The Koalas over the last month have been lucky enough to have miss Brooke join us In Our room on practicum. We have been discussing the importance of hygiene at kindy, washing hands before eating and after toileting reinforcing that nobody will be watching when they go to school next year and avoiding sickness. We have been washing pretend germs off our hands (green glitter )paste when hand washing time before lunchtime and we see the paste go down the drain and our discussion has been how germs are invisible that’s why it is important to wash as we can’t see the nasty germs.
We have been talking about going to school in 2019 as some of the Koalas have been for their orientations recently and up coming so this led us onto tasking about any fears they may have and exciting times ahead and predicting what might happen at big school. We all had a great teddy bears picnic week with our teddy bears and soft toy friends enjoying sandwiches for lunch at our picnics and socialising with our peers. Miss Kylie will be away on holidays just to let you know for two weeks.
Until next month
Mis Mel miss Kylie, Miss Brooke and Miss Robyn
The koalas have been loving our new extra curriculum experiences they have been learning colours in Spanish which also aligns with our rainbow 🌈 colours project. The koalas have been trying to get out of miss Victoria things she is not up to teaching them yet being very keen to learn. They have learnt how to count to 6 and say various words. For ready set go the koalas have been active undertaking obstacle courses and learning basketball skills. We have been practing also crossing our midline with exercises this skill also helping with preschool readiness.
We have also been continuing with our project of farm versus zoo versus pets and how animals live in different habitats. We are also continuing with learning about our five senses being up to learning about our sense of taste next week.
If you have any resources relating to our projects or if there is anything of interest to your child please bring it in to share with the other children at group time.
Until next month Miss Mel ,Miss Kylie ,miss Brooke and Miss Robyn .
The koalas have been learning about superhero’s and educating Miss Mel about pop culture. The koalas have learnt that people in our everyday lives can be superhero’s and help people and our mums and dads can be superhero’s to us.
The koalas have been still talking about and observing what is happening in our environments in regards to winter and they are all very happy with our new outdoor equipment from Bali.
We have had a prac student over the last few weeks so we have been talking about buildings with her and designing a bedroom, along with looking at the X-rays following on from Genevieve’s family input.
We will see what the next month brings us we look forward to any family input into our curriculum.
Until then miss Mel and miss Ashlea
Over the past month, the Koalas have been exploring ocean and sea creatures still as the children are still interested in this and we have had great family input. We have learnt about fish, porpoises, whales and the fastest fish. We have talked about mermaids not being real and we are still watching our hermit crab live each day.
We have been watching the lifecycle of the chickens with Henny Penny hatchings which was a fantastic experience and hands on the for Koalas. We watched several chicks hatch in the incubator being little fluffy chicks that turned into brown and black chicks. We fed these each day caring for the chicks and watched them grow and develop with wings/feathers and getting taller in shape.
We have continued with our recycling project that originated from Sasha and our gardening with dealing with our worm farm also each week and composting.
We hope you all have a happy Easter and look forward to seeing you all at the Easter hat parade.
The Koalas educators.
Miss Mel, Miss Ash, Miss Kiah
January 22 – January 26, 2018
This week the Koalas have met some new friends in our room and have been helping them settle into kindy routine and our room. The Koalas have been checking out the worm cafe and flushing it and watering our garden with our worm juice. We do have some for anyone that would like to take someone to put on their garden please just ask an educator and we can get you some.
The Koalas have talked about Australia this week as it is Australia Week, we made some opera house collages and Uluru creative drawings after picture discussions of Sydney and Australian attractions. We made boomerangs and read many aboriginal big picture books about how the kangaroos got their tails l how a snake bit the sun and about the rainbow snake where the Koalas drew and painted their own interpretations. We talked Nakuru the Australian flag and the aboriginal and we painted these discussing the colours being red for earth, Black for the aboriginal people and yellow for the sun and we talked about our children that have an aboriginal background and we are accepting of all Australians and Multiculturism.
Can you please bring in your family photos for our being and belonging tree and you will all soon see our weekend book that is being sent home for you all to have fun with. All you have to do is share with us what you have done on your weekend by either drawing pictures, pasting photos in or write us a story.
See you all next week Miss Kiah will be back from camping.
January 8 – January 12, 2018
Welcome back to the Koalas, we hope you all had a happy Christmas and a great start to the new year. We had a fun filled first week back at kindy exploring our new environment , making new friends and settling into a new routine and using their self help skills. The Koalas have been playing in their new room having indoor /outdoor play and checking out our pets, fish worms and rabbit caramel. This week we have been settling in so the Koalas have been talking about their holidays and Xmas and getting to know the new educators over this side. We have been talking about our room expectations and all the new things we can do on the big side which is very exciting. Can you please bring in a family photo for our family wall so we can display these for the children in turn having a sense of security, familiarity and a sense of being and belonging.
Please also don’t forget we love weekend sheets so if you have time jot down anything you do on the weekends or during the week so we can include this into our program.
See you all around , if you have any questions or queries please don’t hesitate to ask Miss Ashlea, Miss Mel or Miss Kiah.