We hope that you all enjoyed the Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend.
On Thursday, even though it was cold and wet and Karen and I were planning to come inside earlier than usual, the children were rather active and busy. Some were climbing and moving along and over the metal bar that’s at the end of the verandah near our room door, while others were searching for rocks in the sandpit. There was lots of digging and careful searching and gathering, just like geologists do. There were also mathematical concepts emerging such as discussion of size, shape and comparison, sorting and classifying.
Once inside many were involved with block building and working together to create some great structures. The children certainly do enjoy participating in afternoon tea. They are rather good fruit eaters. No wonder they are healthy and happy. The children also like to chat with their peers and are able to make their own choices about what to eat and then they know when they have finished. Do you know that the children are able to place their cup and plate on the bottom of the trolley after they have put any scrapes in the scrape bin? This scrape bin is then emptied into the compost bin outdoors which is next to the vegetable garden. Yes the children are building an awareness of refuse and recycling. This is to add to the developing understanding of growing our own vegetables and herbs.
I have heard that the scarecrow will be going into the garden next week. I am rather sure that many of the Koala children will be rather happy to see that happen.
Stay tuned for more adventures with the Koala children...........
Karen and Annette
3 Year Old Koala Group Educators