Last week the children continued to explore various materials, inquiring into the connection between properties and uses by undertaking various art and construction projects. They drew blueprints and constructed cardboard structures, built systems of shelters and tunnels using fabric items like pillows and blankets, and painted textured natural materials to make prints. As they problem-solve on these projects, figuring out how to cut, fasten, measure, and balance, the children are developing creative and critical thinking, communication, and social skills.
On Friday, the children inquired into ways that materials can be changed and manipulated by making their own play doh. They were very proud to make something themselves that they love to play with, and had lots of fun in the process! This was also a great opportunity for them to explore some math skills, such as measuring and counting, as well as communication skills as they followed the recipe.
The EY2s also got a start on literacy circles last week, which we will continue to run three times a week for the remainder of the term. Each week the children will rotate through three different activities in small groups, including reading with a teacher, writing with a teacher, and independent literacy activities. Specific activities will vary from week to week, and from group to group, to meet the needs individual learners. This week, some groups began with discussions about letter sounds, handwriting practice, reading an Oxford Reading Tree book together, and free-writing in journals.
Monday March 30th, 8am – 9am: EY2 Coffee Meeting – Join us in the classroom for a presentation about early literacy development, try out some of our learning centres, and enjoy refreshments with the EY2 community.
March 31st – April 1st: Field trip to “A Little Something” cancelled – We regret to inform you that the field trip has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 situation. We hope that it can be re-scheduled for a later date, and will keep you informed about this possibility.
April 6th – 17th: Songkran Holiday – School closed, please be aware of travel advisories when making holiday plans!