Term 3 Gardening
The Pelican children were given some flower and vegetable seeds to plant that were harvested from Erin. They had an opportunity to plant the seeds into their garden and will assist with watering, weeding and ensuring that they thrive through the next few weeks. Hopefully some of them pop up during the coming weeks.
Term 3 Learning
The Pelican children have been settling back into their classroom routine with great enthusiasm. They are engaging with the activities found in the room. This term so far they are concentrating on learning about South America, the season of winter, the lifecycle of a turtle and cocoa beans, and classifying land, air and water transport. They have many more exciting things to come in the following weeks. The PREPS are also working on their presentations about Brazil which they will be sharing with the other Cycle 1s at Multicultural day. Go Pelicans!!!
Just wanted to send a couple of pics of Lachie and his pencil grasp… majority of the time he is in a closed fist. But he also adjusted his grip as seen in the pic by himself…I’m hoping it’s all a normal part of development. 😊
Lachie is really looking forward to coming back to school next week!
Thanks for all of the resources! The yoga cards are a hit!! I’ve laminated them and both Charlotte and Lachlan have used them everyday since!
I really appreciate the time and effort put into the packs. 😊
The Pelican children joined the other Cycle 1 children for an Easter egg hunt. They all had to hunt for 2 chocolates and an Easter egg pot decoration. They had great fun and put their items in their bags! There was a lot of excitement among the children and it was a lovely group activity.
The Pelican children had a lovely afternoon harvesting the corn that has been growing in their Community garden over the summer. They learnt how the tassels contain pollen that falls down and is carried to the silks by the wind. This is why corn is planted close together. The silks flutter about in the wind to catch drifting pollen. The surface of each silk has tiny hairlike receptors to hold the pollen once it lands. It then travels down the silk to the kernel area, where fertilization occurs. Once pollination takes place, the kernels begin to develop on each cob.
Each child got to take a corn off the plant and hopefully experienced eating it at home.
Thanks to our parent helpers for keeping the corn alive during the hot summer, especially Erin and Barb!