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Kindy Graduation

Kindy Graduation

The Graduating Kindy Class of 2015 held their ceremony on Monday 14 December in front over 100 very proud family and friends.

Their very proud teaching staff – Mrs Borbas, Miss Moloney, Mrs Boccia, Miss Sawyer, Mrs Scott and Mrs Spicer – congratulated each Kindy student in their graduation to Pre-Primary.  Each child received a book and certificate, shaking Mrs Clelland’s hand and enjoyed photos and morning tea afterwards.

The ceremony was topped off (with sparkly top hats!) with an excellent “rendition” of “New York, New York” – except our song was called “Pre-Primary!”

Thank you to all the parent support during the year, we appreciate all your help.

Congratulations to the Graduating Kindy Class of 2015.

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Puppet Demonstration

Puppet Demonstration

Thank you to Glen and Michelle Perks for being a part of Mega Monday today.  All Kindy children thoroughly enjoyed the hand-made puppet demonstration and the opportunity to create their own finger puppets.  The children were able to use their creativity and imagination through their own puppet shows.

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Nursery Rhyme and Fairy Tale Celebration

Nursery Rhyme and Fairy Tale Celebration

Kindy has been having a fantastic time learning about many different Nursery Rhyme and Fairy Tales over the Semester.  All your old favourites and classics like Baa Baa Black Sheep, Jack and the Beanstalk, Hickory Dickory, The Gingerbread Man, The Little Red Hen, Hey Diddle Diddle, The Three Little Pigs and Mary, Mary Quite Contrary.  We have enjoyed learning about the stories, the characters, finding the rhyming words and completing craft activities.

To celebrate, on Thursday and Friday, Kindy enjoyed a dress-up day – as your favourite Nursery Rhyme and Fairy Tale character – with a surprise “hunt” around the school.  What a wonderful job by our parents – very creative costumes with characters like Jack & Jill, the Cat from Hey Diddle, Little Red Riding Hood, Old Mother Hubbard, Little Miss Muffet and the Spider, Snow White, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Old MacDonald, Pat-a-Cake Baker’s Man, Goldilocks, the Queen of Hearts, Peter Rabbit, Mary had a Little Lamb, Little Bo Peep, the Golden Egg, Mary Mary Quite Contrary – just to name a few!!

The “hunt” took the Kindy children around the school finding clues about a variety of Nursery Rhyme and Fairy Tale characters.  We even found magic beans – like Jack did from Jack & the Beanstalk – that lead us to the school garden where we made little flowers to “plant” in the garden, just like Mary, Mary Quite Contrary.  We found a spoon, then needed to find a dish… which we found near the Canteen! There we found “moons” we had to jump over – just like the cow!! We found Humpty Dumpty on his “wall” at the Nature Playground and tried our hand balancing different items like a ball and tower made from Duplo.  We found a bucket, which could only mean Jack & Jill!  We then found the “hill” which we had to climb with a “pail of water” – but we couldn’t spill any of the water – what a challenge!  Finally arriving back to the classrooms to write about our favourite Nursery Rhyme or Fairy Tale.  What a day!

We even bumped into the Wicked Witch, who had a very, very shiny red apple!  However, we were so pleased to realise it was only Mrs Clelland!  Phew!

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Kindy Literacy Cycle with Ann

Kindy Literacy Cycle with Ann

On Wednesday, Kindy had a visit from Dr Ann Morrice.  Ann lead an exciting morning on Literacy with our focus on our recent fairy tale – The Three Little Pigs.

Students participated in a Literacy Cycle where we worked together collaboratively to spell out words and write a sentence.  Our sentence for Kindy was: “The pig is pink.”.

We were very impressed at the amazing results with our Kindy kids remembering the letters and sounds to make the words into a sentence.  It was great to see all Kindy kids having a go and working together as a team.

 

 

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Book Week Dress Up

Book Week Dress Up

Wow! What a fantastic start to the week celebrating book week. Everyone looked amazing in their costumes and we had lots of FUN down at Kindy!

We had a great day starting off with a whole school parade, followed by activities based on the books: The Rainbow Fish, Pig the Pug, The Green Sheep, The Enormous Turnip, Noni the Pony and Snail and the Turtle. Some of these activities included: cooking, making paper plate rainbow fish, play rhyming games with Pig the Pug and painting and decorating our favourite coloured sheep.

Have a look at some photos from the day.

