The Joey’s participated in a lot of interests and topics this month exploring Space, Shapes and our new space area. For our Space area the Joey’s explored the Solar System identifying and exploring each planet in space, the children created spaceships, rocket ships, planets and the star galaxy using different craft tools. This topic was extended on the children’s interest via them creating rocket’s ships with our wooden blocks.
The Joey’s discussed with Miss Nichol about what they would like to change our areas too. The children really shown an interest in fire and emergency equipment, we used intentional teaching to set up this area with the children and allowing the children to create fire trucks with shapes. This allowed Miss Ellie and Miss Nichol to follow on the children’s interest in shapes exploring the difference between 3D and 2D shapes during group time.
January 22 – January 26, 2018
The Joey’s have explored their emotions this week by allowing themselves to learn how to deal with them. Alannah shared her news about our Zebra friend Asha, and how she took him home to see her family! The Joey’s discussed about Australia Day this week beginning to learn about the importance about Australia Day and drawing their very own Australian flags. We are finishing our special ‘Joey family tree’ in the Joey’s Room, don’t forget to bring in your beautiful family photos!
In the Joey room we have implemented a colour learning area. This was created to extend the interests of Rocco and Jake who came to their educators and shared their thoughts about rainbows and colour mixing experiments.
We would like to take this opportunity to introduce our Joey room pet zebra named Asha. Asha likes to go home with you for about a week and share in some of the adventures that your family’s participates in. When Asha comes back your child shares the stories with their peers during news time.
A friendly reminder that toys from home are preferred to stay at home. We have incorporated a ‘Toys from home’ box in which your child is able to leave their toys from home in if they do need to bring them.
Thanks you so much. Miss Nichol and Miss Ellie
January 8 – January 12, 2018
Welcome to the Joey’s room!
We have had a beautiful first week settling into the room, learning about each other and making new friends. “Getting to know you!” Was a huge topic this week, allowing the children to learn more about each others interest outside of the Joey’s room. We have also been discussing about rainbows and colours, allowing the children to extend on their knowledge about this topic. The Joey’s have participated in a rainbow science experiment, mixing colours experiences and getting creative with their drawing and painting.