This morning outside, Adrian, Isaiah and Kalani were playing in home corner. Isaiah and Adrian were having a picnic on the mat. Owen and Caleb were playing soccer together. The children were kicking the ball to each other and used their gross motor skills and coordination to aim the ball in the correct direction. Gideon was using the balancing boards as a ramp for the stepping blocks. He placed them between the gaps and used the boards as a bridge. Maya, Charlie and Ceylon were making a castle out of the wooden blocks. The children were making a castle for the king and queen.  

This morning for group time, Benji lead our Acknowledgement to Country.  

Charlie chose the country that we were going to explore this week and she chose Malia. Malia comes from New Zealand and Samao. Miss Mel also comes from New Zealand and we asked her how they greet each other. She said that they say “Kia Ora” in Maori. The children then completed the roll in Maori and helped Miss Jade count the number of children who were here today.  

Today we had Benji, Kento and Zeke share their Show and Tell. This week’s topic is ‘Favourite Book. Benji’s favourite book was the ‘3 Little Pigs.’ He gave us a retell and told us that he liked this book because of the pigs. Kento’s book was ‘The Magic Hat’ and gave us a retell. He shared that he liked this book because people changed into animals. Lastly, Zeke brought in the ‘Very Brave Bear.’ He gave us a retell and told us that he enjoyed the book because of the bear. Thank you for sharing boys!  

Today we had a special show in the Kindergarten 2 room. The children lined up at the door with their hats and shoes on and walked quietly to Miss Jaime’s room. The show today was ‘Bravehearts Ditto Keep Safe Adeventure Show.’ Ditto was a lion cub who taught us about age-appropriate information around body ownership and the right to be safe from an early age allows for these messages to become part of the child’s everyday language and helps to build self-esteem and resilience in children.  

The Ditto show are underpinned by the following six principles of personal safety: 

  • Differentiating ‘yes’ and ‘no’ feelings 
  • Recognising the bodies ‘warning signs’ 
  • Body ownership 
  • Helping children identify language and feelings associated with secrets 
  • Reinforcing that there is no secret that children cannot tell someone 
  • What to do if you feel unsafe or unsure 

After the show, the children lined back up and walked back to our room.  

The children then engaged in outdoor play.  

Mia, Charlie, Zayden and Adrian were reenacting the Ditto Show. The children took turns in being either Ditto or the presenter. Ceylon played as the audience with Miss Jade and we had to and listen to the presenter’s instructions.  

Gideon was using the paint roller to clean the yard. He would dip his paint brush in water and use it as a sponge.  

Zeke and Ryder were playing a game of basketball. The children used the bowling ball as the basketball and would aim to throw their ball towards the light holder on the wall.  

Maya was in home corner and making some delicious food for Miss Mel. Adrian and Emilio enjoyed the dress ups. Emilio was pretending to be a crocodile while Adrian was a clown.  

Irina, Malia, Kento, Isaiah, Kalani, Benji and Caleb were playing ‘Superheroes.’ Benji, Caleb and Kento played as the “Bad Guys” while the other children were the superheroes.  

Owen was reading some books with Miss Mel. He had asked Miss Mel to read the various Barbie books.  

 Lilo and Noah were playing in the sandpit. The children added water into their hand and made some soup to eat.  

Miss Jade taught Owen and Zeke a game called ‘Chopsticks.’ It was a two player game where each person put out one finger from each hand. Each person took a turn in choosing which of their fingers to give to the other person. For example if Miss Jade had one finger, on her right hand, she would tap the other person’s left or right hand and that would give them another finger. When a person had 5 fingers, that hand is no longer in the game. The person with the last hand in the middle was the winner.  

Today for table experiences, the children enjoyed puzzles, triangular magnetic blocks, resin insect lifecycle blocks and Resources.  

The children went over the letters of the alphabet and the sounds that each letter made. We then went over rhymes and played a rhyming game.  

Miss Jade spoke about ‘The Star of the Day’ and what it was. This was for someone who has made positive choices in kindergarten today. Today, it went to Benji.  

Please bring in spare clothes for children as the children often engage in water play. Please ensure all toys stay at home as the children will lose or break them. If you can, can you please purchase a class bottle of sunscreen for the children. Please ensure your child brings their Show and Tell on the correct day.  

Miss Jade, Miss Mel and Miss Luma