We are so busy, actively engaged, every day in Kindy! Here are a few random pictures of some of the things we have been doing recently...
We have had fun and games during NAIDOC week. The theme of this years NAIDOC celebration is 'Our languages matter'. We learnt the words for the song head, shoulders, knees and toes in Dhurga, the local Aboriginal language.
We read the dreamtime story of the Rainbow Snake and each made a section of a snake and used seeds to create patterns on it. Our snake looked fantastic when it was assembled.
We played some traditional indigenous games during our Fundamental Movement Skills session and a game called Kolap during maths. We also painted and assembled leaves in groups of 2. We are learning to count by 2's.
We read an Indigenous book about making Johnny cakes and then cooked them ourselves. They were delicious!
The week of celebration of the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Islander people culminated in our performance at the NAIDOC assembly. Please enjoy the slide show below.... and the videos of our assembly performances.
What a wonderful day we had on Tuesday! The weather was perfect and so were our kids! They had a wonderful time rotating around the various activities and enjoyed marching in their house colours with the whole school. We didn't get to take many photos, as we were all busy at our stations. If you have any great pictures, please feel free to email them to one of the Kindy teachers.
This week saw us reflect upon our local area excursion to think about the landforms, ecosystems and water ways that we saw. The students then worked together to create their own representation of what they saw and experienced. They were totally engaged in their team challenge and came up with creative ways to represent our local area. We will continue with these next week and you will be able to see the finished creations at our exhibition next term.
The weather put on an extraordinary show for us yesterday as we explored our local area. We:
Thank you for helping us to encourage your children to eat veges during Crunch and Sip time last week. It was wonderful to see so many students joining in. Many carrots were seen being munched, along with capsicum, snow peas, cucumber and corn. There were many wonderful Super Veges entered into the drawing competition and Harry from KW was fortunate to take out the junior prize. KW won the award for the most veges being eaten per person in one class throughout the school. Their prize will be a healthy pizza making workshop with Belle in the canteen :O)
Mrs Cathy West, Mrs Clare Dunn and Mrs Natalie Fairweather enjoy sharing learning from the Kindergarten day with you. Please comment so that we know we are reaching you :o)