Jingeri Pre-Kindy children, Miss Emma, Miss Harmony and Mr Rei.

Happy Friday. Today Miss An and Miss Nicole have a team meeting with Miss Kylie and Miss Jo, so we are so lucky we have Miss Emma, Miss Harmony and Mr Rei to be with us.

What a full of giggle, laugher and smile for Friday. Smile, Laugher and giggle a such a contagious virus, but we love this virus. Today you can hear all around the yard and each of the corner.

We also enjoy playing outside with our friends and educator. Charlie and Holly have picking up the Sailor character cardboard, they were using it as a slide for the slide.  The seat on top of the sailor and sliding down from the slide. They get tumble along the way, but they giggle so much. Come along, Ashton, George and Harper come in and join them too. (3.2.10 show enthusiasm for participating in physical play and negotiate play spaces to ensure the safety and wellbeing of themselves and others.)

Yuvein bought in this trucker that if you press a button, it does make a noise, however it must be low it battery, so the noise it make a quiet funny. Yuvein, Jude, Zachary, Mason B, Charles and Hiroki were enjoy pressing it and hear the funny sound it make then look at each other’s and laugh. (4.1.4 follow and extend their own interests with enthusiasm, energy and concentration.)

Sophie, Eleanor, Veronica and Olivia were enjoying baby play and book reading with the educator on the mat. They each holding on a baby or put the baby into their “pouch” (inside their jumper) and listen to the story. Some of them even repeat the story to their baby later. To transitioning the children from outside play to group time, we line up nicely at the door, take our shoe off outside, hat into bucket and walking into our classroom. Then seat on the mat. (1.1.2 use effective routines to help make predicted transitions smoothly.)

(IT) During group time, Miss Emma have read us a story “ the bush jumper” its was about winter, the koala grandma making a new jumper for Mitti (the little koala) but Mitti doesn’t like it but her friends love its zingy-zing stripes. They all want to try it on and that’s when the trouble and fun begin. Most of the children excitedly told Miss Emma they also have a stripy jumper at home too. The children also nominate Mr Rei to read them a 2nd story and the book were “Lenny and the big red Gullai”. It’s a story about a little boy take his walk and collects insect, along the way we learn some of the yugambeh words that related to the bush, to the landscape and the little creatures that would be found there. We all repeat after Mr Rei each time he read it.

(IT) Continues introducing and provide the opportunity for the children to explore and understanding the aboriginal culture, today the educators have organized 2 related activities.

1st we have face painting. Aboriginals of Australia have traditionally been decorating their bodies and faces for tribal celebrations and occasions. To make the paint, Aboriginal people used Ochre, Charcoal, animal fat and pigments extracted from leaves and flowers. Today we used Ochre. We helps Mr Rei to smash into small pieces (powder like) then we adding in small amount of water, mix it together and viola. We enjoy looking into the mirror and paint our face as well as our friends too. (2.2.2 explore the diversity of culture, heritage, background and tradition and that diversity presents opportunities for choices and new understandings.)

Secondly, we create our own communication symbol. Long time ago, Aboriginal people used symbols to indicate a sacred site, the location of a waterhole and the means to get there, a place where animals inhabit and as a way to illustrate Dreamtime stories. So today we create our own symbols (with the helps of educators to write it down the meaning of it) so we can communicate with our friends and educators via the old fashion way. Mason B create a CAR sign, Mason L: Family, Sophie: Butterfly, Charlie: Rain, Harper: Aboriginal sun, Olivia: School and George: Daddy.   (5.4.10 draw on their experiences in constructing meaning using symbols.)

Right before the lunch time, we made our beds, sometimes with a little help from Miss Dakota. Wonderful self-help skills Pre Kindy.  You are becoming so independent.

We enjoyed our lunch and then settled down on our beds to look quietly at books before drifting off to sleep listening to the beautiful piano and nature sounds music that Miss An put on.  Some friends rested rather than slept and everyone’s energy was nicely recharged for the afternoon when rest time was done.  Those that didn’t sleep had their rest and then moved outside for quiet activities with Miss Nicole.

Thank you for a beautiful and fun day Pre-Kindy. Love from Miss An and Miss Nicole.