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Hello friends and families,

Happy Monday! It is amazing to see you guys back in the rooms, we have missed you!

This morning we welcomed Alanis, Banjo, Kezia, Hudson, Lincoln, Luca, Archie, Zilo, Rumi, Poppy and Dominic into the room. The children spent the morning outdoors running around, chasing bubbles and running up and down the hill. They also enjoyed riding bikes around, and making different foods in the mud kitchen. Once all of our friends had arrived, we headed indoors where we sat on the mat for a group time. Today for group time we read “dinomite” a story about a baby dinosaur who lost his mummy and daddy. We then sang some nursery rhymes including “wheels on the bus”, “five little ducks” and five cheeky monkeys. It was then time to sing bee bee bumble bee before washing our hands for morning tea.

After morning tea, we sat on the mat and talked about what we were going to do today. We slapped on some sunscreen and our hats before heading outdoors for our outdoor classroom day. We had three tables set up outdoors. A nature collage, a playdough and a pine cone painting table. First, the children and Miss Bec went on a nature hunt looking for different things for our collage. We started by looking for sticks, then leaves, then sand then flowers. The children were so excited when they found something to put in our nature tray. We then brought the tray over to complete our collage. Some children played with the playdough, making different shapes and animals and some also did the pine cone painting and some children decided to have free play in the yard. Miss Bec had some children on the grass hill reading books and practicing our numbers through flash cards. Having a different environment can help the children become more excited about particular acitvities. Popypy, Kezia and Alanis especially were very intrigued. We then took the music speaker up to the treehouse where we had a dance party to our favourite songs. Their favourite song at the moment is “the floor is lava” as you can see in the photos, when the song says “the floor is lava”, the children find anywhere to climb onto, to get off the lava floor. In this case, it is the net of the treehouse.

What a beautiful start to the week!

Love Miss Bec xx