Lemonade Stand 2

 

 

 

 

 

The Lemonade Stand went into overdrive this week with the addition of oranges, strawberries and blueberries and the children attempted to sweeten the lemon juice.  The drinks went fancy with the addition of fruit garnishes (inspired by a trip to Thailand!) and floating fruit.

Insects and Spiders

Insects have 6 legs and spiders have 8 legs.  For the last two weeks we have been playing with Spiders and Insects.  Today Ingrid brought along a Dragonfly.  We put it on the lightbox.  With magnifying glasses, we could see all the patterns on his wings.

We have also talked about the lifecycle of a spider.

Little Engineers

Inspired by Mitchell, the children took advantage of the warm weather to play in the creek bed with pipes and water.  Then they dug a channel for the ducks.  We are learning that water can’t run up hill.

Playdough and Bugs

With the arrival of Spring – the bugs are out and at Pre School we have added bugs and bits to our playdough table.  Working with playdough strengthens our hands for writing tasks and the props and bugs add a stimulus for the task.  It also helps us to learn more about bugs, including names.

Lily and Elise had a pretend lemonade stand on Monday – but on Thursday, with the generous donation of some lemons from a Playgroup Mum, it turned into a real lemonade stand and the customers got to taste something ‘sour’.

Bush Kinder – Week 4

This week it was just the Pre Schoolers at Bush Kinder. We had a visit from Aunty Rose (Jaice and Brock’s Great Grandmother and Koorie Elder from Robinvale) Heidi and Jaice came along for the day too. We went on a long walk through the channel to the road. We saw foxes holes and had fun running up and down the steep banks. On the way back we went through the bush to the track, We followed a rabbit path. Some children questioned whether we were lost! Once we got the track there was some good dirt for drawing. So we all got some drawing sticks and drew a picture. Mrs Gayle wrote our names. The children were very excited to see the bus in the distance as we got close to base camp!
When we got back to camp we ate our morning tea. We couldn’t have a fire today because it was hot and windy. While we were eating morning tea, Aunty Rose told us a story about a naughty boy who turned into a koala and why koalas cry like babies. Lily said, “What else can you tell us?” Aunty Rose told us a story about a naughty girl who was picked up by an eagle and dropped into a nest!
Then it was free play in the cubbies. The girls played ‘schools’ and the boys played ‘badies’. After lunch we went back to Pre School to do our picture plates. See you next year Bush Kinder.

Farewell

In addition to our planned Playgroup Play session, we also held a farewell to Robyn our Maternal Child Health Nurse. Robyn has worked with our community closely for two years and we will miss her Thursday visits. We had a morning tea and a play outside with the Pre School and Playgroup Families to say thank you.

Daisies

We have a field of daisies around the Pre School. The children love to pick daisies on our walks around town. They keep them to give to Mum’s at pick up time.