After our beautiful Winter Festival and happy holidays, our Hummingbee Kindies returned refreshed to a garden filled with Dancing Daffodils, and veggie gardens bursting with fresh ingredients for our baking days... One of our favourites was potatoes baked in our fire pit. We collected wood on an exciting walk to the Big School, prepared our toppings of herbs and grated cheese and wrapped the potatoes for the fire dancers to bake. Another was Afghani filled flat bread Bolani Katchalu... rolling dough, chopping potatoes and silver beet and herbs, filling and cooking in our outdoor restaurant kitchen in the frying pan.
For Book Week we dressed up from our baskets of silks and muslins, and even used our finger-knitting to dress up as characters from our Kindy stories... Bobber Blue Wren, Jingle Jangle Jellyfish, Flutterby Butterfly and many more. The children loved being a part of it. We watched the Primary School parade with interest and delight.
The children have been enjoying putting on shows for each other, re-telling our stories and creating their own. We are all learning quickly how to be good audience members!
Our busy fingers have been weaving our finger-knitting to make the beautiful rainbow shell of Grandmother Shellyback Turtle.
We've been enjoying the sunshine with extra outside play, making cubbies, obstacle courses, and learning new group games. Some favourites are Puddledock Farm, Ultimate Tips and Hide and Sneak. Our mud pit has seen many alterations... including speed bumps, trenches, pipe laying, form work and concreting. It's always a hive of activity with our big garden trolleys out collecting gravel, timber, pipes, mulch and furniture for cubby building!
We continue to extend our skills on the monkey bars - backwards, twisting and turning, skipping bars, and combinations of all three, as well as practicing balancing and hopping for hopscotch.
Our guinea pigs, Daisy and Jasmine are enjoying their new home, and caring for them is a focus every day, with the children lovingly picking fresh greens, filling their water bowl, cleaning out their home and putting in fresh straw for their bedroom and, of course, lots of cuddles!
This week, we are looking forward to our first class outing, to see Wink Blink Lighthouse and watch out for Wash Wallow Whale and his family. Next week we have our Spring Festival to end the term with song and dance, flower crowns and a feast for morning tea before our next happy holidays.