Everyone had loads of fun at sports day last Friday! The children did very well and participated in all the games. Check out the photos below:
We have made some Chinese dumplings this week. We always made dumpings to celebrate our Chinese New Year! Here are some of the photos:
Mystery Readers: Lawrence (Osky's dad) and Itamar (Mirabel's dad)
Blocks: Tessa (Hector's mom)
The children have created a dinosaur house using the blocks and have been using their imagination to create story scenarios. One student said that the dinosaurs were sick and that the other animals are helping take care of the dinosaurs. We've kept the structure as the children add to it and change some part of the structure each day.
Activity time: Sulin (Sienna's mom) made healthy banana pops with the children.
Rachel (Isla's mom) made yummy pancakes with the children.
Happy Birthday to Bono and Mirabel!
As part of the celebration of the Lunar New Year, the children made peach blossoms with their buddies. They decorated the cups and made playdough to hold the twigs. Afterwards, they tore bits of tissue paper, rolled them to make small flowers and stuck them on the twigs.
Transdisciplinary theme: How We Express Ourselves
Central Idea: People celebrate events that are important to them.
Lines of inquiry:
- Important events in our lives (Form)
-Ways in which we celebrate events (Function)
-Importance of celebrations (Perspective)
Mr. Dean talked to us about using the Didgeridoo in Australian celebrations. We pretended to be gathered around a campfire and had the opportunity to try doing a kangaroo dance.
Miss Tanja shared with us a celebration in Germany during a child’s first day of school in first grade. A special cone called the “Schultute” is decorated and filled with sweets, toys and school supplies which the children bring to school to help them feel at ease about going to school. Miss Tanja left the cone for us to bring to our classroom and the children chose one item in the cone to bring home.
Amy (Mirabel's mom) shared with us all about Hanukkah. We learned that Hanukkah is celebrated at the same time as Christmas and people get presents at this time as well. There is also a game called the dreidel that children and grown-ups play. We also had the opportunity to listen and dance to two Hanukkah songs and the children even got to bring a dreidel home.
We also celebrated the 100th day of school by bringing in 10 things and counting 10 lots of 10 to make 100 during show and tell!