It’s hard to believe that we are already so close to the end of Term 1. We have had a great start to the year and the children are beginning to settle in well! Transitions can be really difficult for some children and this can be made easier by setting up a routine with your child. Educators are happy to support families to put a plan in place.
What’s been happening this term?
The children have been interested in watching and caring for the leaf insects in the classroom, however, we still need to think about giving them both names!
We have been getting to know each other through songs and games, “Looking through the window”, “Who is hiding under the sea?” and “Who lives in your house”! We are making up an ‘Our Families’ book and would very much appreciate parents bringing in an A4 page of photographs of their family and the activities their child(ren) like to do with their family! Please have a look at our book to give you a few ideas to start off. The children love looking at the book and chatting with their friends and educators about the photographs.
We had a visit from Anna and Tatiana sharing information about their country of origin, Russia. Parents are always welcome to share their knowledge and interests in the classroom!
We are now discussing where we live in Australia and with the support of parents are writing down the suburb that their child lives in. We have plotted the suburbs on the map together, and we have discovered many of us live along the coast and near the beach!
Science has been a big focus this term too! Exploring shells, the concept of sink and float and designing our own boats. We watched with joy this week as one of our preschoolers ran into preschool and began jumping up and down with excitement wanting to share her news, “My boat floated Cheryl!
Important Information: Next term we will be conducting parent/teacher interviews for those children that commenced Preschool this term.
Photos – science- sink and float/ boats
Regards Steph, Cheryl and Kate