Hello to all our Pre-Kindy families, and welcome to T-riffic Tuesday!

This morning we all lots of fun this morning in the sandpit. Ollie and William helped each other to dig a great big hole and then Miss Donna sat in it and let the children cover her up with sand – Ivy and Kaylee were particularly keen to do this. We then gathered on the big green hill and all participated in helping Mr Andrew to work out the day of the week, what type of weather it was, and what today’s date was.

Before we knew it, it was time for a very yummy morning tea, consisting of organic pumpkin and zucchini slice, orange slices, kiwi fruit and grapes.

Following on from morning tea we had lots of fun playing with cars and other sorts of transport vehicles outside. We used three large plastic planks to drive the cars up and down and used a large city road mat as well. After we had finished playing with the cars, Ollie, Maia and Marlie gave them all a good wash in the big blue tub – our very own car wash system!

Dancing and playing with instruments was very popular in the outdoor classroom, with the children requesting several songs to be played – the most popular today being “Happy”, “A Ram Sam Sam”, “Frozen – Let it go” and “Freeze song”. WE DO like to dance and sing amongst our Pre-Kindy friends!

Other play-based experiences enjoyed by your children today included:

  • Home office with keyboards and telephones – Kaylee, Harley, William and Ollie made lots of phone calls
  • Drawing on paper with textas – Ellie drew a detailed dinosaur, whilst Marlie drew a super-duper cat!
  • Making painted “snowflakes” with the pattern on the bottom of a plastic bottle – this was William’s special request from the moment he arrived today!

Maintaining hygiene practices – we are strongly focussing on communicating good health behaviours, such as covering coughs and sneezes with the elbow (doing the “dab”) and washing hands. One of the best ways to keep children safe from illness is to encourage regular handwashing for at least 20 seconds. You can sing along to one of your child’s favourite songs to make learning fun. For example, the Wiggles have a very good handwashing song. The link is attached here for you to open in a browser  https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=590854655103487

  • At home, develop a way to track how regularly your child is washing their hands and find ways to reward them for frequent/timely hand washing
  • Other strategies include using puppets or dolls to demonstrate symptoms (sneezing, coughing, fever), and what to do if children feel sick (if their head hurts, their stomach hurts, or if they feel hot or extra tired etc.)

We hope you all have a safe and happy evening with your loved ones. Love Miss Donna and Miss Livia XX