Welcome back RB! This week we spoke about, listened to and wrote stories about our Chinese New Year holiday. We began creating our own musical instruments from reusable materials as part of our How We Express Ourselves Unit of Inquiry. Friends were showing creativity in their designs and cooperating to share their materials. Some were curious as to how a box or a bag can create sound. We were keen to try out the instruments, and will be using them as part of an Early Years’ singalong very soon!
This week we talked about the mass of objects, or how heavy or light something is. We used balance scales to measure things in the classroom that are heavy, light or the same mass and talked or wrote about our findings.
We welcomed Ms. C, our guidance counsellor, as well as Kelso and Lily, our frog friends, to talk about making choices to help each other. We read a story about the frogs and shared our ideas about real life situations that happen with our friends in the classroom and on the playground. Ask your child to share some of the choices they would try when they have a “small problem”.
We read stories and sang new songs with a music making theme, including I Am the Music Man and I Love You! A Bushel and a Peck by Rosemary Wells. We introduced Valentine making opportunities at the Drawing/Art Centre. Friends were excited to create valentines for friends and put them in their school mailboxes. Families may be receiving a special valentine treat soon! Some friends also inquired into whether CNY plants could be grown outside. They planted and watered the plants and made predictions as to what might happen…
Here are pictures from this week and the week of Jan. 23rd to share with your child:
Things to Remember this Week:
- On Monday, Feb. 20th we will be starting the Perceptual Motor Programme at school. Please read here to find out more about these experiences to develop motor and perception skills. Your child needs to wear their PE uniform every Monday until further notice to allow them to move their body with ease!
Parent Coffee Morning-
Please join us on Thursday, Feb 16 from 8am -9:30am in the LLAC Lobby for a talk on one of the most challenging parenting tasks – sleep management with Dr. Minna Chau. In this talk, Dr. Minna Chau will share the latest research on the function of sleep and practical strategies for your child to get the right amount of sleep they need.
- Friday February 17th is school as usual for PR and Reception students. Please disregard the No School message in the CISPA calendar.
- As the cooler weather continues, please make sure names are in all outerwear-students should be wearing CDNIS issued clothing. Take some time at home to work on zipping, buttoning and being more independent with packing their bags with extra clothing items. Your child will feel a sense of pride as they learn to do it themselves!