Senior Kindy Daily Blog

Date:  15th of December 2020

Interests– The children are enjoying Christmas craft, Christmas dough, and Construction.

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

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 were so excited that the rain had stopped so they could run around outdoors, Malia, Vera and Irina loved digging in the wet sand and Lilo, Noah, Henri, Mason and Leo loved taking it turns on the swings as Ryder pushed them and riding the bikes. 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 frozen yoghurt slice.

 

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. Today for group time we read ‘Dear Santa’ the children loved the story for it was a touch and feel book and the children enjoyed guessing the different gifts Santa had for the children.  We then looked around the room searching for Elfie and found him on the door handles hanging with one arm! 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:

 

  • Indoor play
  • Arts and Crafts (Christmas themed)
  • Building with blocks creating cars
  • Playdough with glitter
  • Drawing

 

Today for activity time Irina, Vera, Malia, Kento and Mia loved sitting at the table with Miss Maddy painting Santa stocking with glitter paint.  Caleb, Lili, Noah, Hrihan, Henri and Eden enjoyed sitting on the mat with santa stories and nuts and bolts and wooden blocks and building tall rockets and towers and watching them crash to the floor giggling.  Leo, Mason, Alston, Bill, Bobbie and Nidhan enjoyed playing outside in the water puddles and cooking in the home corner with the cooking utensils and fake foods.

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 lasagne 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 cacao 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 indoors.

 

Miss Pishaya and Miss Bianca xx