3 Year Old Kangaroo Group Blog 5/12/2014
Outdoors first on Monday and we mainly stayed on the verandah as the weather was rather wet......but there were opportunities to go down to the swings where the children pushed each other and /or were able to swing themselves. There was turn taking, waiting and of course lots of talk about the people on the swing and how talented they are. When on the verandah the children watched the rain and listened to it on the roof. And yes some even felt it on their face/head...........In the sandpit some of the children used the rain water to change the consistency of the sand so they could mould it the way they wanted. They were not only using their imagination and their design skills but also building their manipulative skills.
On Tuesday the Christmas spirit was with us as the children have had the opportunity to make decorations and listen to Christmas music and stories. Jamie L. brought in a story called “Frosty the Snowman” While reading this story some of the children were able to assist me. They knew that snow melts and its cold. I also read one of my favourite stories call “Harvey Slumphenburger Present” This story entailed repetitive lines which the children were able to remember and read.........
On Friday each child was involved with making a gingerbread man which will be part of their Christmas presents.....during this experience they were learning about ingredients, measurements as well as helping each other.....I think they also enjoyed the tasting before they went home......which is of course the main reason why we like to cook....... I would like to thank Karen for providing this learning experience and for Michael who guided the children through reading the recipe and directions. We have started decorating our room by putting up paintings of Christmas trees........next week there will be a real tree in the room, that the children will help decorate of course.
Please return the Celebration questionnaire that you were all given in November as it is very important we incorporate some of your ideas. Can you please also let me know who will be coming to our Christmas celebrations on Tuesday 16/12/2014
3 Year Old Educators; Fiona, Karen and Annette