Last week we focused on our relationships within our class community. We have been gathering within our small groups of class A and B while also spending time together in a whole group setting. During these times the children are demonstrating their understanding of the two classes, which friends are in these classes, practising using friends names, while also learning to take turns at speaking and listening within a group context.
We had a very eventful Friday! We started our morning off by having a very special guest. Ken from grade 4 (Kaycee’s older brother) stopped by to share one of his favourite stories with us. The children were so engaged and really enjoyed this experience.
During our library visit today, Ms Lindsay spoke to us about the importance of book care. To help support us with this new skill, Ms Lindsay used the analogy of holding and caring for our books like a baby. She also taught us a new song (in the tune of ‘if you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands’). Please see the lyrics attached to this post.
We continued with our four centers, and the children have now had the opportunity to participate in all of the activities:
– ICT with Mr. Eric on how to navigate the iPad.
– Building a Marble Run using recycled materials with Ms. Sian
– Making Pancakes with Ms. Ran
– Fun with Letters with Ms. Dinnhe
We also celebrated Rou Rou’s 4th birthday at school. After lunch the children all sung the happy birthday song to Rou Rou and he prepared individual treats for each child to take home. Thank you Rou Rou! We hope you enjoyed celebrating with us.
Reminders and upcoming events:
No school – School is closed next Tuesday October 13th
Library – Please remember to return your library books before Friday
Halloween – Friday October 30th (more information to come. But please starting thinking about costumes ideas)
Loy Krathong – Thursday October 29th (More information to come)
Parenting Corner – Here is some information on the latest research on the importance of play.
Links to some of the songs we have been singing in class:
Zoom Zoom Zoom, We’re Going to the Moon
Five Little Men in a Flying Saucer
Ms. Lindsay’s Hello Song in the Library
We hope everyone enjoys their day off tomorrow. See you all again on Wednesday!