Today morning we started our day by playing indoor with cars, tracks, and blocks. Oscar, Teos and Max W created their own tracks to run their cars. We made some tunnels with cardboard to connect with car tracks.

 

During morning group time, we celebrated Belian’s birthday with a birthday song. Children asked about Belian’s weekend and gifts from his family.

In News Time, Teos portrayed a story about a garden and how gardens ended making tunnels during the spring season.

 

After group time, children chose their own learning activity of their interest. Ryan, Connor and Teos went to the sandpit to build their castle. Oscar and Max W continued with cars, tracks, and blocks. Ava was excited to play with the toy bus for the first time. Arya, Ava, and Laura were engaged with barbie dolls and hospital kits. They created a pretend hospital and treated other children. Arda and Thomas were engaged incorporate play to create their own sand kitchen. Elliot was playing with the sliding door and went to his favourite couch to sit.

On the deck, children were engaged with paintings and drawing activities. They expressed their own ideas of creating spring flowers using textures and coloured salt. Oscar W and Arya also made birthday cards for Belian’s birthday using coloured salt and textures. After finishing the deck, all children went to sand play to express their own ideas.

And then, all children went to the yard before lunch for physical exercises. In the yard, children participated in playing soccer, skateboard, climbing frame, supporting each other’s in the monkey bar and cubby house. Children made their own teams and competed with each other. We organized team play for hide and seek for children to involve in collaborative learning. On the other side, some children were discussing techniques of holding tights hands to climb trees.

 

Thank you for a fun Monday. We were happy to see all children had a wonderful day today.

 

 

Welcome Crimson families, today we had fabulous day starting the day outside in lively outdoor weather. It is so nice to have a little more warmth coming back in the morning. Children were engaged in physical play in the yard with skateboard, soccer ball and toy trolleys.

In the News Time, children brought their pictures, creations, books, or story about the spring season. Edward brought his brother’s book from home about farm animals and their living styles in the farm. Teos told his story about spring along with Euan. Arya brought her picture about spring including rainbow popsicles on it. All children were confident and involved in open ended questioning throughout group time.

Laura, Edward, and Archie were engaged in constructive play using drills to build their craft, robot, and houses. Later Ryan and Oli joined the group and created boats and a car ramp. Oli and Ryan were also engaged in cooperative play with Eve and Charlotte using dragon and toy bus. Charlotte and Eve were using barbie dolls to make their own house inside the toy bus. Elliot lay on the couch and watched them playing with barbie dolls.

Laura, Eve, Charlotte created their own spring book using textures and fresh flowers from the garden. Edward joined the group after he finished playing with construction. Euan, Oli and Leo were creating their castle in the sand pit. They collected all required equipment from the shed and started digging for wet sand.

The other group of children were creating spring flowers and spring colours using marbles inside the book. They chose their own colour and mixed them together to make unique spring colours for their own garden. After learning centre, all children went in the yard to play in the cubby house, monkey bar and blocks constructions. Throughout the morning, children were engaged in cooperative play by making team and completing tasks. All children had wonderful day working together.

Thank You and Have a Nice Weekend Everyone

Hello, Crimson families. It is another beautiful weather today. Children enjoyed being in the yard as well as in the room or on the deck. Just a quick reminder to the families: please remind your child to pack a hat in their bags. Thank you.

During group time, we gathered on the mat and listened to our friend’s news. The topic for this week is ‘Spring season’. All children are welcome to bring something that is associated with spring. Some of the examples are flowers, animals, drawings, pictures, and books etc….

Teos – story“

There was a person. He has two kids. He tried to make a gigantic garden. One of the kids planted a tree. It became a big tree. It was orange tree. He said ‘If we have a gigantic garden, funnel web spiders will make web on the ground and poison my children. But children said ‘No, funnel web spiders won’t poison us.” So they made a gigantic garden together.”

Evelyn– a tomato plant

“This is tomato. I will put it next to basil. I chose tomato because I like tomato and I wanted to eat it. I’m gonna pick them and give them to my sister. My sister will eat them. I don’t like tomato cooked so my mum doesn’t cook it.

Alexia – book ‘Honey bear who is afraid of bees’

“My mummy bought it for me. This is my favourite page because there is a little house and letter inside. I like this book because of flowers.”

Euan – story

“Once upon a time, there was an old man. He went out for a walk and then he saw something moving. So he went into a dangerous place no one had ever been. He saw something moving again. He thought it was lizard but it was actually a chameleon.

 

During the learning centre time, children worked into two groups.

A group of children who stayed inside of the room explored emotion again. Today, they listened to the book ‘Sometimes I feel sad’, and discussed ‘What do you do when you feel sad?’, and ‘What would you do when you see someone else is sad?’. Laura said she would ask her mummy to cuddle her when she is sad. Teos said he would talk to someone about how he feels when he is sad. Oli said he would say funny things and make someone laugh when someone is sad. After, they engaged in drawing/painting activities to express their idea about sadness.

