PLANNED WEEK OF EVENTS:At Koala Corner this week we are celebrating Book week!! The theme this year is "Dreaming with eyes open" and we thought it would be fun to have a week with everyone dressing up in their favourite book character. The educators got in to the fun as well Kylie and Adriana were dressed up as "Eeyore", Melissa was "Winnie the Pooh" and Kavitha was "Piglet" from "Winnie the Pooh" books. In the Joeys room the children were dressed as: Nathan- dinosaur Sean- Bluey Ezekaiah- Woody from Toy Story Marlee- Elsa from Frozen Autumn, Pilar and Tilly- Fairies In the Possum room the children were dressed as: Daphne- Lady Bug Dakoda and Allure- Elsa from Frozen Alex- Tiger Novia- Superhero Tevita- Woody from Toy Story Aryan- Cat boy Daniel- Pirate Pico- Witch Laye- Spiderman Before lunch we all sat together on the red mat Alex and Hunter brought in a special book from home to share with their friends. Alex brought in "Animalia" by Graeme Base and Hunter brought in "Duckies Rainbow" by Frances Barry. The children laughed when I was reading the Animalia book as it was a bit of a tongue twister. Hunter helped me to hold the book and turn the page when we were reading his book. The children enjoyed sharing their favourite books from home and dressing up in their costumes.
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Outcomes: 5: Children are effective communicators Elements: 5.2 Children engage with a range of texts and gain meaning from these texts. The children are throughout the week dressing up and exploring a variety of books and stories.
WE VALUE PLAY BASED LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS Play based learning is the foundation of our curriculum Play allows children to explore, discover, negotiate, take risks, create meaning and problem solve We value children's rights and choices We are responsive to the interests and abilities of all children We provide hands on learning opportunities where children can explore, experiment and deepen their knowledge and understanding of the world we live in We believe children's learning is enhanced through social interactions and engagement We provide a supportive, fun and stimulating environment We value flexible, open ended learning environments We allow children to be in the moment We use the environment as a third teacher
CRITICAL REFLECTION: I love reading and always have a book on the go- so this week I can share a love of reading this week during book week (and everyday). The educators have planned different themes to dress up this week and the children can dress up in their own choice. Alex and Hunter were happy to share their books with their peers. FOLLOW UP: Continue with book week activities