We have had loads of fun and learned so much over our first term in Kindy Blue!
“Give Me Five” has been so important to learn about and follow every day at Kindy, as we learn to control our wriggles and switch on our eyes and ears and thinking.
We need to use active looking and listening, to promote new learning, so we can grow thinking brains, to share our ideas and learn from others.
These mat manners are encouraged daily to promote turn taking in conversation, so we can hear and learn from stories, so we can learn and develop new concepts from involvement with different materials and equipment.
We also need this turn taking to learn from our peers, in play situations, group situations,
and to learn from our teachers.
Manners help us share meals together and learn how to look after our bodies’ needs.
We can learn patience as we wait our turn in a line to wash our hands.
We can look and listen when we are viewing and participating in Music and Movement songs and dances.
Our mat manners help us to listen to our teachers.
We look and share our learning and ideas as we conduct science experiments.
We listen to and share in stories about Jesus life and his work teaching about God.
We learn about our native Australian wildlife from visitors like Oz west and their koala, dingo, lizards and snakes.
We learn how to slow down and think about information as we create drawings about ourselves.
We use our learning about shapes and how they can go together, to create observational drawings of our mascot Freda, the frill necked lizard.
We use our listening ears to follow the teachers directions on how we could go about a task.
We are learning about the letters in our names and how they are sequenced.
This is the most important word we know at the moment!
We can share ideas about games, who will do particular jobs in the game, what we might wear, all sorts of important social decisions that
“Give Me Five” help us to organise with our friends.
“Give Me Five” can help us learn and grow in so many ways!
We are looking forward to a lovely, relaxing holiday
and then we return to Kindy to learn some more!
Happy Easter to all our Families over the holidays!