Term 1 is flying by and the children are settling in well. The programme revolves around the children’s interests and needs and our areas of interest have included the beach and sea, Chinese New Year and Chinese culture, worms, magnets, col-ours and colour mixing.
Cindy came to teach us about Chinese Culture and she did some beautiful . . . → Read More: Echidna Term 1 Newsletter Report
We love the many Eric Carle stories, especially learning about caterpillar to Butterfly life cycle through “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”
Great numeracy as we count the items the caterpillar has eaten and literacy as we read the items. “On Monday he ate through one apple”….”On Thursday he ate through four strawberries.”
We watched a real caterpillar turn into . . . → Read More: Eric Carle, spiders butterflies and more
Playing with props from a hospital or doctors helps take away fears associated with visiting the hospital.
Imaginative play helps children develp empathy as they take on the roles of others. We use literacy as we practise pretend writting for prescriptions on our clipboards. We take turns to be Doctors, Nurses . . . → Read More: Hospital Imaginative Play
Gross Motor skills We use the Kindergarten Physical Education Program designed by Occupational Therapists.
Balancing, heel to toe walking along the line.
Each week the experiences will become more challenging as children learn and practise . . . → Read More: Kindergarten Physical Education Program
We enjoy many Eric Carle books such as The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Very Busy Spider and The Bad Tempered Ladybug.
We wondered how he does his beautiful pictures. Shiona found a short video on youtube of Eric Carle painting his paper, drawing, cutting and preparing his collage pictures. So we did it too.
We used textured rollers . . . → Read More: Eric Carle