Happy “Wonderful Wednesday” Senior Kindy Families,
We hope you all have had a fun-filled Wednesday. Today we begin our morning outdoors as we awaited for all of our peers to arrive. During our morning circle time, we acknowledged and welcomed all children who had arrived for today’s lesson. Today we welcomed Henry. W, Luca, Hudson, Everly, Henry. L, Zahra, Rania, Lachlan, Poppy, Finley, Rumi, Banjo, Alanis and Nayla. We said our good mornings to Miss Beck, Miss Aaliyah and Miss Tayla. During our morning circle time our children sat with Miss Bec to recite a series of alphabet flash cards. Together, we went through each letter and pronounced it allowed as we found words that match with that specific letter. For eg. “A is for apple, a-a-apple. Do you know what other words start with the letter A?”. Our children would then give suggestions and words that start with that letter. As a follow-up experience our children sat with Miss Tayla to sing and refollow through with the alphabet song. We are currently studying letter recognition, in regards to this our children then participated in table-top experiences that involved letter tracing and line tracing.
As we transitioned to our tables for experiences, our students where involved in line and letter tracing. Each child had the opportunity to learn how to hold a pen correctly, whilst learning to follow and trace lines and letter. As we practice our pattern writing through copying and tracing this will give our children the confidence and ability to eventually write letters and numbers correctly on their own. Whilst our tracing experience was occurring, our children were able to enhance their fine-motor skills by playing with green play-dough. Fine motor skills are being demonstrated in this experience, as our children are using the muscles in their fingers/tips and hands to squish, squeeze, pull, chopping and rolling the play dough. Finally, we had a sponge painting experience. For this activity, our children participated in utilising sponges and rolling paint brushes to create red art. There are a variation of child developmental benefits that go with this activity which include: self-expression with paint, hand- eye coordination, fine motor development, experimenting and exploring with a new paint tool, sense of achievement and pride, colour recognition and a sensory experience of exploring with paint and paint-filled sponges.
Just before lunch we transitioned outdoors for outdoor play. Allowing our children to utilise the yard and find spontaneous choices of play of their own. Our children found enjoyment in playing in the mud kitchen, climbing obstacle courses, riding bicycles on the bike track and participating in their soccer lesson. Overall, we hope you all have had a very “Wonderful Wednesday” and we look forward to seeing you next time.
Thank you 🙂
Miss Bec, Miss Aaliyah and Miss Tayla x
NOTE: We are having technical difficulties with the photos again. So sorry!