Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Memories of a Mum

This Poem was delivered to Kindy today from a 2009 Mum who on seeing the article in the local paper was inspired to share her memories of her child's year at Willmore.

Fond memories of Willmore I would like to share,
It starts with Judi and Linda's kind, loving supportive care.

The year began with a little girl with a huge bag on her back,
Smiles from ear to ear when she saw home corner, craft and knick knacks.

I would drop her off to a second family I felt,
To see her have such a great time made my heart melt.

My favourite part was staying for the day
Then you realise, what a great place to play

There's star of the week and a poster is made
Then at lunch the star makes sure the table is laid.

The important job of ringing the bell
and standing up with your poster for show and tell.

There was a special day for family to come
the children so proud to have a picnic with Mum.

Then Dad's had a night at kindy too,
the children loved to show them what they do.

Grandparents also got their turn
what a wonderful place for their grandkids to learn.

Building Waterfalls was their learning guide,
A keepsake folder with all their memories inside.

Words can't express what the year meant to me,
The tears in our eyes at the end for all to see.

That this is a very special place in every kindy kids heart,
We take that with all of us as we part.

I am sure the 2009 families would agree
That this is the kindy where you want to be.

My little girl has now closed her folder
The year saw her grow taller, confident and bolder.

I'm sad to think it has all come to an end
but I have another precious little girl
I can't wait to send.

Tiarna's Mummy
Thanks for the Memories

Monday, July 26, 2010

I'm Being Swallowed by a Boa Constrictor

This week, we have had lots of reptile exhibits from the museum. The children have been sharing their knowledge of snakes and lizards and exploring camouflage. We learnt this new song today and tomorrow we will play a game where we all get 'swallowed by a boa constrictor'.

I’m being swallowed by a Boa Constrictor
I’m being swallowed by a Boa Constrictor
I’m being swallowed by a Boa Constrictor
And I don’t like it very much
Oh no, oh no, he swallowed my toe, he swallowed my toe
Oh gee, oh gee, he’s up to my knee, he’s up to my knee
Oh my, oh my, he’s up to my thigh, he’s up to my thigh
Oh fiddle, oh fiddle, he’s up to my middle, he’s up to my
Oh heck, oh heck, he’s up to my neck, he’s up to my neck
Oh dread, oh dread, he’s swallowed my....GULP


This is the story J chose for us to read today today. The children were very engaged with the story and we shared lots of knowledge and ideas about all of the emergency vehicles in te book. There was a lot of interest in the fire fighting areoplane and the children had many ineresting theories about how they get the water into the areoplane and it let out again. Later, we used the internet to fing a helicopter that also fights fires.

Following the story, some of the children chose to draw their own rescue vehicles.

Friday, July 23, 2010

We're in the News!

Read the articles from the Hills Echo and the North West News under the Upcoming Events tab at the top of the page.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Welcome back to term 3!

This month. a beautiful set of coloured blocks have been purchased. These blocks are in 4 different lengths and promote early maths concepts such as comparing, fractions and measurements as well as being a great addition to our resources in block corner.

Have you visited the Fairy Garden recently? There are amazing surprises at every turn. We have recently applied for a grant to work on finishing this project off and will find out in August if this has been successful. Here is a glimpse of just as few parts of our Fairy garden.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

40th Anniversary Celebration & Open Day

Saturday 9th October 2010
10.00am - 2.00pm

This is shaping up to being a wonderful event for our Kindy. Please mark it into your diary now.

Our Kindy will be open for visitors to have a look around at all the wonderful things the children have to explore at Willmore, we will have market stalls where some early Christmas shopping can be done, A sausage sizzle for lunch and lots of fun for everyone.

Our presentation will be at 11.30am.

Spread the word and bring family and friends to share in this great day. We hope to see you there.