On Monday we started indoors first. Many of the children were involved in different roles in the hospital. Roles were discussed with each other and all worked together. Patients were cared for and were sent home when” they got better” Easel painting was rather popular. Pastel colours were chosen to paint with and several of the children were able to write their name and/or spell their name for us to write.
We went outdoors for a very short time where we used our energy by running around the yard. Back indoors Daniel chose a story about the alphabet and Australian animals. Many of the children were able to recognise the letter and the animal it related to e.g. c for crocodile but there were some animals that the children were not too familiar with. We will build understanding about these animals as well as the alphabet.
On Tuesday there was lots of interest and discussion about names, words and letters both when we were outdoors and indoors. This will continue to be fostered. If you have stories or magazines in different languages that we could borrow we would really appreciate it.
On Friday the weather was warm so we were able to enjoy being outdoors under the big tree using the trucks and big spades for digging. Jumping off the rocks, climbing in, up and over the cubby house as well as hiding under the cubby house. It was great to see everyone wearing their hat and trying to remain in the shaded areas. Indoors while we were all on the mat listening to each other speak about different topics, a conversation about a sign writing plane involved many of the children as we trying to work out how the “steam” was able to write the letters and for the plane not to be on fire. Michael said he has pictures of a sign writing plane that he will bring in to show us and I said that I would Google how sing writing planes work......The children also looked at a container of silk worms. They laid on their stomachs and watched the silk worms wiggle and eat mulberry leaves and of course get fatter. The children will be able to examine these further over the next few weeks to see what they do. Enjoy the weekend
Your 3 Year Old Kangaroo Educators; Fiona, Fiona, Karen and Annette