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Kindy Father’s Day Breakfast

Kindy Father’s Day Breakfast

Thank you to all the Dads, Grandads, Pops, Grumpys and Papas that attended our Kindy Father’s Day Breakfast. What a wonderful start to the week and morning with activities that made our Dads smile!

From reading a book, painting a picture, being “groomed” (a pretend shave!), tinkering in the “workshop”, having a photo in the photo booth to finishing off the morning enjoying a sausage sizzle, pikelets and a cuppa!

We hope you all have a relaxing and happy Father’s Day on Sunday.

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Mega Mondays at Kindy

Mega Mondays at Kindy

Mega Mondays have commenced at Kindy from Semester 2.  Kindy kids now attend school three days per week, with everyone together on Mondays for a MEGA day!  It has been great meeting new friends!

In the morning, we get into groups and join a rotation of different activities:

  1. Fundamental Movement Skills – Fun in the Undercover Area, honing our balancing, catching, throwing, running, jumping and more!
  2. Music – Our first taste of Mrs Akse’s room and the amazing instruments!
  3. iPads – Independent exploration of Kindy Apps.
  4. Keys to Success – Discussing and learning about Treendale’s Keys to Success.
  5. Numeracy & Literacy – A rotation on a particular Literacy or Numeracy focus.
  6. Our Senses – Learning about our five senses.

After Recess, we get into different groups and rotate through different activities with one teacher. The focus at each station is different for everyone.  Our previous weeks have focussed on learning our letters and sounds, some of us making words with them, remembering how to write our first names and for some our surname; counting backwards, syllables in words and more.

After Lunch, we split into two groups – one group is in Room 1 and the other in Room 2.  The following week, we swap.  Our focus has been on Science activities and iPads.

Practising our letters.

Practising our letters.

Subitising with dominoes.

Subitising with dominoes.

In our small group rotations.

In our small group rotations.

Learning about rhyming words.

Learning about rhyming words.

Using our persistence to make cream and butter!

Using our persistence to make cream and butter!

Using our persistence to make cream and butter!

Using our persistence to make cream and butter!

Using our persistence to make cream and butter!

Using our persistence to make cream and butter!

Meeting Pete Persistence and talking about what persistence means at Kindy.

Meeting Pete Persistence and talking about what persistence means at Kindy.

Using the Doodle Buddy app.  Taking a "selfie" and decorating our faces!

Using the Doodle Buddy app. Taking a “selfie” and decorating our faces!

Science - What dissolves in water?  What does dissolve mean?

Science – What dissolves in water? What does dissolve mean?

Science - What dissolves in water?  What does dissolve mean?

Science – What dissolves in water? What does dissolve mean?

Science - What dissolves in water?  What does dissolve mean?

Science – What dissolves in water? What does dissolve mean?

Science - What dissolves in water?  What does dissolve mean?

Science – What dissolves in water? What does dissolve mean?

Using iPads independently - learning to focus on an object when taking a photo.

Using iPads independently – learning to focus on an object when taking a photo.

Using iPads independently - learning to focus on an object when taking a photo.

Using iPads independently – learning to focus on an object when taking a photo.

Using iPads independently - learning to focus on an object when taking a photo.

Using iPads independently – learning to focus on an object when taking a photo.

Learning to use the iPad independently - taking a video!

Learning to use the iPad independently – taking a video!

Learning to use the iPad independently - taking a video!

Learning to use the iPad independently – taking a video!

Learning to use the iPad independently - taking a video!

Learning to use the iPad independently – taking a video!

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Semester 2 at Kindy – Fairy Tales and Nursery Rhymes

Semester 2 at Kindy – Fairy Tales and Nursery Rhymes

Kindy’s Term 3 focus is…. Nursery Rhymes and Fairy Tales.  Enter Rooms 1 and 2 to be transported back to your old favourites and classics  like… Jack and the Beanstalk;  Hickory Dickory Dock; Humpty Dumpty; and The Gingerbread Man.  What will we learn about next?

Jack and the Beanstalk

Jack and the Beanstalk

Humpty - rhyming and weaving.

Humpty – rhyming and weaving.

Room 1's Beanstalk with our leaves - see our amazing name writing!

Room 1’s Beanstalk with our leaves – see our amazing name writing!

Who will be the next Humpty Dumpty?

Who will be the next Humpty Dumpty?

Climbing beanstalks and magic beans!

Climbing beanstalks and magic beans!

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