Senior Kindy Daily Blog

Date:  17th of December 2020

Interests– The children are enjoying Christmas craft, building roads for monster trucks, and babies.

Teacher initiated– To extend on the children’s interest in Santa the children have been enjoying Christmas craft and Christmas glitter dough and have also been enjoying playing with dinosaurs.

Parent input-

Centre PhilosophyCentre Philosophy- Learning Experiences connect with and extend children’s way of knowing, skill’s and understandings which they bring with them from home and the community to the early childhood setting.

 

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This morning the children loved playing with their friends in pre kindy due to the wet weather outdoors. Mason, Weston, Leo, Eden and Caleb loved sitting in the home corner pretending to have lunch together with the fake foods. Malia, Kento, Nidhan and Mia enjoyed making Christmas cards with Christmas confetti. After our morning outdoors we all sat at the door and took our shoes off and made our way inside for group time with Miss Bianca, whilst Miss Pishaya helped us on the toilet and prepared our yummy morning tea. Today for morning tea we had seasonal fruits and yoghurt.

 

This morning for group time we went around in a circle and sang our names from our name tags and stuck them on the wall so we could see who was here today, we then sang our daily acknowledgement to the land and elders of the community. We loved listening to an audio story today about the Christmas elf, the Christmas elf loved to spy on the children to report their behaviour back to Santa.  We then spoke about our Elfie in our room and how we must all make sure we are on our best behaviour so he can fly back to the north pole and tell Santa how good everyone has been in senior kindy. Mia then stood up and showed her dinosaur eggs to the class that her Dad bought her. We then transitioned for morning tea.

 

 

After morning teatime, it was time for the children to explore the activities and different learning environment’s that Miss Bianca and Miss Pishaya had set up and the children self-select for themselves- This included:

 

  • Outdoor and indoor play
  • Arts and Crafts (Christmas themed)
  • Building with blocks creating cars
  • Playdough with glitter
  • Drawing
  • Fine motor building activities
  • Baby corner

Today Eden, Kento, Weston, Lorenzo, Nidhan, Hermeros and Hrihan loved building roads, tunnels and bridges with Miss Pishaya for their monster trucks. Miss Pishaya crawled around on the floor with the children with sticky tape helping them piece together their tunnels and bridges for their monster trucks they had so much fun.  Irina loved playing with babies and pretending to feed them milk and food while they were asleep.  Malia loved magnet boards and creating pictures with the different shaped magnets.  Bill and Noah loved sitting at the drawing table making Christmas cards with Miss Bianca.  Mia, Hermeros and Caleb also enjoyed building with connector blocks.

Prior to lunch the children have been helping pack away the toys and grabbing their bed sheets and making their own beds for rest time. The senior kindy class are learning all about self-help skills and doing things for themselves and looking after their belongings and personal hygiene.  The children are doing a great job dressing and undressing themselves and putting the sheets on their beds and learning to do most things on their own without any assistance from their educators.

Today for lunch we loved sushi and salad.  It was then time for us to head to bed and rest our bodies. We provide an opportunity for the children to re energise their little bodies. We need all our energy back to explore our environment for the afternoon. After our rest it was time for our afternoon tea, we had seasonal fruits and slice. After we finished afternoon tea, we put our plates away, put on our sunscreen, shoes, and hats all by ourselves and made our way outdoors to spend the afternoon with pre kindy.

 

Thank you, Senior Kindy for a fun day.

 

Miss Pishaya and Miss Bianca xx