Wearing Pyjamas and having breakfast at school! What a fun idea! We looked so cozy in our jamies and enjoyed crunching cereal and sipping Milo drinks with our friends at Kindy. Our Teddies had a fun day too enjoying lots of extra cuddles!
Here we see one of the visiting teddies having a “Selfie” being drawn by his owner! A cuddly moment for sure!
Thank you to our families for helping us organise our cozy sleepwear!
The day got even more exciting as we chomped on cheesies for morning tea, ate sausages in a slice of bread for lunch and shopped at the Year Six stalls with our Year Three Buddies in the afternoon for St Emilies day!
What is that black thing following me around all day? Oh, it’s my shadow!
We went on a shadow hunt outdoors, which was tricky as the sun would be covered by clouds off and on and the shadows would fade and disappear! We also used an overhead projector to create shadows indoors.We are trying to find out how shadows are made, are they always black, can they have holes and can they change shape?
You can move shadows around to tell a story as we did with the felt characters from the story “Camp Oven Man” , a version of “The Ginger Bread Man”. We would check with the text to make sure we got all the events in the right order.
All Pirates on deck!!!
Mr Cogger has built a wonderful deck for us around one of our beautiful trees in the Kindy playground. We use the shade from this tree and enjoy the changing colours of the leaves over Autumn, but our continued use wore out the grass underneath. So, clever Mr Cogger found the most wonderful solution! He built a fabulous deck all around the tree! We enjoy turning it into a Pirate ship complete with treasure and a captains cabin. We have made maps so that we can keep track of where we’ve hidden our treasure stash too! Arghh!!!
To build upon the Peggy Lego Pre Writing programme this term we have used small objects to place on all types of lines- wavy, curvy, spiral, zig zag, straight, up and over and down and under and lines in shapes!.We needed to use our pincer fingers to pick up and place each object on the lines, which helps us to strengthen our hand and finger muscles for using writing tools and doing fine motor tasks.
We also practise our writing skills on sand trays and whyte boards, copying patterns and letters with different media.
Great story narratives are also created at our Literacy table. On this occasion two children were chatting and drawing with each other, making an agreed story come to life on their whyte boards. This story began with a princess stranded in a castle on top of a mountain. A knight was coming to the rescue when a Dragon swooped in to complicate things! During the unfolding events a Baddie came along and it looked bad for the Knight. But the Dragon swamped the Baddie in dragon poo and the Knight went forward with the rescue and the Princess lived happily ever after! Phew, thank goodness for dragon poo !!! The whyte boards were cleaned off as the children moved to their next encounter, no product to show for what had just occurred, but what an exiting adventure in learning the two children had with each other, their imaginations and brainpower firing up!