, which is a testament to their love for them. The children performed extremely well and should be very pleased with themselves. It was so wonderful to see them so happy to give their mothers their presents and a big kiss and hug. Thank you so much for coming!
During the rest of the week, we have had challenging weather. Both days it has rained which makes it more difficult for us to run around outside. However, this is essential for the children for their physical and mental health. We will continue to spend as much time as possible outside, so please pack their coats, beanies and gloves. Gumboots are a great idea for splashing in puddles too.
We have been examining insects a lot in our outdoor play area, so we have moved some of this activity inside. We have an insect discovery table which even had grass! The children have been looking very closely at the insects with the microscopes. We have also begun to make our own papier mache volcano. This involves soaking ripped newspaper pieces in glue and water and sticking them on a water bottle. Next week we will paint our volcano and then begin our experiment.
Jess, Karen and Fiona