Christmas Message

Here are some icypole stick stars that we made at Pre School this week.  A great activity for visual-motor skills.  We sprayed them gold and the children took them home to add to their other decorations.

Merry Christmas to all the families.  Thank you for all your support during 2017.  You have been a great bunch to work with.  Have a safe and restful holidays and we will see you all in 2018.

Merrilyn and Gayle

Christmas Lunch

Today was another tradition – we cooked Christmas lunch with the four year olds.

We made Roast Chicken, Potatoes, carrots and peas. For dessert we had Lemon Yoghurt Cakes with cream cheese icing and cherries.

WE also made gingerbread men and shortbread stars to feed our guests at our Playgroup day and Concert tomorrow.

The children learnt how to set the table and how to use a knife and fork. We talked about good manners and what was healthy and not so healthy about our lunch.

“The good things in the cake made up for the sugar.” – Elise

Hospital Christmas Visit

Today was our Christmas Concert at the hospital in Manangatang.  We did four songs and dances for the residents.  Then we had a sing-a-long with everyone.  Jess played a keyboard, Peter played a piano accordion and Marg sang.  Thank you to these people who came all the way from Robinvale for our sing-a-long.  The hospital cooks made us some little Christmas cakes and we each got a little present.  Then we presented the residents with a painting on canvas for their Christmas present.  Over the year we have built a lovely relationship with the organisation and the children are so comfortable in the environment.  Visiting the residents regularly helps us see past differences to the people underneath.  We have also learned to wash our hand on entering and leaving the hospital.

Oh Christmas Tree

WE made Christmas Trees by threading beads onto pipe cleaners and winding it around icypole sticks set in a triangle shape.  We revised our concept of a ‘triangle’ and we further developed our fine motor skills with all that threading.  These made very pretty ornaments for our handprint Christmas tree.

A Zip Line

  Mitchell wanted to take a ball of wool outside for play last week.  He made a ‘zipline’ down the slide.  It was pretend of course and we had to remind children that it would really hold their weight!  Then they used the wool to make a web around all the play equipment.  This created a challenge for moving around the softfall area.  The children had to go ‘under’, ‘over’ and ‘through’.