It has been a busy start of the year here in the Kinder Room. We started the year with a bang and by welcoming the new children who just transitioned from the toddlers room. We have been learning numerous things in the kinder room, focusing on connecting their learning to the world around them.
We are currently in the middle of a big learning project, word bank. In this project, children are
learning and being exposed to each letter of the alphabet for two weeks, experiencing the literacy and learning through different aspects. These included: bringing items from home, their community or even their friends house. Cooking/baking has been one project that has come directly from word bank. The kinder children love to help cook or bake foods starting with the word bank letter, so we have invited parents to send through their favorite home recipes. We encourage the children to get involved and enjoy our delicious food.
Out of our word bank project, comes out a new learning of a different but important topic for learning, sustainability. Upon learning letter C, we came across the word “compost”. Because of this, we ended up learning about different types of bins - compost, recycle and rubbish. The children learned about the importance of putting rubbish in the right place, as well as the impact it will give to the environment. Over the next few months we are aiming to create our own nursery and grow plants, herbs and spices.
ANZAC Day Fundraising
Over the ANZAC Day week, the kinders made ANZAC biscuits together for the Soldier on Foundation, an organization that supports those who serve and protect our country. Before they went out selling
the biscuits, they learnt about the meaning of ANZAC Day and why is it important for them to honor the day and something to contribute to the community. Prior to the excursion the children learnt about the meaning of ANZAC Day and why is it important for them to honor the day and something to contribute to the community. We walked to a local cafe in Richmond and set up a table outside the cafe for our fundraising. This was a huge success as we managed to raise $46 altogether from the home-made biscuits. This activity-built children’s confidence as they were talking and selling the biscuits to the local community, people at work and people walking past on the street.