Using the loose parts, the children have created a range of toys: airplane, bus, telescope, binoculars. The children had good stories to tell about their toys.
We appreciate your support in our pizza inquiry. What started from making pizza with playdough and loose parts has evolved into an inquiry about what makes a yummy pizza. As posted in our toppings request list, we have quite interesting choices. The children came back to tell us how much they enjoyed their toppings. A few did say they did not like the pizza with the grapes and fruits on pizza. In the end we created a pizza restaurant called PIZZA EXPRESS (but we serve better toppings!) The children very enthusiastically created signs for their restaurant. If you have any clean pizza boxes you can send it, we would love to use them. Also point out what is in a restaurant when you go out. This will inquiry may continue to evolve.
We read a story called Watch Out! A Giant! It is a book about imagination and pretend play. This was a good lead in to our discussions about ways we pretend play.
Mid autumn festival is coming up. Some children made lanterns in Chinese class. We will leave out different materials for children to create their own lanterns next week. Please send in bottles, jars, cups, bowls, containers that might be suitable for a lantern. We will have a mid autumn festival celebration on Thursday the 28th. Thank you to those parents who have signed up to help.
Ms C (Shelley Chutke) came to introduce Kelso and Lily to our class this week. She shared a story about small problems that children can solve independently and big problems that will require the help of a trusted adult. Ask your child about the story. Kelso has a choice wheel and decides how to best solve his problems. We will have ongoing sessions with Ms C throughout the school year.
This will be the last blog post with weekly updates. We are looking forward to welcoming parents to our Seesaw Workshop next Wednesday and sharing with you how you will be able to keep track of your children’s learning throughout the year. This more personalised method of communication will allow for you to keep up to date with what is happening in the classroom. We will be using Remind to keep in touch with upcoming events. I will also continue to post twitter updates.
Sept 27- Parent workshop about Seesaw. 8-9am LLAC Lobby. Please use this link to sign up for the workshop.
Sept 27- Pancake and Pajamas Day. Students wear their sleepwear to school as the lower school winds down Lit Blitz. They are also welcome to bring ONE toy they like to sleep with but please make sure it is labeled with your child’s name.
October 2-9 Mid Term Break. No school for students.
November 21- Parent Workshop on Kelso in LLAC Lobby.
January 24- Parent Workshop in Library Pit 9-10am
March 15- Parent Workshop in Library Pit 9-10am