For our Unit of Inquiry, we continued to create our timelines. We enjoyed creating these using a variety of different forms, such as using illustrations, photos, words, and sentences. Once we completed our timelines we presented our key events to our friends and were given a chance to answer and ask questions relating to our timelines. We used our speaking and listening skills to present and to communicate our ideas with our friends.
We are continuing to practice writing our names using the correct letter formation. Using the ‘sky, grass, and ground’ concept we remembered to use the correct letter formation, size, and placement. We practiced writing our names when arriving at school then we counted how many friends wrote their names on the easel.
We used alphabet mats to help us write words and sentences to support pictures on our timelines. We practiced forming and writing capital and lowercase letters focusing on correct letter formation. In the writing center, we had fun making books, celebrating our favourite authors, and sharing these with our friends in EY3.
We played a 2D math game with Ms. Kwan and enjoyed learning how to describe shapes using language such as sides and corners. In groups, we had to describe the shape and others guessed which shape we were describing. We went on a shape hunt and found objects that resembled a circle, square, triangle, and rectangle. Using our thinking skills we described the shapes we found using the language sides and corners.
Chinese New Year
We had fun learning about and celebrating The Chinese New Year. On Tuesday students are came to school wearing Chinese costumes or red clothing. We made donations and placed money into red envelopes which were hung onto a tree in the atrium. Finally, we created Chinese lanterns and placed these all around the school. Thank you to Ms. Ronyii for organising this special celebration and to EY3 parents for your generosity when donating money for the red envelopes.
World Read Aloud Day
On Wednesday we were lucky enough to organise a visiting author for World Read Aloud Day. The author was Scott Riley who wrote a book about boys in Thailand who created their own soccer field over water. Students joined him when he read his book ‘The Floating Field’ and after we used our speaking and listening skills to ask him questions about this amazing, true story. A big thank you to Ms. Lisa for organising this special event. If you would like to purchase one of Scott Riley’s books please use this order form:
One of the exciting things that happened this week is that we celebrated Obe-Oon’s birthday with him. Thank you for sharing the delicious cupcakes with your EY3 friends.
This Week’s Learning and Fun
Upcoming Dates and Reminders
If your child is learning remotely Ms. Risa and Ms. Izabella will have a morning check-in every day at 7:50 am. We will be alternating this weekly therefore please note Ms. Risa will be leading morning check-ins next week commencing Tuesday 8th of February.
Monday 7th – Friday 11th February: Maths Week
(Maths Dress-up Day on Friday 11th February)
Thursday 10th February: Remote learning day for all students; PD day for staff
Monday 14th – Friday 18th February: School Holiday, no classes
Thank you to everyone for your continued support! Wishing everyone a restful weekend and we look forward to seeing our EY3 friends again next week.