Good Morning friends! We had another fun morning out in the yards today!
|We headed inside for our group time at 9:15 today and found a spot on the mat. Together we all sang our Good Morning song, first in the Yngambeh language followed by English. We then went through our Days of the Week and Weather charts before doing our Show and Tell.|
Harper and Ashton had Show and Tell today. Harper asked to go first and confidently stood up to show her friends her small toy pony. She said “This is because it doesn’t have batteries, and he just gallops around and his name is little Horsey Pony” Miss Mona asked if any of her friends have any questions for Harper. Livinia put her hand up and Harper said “yes little what is it?” Livinia asked “Does it have the batteries?” Harper responded “Uh no Vinne its just flat”
Next up was our friend Ashton who had brought in some Show and Tell from the Cook Islands to end our week there. Ashton stood up with his show and tell and explained “It is a fan for flapping and my Mummy made it and its shell… some feathers… and skin. That’s all!” Mason L and George put their hands up and Ashton walked over to them and said “Here you can feel it just be a little bit careful” Holly then said “Did you mum make it?” Ashton replied “Um yeah and it got posted somewhere” Dion then asked “Did you get it from the Cook Islands Ashy?” Ashton said “No my Mummy just made it, friends, guys the shell is like from the Cook Islands and my Mummy found it”
We then read the following books; Maca’s Christmas Crackers, Oi cat, Baby Business, Rudie Nudie Christmas, Around the World we go Dinosaurs go Christmas Shopping, Santa Jaws and Eating the Alphabet. We then enjoyed some morning tea.
|After morning tea, we had two groups, one with Miss Ange and one on the mat with Uncle Allen. We rotated these groups so everyone had a turn with each experience.|
Sport with Miss Ange; We did our warm up stretches with Miss Ange before doing lots of obstacle course, ball games and group work. To warm down we did some animal stretches.
Group time with Uncle Allen; Uncle Allen was very excited to see our friends and our friends were very happy to see Uncle Allen. Ashton, Charles and Dion said “Jingeri!!!” Uncle Allen had some special books for us to read and then we looked at some native bark. He explained that bark can be used for lots of different things. He then played his didgeridoo and let us put our hands on the top of it so our hands could feel the vibrations.
|INTENTIONAL TEACHING/IEXTENDED INTERESTS|
‘Ocean’ playdough with Ocean Animals; At the playdough table our friends enjoyed using the blue playdough as an “Ocean” or the “Sea” They used a big bucket of Ocean animals to create play scenarios. Dion, Charles, Holly, Ashton, Livinia, Veronica, Olivia, Marley and Rocco used the Whales, Octopus and Dolphins to ‘talk’ to each other and create conversations. Charlie and Harper were pretending to go to “MacDonald’s” with their animals. Charlie said “I’ll go to MacDonald’s and get a burger for myself.
|FREE PLAY/ INTEREST LED SELF SELECT;|
Cars; Mason L, Mason B, Sebastian and Charles enjoyed playing with the cars that they found outside this morning. They drove them around the mat together giggling and laughing.
Mona, Chloe and Karla xxxx