March 29th – April 2nd

Dear EY1 community, 

🌞 SWIMMING

Our week started off with SWIMMING and the children had a great time!! They were quick to adjust to their old routine of changing themselves and being responsible for their own belongings. We haven’t had any messages of missing swimsuits or friends taking another person’s items home which is a SUCCESS! Please continue to support your child in building independence and resilience by allowing them to practice their self help skills (changing/dressing themselves) at home too. 

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LEARNING THE LETTER J + NEW CENTERS

Our letter lesson this week was inspired by the song, JELLY ON THE PLATE,’ which, no doubt, you are all familiar with now. We were able to make many great connections to the /j/ sound by first naming friends in the class, such as JIMMY, JESSE and JOHN before extending this further to words such as JELLY, JAM, JET, JUMP and JAPAN, which gave us a chance to discuss the difference uses for upper and lower case letters.

The children arrived Monday morning to a newly arranged classroom with new centers for them to explore. They are enjoying the learning they provide them. Feel free to ask them about the new centers.

🌈 MAKING LAYERED JELLY 

In celebration of learning of the letter J, we have made LAYERED JELLY! We have practised many skills such as following instructions, listening, turn taking and most of all, PATIENCE as this has been a rather long process spreaded out over 4 days. 

😍 FUN FRIDAY

Today’s Fun Friday is another celebration of the letter J. It consisted of EATING our LAYERED JELLY and JUMPING on the trampoline in the big-kid playground!! So exciting!!

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💖 WEEKEND SHARE — CARING FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

The WEEKEND SHARES continue to be a valuable learning experience for all the children. Thank you to all the parents who have taken the time to extend this learning opportunity at home over the weekend. This week we foscued how we are CARING for the ENVIRONMENT. The children made fantastic connections and have some ideas on what actions they can take! See links below to rewatch some of the video with them. 

* Link to video WHAT IS ENVIRONMENT – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEk6JLJNg0U 

* Link to video A WHALE’S TALE – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFPoIU5iiYQ

* Link to video REDUCE, REUSE AND RECYCLE – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OasbYWF4_S8

The activity has been posted on Seesaw Class app, OR you can click on the link below to access it.

https://app.seesaw.me/a/46478e42-24fb-4f5f-9668-e24efc6bd7e8

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Important Dates & Reminders **

* Thursday, April 1st – Songkran Celebration Part 1

WEAR traditional Thai clothing 

* Friday, April 2nd – Songkran Celebration Part 2

WEAR floral shirt + BRING school uniform to change into

* April 3rd – 18th – Songkran Break – No School

Have a great week!

EY1 Team

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