Sports Carnival

Our Kindy Sports Day on Wednesday was so much fun. The children did such a great job at their running races and tabloid games. They coped really well with the change in routine and having to line up and move to different stations.  It was delightful to see all the smiles on the children’s and parents’ faces.  Having morning tea together afterwards was lovely.

Following the carnival, the students chatted about their favourite part of the morning with each other.  After constructing a graph about our preferences, it was clearly evident that the running race was the most popular event.  Everyone had a go at writing a sentence about the Sports Carnival and drew a picture of themselves in their faction t-shirt.  We are not only speedy racers in Room 27 but also amazing writers and artists too!

Running Races

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Tabloid Games

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Family Pics

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Positional Language

Using positional language was one of our learning intentions for this week.  Students needed to listen to directions, place objects in correct positions, use words like on top, beside, behind, above, in and between as well as identify object positions.   They used positional language to make ocean dioramas and under the sea crackers.

Building Cubbies

Becky, from Nature Play Solutions brought heaps of different materials into our playground for us to use to build cubbies.  We followed the Fish Philosophy as we interacted with our friends.  We planned, negotiated, shared, problem solved and persisted as we played together. Becky’s number 1 rule was HAVE LOADS OF FUN and we sure did!

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Diving Under the Ocean

Term 4 is off to a splashing start! We have set off on an adventure diving under the sea in our yellow submarine, exploring the ocean. We read The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister. It is about a beautiful fish who loves to show off his special shiny scales to all the other fish. As the story progresses, none of the fish will play with Rainbow Fish because he won’t accept offers to play and he doesn’t share any of his scales with them. Finally, once Rainbow Fish decides to share his special scales with his friends, he becomes happy because his friends want to play with him again.

Some of the activities the children were involved in following the story reading included:

  • Discussing our personal prized possessions and how we would feel sharing them.
  • Writing about something special we could share and how it would make us feel.
  • Making Rainbow Fish by using celery sticks to create a rainbow scale pattern and attaching a shiny silver scale to his body.
  • Retelling the story trying to include the beginning, middle and end.
  • Identifying how to can be a good friend.
  • Attaching 7 special fish gems to a CD to demonstrate counting principles. An eye, mouth, tail and fins were added to complete Rainbow Fish.
  • Showing different ways to make 7 using coloured fish and dot stamps.
  • Playing Rainbow Fish Match Up card game.
  • Learning about Aubin Grove’s Fish Philosophy. Its four central principles are PLAY, MAKE THEIR DAY, BE THERE and CHOOSE YOUR ATTITUDE. The students each received a Fish Philosophy card. When the children demonstrate any of these four principles in the classroom or playground, they colour a fish bubble. Students have a lucky dip in the prize box when all the fish bubbles have been coloured.

Science Investigation

New Playground Additions

What a surprise to come back to school after the holidays to find our playground has changed! There was a lot of excitement as the children headed out to play.

Open Night

What an absolute joy it was to see the excitement and pride on the children’s faces as they shared their learning with family members! Thank you so much for supporting our Open Night.  There was much to celebrate.  We are all successful learners in Room 27!!

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When I Grow Up

As a way of celebrating learning about Our Community this term, we all came dressed as a community helper we might be when we grow up.  We hope you enjoy looking at Room 27’s fabulous little community helpers!

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Father’s Day at Kindy

A BIG thanks to all our awesome dads and mum who came to our special Father’s Day morning today. Some of the highlights were:

  • Creating something together using box construction materials.
  • Playing a ping-pong game.
  • Building a tower using spaghetti and marshmallows.
  • Making toast and drinking juice.
  • Giving Dad a shave.
  • Taking a crazy photo.
  • Making a paper plane and testing it outside.
  • Watching a movie.  Click on the link below to view it.

The children absolutely loved having you there!

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Groovy Glasses

The letters and sounds  of G, U, B, F, L, O were introduced this week with a focus today on G.  Please feel free to practise these letters and sounds with your children at home. Granny Sue showed us her green groovy glasses and helped us make our own pair.  We traced over a capital and lower Gg and glued the letters on a glove with Jaxon’s mum, Nicola.  Everything was green as we headed out into the Nature Playground wearing a glove and green glasses, pretending to be garbage collectors picking up rubbish.  These activities helped to reinforce the letter name and sound of Gg.

Throughout the term at Kindy,  we have been learning to hear, match and generate rhyming words. It can be a difficult concept and therefore, can take some time to grasp.  As part of our community helper theme this term, The Pet Vet was read and students were asked to have a go at generating words of their own that rhymed with words from the text.  For example, pet, pig, frog, cat, and fish.  If you are reading books at home, please listen out for rhyming words. When we are matching rhyming words, we say to the children, “What rhymes with cat? Is it cat, hat or cat, frog?” When we are generating rhyming words, we say, “Can you think of a word that rhymes with tree?” and the children might say, “Tree, bee.” They find it much easier to match rhyming words than to think of their own. When generating a rhyming word, nonsense words are acceptable if they rhyme.