The Gumnuts are growing and learning more every day.
Over the last few weeks the Gumnuts have had the opportunity to learn new skills and knowledge through our extra curricular activities including music, Spanish, yoga and sports. This has allowed the Gumnuts to explore different avenues of learning as they gain confidence within themselves.
We had a fantastic time with dress ups for book week, thankyou for all the families who got involved. The Gumnuts used their imagination to take on different roles and characters, we extended on this in the room with our dramatic play area with a huge range of dress ups and character toys!
We also welcomed our new educator into the Gumnuts room this month, Miss Kiara has already been so nurturing and caring for the Gumnut children.
The Gumnuts loved making presents for Father’s Day and enjoyed having their dads come and visit for the Father’s Day afternoon tea this month, we also had our Farmer Day this month where the Gumnuts loved dressing up as farmers or farm animals and we spoke about why we need to raise money for the farmers, the Gumnuts enjoyed getting their face painted as farm animals that day. We also did an extension on baby animals and the Gumnut’s expressed interest in how animals live.
New areas in the room!
This month we have introduced a new babies area into the room, the Gumnuts express interest while playing mums and dads in this new area. We also gave our book areas a update putting some new books out for the Gumnuts to read.
The month of June was a fun month in the Gumnut room.
The Gumnuts explored their interests in the difference between the human body and animals bodies and anatomy. The Gumnuts showed interests in the winter and how the weather changes everyday, the Gumnuts also showed interests in music, how it is made and the different musical instruments.
We had our fantastic student teacher Mr Mackenzie in the Gumnut room for the month of June, the Gumnuts built a fantastic relationship with Mr Mackenzie and made his time here special.
The Gumnuts are very excited with their new fairy garden with a pink sand and new additions have been added over the weeks to extend their interests. To add to this the Gumnuts were also gifted this month with some new turfed grass to cover our yard. The Gumnuts were thankful to Mr Matt for his amazing job and effort in laying our new grass.
To end our spectacular month in the Gumnuts room we have welcomed some new friends that has moved up from the Snugglepots room which our Gumnuts friends have made them very welcomed.
Lots of Love from Gumnuts room Educators
This month the Gumnut children have enjoyed a variety of activities leading up to Easter. We have had fun singing Easter songs such as ‘Little Peter rabbit’ and ‘Little bunny foo foo.’ At craft we have enjoyed decorating Easter eggs, creating hats for our parade, and baby Easter chick craft. The children loved watching our baby chick hatchlings. We learnt about the life cycle of a chicken and were especially careful while handling the baby chicks. Our Gumnut friends ventured to the nursing home to sing songs for the elderly residents there too! This was such a special occasion and was another great way that we are making links with our community.
Throughout the month we have also been interested in our community, we have enjoyed interacting in our new community play area, taking special interests in trains, recycling and garbage trucks.
We hope all of our Gumnut families enjoy a special Easter holiday together.
Love from Miss Jess, Miss Julie, Miss Vanessa, Miss Charlene, Miss Tiarn, and Miss Hana xoxo
January 22 – January 26, 2018
Our Gumnut friends enjoyed a week of fun while learning about our country Australia through a range of intentional teaching experiences. The children enjoyed creating hand paintings of both the Aboriginal and Australian flags. The children enjoyed the sensory experience of having their hands tickled. During these experiences the children examined photographs of the flags and used language to tell what the different colours and features of the flags represent.
Throughout the week we listened to a range of Aussie stories and had fun identifying Australian animals and using Australian slang such as ‘G’day’. We enjoyed learning Australian songs and chants such as ‘Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oi! oi, oi!
We also discussed what we will do over the Australia Day break such as enjoy barbecues, go to the beach or see fireworks with our families.
We hope you all enjoy a lovely long weekend!
Lots of love from your Gumnut room staff xoxo
January 8 – January 12, 2018
Welcome to the Gumnut room 2018! Throughout week one we enjoyed seeing our friends again, and meeting our new Gumnut friends and educators. The children explored the room and outdoor playground confidently, engaging in a range of interesting play activities and craft experiences. Our hair dressing play area, construction area, and kitchen play area was very popular with dramatic play with many friends and enjoying exploring the roles and identities of hair dressers, cooks and construction workers. We are excited to continue to get to know our little friends and to watch them grow, learn, explore and maintain friendships throughout the year. We are also looking to building strong relationships with our families and hearing lots of ideas and family input throughout the year.
Love Miss Jess, Miss Julie, Miss Hana, Miss Emily, Miss Vanessa and Miss Charlene xoxo