Happy Monday everyone! On this beautiful day, the Aqua explorers started their day off with relaxing yoga and self-selected activities. With Alejandra, the Explorers stretched and performed some of their favourite animal moves such the crocodile. Meanwhile, other children took interest in the self-selected activities such as pompom collection and outdoor activities. The children refined their fine motor skills by collecting different colour pom poms with containers and tongs. Outside, the Aqua explorers practiced their cognitive experiences through 3D shape making and pretended to dine at the outdoor home corner. The children expressed their creative movement through dancing.
Just before learning centre time, the Aqua explorers were invited to two literacy group times. With Nelson, the explorers revise days of the week through the days of the week song, they also practiced counting and animal recognition through a variety of stories such as ‘who’s driving’, and ‘Goldilocks and the three bears’. With Helena, the children read some of their favourite stories such as ‘Dirty Bertie’ and ‘the very Itchy bear’. They also pretended to be different Australian animals when reading ‘if you are happy and you know it.’
After the story group time, the children requested to look at educator’s book, they chose some of their favourite story and enjoyed looking at the stories by themselves. During Learning centre time, the children made birds with Helena as part of their interest in birds. With paper plate and collage materials, the children expressed their creativity in this experience. With Alejandra the children were introduce to numbers and were encouraged to trace the numbers with different colour textas. Due to hot weather, the children explored ice painting with Liza. Outside with Nelson, the children practiced their crawling, balancing and listening skills with the obstacle course. The children had so much fun today!