Archive for Monday Nature Kinder AM

A few things….

Hello 3 year old families! This Tuesday March 21st is Harmony Day. The message of Harmony Day is ‘everyone belongs’, the Day aims to engage people to participate in their community, respect cultural and religious diversity and foster sense of belonging for everyone. To celebrate Harmony Day, on Monday we will be discussing the similarities […]

Nude Food

Signing in and Signing out

Hi Guys, Just a reminder that when you sign in, in the morning you need to write the actual time you are leaving your child, not the time the session starts. Please print the name of the person ‘who will collect the child’ not your title ‘mum’, or ‘pop’ but the actual christian name.  Departure […]

How to support your children’s literacy development.

Supporting children to become confident readers, doesn’t start with teaching them to read and write their “abc’s”. It starts with talking and listening with them , shared conversations, sharing of books and Phomemic Awareness … What is Phonemic Awaress? Phonemic Awareness (PA) is: the ability to hear and manipulate the sounds in spoken words and […]

Nude Food – Healthy Food

Food No lollies, chips or chocolate.  We want to encourage healthy snacks. Please be nut aware … Please supply fruit, vegetables, Cheese and plain crackers, yoghurt as a snack. A sandwich/ wrap/ roll, fruit, fruit or savoury muffin, cheese etc for lunch. A drink bottle with water (no juices or soft drink) Please send food […]

Family Input Sheet for Learning Journals

Life’s journeys … Family input is important to our program. If something comes up at home, a developing interest, a special journey, a special visitor etc. Everything parents and families do interest children and these events, no matter how big or small are the best educational resources you can provide for the Kinder.  This strengthens […]

4 Part Apology

Please try this out with your children at home …   4 Part Apology 

When an apology is necessary, the 4 Part Apology is a great way to help a person look beyond the actual incident to the consequences of behavior. 

By defining those consequences and choosing a different behavior, both individuals remain thoughtful and […]

Gentle reminder about photos and videos at Kallista Kindergarten

Our modern technological age has brought many advantages, not the least of which is the availability of cameras on our smart phones and other devices, meaning we never have to miss that special or amusing moment. Our lives have become increasingly digitally interactive (this very blog is evidence of that), and our enthusiasm to snap-and-share […]

Little Free Library

Back in 2012, Emma Jennings one of our wonderful parents sent me an email with a link to “Little Free Libraries,” a month later we were successful in getting a community art grant with Yarra Rangers Council, our focus was to create an art piece within the community space, working with an artist in residence. […]

A child-centred 3 and 4-year old kindergarten program inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education