The children continued to explore shapes by creating a shapes collage. The children were creative thinkers when they pasted shapes together to make a picture. They also had the opportunity to practice their fine motor control when they squeezed the glue tube and spread the glue on their paper.
Our Grade 5 student leaders have been learning about communities and as their service learning to our school community, they have been coming to the younger classes to do simple arts and crafts activities. This was another great opportunity for our children to develop an awareness that they are part of a bigger school community. They definitely enjoyed painting and making pumpkin faces.
We had a visit from Miss Carla this week and she talked about how our brains feel a bit "wibbly wobbly" when we feel angry, frightened and worried. She showed photos of children in different situations and asked our PK1's what they might be feeling. Our PK1's were thinkers when they thought of what may be causing the children in the photos to feel angry, frightened and worried and some of them even shared what makes them feel this way as well. After this exercise, Miss Carla showed the children how to calm our brains when it starts feeling "wibbly wobbly" by closing our eyes, breathing in and out and listening to the chime.
Haku received a profile star for being PRINCIPLED. He always raised his hand up quietly before speaking during circle and story time. Jay also received a profile star for being CARING when he shared the toys he played with during exploration time. Well done boys!
Mystery Readers: Amy (Mirabel's mom) and James (Jay's dad)
Blocks: Theresa ( Bono's mom)
Activity time: Julia (Osky's mom) made magic slime with the children!
During recess this week, the children created structures with the hollow blocks. They played cooperatively to create structures together. We reminde the children that while stacking blocks, they should make sure that the blocks should only be as tall as their head otherwise it will be too tall and unsafe. This prompted some of the children to measure blocks and check on each other's structures. Someone even suggested to make a long structure instead of a tall one.
The children have started exploring making books. They felt empowered to be authors and think about their own stories. They drew pictures in their book and talked about what's been happening in each of the pages. We've been sharing the books in class and our authors have been very excited to talk about their creative stories, often adding more detail to the stories.
Transdisciplinary Theme: Who We Are
Central Idea: Friendships grow when we care for each other.
Key concepts: Form, Function and Responsibility
Lines of inquiry:
- Examination of a friendship (form)
-Effects of a friendship (function)
-Maintenance of a friendship (responsibility)
Learner Profile: Caring and Principled
Julia (Osky's) mom came to talk about one of her close friends who's leaving Hong Kong. We learned that although it's sad to have a friend move far away, you can still remain friends with them. One of our students even shared that you can always go and visit your friend when you can.