International Food Lunch
We have explored weather types, focused on symbols, created weather tools and practised our writing skills. The quality of illustrations the children are producing is outstanding, and I am pleased with the level of effort they are all putting into both their independent and teacher-directed projects. Well done A2!
A2 Pirate Party - Term 3
We were lucky enough to team up with the children in A1 for a pirate party!
In the morning we gave the children mystery pirate food bags and they had to plan their pirate feast.
Once they had finished planning the children made;
-Ants on a plank (celery with cream cheese and raisins)
-Pirate swords (fruit kebabs)
-Pirate treasure bags (cheerios, popcorn and smarties)
-Pirate sludge fruit smoothies
-Pirate shape sandwiches
We then had a pirate party picnic to finish off our day!
Toasties! Week 8 Term 2
Today was toasted sandwich Wednesday - the children had a blast, eating all their yummy sandwiches together in the wet area - A1 & A2 all sat together eating, as if we were all in a cafe! I wonder what our next eating adventure will be?
Talk 4 Writing - June 2018 Video 1
Talk 4 Writing - June 2018 Video 2
Talk 4 Writing - June 2018 Video 3
We have been listening to several pieces of music called 'Animal Adventures'. The music was composed with a variety of animals in mind and I asked the children to draw the animals that came to mind as they listened - the activity was very open ended, and all I asked was that they record what they saw.
What is your favourite toy and what is it made of? How does it feel? Use your words to describe the how and what of your toy.
Below is an example of our students beautiful works, and the rest are hung up for display in class. Pop in and see how your child went.
Hello, Ola, Bonjour, Bon Dia...feel free to tell us some more ways of saying hello - Mrs Sharma taught us how to say 'Namaste' which is Hindi for Hello...part of the joy of teaching at Phoenix is that we get to learn about so many different cultures.
Building Plans and Box Constructions
Can you make a building and construct something that can roll and fly? Can you build it out of recycled boxes? Yes we can! Here are just a few of our clever creations! Focus - reduce, reuse and recycle; exploring materials and their properties; sharing ideas.
Cooking - Week 6 & 7 Term 2
We baked Pumpkin Scones and ANZAC Biscuits from the Story Possum Magic!
Ask your child if they can remember what state Hush and Grandma Poss ate Pumpkin Scones in.
'A' Block Nature Playground
Our amazing new nature playground is complete! We would all like to say a huge thank you to the PC for their very generous $6000 donation which made the playground possible. We are so excited to have a nature playground as it will stimulate the children's imagination, creativity and curiosity to learn and play.
The Early childhood team
The children had lots of fun learning how to make their own sandwiches! Once they were made we went outside and had a little picnic.
Mothers Day Afternoon Tea
Thank you to all the Mums and Grandma's that came along to our Mothers Day afternoon tea. The children had a wonderful time pampering you all :)
We had a lovely morning cooking, gardening, and learning about planting on Wednesday (week 11) - we decided to cook spinach and ricotta puffs to demonstrate how you can use grown produce in your cooking. We also made cheese and vegemite puffs, and ham and cheese puffs. The recipe was very easy, and quite cheap to make. You can also experiment with various fillings to cater to your family's tastes, and they are a great party/lunchbox snack. If you would like the recipe please come and see me.
We've had a lovely term getting to know your children and we look forward to seeing you all again in Term 2. Have a safe and happy holiday!
Miss Lorna x
Front Office Display
We have done some wonderful gardening together - we have planted frangipani, alysium, pumpkin seeds, sweet pea, jade plant, re-potted our lemon tree and scattered seeds in every garden bed! We also had a donation of ground coffee from Coogee Plaza Deli, so I have poured it into our herb bed and the children have raked, weeded and mulched! We look forward to seeing our new plants grow! Special thanks to Roy, Jeremy and Luca, who stayed back after playtime to water all of our garden beds!
The Easter Bunny came to visit our Pre-Primary! The children had a wonderful day engaging in Easter activities and we ended our day with an Easter egg hunt.
Our early childhood staff are truly blessed to work with such beautiful children and amazing parents, with such diverse cultural backgrounds - well done to everyone for all your efforts on Harmony Day!
Today we made 'Zucchini slice'! We decided to change the recipe and add extra veggies into it to make it extra healthy. It was such a quick and easy recipe and was a great way to get the children to try different vegetables. When it came to tasting our slice the children LOVED it..... some even had 4 slices! I've attached the recipe below if you fancy making it at home (it's also great cold as a lunchbox snack).
Recently we cooked healthy pizzas! We talked about what healthy foods we could include in our pizzas toppings and why it is important to eat healthy foods. We then went through the ingredients and cooking method before getting stuck into making our Pizzas. The children all tried red, green and yellow capsicum and sweet corn.
We observed where the water goes to when it is poured on to soil...sadly our seedlings have died but we used the experience as an important way to understand plant growth.
'Thelma the Unicorn' Strawberry Muffins
We made 'Thelma the Unicorn' strawberry muffins. We followed a healthy muffin recipe which included yoghurt, strawberries and blueberries.
The children thoroughly enjoyed measuring, pouring and stirring the ingredients and then eagerly watch them bake in the oven!
Children use their senses to explore a range of materials. They have explored water beads, kinetic sand and ice. As the children played with the materials they described how they felt and what each material reminded them of.
We have also been reading the story 'Thelma the Unicorn' in class. We have been focuses on Thelma's features. The photo below is of some children working on a whole class mural of Thelma and making play dough statues of her.
During our 'Growing Well' unit we have been exploring plant parts, how plants absorb water, and what they need to grow. Today we looked at root systems and experimented with dying the water our plants were submerged in. We also had an amazing nature exploration table today,courtesy of our lovely families.
To top it all off, the children enjoyed a tea party with mint tea leaves and fresh lavender leaves!