Wow, what an amazing first week in Kindi! Frankie, Chloe, Bernie and myself have all worked together to observe what’s already in place and we’ve then focused on getting a routine in kindi that works best for the children throughout the week, we’ve evaluated what works and made changes to make it even better!
Our routine consists of circle times, speaking and listening, construction, games, singing, outdoor play and lots more. Our focused learning this week has been finding out what the children know about letters and numbers.
We’ve played lots of number games, getting the children to try and recognise the number, count the objects and match them so they understand what each number to 10 means.
Our learning theme this week has been “A Bugs Life” which both the children and the adults have loved. We enjoyed a nature walk where we collected natural objects and made a collage which can now be used for small word play.
A big ‘wow’ moment this week was painting butterflies. We printed on one side and when they were opened up, the children were amazed to see a symmetrical pattern on their butterfly wings.
The Kindi children have also been introduced to my friend Kitty (a colourful puppet) who LOVES being in Kindi. She was very shy at first, but now she loves to join in and help with all our learning and her favourite part is to sing and dance with us at song time!
A great ending to the weeks we’ve put together a reading den and I can’t wait to see the children using it and developing their love for books! It’s also great to help the teacher Johanna to create an “enabling environment” for the kindi children to learn and grow in. There is a lot of fun and laughter in Kindi and I’m sure there’s plenty to come!