Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Today Mr Clown came to visit us for our carnival, circus celebration! He showed us how to juggle balls, clubs and even hoops. He was so clever he could juggle 5 balls at one time! Mr Clown wore a special rainbow suit, a top hat and even a red nose! Mr Clown also made us some amazing balloon animals! We had a great time with Mr Clown :)
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Today Ms Lauren J did a very special music class for us. We sang the Ice Cream Store song, Down by the Bay, ABCD, Old McDonald and even the Batman song. We sang using different tempos and tried to sing fast and slow and even experimented with different rhythms and rhymes. Thanks Ms Lauren J we had a great time!
This week we had a new addition to our classroom toys - 2 big blue balls! The children brainstormed some different things to do with the balls and together we decided what we would like to play. We tried some balancing of the ball, some rolling, some throwing and catching the ball and even tried some teamwork games! We played captain ball and tunnel ball. We had a great time working together with our friends :)
Monday, August 20, 2012
This week the children decided they wanted to create costumes for their Carnival! We worked together as a team to trace our bodies then used all of our ideas to paint costumes on our outlined bodies. The children have been very creative and made mermaid costumes, batman suits and even a polka dot magic suit!
Thursday, August 16, 2012
On Thursdays our specialised dance class is Acro Jazz. The children help roll out the matting to keep their bodies safe. We start with a warm up jazz dance to music then ease our bodies into some stretches. Then we work on developing our core muscles which help us to balance. Today we practiced our coconut somersault rolls being very careful to tuck our chin to our chest then some logs rolls where we keep our body tight. We practiced some donkey kicks as a preparation skill for learning handstands, We then finished off our class by practicing balancing on the big blue balls and then a yoga coll down.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
This week we completed our month long project of making masks for our Carnival Theme. We discussed how performers in carnivals and circus performances sometimes wear masks. We looked at some Cirque Du Soleil video clips to see their masks and makeup ideas. The children tinted and toned their own paint to create some wonderful masterpieces. With a little glitter and jewels our masks were complete!
Monday, August 13, 2012
We finished our month long project this week! The children helped to make the moulds of these butterflies then did some extensive research about what colours they wanted to paint their butterflies. They tinted and toned the paints and then painted their butterflies however they liked. We finished by varnishing the butterflies and displaying them in the Preschool.
Friday, August 10, 2012
Today it was our friend Amelie’s 3rd Birthday!
We had a great time wishing her a Happy Birthday. We ate special nut free cupcakes that she brought in to share with us, played musical chairs, Birthday free dance and even found some crazy Birthday glasses! Thank you for sharing your special day with us Amelie. Happy Birthday!