We’ve been using Go Noodle in Prep all year to teach the students mindfulness techniques as well activities that strengthen their fine motor and gross motor skills. We always encourage the students to use these learnt techniques in their everyday lives as well. Below is a link to Go Noodle so you can have a go at home, it’s free and super fun!
Yesterday we had a visit from a group of teachers and even they loved learning a dance and a breathing calming down technique. 🙂
This term, we have been writing up some of the many questions that the Preps ask us about the world. Every Friday we have began to answer some of these questions by doing an activity around one of the questions. Last Friday we answered Chloe R’s delicious question of ‘How is chocolate made?’. We spoke about the cocoa bean and ways they adjust the ingredients to make the three types of chocolate (white, milk and dark). We then gave them a small piece of each kind to help them to taste the difference.
Can you think of which one they disliked the most?
Preps have been having fun learning some basic coding with our Bee Bots. To help us learn about 3D shapes and positional/directional language we made some 3D houses using shape nets and gave the put the codes into the Bee Bot to direct them around our Bee Bot City. The kids had so much fun and we only destroyed our city a couple of times!!
Prep’s Big Day Out
We had such a fantastic day adventuring out in our community and visiting some very special places in Frankston. We first went to Frankston Foreshore and walked down the boardwalk to look at the city skyline and coastal vegetation. We then walked back via the beach and saw some interesting things washed up on the shore. We spoke about low and high tides and ways we can keep our beaches clean.
We then went to visit our local playground, Ballam Park. The preps loved playing on the different playgrounds and were incredibly polite and considerate to members of the public. The students even got to have a go on the flying fox!
Finally we visited the gorgeous George Pentland Botanical Gardens. We took a sensory walk around the gardens and used our senses to take in the environment. We listened to the birds and smelt the eucalyptus trees as we looked at some amazing native plants.
We were so proud of how good the preps were all day and how well they represented our school. They walked a long way and they didn’t complain once. What a great first excursion for them all.
Today we went to visited Shaxton Circle. As we are currently learning about our term topic of ‘Places in our Community”, the preps learnt about the various ways Shaxton Circle is special to us. We learnt about all the amazing wildlife that lives there and also ways in which we can keep it special. The preps were very good at understanding why we musn’t feed the ducks bread and why we shouldn’t litter in our environment. The preps behaved so beautifully on this little excursion and we were so proud of how well they represented our school.