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Family Week Photo Frames

Our uninhibited and carefree children made the most beautiful abstract artworks this week! All we did was encourage them to cover ALL the BROWN on their piece of wood. Once we had mixed the colours and spoken to them about how green, orange and purple are made from red, blue and yellow… they got stuck in with enthusiasm.

When they were done splashing on colour we gave them some powder paint and glitter to sprinkle.

All that was left for us to do was so hang your beautiful family photos on their gorgeous backgrounds!

I hope you all loved your frames! I loved mine!

Here is a my family…frame by my boy, Leo!

 

 

Happy 3rd Birthday Layla!

Dear Layla,

Thank you for sharing your Special Day with your Busy Bugs friends!

We were really spoilt with the delicious cupcakes you and your Mommy made and we loved the farm animals you stuck on top as an extra special treat.

Thank you for the fabulous books you donated to EcoKids for your Birthday! We love them!!

Have a fantastic year being 3 lovely Layla, you are a super star!

Layla - Book DonationsHappy birthday Layla!

 

 

 

Learning about our senses was so facinating!

Every week gets more and more exciting! Now that all the children are participating beautifully and no one is missing Mommy too much (sorry Moms)… the exploring and learning that is taking place is too incredible! I can never stay away!!

Our Senses

The senses are a wonderful theme. We will continue to explore our senses through all our themes as it is the way we experience everything around us. Being able to integrate and modulate their senses is so important for the children. Their growing little minds are receiving all this different sensory input and their brains are hard at work assimilating, sorting and storing all the info! Expose your children to as much sensory input as you can in your  everyday interactions…. bathing, cooking, playing outside. Always talk about what you see and how it feels, smells, what you hear, and if appropriate, how it tastes.

Yoga

The children are enjoying their yoga so much. Watching them this week gave me chills! I was so impressed with the concentration and effort they put in! They love listening to the story Teacher Claire tells them and do their best to make the poses.

Pasta Making

For cooking this Friday Yaya Katie made pasta dough and wrapped individual little balls in cling wrap for each child. They came into the kitchen in small groups and were most intrigued, unwrapping, smelling, poking and kneading their dough. They rolled it out as flat as they could and then took up posts around the pasta machine. One by one Katie and Caroline helped them put their dough through the machine, turning the handle till it got thin enough to cut into skinny spaghetti strands. They were FACINATED! They hung it up to dry and waited anxiously for lunch!

Their pasta was served with a colour of the week, RED, Napolitana sauce and we had smiles and sauce from ear to ear as they ate their own home made pasta!

Spice Painting

I painted with spices with the children this week. We looked at the different colours and shapes, smelt the interesting fragrances and felt the different hard spices like coriander seed, mustard seed and cloves. It smelt amazing in the studio and I got very messy!

Valentine’s Day!

I don’t think I have ever enjoyed Valentine’s Day as much as I did this Friday. It was wonderful to do all the little projects with the children and see how proud and excited they were to be making something special for Valentine’s Day for their Moms and Dads! Some of them didn’t want to let their creations out of their sight :-)

I hope you all loved your special creations made with so much love.

Thank you for dressing them all in red and making the day so special. I would like to say thank you on behalf of all of the EcoKids staff for the little pressies and spoils that you sent for us!!

 

 

 

Isabella turned 2!

Happy 2nd Birthday Isabella!

Thank you so much for spoiling your class and all the teachers with those delicious cupcakes!

I ate 2! (One for me and one for the baby!) :-)

Thank you for the lovely book donation. It is one of your classes favourite songs so it is so lovely that we can look at some pictures to understand the song a little better.

 

Isabella's book donationIsabella's Birthday Cupcakes - Yum!

Happy 3rd Birthday Olivia xxx

Dear Olivia,

I know I am very late in posting this (your birthday was the 3rd of Jan!!)

But I just wanted to say Happy Birthday and thank you for the 3 beautiful books you donated to your class. I especially liked the one about the dummy!! I think it has helped some children in your class make up their minds that they really are TOO big for a dummy :-)

We are so glad you are enjoying school more and more! You are a shinning star and we are so proud of you.

Love Teachers, Anita, Melany and Patricia

Wonderful books from Olivia G

Our five senses and Valentine’s Day

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EcoKids Kitchen Masterpieces!

I am so proud of our kitchen! The meals that the children have been enjoying have been spectacular and we are so happy to report that even the fussy eaters amongst our EcoKids have been tucking in :-)

Thank you Mom and Caroline for the love and thought you put into every meal!

The colours and shapes, the textures and flavours! All the reasons the kids are loving your meals xxx

 

 

 

An “Emotional” week!!

Our theme this week was Emotions. Even though at times it can be quite difficult to explain different feelings to children, it was wonderful to watch the participation and hear the input given by such little people.

Watching them make sad, happy, angry, excited faces was hilarious! The different facial expressions all mixed with intense concentration was so entertaining.

Love was an emotion they all seemed to understand with no problem! We hugged and said I love you lots… we sang “I love you, you love me…” and danced with roses to love songs.

We clapped our hands up high, by our toes, by our sides and behind our backs cause we sang “If you’re happy and you know it clap up HIGH!”

There were loads of happy suns and faces made, games and laughter! It was so good to hear all the songs and giggles all week.

 

 

 

Little Kickers

The little Kickers  extra mural started this week. So much fun was had by those who attended.

Coach Tim and Coach Misha were really impressed with how well the children listened and participated for their first class.

The program will run every ‘school day’ Tuesday from 12:30 – 13:15.

For enrolments and more info contact Tim Edwards : tedwards@littlekickers.co.za

 

 

 

Yellow sunshine and outside play

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