We have finished our fruit book before the winter break! Now we know the names of different fruits.
We have learnt a new song this week, that's related to colours. We love this song.
Although it was cold and windy yesterday morning, the children had fun at Sha Ha Beach. We had snack, played with the sand, played "What's the Time Mr. Wolf," and "Duck, Duck, Goose" in Mandarin and even played a parachute game. We did have to cut our time at the beach short as it got a bit too windy. It was still a great morning though! We wish everyone a fantastic winter break and look forward to hearing all the exciting stories the children have to share when we see them back in class, in January.
Mystery Reader: Lorena (Tara's mom)
Blocks: Be (Jasper's mom)
Activity time: Christy (Cohen's mom) played a snowman game with the children.
Jay (Dec. 9) and Brandon (Dec. 13) turned four this week!
This week, the children continued to create their own learning environments using blocks. A few of them created playgrounds, garden, libraries and music rooms.
The children also visited the library with their buddies who showed them around this learning environment and talked to them about how the library is organized. Our grade 2 buddies, were all experts at finding specific books that our PK1's requested for.
Mystery Readers: Mariko (Emi's mom) and Inara's Grandma
Blocks: Sulin (Sienna's mom)
Activity time: Julia (Osky's mom) helped the children decorate a gingerbread man.
This week, we played Number Bingo! The children matched the number called out to the ones on their playing card.
Transdisciplinary Theme: How We Organize Ourselves
Central Idea: Learning environments are organized to help us learn and live together.
Key concepts: Form, Function and Responsibility
Lines of inquiry:
-Elements in our learning environments (form)
-Systems in our learning environments (function)
-People have roles in their learning environment (responsibility)
Learner Profile: Thinkers and Principled
This week, we visited the secondary school! We went to their library and the children noticed that the tables and chairs are much taller and the students are older and bigger. Mrs. Hand, the secondary school teacher librarian even read the children a story. Aside from walking through the hallways, the children also had an opportunity to visit one of the classrooms and they noticed that instead of toys, the shelves had books, notebooks and paper. A few of our students were also curious about the lockers (and locks) that were outside the classroom and asked what they were for.
The children also started building different learning environments with blocks this week. One student built a library with slides and shared that the slides are for the children to use when there's an emergency.
We almost finished our fruit book! This week we focus on drawing strawberries, also cutting some tissue paper and stick on the oranges.
One new song about fruits: