Welcome back to Preschool
Ciao and we trust you and your family have had a restful spring break.
This term we welcome a Isla, Lucy, Marcus, Michael and Zoe and their families to our centre and already the children have settled in.
A very heartfelt thank you is extended to the families who participated in ‘our community workers’ program. A diverse range of occupations were shared and the children sculptured, took temperature readings, and used their creativity to invent something from a box – to name a few of the activities they participated in.
With the weather warming up the UV rating requires all of us to wear a suitable sunhat when playing outside. Please ensure there is a named suitable sunhat in your child’s bag at all times.
It’s great to be returning to warmer weather associated with the coming of spring! All around us there are signs that spring has sprung – there’s blossom on the fruit trees, the days are become longer, the intensity of the sunlight has increased and changeable weather patterns mean that one day is hot and the next cooler. We also have internal signs; the most obvious sign for some is hay fever and sniffles! Let’s hope that the coughs and colds of winter have finished.
Spring is often related to new life and the start of new life cycles. Baby birds emerge from their eggs, flowers bloom and lastly the silk worms hatch from their tiny eggs after waiting inside for nearly twelve months. Once again the blue tongue lizard and a baby have emerged after hibernating through the cold wet winter and the children delight in finding them in the garden. The program focus links to this natural enthusiasm as we’re learning about living creatures, in particular lizards and amphibians. If you have any resources you would like to share please come and see staff.
It’s going to be a busy term leading up to the summer break, so don’t forget to note the Preschool end of term concert to be held between 11.30am and 12.30pm Tuesday 5th and Thursday 7th December.
Lesley, Kate and Coco