This month in the Wombats Room we have been experimenting with different loose parts and allowing the children to get involved in patterning and creativity by manipulating various objects and using their imagination to explore. We had Book Week and read some special books from home. There was also lots of painting with different textures and mediums as well as lots of investigation into dinosaurs thanks to Thom and his keen interest. This month in the Wombats room has been full of exploring and experimenting.
This allows pre-exposure to measurement, cause and effect and precipitates connecting with others as they mix, stir, pour and create any recipes their heart desires. Extending on from the dramatic play of home corner we have been providing some cooking experiences for the children. We made banana bread, cookies, infused water with fruit and planted some seeds in the planter boxes to connect the dots between growing and eating.
This month we have been focusing on our literacy and life skills project. Dough and herbs such as cinnamon, lavender, thyme, caraway and rosemary were used to sprinkle, knead, smell and pat in order to explore smell and touch in a more creative way.
We have also continued exploring light, shadow and colour using the projector. As part of our play we have explored through the hedges and went on a treasure hunt, we navigated the rough seas avoided the sharks and walked the plank to safety on our pirate ship fort! Inside we have explored our sensory sea where sharks were swimming and a pirate was even walking the plank. As the children grow and develop so does our program and we have been focusing on colour recognition.
We had colour weeks doing all sorts of projects and art based on colour. We have named the colours of our toys and the outside environment. This will continue through all aspects of the program to give a good foundation of colours. The Wombats are enjoying counting too.
Most of us can count to 5 now and some are even making it to 10! Imagination and role play are large areas of interest at the moment and one we are including in all of our play. The Wombats love to re-create situations they see in everyday life.
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Welcome to in the Wombats room! I would like to welcome some new families to our Centre and some old families with new children starting. We have a big year of learning and playing ahead of us and of course, a lot of fun. We have started the new year in our brand new room. The younger age group is settling in well and absolutely loving the big playground — they are all very adventurous and love to explore.
The fort gives us great opportunity to develop our gross motor skills, as well as our observational skills. Working out how to get up and down is a big challenge, but one that the Wombats very quickly figured out. Our learning this year has begun with a lot of fine motor and cognitive skills.
The children are enjoying puzzles and the challenge they provide. Animals is always a firm favourite, and some of the Wombats have been using the blocks to create little environments for the animals they are playing with. We have also just begun to explore magnets. During this year we will continue to grow and develop all sorts of skills — motor, cognitive and social. This is a big time of development and we look forward to sharing it with you. During September we introduced the sign in for the children.
This has been a great success and a sense of belonging and responsibility for our little Wombats.
Winnie the Pooh: 10 Busy Bees (a 123 Book)
I would really like this to continue so please encourage your children to do so. Our project canvas also turned out beautifully. In October we focused on encouraging children to make right choices, with the introduction of our traffic light system. As October is the month of Halloween we have been doing lots of artwork and dress ups and even a special trickle treat. The weather is certainly warming up so please remember to sunscreen and appropriate sun safety clothing.
If you have any concerns or input into our curriculum, please feel free to chat to any one of your friendly carers. This month has been full of many opportunities for the children. Ekka week, Olympic week and Book week all in one. Not only have the children had a blast but so have myself, Lisa and Paula.
To be able to bring the outside world in has been very rewarding — great community effort from all — we all worked together and have taught the children many lessons. Having the Olympic week also gave great opportunity to refer back to our diversity wall and for the children to compete in their desired countries. I have also been teaching the children the days of the week so this will be continued.
We have had a few new children into our room so we will be revisiting our room rules also. If there is anything you would like to contribute to our curriculum, please chat or email to myself Lisa or Paula. Looking forward to another great month with the Wombats. Another month has passed and lots of learning was achieved. Our diversity wall is looking amazing and we will continue this again in August.
As we have many different backgrounds and many of our families have travelled, we are wanting to get a map and pin the places we have all been. On our wall as well we now have a display of numbers and colours that the children reference to regularly — they love showing off how clever they are. Our sensory board is also a success as the children love to pretend to chat on the phone and we have been talking about saying our names when answering. The children enjoy turning the arrow on our weather charts and chatting about what the weather is like each morning and what we need to wear.
