Last week at Bimbi Day Care & ELC, the children celebrated National Recycling week, by becoming immersed in numerous learning experiences that provided them the opportunity to observe, utilise and strengthen their knowledge of the significance of recycling for a healthier planet Earth. The following are the learning experiences which are not only provided to the children during National Recycling Week, but throughout the year:
:: Construction designs, creations, models and more utilising our collection of recycled materials such as boxes, plastic containers and more
:: Creating jewelry out of recycled material and encouraging counting and various mathematical concept learning
:: Reading literature online materials during group-time learning experiences
:: Adding plastic containers to sensory play
:: Utilising old magazine pages for cutting and collage art
Yesterday, the Kinder children were invited to St. Christopher’s Primary School for a special tour and to experience certain aspects of school life. Ms. Lewis, conducted a special tour for the Kinder children and showed them where the office, sick bay gymnasium and library is located. The children also had the opportunity to join in with Prep Maroon, in a story read by Ms. Mastromico, which they all were very excited to be part of. .................................................... Starting school involves a number of changes for children and families. This includes the differences between your child’s current setting (eg home, long day care) and the primary school they will be attending. When children start school, they experience changes in their physical environment, relationships, learning and rules, so we believe that attending a tour of St. Christopher’s P.S will assist the children with a smoother transition to school. (Q.A- 6.2.1, 6.2.3) ...
On Friday morning, our Kindergarten children participated in an annual “Mini Olympics” which took place with our sports & fitness coach, Ange. Usually the children participate in this program weekly at the centre, however last week we decided to walk down to McNamara Reserve, where we met Ange with all the activities set up.
The Mini Olympics included a range of activities and games, and it was a great way to burn off excess energy before the closing ceremony. Each child received a medal for their efforts and participation on the day and enjoyed their picnic lunch before heading back to Bimbi! ...................................
WHY PARTICIPATE IN A SPORT & FITNESS PROGRAM?
:: Sports boost self-esteem :: Playing sports help develop teamwork and leadership skills. :: Children develop lifelong healthy lifestyle habits :: It’s fun! (QA 1.1.3) ...