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