 

On the deck, another group of children discussed spring. They talked about the name of each part of the flower and how the flower blooms in spring. They were able to name all the parts of the flower such as petals, stems, etc. After, children enjoyed making spring potions using various natural materials. And on the other table, they expressed themselves through art and created flowers using paper baking cups.

Have a wonderful afternoon. Stay safe everyone!

Hello, Crimson families. The children had a great time under the bright warm sunshine today.

During group time, we gathered on the mat and listened to our friend’s news. The topic for this week is ‘Spring season’. All children are welcome to bring something that is associated with spring. Some of the examples are flowers, animals, drawings, pictures, and books etc….

Dominic – story

“My daddy took photo of the moon. He took it at back garden. It was full moon and I also saw stars. It was too many, I couldn’t count them.”We all agreed spring is a good season to observe the night sky as it is not too cold, not too hot.

Belian– lizard Toy

“It is my toy from home. You can actually put it on and make it run. It can run so fast. I think I found it in Kmart. I like it because I like lizards.”His sister Alina helped him explaining more about it. She said, “I think he got it for his birthday when he was two years old.”

After listening to Belian’s news, we had a discussion about hibernating animals.

Teos – story“

A boy went into the rocket ship and going to space. He went up to the sky but not space. he tried again, he was keep trying and he was getting closer and closer to the space.”

Edward A – Book

“This is my book about airplanes. I have just been on the jumbo jet. I went to England because my mummy wanted to go. I went to see my granny and grandpa. They are my mummy’s mummy and daddy.”We went through the pages and talked about the different planes.

 

During the learning centre time, children engaged in various activities on the deck and the sandpit.

It was all about flowers today. On the art table, children were invited to draw flowers. But they used something a little different to add colour. They put glue on the areas they wanted to colour and sprinkled coloured salt on top of it. The children were amazed when they saw the colours coming out.

On the playdough table, children worked very hard to shape a bunch of flowers with orange and yellow playdough. They put it in a frame, so it looked like a beautiful painting.

A lot of children also painted flowers at the easel painting.

Have a wonderful afternoon. Stay safe everyone!

Hello, Crimson families. It’s a bit chilly today, a change from the summer-like weather we had yesterday. The children stayed warm by being active in the yard and the sandpit.

During group time, we gathered on the mat and listened to our friend’s news. The topic for this week is ‘Spring season’. All children are welcome to bring something that is associated with spring. Some of the examples are flowers, animals, drawings, pictures, and books etc….

Arya – black feather

“This is a feather my mummy found it. She picked it up in my back yard. I think it’s from pigeon. “Then we discussed ideas on how the birds could be active during the spring season.

Oscar – drawing

“I drew this because my brother Billy made one. It’s a game, snake game. My cousin has it.”We again had a discussion about how animals that hibernate, like snakes, wake up in the spring.

Teos – story

He shared a story about a big house with a trampoline in the garden. There was also a ghost living there. When it was Halloween, people dressed up as a skeleton and visited the house.

During the learning centre time, children worked in two groups.

In the room, children were invited to make stamps by using a special kit! Each of them had a chance to pour various colour inks into containers. They were able to wait patiently for their turns while observing carefully for the progress.

On the deck, another group of children expressed their idea of spring by brewing spring potions. They combined natural materials such as flowers, sticks, leaves, and glitters in the coloured water. They were very happy with the results and observed them up close and through the sunlight.

Have a wonderful afternoon. Stay safe everyone!

Hello, Crimson families. We started the week with great weather. Just a quick reminder to families, please make sure the hat is in your child’s bag. Without a hat, they cannot play safely in the yard or the sandpit.

During group time, we gathered on the mat and sang morning songs together. Then we talked about what we did over the weekend. It was lovely to know that all the children had a great weekend! There were no children raising their hands for the news time today. The topic for this week is ‘Spring season’. All children are welcome to bring something that is associated with spring. Some of the examples are flowers, animals, drawings, pictures, and books etc….

During the learning centre time, children were invited to make pizza for lunch. They spread pizza sauce on the dough and topped it with various vegetables. Of course, they didn’t forget to put plenty of cheese on top. This kind of cooking experience is always a good opportunity to discuss healthy eating. The children were encouraged to answer a variety of questions, such as why vegetables are good for you and what exactly is healthy food. Some of their responses were,

– We need to eat vegetables because they make our body strong.

– Red and green vegetables are really good for our body.

– Too much sugar is not good for us.

–  I need to et dinner before eating dessert at home because dessert is sweet.

These are all great thoughts!!!

After finished making pizza, some children engaged in making a crazy hat!

At lunchtime, we enjoyed the pizza we made. It was so cheesy and yummy!!!!

Have a wonderful afternoon. Stay safe everyone!

 

 

Hello crimson families, hope you are doing well. In the morning we discussed with a few children about COVID outbreak in Burns Bay Cottage and how we implemented different strategies to keep everyone safe. Additionally, children discussed about safety practices such as washing hands and wearing masks.

