Today, we had an exciting incursion called ‘Birds Eye View’. Kookaburra came to see all of us in Burns bay cottage and explained how Kookaburras live on the tree. She showed us how they hatch from the egg, what they eat, how they eat and how they fly. We sang ‘Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree’ together. We also danced to the song. It was interesting to learn about the biology of the Kookaburra.
She brought her friend Koala, she also explained to us about how Koalas live on the tree, what they eat and how much they eat. Very importantly, she asked us to put rubbish into a rubbish bin as birds might mistakenly take it or even eat it and get sick. Overall, it was a great opportunity for us to learn while having fun.
With Kruti, we made beautiful Christmas cards for the people at ‘Home Instead Senior Care’ for the upcoming festival season. We used cotton tips and food coloring to paint beautiful art. What a great way to connect with the local community while sharing joy, care and love to near and far. We hope the people who receive our cards will like them.
We continued learning about indigenous people and their culture. We sang indigenous songs together and Shoko read us Aboriginal Dreamtime story again. We also learned some of the Aboriginal symbols such as water, mountain, heavy rain, or shake.
In 59, Tima read us Aboriginal Dreamtime story too. We painted bird in colorful. And we also painted the shape of Australia in red. We are going to put more colours such as blue for the ocean tomorrow.
While in a group time with Arturo, Rueben shared his experience at the Chinese garden. He explained to us what he saw and also showed us beautiful photos of the water dragon.
Thank you to Nicholas for bringing carrots and lettuce for a guinea pig. We enjoyed feeding it!