Dear Parents and Caregivers
Cannot believe we are in the middle of the year already! The last month we have been concentrating on routine, self-help skills and writing skills. The children are really enjoying soccer and Hi Dee Ho. They all look forward to the days in which the kindergarten programmed activities are on.
The children are working well together in small and large groups and are listening and conversing with one another each other's ideas which is great to see.
We have been learning about reptiles and what each reptile needs to survive either as a pet or out in the wild. We have talked about turtles, snakes and, at the moment frogs. We are learning about the life cycle of a frog and how they become frogs and tadpoles.
We have also had group discussions on our pets from at home and what we do to keep them happy and healthy. If you could all bring in a picture of your pets and a family picture of each child that would be wonderful so we can place them on the wall in our room for all of us to see and talk about.
We are practising tracing our names using textas and laminated name sheets. They are all doing a great job at writing their names with improvement on concentration and correct pincer grip. If you could all please remind your children at home about the Peter Pilot you will see that they change their grip to the correct grip.
Puzzles and sorting have also been popular with the children with lots of them concentrating on completing puzzles on their own. These activities help with mathematics and problem solving.
Home corner has been a big hit lately with the children looking after their babies, cooking food and also setting the table to eat. They really love all the crockery in home corner.
Please remember the following each day (Ensure they are named)
Thank you Miss Tracey & Miss Carol
Children have been learning new toileting/hygiene skills. We are all learning to wipe our own noses with assistance as well as putting on our own sunscreen. Stamps have been a wonderful incentive :)
Colour recognition have been incorporated into parachute/air play. Shape recognition we have used flash cards and chalk drawing. We have learned some new songs such as "follow the leader" "Tiny Tim" and "Two little hands" These songs all help to get our wriggly worms out before rest/quiet time.
Educators have also been focusing on the Abecedarian approach where we encourage children to use their ever expanding verbal skills. We have had exciting tales and stories during activity time told from the children using their creative imagination.
As the weather is cooling down please remember to provide labeled warm clothes and shoes. If your child is toileting a couple of spare change of clothes is also encouraged. :)
From all the Staff in the Toddler Room :)
Wow we are half way through the year already!! We'd like to say a big hello and welcome to Jackson, Charlize and their families who have recently joined us.
We hope you enjoy your time here at Beattie Road. Miss Leanne and i are encouraging the children to use their self help skills and working together as a group. They have been doing very well with this. We do a lot of reading, counting, making our own beds to develop confidence and helping each other. We will be engaging the children in recognising their first names and the letter it begins with. With numbers we will be extending our counting to 15 as we are now getting confident with counting from 1 -10.
Winter time is here so could we please ask you to pack warmer clothes for your children. We need shoes and socks, jumpers, long pants. Please ensure they are labelled as it will help us to know what belongs to which child.
Any unwanted paper, art/craft material to would be very welcome. Please feel free to speak to myself or Leanne if there are any concerns and we would like input of any activities your child enjoys at home that we could put into our weekly program.
Until next time
Mr Rob & Miss Leanne