This week it is all about Easter Activities. We have made some Bunny baskets in the hope that Easter Bunny will come and visit us before the holidays. We made them from paper plates with cotton balls, pom poms, paint and wriggly eyes. Inside the baskets is soft shredded tissue and a baby chicken. We hope Easter Bunny is impressed!
We also made string eggs. Mrs Grant put and egg into a water balloon and blew it up. Then we put a lot of cut wool into PVA Glue mixed with water and we wrapped the string around the balloon one piece at a time. Tomorrow we will remove the balloon and we will have a string egg with a chocolate inside. This was very challenging for some of our children who don’t like to get messy. We had to persist and try not to focus on the sticky fingers!
Today Monica taught us the words for Grandfather (Opa) and Grandmother (Oma). This adds to our words about family (familie). We are very good with ‘mother’ and ‘father’ now. Lilly commented on how ‘familie’ sounded like ‘Amelia’. Great noticing Lilly.
As a follow up from the Dietician Visit we went to Coles Supermarket in Swan Hill. We took our shopping lists that we made the day before. Each child had two items to buy to take home to their families.
We found our items in the supermarket. We looked at how all the food is sorted into areas. This will help us when we make our own supermarket back at Pre School next week.
Then we went to the checkout. With the assistance of Janine (Coles Employee) we all went through the self serve checkout. We scanned our items and them paid the money and got our change.
Thank to to Swan Hill Coles and to Janine who patiently helped all the children use the scanners.
On Thursday we went to the Play School Concert in Swan Hill. Swan Hill is 100 km from Manangatang. It was a big day. There were lots of children at the concert. Luke wasn’t shy and loved to dance and join in. We saw Jemima, Big Ted and Little Ted and Humpty Dumpty. Humpty Dumpty fell off the wall. We sang the play school song. It was an amazing experience. Thanks to Sherryn who accompanied the group and helped the teachers.
We all look forward to Mrs Vine coming when Mrs Grant is away. Mrs Vine brings musical instruments and she sings and plays for us. We get to have a turn as well.
This week Mrs Vine brought a guitar and a ukulele. A guitar has six strings and a ukulele has four strings.