The children have been loving being back at school with their friends. It is wonderful time of the year, as we see the children’s confidence build in using their growing social and academic skills in all areas of their learning. They continue to amaze us at what they can achieve! As always, please see us if we can help in any way:)
14 January- HAPPY 6th Birthday Luc
15-19 January- LAST week of the TODAY SHOW
18 January- RETURN Scholastic Book Orders
19 January – 3-5 Assembly- Club House (N-2 do not attend)
19 January – ESC Movie Afternoon- Paddington Bear 2
2 February – Kindergarten Assembly / Morning Tea – Han Theater
12-14 February – MON-WED- CHINA WEEK
ACTION for HAPPINESS!
The N-2 Assembly was about taking ACTION and spreading a little happiness. We thought you might like to join in the fun too! You can also add your ideas on the February HAPPINESS Calendar outside the Kinder Rooms. Remember, if you have to power to make someone happy, do it, the world needs more of that!
Just a few fun photos!
AND finally the next 2 Week Schedule!
As our How the world works unit draws to an end, the children are using all their knowledge to inquire into animals that really interest them. We introduced report writing and the children have been learning about how to find out information, (computer, books, ask an expert, look a videos, see the real animal, use prior knowledge), how to make a report and once finished, they will present it to their peers. We started with a bird report as a model.
Then to help us further, we were lucky enough to have a visiting fish and turtle to our classrooms. The children painted, drew and wrote about the animals.
KM came up with the great idea of finding out how tall a giraffe really is so they made the paper pattern and we drew and cut out a life sized giraffe. Be sure to look in stairwell to see it. If you don’t know how tall…ask the Kindergarten experts. (Shhhh 5meters)
What about the bird eating spider? It’s as big as dinner plate. KM used rulers to find items in their room the same size.
From a favorite song KD really wanted to make a life size green anaconda. So we researched the size and colors and got busy making it. See it outside the Kindergarten classrooms. Don’t know how long! Ask a Kindergarten expert. (Shhhh 8meters)
A few new display are up! Be sure to look at the SwitchZoo animals and their habitats and can you guess the animal from their pattern! Have a try!
See it was an ACTION PACKED WEEK!
Stay tuned to see their individual REPORTS on the animals they chose, along with their paintings from ART.
The children were scientists today, well half of them were. (The other half will do the experiment next week) They used their observation skills to find out more about how animals use camouflage. The coloured paper were the habitats (yellow-sand, brown-desert, green-grass/trees/forest, blue-water), the M&M’s were the prey and the children the predators. As the predators, the children had to eat the ‘colored prey/animals’ that were not camouflaged in each habitat. The children drew their observations at the beginning and the end. They discovered that animals ‘hide’ to catch food to eat and to keep them safe. It was hard work but they did an amazing job of observing, predicting, recording and they were excellent predators. They had no trouble EATING the MM prey! Be sure to ask them about the experiment !
The Tigers put a terrific show on for us. Luc stepped in to be the host with Lucile being away. We wish Lucile a speedy recovery and hope to see her very soon.
Claire was great at telling us about our very cold day, Andrew shared a book full of dinosaurs, Lenka made us laugh with her dolls in the Mystery Bag and we could tell it was a bird in Claire’s Mystery Bag but were surprised to see it was a Kiwi! Misha’s Lego favorite toy was a hit and we loved seeing Chef Filippo’s video and photos of himself cooking as his ‘Who am I?’ talk. He even has his own apron with his name on it!! G-r-r-r-reat job Tigers!
Next week is the last week of this round of the Today Show!
We had a whale of a time today. Stephanie was super at keeping her show running . William started us off with the weather and calendar, we loved Addie’s photo of baking cupcakes with his mum and Luc’s dinosaur book was fabulous. When Jules made a sound on his favorite toy, we all thought he had a real frog and we loved Johanna’s detailed painting of a turtle. Lada showed us some of her favorite dolls. Lastly, Eric gave some tricky clues and tried to scare us when he pulled out a spider from the Mystery Bag. Way to go Whales!
A couple of Turtles were away but that didn’t stop Jule from running a super show! She did a great job of introducing everyone!
Homer told us we were in for a sunny but cold day, we loved Marilou’s creative artwork, Addie made a paper plane for his favorite toy and Danny shared his amazing Stone Monster book.
What a show!!
The Today Show has started again and a BIG thank you for remembering!! Zoe did a super job of leading her team! Dorian was well prepared for the weather and calendar, we loved Emil’s rabbit book, Yang Yang had a car in the Who am I bag, Seton had a rock in the Mystery Bag bag and Marilou and Lada shared some Show and Tell.
It was a super first 2018 show!
We had a wonderful first day back! The children as expected had a lot to tell us. A reminder that there is Show and Share on Thursday and Friday. If you have any holiday photos you would like to share, we would love to see them. Just email us and we can show them on the big screen. 🙂
A special welcome to our newest friend in Kindergarten, Chloe. Chloe comes from Korea but has been living in Tianjin for a little while and she has a big brother, Benjamin in Grade 1. She has a little bit of English and knows some Chinese. Chloe happily played and worked with her new friends all day. We hope you had a wonderful first day Chloe. Please be sure to say hello when you meet her.
Here are a few photos of our fun filled 1st day back in the classroom and with our Big Buddies!