Today the children started their morning inside with their Teacher Alejandra doing yoga. The children used listening skills and took direction very well to complete the yoga poses.
As always the sandpit was very popular outside. The children were observed working and playing together. Sand play has many benefits including promoting creativity and imagination. Today Ivaan, Teos and Finn O where role playing and pretended to be the builders. They pushed their diggers, trucks and cars through the pit scooping and pouring sand with them.
We then had our small group times with our teachers.
Outside daily the children use their large muscles and coordination skills with Nelson. Each day we can see the children getting stronger and completing more complex physical tasks. Participating in physical activities on a daily basis helps the children improve coordination, balance, posture and flexibility.
We continued to explore the moon today with Donna and Gail. We spoke about what shape the moon is and what colour we think it is. The children explored moon sand with stars and rocket shapes. The children also had the opportunity to make their own moon with Louiese. Gail’s group explored different planets with the rice. Finn O said ‘’the ball is round’’ as he scooped rice from on ball to the other. Some of the children chose to paint with grey paint as they told Gail the moon is grey.
The letter of the week is ‘’Ll’’ and Zoe was super excited to share a lovely Ladybug that lights up with stars and moons today. Ivana shared a lollipop at her group with Gail.
We had so much fun exploring both indoors and outdoors enjoying the lovely warm weather. The children explored lots of different experiences, like drawing, cutting, pretending to work at the office and Dhwani and Ivana were pretending to be builders.
As it’s getting warmer please can you make sure your children have hats with their name on it.