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KG – Activities we choose are influenced by age, interest and place.

The KG children have had opportunities to engage in games and activities as part of our current unit ‘where we are in time and place’. We have had discussions about how toys and games change as children grow and develop. The class timeline has helped children look at different ages (birth to 6 years) and understand the different play activities that babies and children choose.

We have visited various grade levels (grade 1, 3, 4 and 5) to gather data as part of our toy and activity survey. Children have had a chance to see how older classrooms are set up and ask students about their favourite activities. Grade 5 students also shared their ‘balloon powered car projects’ with the KG classes.

The visit to ‘Toy Kingdom’ and ‘Game’ was an exciting way to compare toys and games of different age groups and also learn about sorting and money.

Many thanks to our parent volunteers who helped us on our field trip.

KGH – Toys, games and activities on PhotoPeach

Coco Beach on PhotoPeach

The KG’s visit Coco Beach

This week the KG classes visited the rock pools on Coco Beach. The purpose of the visit was to get a rich first hand learning experience by observing the creatures that live in this natural habitat. The current unit of inquiry is ‘Sharing the Planet’ and children were able to learn about the characteristics of these living creatures, look at the concept of interdependence within the rock pools and also discuss the impact we can have on the environment.

The adults helped children record their observations and the final list included over twenty different types of creatures like starfish, sea urchins, a variety of crabs, sea snails, eels, lots of tiny fish, skinks and turtles.

Everyone had a great time looking for new species and were excited to share their knowledge and sightings with the rest of the group.

Thank you to all the parent helpers who came along and were a part of this outing. The extra adult support enabled children to have a safe and more individualized learning experience. Thank you also to Miss Hannah who accompanied both trips and all the information she gave us about the sea creatures.

Reminder: Math morning on the 18th and KGH still have their class photo scheduled on the 17th.

KG assembly on the 27th of November.