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, Incey Wincey Spider, London Bridge 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.
This fortnight we are looking more closely at insects. This has been due to a keen interest observed in the children. A few of the children really enjoyed reading our Amazing Bugs book with Jess. Other children made their own insects at the craft table. Finally, we have an insect discovery table set up and the rest of the children have been using the magnifying glasses to examine the insects closer. The children have given Jess an idea of which insects they are most interested in and these will be the focus of coming sessions.
Jess, Karen and Fiona