This month we have been continuing introducing the children to the alphabet, in both a formal and informal nature. This month we have looked at the letters E for emu, F for fish, G for Gruffalo and H for Happy. The children are enjoying the group time routine, which consists of looking at the letter of the week, days and months and reading the book of the week. We are very impressed with the way the children are engaging in the group time activities and their enthusiasm when participating in craft and letter writing activities. We have also been very lucky to have Quirky Tales visit on Tuesday afternoons and Kelly Sport on Wednesday afternoon this term.
Events for the Month:
This month we have celebrated many exciting events. Firstly we had the Crazy Hair Day, where the children coloured their hair to show their support for Kristy our cook who shaved her hair to raise awareness for the Leukaemia Foundation. We celebrated St Patrick’s Day by wearing lovely shades of green, participating in green clover printing and eating yummy green jelly. We have been talking with the children about different ways to reduce, reuse & recycle and encouraging them to engaging in recycling practices. The children have participated in many craft experiences using different recycled materials to construct masterpieces. The children have also been participating in a number of Easter craft activities in readiness for next week. They have been really excited to make paper Mache Easter baskets in the hope that someone special may leave them a little something in them next week!
Parent Teacher Interviews:
I would like to thank the parents who took the opportunity to came and speak with the staff at parent teacher interviews. It is always great to not only discuss children’s development with parents but to receive feedback from parents in regards to the children and our program. It was lovely to hear that many children are taking home what they are learning during group time and practicing this at home. As always communication between staff and families is vital, so please if you have any questions or concerns feel free to speak to the staff in the room.
As you will have noticed there have been a few staff changes in the room in the past week. Shelly has moved into the Grasshopper room to assist with the transition process as children begin to move up. We would like to welcome Brittany B into the room. Brittany has joined us from the Butterfly room; she will also assist with the transition process as some of the Butterfly children begin to move into the Bumblebee room.
Just a reminder, that as we are moving into the cooler months it is important to send children to crèche with appropriate warm clothing. We would encourage you to pack at least one change of clothes and if possible a larger overcoat for when the children play outside. To help prevent clothing/items getting lost is important to remember to put you children’s names on anything they bring to crèche. We have a large amount of lost property in the room already, so if your child is missing anything please have a look in out lost property box which is located above the bag cupboards.
We will be celebrating ANZAC Day with the children on Friday the 24th of April.
If you have any questions or suggestions please feel free to speak to any of the Bumblebee staff.
Megan, Paige, Brittany B and Jess H