Wednesday, 8 May 2019

EASTER TIME IN KINDY



WE'RE GOING ON AN EASTER EGG HUNT!
WE'RE GOING TO CATCH A BIG ONE
WHAT A BEAUTIFUL DAY.
I'M NOT SCARED.

The Kindies were very lucky to have a visit from the Easter Bunny





















SORTING AND COUNTING

















FIVE HOT CROSS BUNS IN A BAKERS SHOP






KINDY RED'S EGG AND SPOON RACE






MAKING A EASTER BUNNY RABBIT TRAP. LUCKY  SOMEONE HAD A CARROT IN THEIR LUNCH BOX













CREATIVE EASTER EGG PATTERNS



THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR: 

THE KINDIES USED THEIR LETTERS IN THEIR NAME TO MAKE SHORT AND LONG CATERPILLARS







NEW LIFE BUTTERFLIES 





              HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE!  






Tuesday, 7 May 2019

Save the date for Mothers' day in Kindy







DEAR  MUMMIES,








You're invited to a morning of celebration in Kindy. Please read the invitation sent out. 


KINDY RED:  MONDAY THE 2Oth  of   May 


KINDY BLUE:  TUESDAY THE  21st  of May 


@ 9am-10:30am 


We will be beginning  our special morning with some songs just for you, then we would love you to stay to book into our Kindy day spa. If mummy cannot make it, we would love to have Nanna or a friend come join us).       















News Roster




Dear Parents, 

That exciting time has come that I know all parents love!  Drum roll...Show and Tell in Kindy.....

Your child's chosen day is pinned up on the Parent information board. A hard copy will be sent home.

We are starting Show and Tell in Week 3. No children will be scheduled for Mondays. Show and tell for your child will be on the same day across the Term, however, every fortnight. 

For example; So if your child is on the first Tuesday of Week 3 they won't have their next turn until Tuesday in Week 5. 


Your child's news roster may say week's 3,5,7 and 9  or...
Your child's news roster may say week's 4,6,8 and 10. 



Your child can choose ONE object ( toys, photos, books etc) from home or some telling news to bring in on their news day.  Please can you help your child prepare 3 bits of information about their news e.g.
Where it is from?
What it does or what parts it has?
What colour is it?
 Who gave it to them?
Why do they love it?  etc  etc  

 



Please discourage bringing in electronics or types of weapon toys. 

Thank you for your support in this activity that the children absolutely love and gain so much from. 


Learning the Alphabet


In Kindy this term, we are also learning our alphabet letter sounds. We are focusing on our first group of letters from the Diana Rigg Oral Language and Literacy program. 

These are:   
S as in snake  
A as in apple  
T as in tiger  
P  as in pop
  I  as in itchy 
N  as in nose. 

We will be focusing on the  " S" letter sound first. 


Alphabet Sounds - why this is important for literacy

The children will have opportunities to see the sound, hear the sound and feel the sound during hands-on experiences. Later on when the children have a grasp of what sounds the letters make then the children will concentrate on learning the written formation of the letters. 
(Beginning steps first are important!)

Please read this link below about why the letter sounds ( d..oh..g)  are of important emphasis rather then the ability to recall letter names 
( ABC).   






:)  Miss Horrocks 












Sunday, 28 April 2019

Dear Parents - pencil grip information



I wanted to share some information with you about the terminology I use when helping Kindergartens with their pencil grip. 

Please read. 

https://www.sightandsoundreading.com/how-to-teach-a-child-to-hold-their-pencil-correctly/



Teaching correct pencil grip. Help your child learn to hold a pencil correctly.

How to Hold a Pencil or Crayon

To teach the correct way to hold a pencil, you can have the child pretend his/her dominant (writing) hand is an alligator.
Open and close the alligator’s mouth – and show that the alligator is hungry and wants to eat the pencil!


How to teach a child to hold a pencil correctly




Now that the alligator is holding the pencil in his mouth, place the pencil on the bottom jaw of the alligator,and close the alligator’s mouth on the pencil. 




Proper way to hold a pencil





As the alligator eats the pencil, he doesn’t like the taste of the pencil, so he puckers his lips. 




How to hold a pencil correctly: The alligator trick



He puckers his lips and curls his jaws in the shape of an ‘o’ – and clenches the pencil in his teeth.


