This week the children of EY3 continued their inquiry into natural design, going on nature walks where they observed features of plants and animals and collected objects that sparked curiosity. They recorded observations and shared their thinking about the purpose of plant and animal features, making connections with items they collected, such as feathers, insects, and flowers.
We also welcomed two visiting pets, Venice’s dog and Max’s fish:
These learning engagements will continue next week, with the remaining groups embarking on nature walks and a few more pets coming in for observation. These experiences have inspired interesting questions for inquiry and it has been wonderful to see the children’s thinking skills grow as they share their theories about the natural world and use new vocabulary.
In math, we focused on measuring length with non-standard units, such as blocks. We will continue to explore non-standard measurement next week, before moving on to standard units of measurement such as centimetres. The children are beginning to consider how measurement can be useful for our science inquiry, and have discussed experiments to try as the unit goes forward.
Our literacy engagements continue to be popular at centre time, with many children writing books and messages at the writing centre, and practicing letter formation with “Wet, Dry, Try” on the iPads.
On Tuesday, the children had their first swimming class of the school year. It was wonderful to see their enthusiasm for this new challenge, and everyone had lots of fun. We were pleased to notice that the children are quite independent with getting dressed, although we would like to request that parents add name labels to their child’s uniform to prevent mix-ups.
Perhaps our most exciting news this week was welcoming Ms. Cadija to EY3, as a third teacher in our learning community. Ms. Cadija will be working with all of the children in classes A, B, and C, and we are so pleased to have her with us. Have a look at her bio here to learn more about our newest team member:
Important Dates and Reminders:
Monday March 28th – Friday April 1st: Book Week – Celebrating “Tales from around the world.”
Wednesday April 6th: Chakri Day – school and office closed
Monday April 11th – Friday April 15th: Songkran Break – no school
- Please be reminded to label your child’s clothing with their name to help prevent uniform mix-ups when changing for swimming
- The library is missing a large number ORT books, which were sent home for remote learning both this year and last year. Please check at home and return to the library as soon as possible