In learning centre, children were engaged in constructive play through legos, dinosaurs and train tracks. Children used their imaginative skills to create their own world of trains and legos. Eve was engaged in drawing tadpoles for her mum. She looked at book ‘The Teeny Wenny Tadpole’ and copied same tadpoles on white sheet of paper. Ryan, Eve, Arda and Archie were engaged in making birds for their next project ‘GROWTH’ which defines everything about growth on our planet.

Ryan, Arda and Archie were engaged in creating their own buildings, tunnels, and tracks for trains. In afternoon, all children went outside in yard to play soccer, climbing frame and monkey bar.

Hello, Crimson families. We spent the day following our usual routine so that the children could stay relaxed and not worry too much.

During group time, we reinsure the importance of hygiene. Children could list out some practices like washing hands or not sharing foods.

After, we listened to our friend’s news. The topic for this week and next week and ‘Spring season’. All children are welcome to bring something that is associated with spring. Some of the examples are flowers, animals, drawings, pictures, and books etc….

Teos brought a flower. Everyone wanted to smell it, so he walked up to everyone and let them have a go. Alexia also brought a bouquet of flowers that she had picked at the church on the way. It was very cute and everyone loved it. Viraj told us a story about a man who went to pick up flowers. Evelyn shared 3 books with us. They were all related to spring and she said the ‘Bee my friend’ book is her sister’s favourite book. So, we decided to read that book.

After, children were divided into two groups and worked in different areas.

In the room, a group of children continued to explore emotions. Children were asked various questions and were encouraged to express their thought in the group. When Arturo asked the question “What can we do when someone is angry”, some children said “Ask what happened.”, others said, “Tell the teacher.”

On the deck, another group of children enjoyed participated in spring theme activities. Some of them painted flowers, while others worked on flower planting activities.

Stay safe everyone!

Hello, Crimson families. It was supposed to rain again today, but we are lucky that it hasn’t started yet so far. Children enjoyed outside play as well as indoor play.

During group time, gathered on the mat and started talking about the Christmas concert.  They gave each other ideas of which Christmas songs they would like to sing. We have also made a list of songs other than Christmas songs. After, we listened to our friend’s news. The topic for this week and next week and ‘Spring season’. All children are welcome to bring something that is associated with spring. Some of the examples are flowers, animals, drawings, pictures, and books etc….

Charlotte– Wristband shaped like a watch

“This is not a watch. This is a strawberry flavoured lip balm. I got it from my grandma.”

Eddie – Dinosaur and drawing on yellow paper

“I made this drawing. I used yellow because yellow is a spring colour.”

Arya – Marble

“I found it at home. You can see spring flower inside of the marble. Flower is in the middle.” Shona – Book“I brought a book because this book is called ‘In blossom’. My favourite page is this one.”

Belian – Book
“This is a spot book. Spot is doing gardening just like we did. My favourite page is this page because it’s so funny. That’s his dad.”

Edward A – story about the spring treasure hunt

“I went to spring treasure hunt in real life. We had to get first clue then go to second clue and next one and next one. We needed to find a cards. I got the last one. I needed to go back to café and got chocolate. I went with my daddy, mummy and little brother.”

 

After, children were divided into two groups and worked in different areas.

In the room, a group of children continued to explore emotions. Today, they listened to the story about Anger and were introduced to the way to calm self-down. During the discussion, they were able to address that throwing things or hurting people when angry is not the right thing to do. Then we thought about what alternatives we could do. After, they were invited to make Angry paintings/drawings.

On the deck, another group of children observed flowers that Gail brought. They were so colourful and pretty so they decided to paint them. The children used magnifying glasses to observe every detail and expressed their idea of flowers.

We hope you have a wonderful afternoon. Stay safe everyone!

Hello, Crimson families. Tuesday is here! The wind is chilly today, too. The children ran in the yard to warm themselves up!

During group time, gathered on the mat and talked about the spring season. We all agreed spring is a great season, with flowers blooming. After, we listened to our friend’s news. The topic for this week and next week and ‘Spring season’. All children are welcome to bring something that is associated with spring. Some of the examples are flowers, animals, drawings, pictures, and books etc….

Arya– picture of flower  “This is a follower I made at home. I made it with yellow, black, purple and light blue. I made it to stick on the wall for spring.

Eliot – shared Frozen song We watched and listened to Frozen song and talked about how the snow melts in spring.

Teos, Max W, Imri, and Euan shared stories they remember.

Teos – Ninja story. They fight with toothbrushes. And they are different coloured Ninjas.

Max W – story about building a house with a little pig.

Euan – story about three men who found a cave far away from town. All of them survived from the animals at the end.

Imri – story about the man who makes pizza for everybody.

Jack – showed us his sunscreen cream.

 

Then, we had a learning centre time. On the painting table, we painted beautiful flowers and decollated them with natural materials. It was lovely to see the contrast between the various paint colours and the green of the leaves and the pink of the flowers.

In the sandpit, children were busy making roads. They placed big connection panels like stepping stones and challenged themselves to pass through it without falling.

 

In the afternoon, Ms Cheryl was back for dancing class!

We hope you have a wonderful afternoon. Stay safe everyone!