This term the children have been learning about “reuse, reduce and recycle”. To help with this, Jess from Mallow Sustainability came and spoke to the children about recycling. The children learnt about the different materials that can go in the recycling bin. Soft plastic like glad wrap can go to the recycling bins at the supermarket and charger cables need to go to the transfer station. Fruit and vegetable scraps, tea bags, eggs shells, leaves and grass clippings can go into the compost bin and make food for the plants in the garden. The worm farm is a great place for fruit and vegetables scraps. The children have been reducing the amount of rubbish going to landfill.
Street Science Term 2 Incursion
Our Junior Scientists were enthralled by an interactive show presented by Street Science. Each demonstration prompted a new scientific thought process and we were encouraged to share our predictions and develop our understanding of what we were seeing. From touching real clouds that were made in front of our eyes, predicting the results of colour changing chemicals using observations, to making snow from the powder found inside nappies – we developed our cognitive thinking as well as expanding on our language and vocabulary. Once our show came to an end, we were given all the materials to make our own instant snow!
Yoga with Erin from Stretching minds
Yoga helps children to become aware of their bodies and the importance of looking after them. It can also help to improve sleep, decrease emotional outbursts, improve gross motor-skills, strengthen bodies and develop flexibility. Erin from Stretching minds visited our Kindy throughout term 2 and engaged the children in yoga poses using fun rhymes, songs and books.