The ELC has been keeping busy the last couple of weeks. We went on an excursion to the Cranbourne Botanical Gardens, where we saw Australian plants, had a splash in the flowing stream and experimented by tracking leaves through the currents.
Our literacy exposure has been continuing with the letter W, which tied in well with our learning about worm farms and what worms actually eat. The children have been excited about saving their food scraps to feed our worms and have shown great interest in making sure the correct items go into the different bins.
Numeracy made its way into our playdough table, as the children made the different numbers of apples to put on their apple tree. Once the playdough was done, we moved onto smaller sequins and beads, which required a greater amount of manipulation.
For encounters we learnt about Samuel; how he listened and was a very helpful person. There were many opportunities for the children to ‘help’ at kinder. Some washed dishes, swept the leaves in the outdoor area or helped wipe tables for morning tea. The current story is Abram shares with Lot, where there are many lessons to be learnt about sharing and not always needing to have the best items to be happy.
A first for the ELC is the shuttle bus that is now operating from the NWS-Officer campus in the mornings. This has enabled some new friends to join us and we are beginning to grow as God showers his blessings upon us.
We hope to continue to grow with God’s plan for our humble ELC.