Dear Kindy Parents
A friendly reminder that you are invited to the Kindy SPEECH and OT Post Assessment Meeting with Wendy and Berry tomorrow, Wednesday 15th May at 9.00am in the small school hall.
This is a really wonderful opportunity for parents to learn more about the assessment and to seek any advice you need in regard to your child and needs into the future.
Student reports and receipts will be available at this meeting. If you are unable to make the meeting the report will be sent home.
Looking forward to seeing you there!
Kindy Mothers day!
Mums are very special and we have been working hard to show them just how much we love them!
Kindy has been very busy getting ready for our special Mothers day! What a wonderful morning we have had pampering and making special things with our special Mums! We hope you relaxed and enjoyed the morning with us.
Thank you to all the mums, grandmas, family and friends who came along!
Lots of love from Kindy Blue and Kindy Gold!
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!
Icky Stick Bugs: Kindy Blue
We began Term Four by reading the story of ‘The Hungry Caterpillar’ and viewing artworks created by the author Eric Carle. Inspired by his work we began using his technique to create our own works of art. We explored mixing the primary colours red, blue and yellow to discover new colours, then used scrapers, forks and bubble wrap to add texture to our work.
We then turned these paintings into pictures inspired by the illustrations we had seen in the story. We drew shapes then cut and pasted the shapes together to create caterpillars, suns, leaves, eggs and butterflies.
After observing our class silkworms close up using magnify glasses we had many questions, but the most common question was whether or not our silkworms would make a cocoon and turn into a butterfly just like the Hungry Caterpillar. The silkworms were indeed eating A LOT of mulberry leaves, almost as many leaves as the Hungry Caterpillar in the story!
Some children decided to investigate if all insects made cocoons. They made bug catchers at the collage table and searched outside to find insects.They then put them bug catchers and observed them in class. Unfortunately the insects escaped before we could find out if they made cocoons.
Other children decided to retell the story of ‘The Hungry Caterpillar’ using some props found in the reading corner. We recorded the recount using the iPad.
Delighted by the discoveries made when mixing primary colours, we decided to explore what happens when we mix different amouts of yellow and blue in water. The children were delighted by the many different shades of green they created and recorded their discoveries using the iPad.
Stay tuned for our next post where we discover what happens to our silkworms when they hatch out of their cocoons!
Term 3 Week 10
We have had so much fun in Kindy this term and I am so proud of the efforts and achievements of all the kindy kids! To round off this term we read a story called ‘The Runaway Damper Man!’ Based on the traditional fairytale ‘The Gingerbread Man,’ this story tells the tale of a swagman out in the Australian bush cooking damper on a campfire. Just when the swagman is about to enjoy the damper with butter and jam, out jumps the damper man and off he runs yelling ‘Catch me, catch me if you can! I’m the Runaway Damper Man!’
After reading the story we decided to set up our own ‘Damper Cafe’. We had fun rolling out the dough to make damper men and putting them in the oven to cook. We sold the damper men to lots of customers who thought they were delicious!
In the story, the damper man must cross over a bridge to escape from a kangaroo that wants to eat him. We decided to make our own bridges for the damper man to cross. We had to make sure the bridge was high enough for the water to flow through underneath, wide enough to fit across the river and had rails to stop the damper man from falling of the sides.
Last of all we decided to cook our own damper to eat. We carefully measured all the ingredients, mixed and kneaded the dough and placed the damper in the oven (luckily the damper man didn’t escape and run away!) Then we sat outside in the sunshine and enjoyed our damper with jam and butter!
We hope you enjoyed reading about all our adventures in Term Three! Have a wonderful relaxing break and we look forward to more fun-filled days next term!
Term 3 Week 6
Look who came to visit us in Kindy Blue! It’s Hush, the little possum from the story ‘Possum Magic!’ Hush had a special letter for the kindy kids to read. He wanted to know all about his new kindy friends and asked that they write back straight away!
The kindy kids got busy right away! There were many letters mailed to Hush telling him how much we loved him and inviting him to have afternoon tea with us!
Hush arrived at the tea party and everyone shouted ‘Surprise!’ It was a surprise birthday party for Hush! Everyone joined in singing ‘Happy Birthday’. The chocolate cake was cut and shared among the people at the party.
We enjoyed the birthday cake so much that we decided to make more birthday cakes using shaving cream and foam blocks.
In the story of ‘Possum Magic’ Grandma Poss makes magic that turns Hush invisible! We decided to experiment with colour, vinegar and baking powder to make our own kind of magic!
We had so much fun learning about stories through play! Stay tuned for our next adventure!