We have enjoyed many aspects of God’s Creation at Kindy.
We planted our garden bed with Green Pea, Sweet Pea, Rainbow Chard and Poppy seeds, along with flower seedlings. Our seeds have all sprouted and are quickly growing stems, leaves and tendrils as they enjoy the sunshine and rain that God has sent. Stay tuned for news of yummy vegie cooking coming up next term from the bounty we hope to harvest!
God made many plants that we enjoy as foods.
We used pestle and mortars to grind herbs and spices that our families use in cooking our meals.
The aromas we released as we ground the little leaves and seeds was delicious!
our fingers and hands certainly had a good workout from all the grinding!
THE SCIENCE OF DAY AND NIGHT
Our Dramatic Play area became an Australian Native Animal Rescue Centre for some weeks.
We would “Drive” our rescue vehicle to the bush find Australian animal puppets we found to have injuries or feel ill.
We brought them back the centre for treatment from our vets and nurses.
This team worked tirelessly to rehabilitate these injured animals with bandages, medicines, special foods and cuddles so that they could be released back into their habitats.
We studied a print of a painting made by Vincent Van Gogh called “Starry, Starry Night”.
We looked for light sources in this night time painting and noticed that the big tree in the fore ground was black, not green.
We then made our own night sky pictures using Scratch paper and wooden tools to show the rainbow colours under the black coating.
Did you know that Vincent wore a hat with candles around the brim so that he could paint such art works at night time?
Vincent Van Gogh also studied sunflowers and made many, many paintings of them.
Sunflowers follow the path of the sun throughout the day.
We closely observed sunflowers too and created our own black pen and water colour paintings of their stems, leaves,
petals, stamins and petals.
PRE-WRITING / FINE MOTOR
Our Peggy Lego pre-handwriting programme is complete.
We have used small found objects to lay over various lines we learned from our programme, drawn onto a large table top.
The little pincer actions we use to pick up and place each object on the lines helps to make our fingers and hands strong.
It’s great fun to do this with friends too!
Kindy learning is such great fun!