This week we began with practising a lockdown. The children have practised a fire drill before where we exit the building, however, when the threat is outside, we may need to stay in the building. The best way to explain this to the children was telling them that we needed to be quiet like when we’re playing hide and seek. We practised stopping when Jess blew the whistle and then sitting on the mat in a tight circle. Karen and Jess also closed the blinds around the room so the children knew how dark it would become. It is essential that we practise these scenarios so the children have an idea of what to do in that situation.
We also made sushi and inari on Monday. The children used the tongs to place whichever vegetables they chose onto their piece of seaweed. Then, using the bamboo roll mat, the children rolled their own sushi. Some of them chose to not use the mat and free-rolled them. For the inari, the children spooned ingredients into the pocket of tofu. In some ways this task was easier, though it was difficult to ensure all of the ingredients made it into the pocket. At the end of kinder we celebrated one of the children’s birthdays, so took our sushi home.
This week we have been preparing for our Grandparents and Special People Day. The children have made a card, a present and have even baked for the afternoon tea. We are very much looking forward to the special people attending!
Jessica, Karen and Fiona.