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Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Bubble Scientists

Children love the magic of bubbles on a summers day. This week the preschools challenge was about who could blow the biggest bubbles and who could catch the most bubbles. Amongst all this, one big question in their curious minds was, ‘ How does the bubble form?’
I ( Rachel) explained to the children that the bubble is a thin film of soapy water and most of the bubbles are filled with air.
Then we made different bubble solutions using different detergents, water and glycerin. The children experimented blowing the bubbles with different mixtures.
We succeeded in making the big sized bubbles, but learnt following facts about making better bubble mixtures through experiments and looking for the information in the internet.
· Using distilled water is best for making bubbles as the tap water contains heavy metals that hinder the forming of stable bubbles.
· We also learnt that humidity is the key for the best bubbles. Wet, sticky and muggy days are the best conditions for making good bubbles.
· Also we figured out that at dusk as the sun sets or at dawn when the sun rising is the best time for the bubbles.
· We also learnt that direct sunlight, dusty air, strong breezes ruin the bubbles.

In future, we are going to make the bubble mixtures using the distilled water. We are going to do other experiments like freezing the bubbles using the dry ice, coloured bubbles, bubble paintings – to name a few based on the resources available to extend the childrens interest in bubbles. This coincides with the exploration goal as the children are experimenting with different materials to enhance their learning.
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Friday, 26 November 2010

Christmas Hamper

We now have available at reception, tickets for our annual Christmas Hamper.  The tickets are $ 2.00 each.  They  can be purchased at reception and will also be available at the children's Christmas party - (Friday, the 10th December)
There are lots of goodies for everyone in the family.

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Dress up day in Preschool

The children arrived at preschool all decked out in their finest costumes as Pirates, Spider men, Princesses, Fairies, Pixies etc.

There were loads of experiences to be enjoyed on this day – bubbles, bouncy castle, music and dancing, water play -just to name a few.

It was an absolutely fantastic turn out and all the children were very interested to check out each other’s outfits. The ‘Dress Up day’ was definitely a big hit with the children. Together, they had fun and get involved in a day out of ordinary.

Preschool Dress - Up Day

Here are some awsome pics taken of our dress up day in Preschool...

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Virtue Palm

Our fabulous ‘virtue palm’ tree represents the children demonstrating the virtues around the preschool. To motivate, extend and support children in using the virtues such as caring, commitment, persistence, or perseverance in their day to day activities and relationship with their peers we have created a tree. These children can choose a star to decorate their own masterpiece, because after all this is about the child and we do have wonderful artists in Preschool! But that is not all … to celebrate this achievement, the children also will be awarded a virtue certificate which will be presented in front of the class.
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More ballerina dance

Yes, boys do ballet dance!!!

Ballerina dancing

Today, we decided to perform ballerina dance. Here are Sienna and Annabelle doing their dancing

Ballerina drawing

Yesterday, children talked about some of our grils are doing ballerina dance at ballet classe. So we decided to draw the beautiful ballerinas.

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Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Boys' music statue

This morning I captured this group of boys having lots of fun playing their own music statue game on the deck.

Friday, 12 November 2010

Our great pipe system

This week we made different kinds of pipe system with our new teacher Earl. All the children worked together and helped each other as a team. Wonderful Job!!
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Shaving foam fun

Our preschoolers had a great fun time outside with shaving foam and paints.
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Thursday, 11 November 2010

learning about coconuts

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Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Dates To Mark On Your Calendar

Please find below dates to mark on your calendar for the remainder of 2010.

19.11.2010 - Last day for Abacus Calender orders
7.12.2010 - Last haircuts with Mel for 2010 (permission slips      
                   will be in your pockets soon)
10.12.2010 - Children's Christmas Party - Western Springs
                      Playground (details to follow)
24.12.2010 - Bayfield closes for 2010 at 3 p.m. SHARP
17.01.2011 - Bayfield re-opens for 2011 at 7.30 a.m.


In order to extend the interst in dinosaurs, we are reading heaps of dinosaur books.
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Wednesday, 3 November 2010

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