In preparation for the Lunar New Year, the children made firecrackers using lai see packets with their buddies this week. The buddies rolled the lai sees then our PK1's helped tape and string them together.
Aria received an attitude star this week for being COOPERATIVE. The kitchen area became quite messy last Thursday and toys that didn't belong there somehow ended up getting there. With a little encouragement, Aria decided to help and clean up the area.
Mystery Reader: Rachel (Isla's mom)
Blocks: Mariko (Emi's mom)
Activity: Be (Jasper's mom) brought lai see packets and the children decorated them with stickers!
This week, the children have been playing a game with the alphabet tubs. They take turns choosing an item from the tray then they all help sound out what the item's called and figure out the beginning sound and corresponding letter. They then have to put that item in the right letter tub. The were all great at waiting for their turn and they also had a chance to play with the toys after the game, as well.
We are learning about Chinese New Year as we have started the unit of How we express ourselves - celebration. We made a red t-shirt for Chinese New Year.
New song for this week:
Blocks: Divya (Inara's mom)
Activity time: Theresa (Bono's mom) made sushi bread with the children.
Hector received a profile star for being PRINCIPLED this week. He was a great helper during tidy-up time and did a great job helping tidy up the train set, legos and blocks.
Sydney received a profile for being CARING. During snacktime, she used nice words when conversing with her friends. She said, "we are all friends" in this class.
We've started introducing number stories by singing songs. The children loved being sausages, chocolate buns and customers buying the chocolate buns. This is a fun way for the children to learn adding and taking away and develop their number sense.
The children started the week by making a patterns with their G2 buddies. They used the pegboards, unifix cubes, teddy bear counters and even made bracelets!
We have introduced some new songs this week, the tea pot song and the food song.
Also, we have made playdough during exploration time. We tried to made the playdough become some food, like apple, chicken, banana etc.