In August we will be continuing the colours and numbers, but also introducing letters. We will name everything for the children to become familiar with letters and recognising them. Our parent information area is available as well and we will be using this space to provide valuable information for you. This is where I will print hard copies of any forms that I have emailed. If there is anything you would like to contribute to our curriculum, please chat or email to myself, Lisa or Paula.
A very busy month we have had. We have now finished up our colour recognitions. The children have been very creative with their artwork in learning our colours and this is all still displayed in our room. The talented Paula has made us some goal posts. We have also been chatting about our healthy habits. The children enjoyed some one on one time with a carer to talk about their favourite foods and to do a food collage. Moving forward for July we will be continuing work on numbers and letters — but also introducing sensory activities.
Paula has created some small sensory boards for us to enjoy with many different textures. The process of our large sensory board is coming together also. The children are also showing great confidence in performing in front of the class. We will be creating more opportunities for performances this month. If there is anything at all you would like for us to focus on with your child please let us know. What a busy month we have had.
- The Many Firsts.
- The Proposal (Mills & Boon M&B) (Betty Neels Collection, Book 97).
- Die Ostpolitik der sozial-liberalen Koalition (German Edition).
- Das Heavens End Projekt (German Edition).
- WEEK OF February 4th;
May saw the start of our colour recognition. The children have been embracing all the experiences that have been on offer from painting to collage and we even turned some sand blue. Our room itself is even changing with many of our artworks going up on display — please make sure from time to time you come in and explore with your children so they can show off their handywork. Coming up in the month of June we are going to continue with our colour recognition and also experience with numbers, shapes and some sensory items. Our goal is to incorporate this into our everyday routines such as counting how many children are here each day or how many bowls we need for lunch etc.
Each week we are also wanting to set up an interactive table for parents and children to do together on drop offs and pick ups something quick and easy that you can enjoy with your children. Parent input is always welcome so feel free to chat to one of us or to fill in our weekend form which is always available. Please remember also to pack some warmer clothes as the weather is getting cooler. During April we gave the children the option for inside and outside play — this gives the children choice to engage between the two areas. Holding spelling bees in English, with its irregular spelling, makes more sense than in languages that have much more familiar spelling.
Some languages, like Hindi, are based fully on phonetics and have regular spellings; and therefore, there are very few spelling bees in these languages. In Africa, a spelling bee is organized by the African Spelling Bee, which holds an Annual Spelling Bee contest for children between the age of 6 and 16 across the continent.
The first competition took place in July , bringing together nine different countries. There are several countries that run their own national spelling bees, including Uganda which holds the National Spelling Bee organized by enjuba in 10 different languages, including 8 local languages, sign language and English.
Nigeria's spelling bee is called the Nigeria spelling bee organized by the Bee Spelling Competition Initiative in states across the federation of Nigeria. The competition involves learning the correct spelling of words, their use in sentences and in multiple contexts. The preliminary challenge is a written spelling test, from which the top spellers will be chosen to compete in the State Challenge, where the competition is carried out orally.
The 1st prize winner from this stage will then represent their states to compete for the title of National Spell-it-Right Champion in the National Challenge. Thousands of young applicants join this contest each year.
- Who We Were!
- I, Joseph, Father of Jesus?
- Precious Heritage: The Status of Biodiversity in the United States.
- 03 busy bee teachers manual?
- Dein Angesicht (piano/violin) - No. 2 from Five Lieder and Songs Op. 127.
- THATS WHAT YOURE SUPPOSED TO DO! Cinnamon Black Books 8.
Another organisation that promotes the love of the English language is Horizons Unlimited, which in organized an India Spelling Bee contest for children in the southern state of Kerala in India. The annual Asia Spelling Cup is held in different cities throughout Asia, and uses mobile pre-selection testing to identify finalists. In Western Australia, a spelling bee is held by the State Library Foundation of Western Australia , for children in school years 5, 6, 7 and 8.
The early stages of the competition are held online, and the final spell-off in front of a live audience. Further prizes are given to the teacher and school class of each major prize winner, and to the most improved speller each week. Starting in , Bangladesh 's English daily newspaper, The Daily Star and e-Learning portal Champs21 have been organizing a televised spelling bee on Channel i for the students of class six to ten from Bengali and English medium backgrounds, who compete through their schools and the Champs21 website. The competition is the first such arrangement in Bangladesh.
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