Hi Magenta families, and welcome to Wednesday the middle of the week. Hope your week so far is going well.
Today we started our day off with some self select activities to add to the already set up room to encouraging ownership of our room and our toys .It’s wonderful to see how the children have been welcoming their friends as they arrive and asking ” would you like to play with me” We also had a morning tea of cheese toast and a selection of fresh fruit. Again the morning tea topic of discussion was fruit and where it grows in the garden.
We also had some morning yoga and continued on with our discussion about healthy bodies and minds. We chatted about how healthy it is to eat fresh fruits and vegetables but also to take time in the day for meditation and to sit quietly and listen to the sounds of nature and think about what makes us happy.
Thomas: my sammy makes me happy
Isaac: my family, mummy, daddy make me happy in my heart
Isla: playing with my daddy and mummy makes me happy every day, and playing with Tima too.
During group time we chatted about how we can take care of our room and how we play in our learning spaces in the appropriate way, Some of the ideas we came up with were…
Leo: running is for outside and walking is for inside
Isaac: Inside we use our tiny tiny quiet voices and outside we can talk loudly
Alannah: but not shouting, because that’s not friendly to shout loudly at people or teaches
Elise: and no running so you don’t crash into toys
Isla: when you finish playing you pack it away,
Amelia: and you can ask a teacher to help you pack away
What wonderful ideas we are coming up with. Allowing children to help set age appropriate learning space boundaries and expectations helps them connect within their learning and use this as a tool to encourage self regulating behavior.
Some of our other activities today were home corner where we made some delicious lunch for us all to eat, lego we counted out the number of blocks and colours in the towers we were building, reading area where we chatted about our favorite stories, drawing table, playdough, outdoor games.
What a wonderful day,