Term Two started with the Kindy students entering a chosen piece of Art in the local Agricultural Show and two of the students received Highly Commended certificates.
We treated our Mums during our special Kindy Mother’s Day. We welcomed Mums, grandmothers and aunties into our classroom to enjoy some cupcake decorating, foot massage, nail polish, bracelet and jewelry box making. And we gave them each a special gift made with love by their child.
As part of their Literacy learning the students have been listening out each day for a different letter of the alphabet and what words begin with that sound. The students have engaged in a number of Oral language games focusing on improving their speech and enriching their vocabulary. Object based newstelling has allowed each student to extend their thinking skills by describing objects, as well as continuing to develop their ability to speak in grammatically correct sentences in English.
Our ‘Talk For Write’ text we have been learning this Term has been ‘The Three Bears’ and we made some delicious porridge YUM! We are looking forward to our Teddy Bear’s Picnic with the Pre Primary Class to celebrate the end of Term.
Mathematics skills have been developed through object based counting, describing the amount, size and location of things using mathematical terminology. The students have encountered numerals and the associated quantity they represent. Mathematical processes are integrated into activities for example we made kites and measured the strings out.
The Kindergarten classroom and outside environments are student centered and students are encouraged to create and explore through play while wondering at the amazing world God has created. We have grown beans and marveled at them sprouting and growing. Our cubby outside was transformed into a Super Hero hideout as the Kindy students LOVE to dress up.
We have celebrated each member of our class this term having our KID OF THE DAY. Each of our Kindy families have come in to help their child present information about themselves and their family. It has been so interesting tasting different foods that have been brought in, hearing all about the different traditions and cultures of our Kindy families.
To complete the Term we are learning about the culture of the First Australians and have enjoyed making rain sticks and music with tapping sticks. The students are also finding the animals unique to Australia fascinating. A love of learning is visible in the students’ excitement when they encounter new experiences- we have so much fun learning in Kindy!