Hello, Crimson families. Monday is here! All children looked excited to have a new and fun week at Burns bay cottage.

During group time, we gathered on the mat and talked about our weekends. The most popular answer was going to the park with family. Another response was that they had spoken to their grandfather and grandmother online.

After, we listened to our friend’s news. This week’s topic is ‘Extension of book week’. We would like to focus on literacy this time. Children are encouraged to sing songs, rhymes, or tell stories that they know. They are also welcome to bring their special things from home and explain about them.

Arya– flower

“This is from my front yard. I didn’t want to pick it but my mum picked it. I like the colour of this flower.”

Teos – told a ‘The three little pigs’ story with a little twist

“There were 3 little pigs. They were hungry but didn’t have any money to buy food. They started to build a very big house so they can put a lot of food.”

Ava-Rose – new shoes

“Look, my new shoes. I have heels on the back. My mum bought it from the shop. Isabelle has same shoes. My mum went to the shop and order the shoes.”

Laura – told a story

“My uncle is getting a new home. There are two stairs.”   The children were then split into two groups to explore the different learning areas.


In the room, the children listened to the book called “Sometimes I feel sad.” as RU Ok day is coming on the 9th of September. This was followed by an opportunity for the children to express their thoughts on what they would say to someone who feels sad. Some children said they would say “Are you ok? What made you sad?”. Others said they would say “What can I do for you?” or “What happened?”. Another good idea that came from children was “Go and tell the teacher.”

After, children were invited to make masks with paper plates. They decided what sort of emotions they wanted to create their mask to represent. They made happy faces, sad faces and angry faces.


On the deck, another group of children engaged in activities that reflected their interests. Lately, they’ve been enjoying cutting with scissors. So today, they were invited to cut the paper along the line and weave them in the pattern. Some children struggled to cut along the lines, but everyone worked very hard.

We had a great start to the new week. Stay safe everyone!

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