Hope this helps if your child is practising their pencil skills at home .  



I also thought this post was pretty cute too. Please have a read about those tired feelings your children will be experiencing after a day at Kindy. 




https://www.kinderling.com.au/news/letter-tonight-i-want-to-feel-like-your-baby-again-being-a-big-boy-is-tiring-and-it-sometimes-stresses-me-out-a-bit



Thank you


Miss Horrocks














Welcome back to TERM 2


KINDY NEWS

Welcome back to Term 2! Another 10 weeks full of play, learning and laughter with friends. 

Hope everyone had a happy and safe Easter break! But it's time to get back to Kindy to learn and grow together with another busy term ahead. 

Doors open per usual at 8.45am.  

Everyday your child will still need- 

- A hat ( please return) 


-  Drink bottle

-Small cushion ( please return) 

- Separate container with fruit and healthy snacks for morning tea. 

- lunch box 

- Running shoes on sports days:  Wednesday for Kindy Red and Thursday for Kindy Blue. 

- Don't forget to put your name down for parent help. Your very welcome to choose a morning time slot from 9-11am  or 11:30-1pm on your child's day.   


The first few weeks we are focusing on Mother's day, having a teddy bear's week , exploration with colours and shapes and beginning our alphabet letter sound programme. 

A note will be going home to save the date for our Mother's day morning in Kindy. This will be held at the start of Week 4 to give all our wonderful Mums a bit of notice. 

Your child is going to see some new spaces inside Kindy. We have a florist shop set up, a hair salon and a yoga station ( we want to  learn  how to spoil our Mums). 

We also have our favourite constants that we never want to change: building and loose parts area, fine motor tuff tray, play dough, drawing and collage centres.   

The Speech Therapy assessment will be under way in week 2 as well as the Brigance Screen. Both of these assessments are crucial in gathering data on your child's oral language, physical and cognitive development for their age. 

BUT WAIT THE MOST EXCITING THING IS STARTING and the children have been waiting with anticipation for it to finally begin... 
SHOW AND TELL IS HERE THIS TERM.

Keep watching this space for your child's chosen day and what parents can do at home to help prepare your child to tell news. 

I will see you all soon.

Miss Horrocks. 













Tuesday, 2 April 2019

Under the sea Weeks 5-7 and a big Welcome to Maxwell


After reading the  story" There's a Commotion in the Ocean" the Kindies designed their own under water picture. The children were able to tell their teachers what their favourite sea creature from the story was.

I like the stingray- Beau

I like the Seahorse- Kai 

I like the shark- Wyatt

I like the stingray and dolphin- Liam 

I like the turtle and whale- Emma 

I like the cuttlefish- Mackenzie 

I like the humpback whale- Ned

We had to use many interesting words such as seaweed, coral, sand, waves, gills, ocean and the deep water when talking about and designing our pictures.  








Making the water pattern was the fun part...



Rainbow Fish 












This week we have also been learning to be kind  like  the Rainbow Fish. The Rainbow Fish  needed a little help first to know how to be a nice friend.

As a class we talked about... 
-The best present to give a friend is to be kind.
-Sharing is caring.
- It's ok to feel sad and mad sometimes but it's not ok to hurt someone.  

We made rainbow fish and shared our shiny scales.


Sea creature sensory tuff trays for exploration: 



The children even created their own game to see if the sea sponges would stick on the wall. Some of the children decided to make their own pictures with their sponges.  Imagination is a powerful tool!  






Seaweed  spaghetti   fun  




A big welcome to Maxwell and his family to Kindy Red. We are so lucky to have a friend like Max come join us. 

 














 Learning our 1:1 counting principle






Rainbow names






Rainbow Science experiment with sun and water 














God made special me and I can look after my body: 

I love how the children's drawings were all individual.  













Who Sank the boat by Eric Carl 

Learning about the properties of air, water and different weights.

We had many mini scientists on this day to help solve the problem. 








All the Kindies sank the boat...




Fun with learning our syllables and beats (parts) in our words. First we had to do say many sea animal names then we played a game using gems to record how many beats each picture word had.

We have  many clever Kindies stepping into their early literacy learning already! Who would of thought we could do it whilst we play.