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My Emotions and Valentine’s Day

Feb 16, 2024

THEME

My Emotions & Valentine’s Day

COLOUR

Red, Pink, White

SHAPE

Heart

NUMBER

4

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LETTER

Ll Love

Love is in the air! 

This is always a very exciting theme and it’s always very well received. All of the children from the smallest Pups all the way up to our Smart Squad have so much fun with this theme and the teachers love all the enthusiasm! 

Our week was spent full of fun activities and discussions. It is amazing how much these young children know about their emotions. They are such sensitive, intuitive and “connected” little humans! We discussed an array of emotions from Anger to Happiness. We had loads of fun practicing the facial expressions that go with these various emotions and had a good giggle at some of their “sad” and “angry” faces – which are too cute when they are “putting it on” … We also used all of the emoji faces (that are so familiar to children these days) and played all sorts of awesome matching games – we would put them on the carpet and then ask the children to find the “loving face” or the “bored face” etc… They were really very good at this! 

The excitement this week was real, especially on Wednesday, when we had our annual Valentines Boogey on the deck! It was so beautiful to see how the children really embraced this. We had so much fun and the children really made us proud with their awesome dance moves. We have some natural Casanovas and some incredible dancers in this class! 

Thank you for all of the sweet spoils we got! Our highlights were definitely watching how the children love each other, giving sweet little gifts and plenty of love and hugs!  I read somewhere this week, “If you want to really feel loved, work at a preschool on Valentine’s Day” – and this was so true. 

For Art this week, we concentrated on making a special Valentine’s Day card for mommy and daddy. We made red handprints, added black spots all over to create the cutest little strawberries, because we love our parents “berry” much. 

As a Valentines gift, we made beautiful Valentine’s photo frames by taking old CD cases and modge-podging torn up red, white and pink paper on the back (which we used our “pinchy fingers to tear) and posing for the cutest photo to stick inside. 

Our moral conscience theme this week was “Love Tanks” – rather an obscure concept for our little people to understand all about keeping your love tank full to share with other people, by being kind and loving to yourself. We explained that giving love makes that person have extra love to give, it’s always a good idea to hug, give kisses and cuddles, and make people feel valued and cared for. They most certainly understood this! 

 Just a few more points to remember: 

  • Please remember to cut nails on a weekly basis. 
  • Please do not send toys from home with your child to school. We know how tempting it is when you can avoid a fight or tears by letting them bring their favourite toy to school, but they cause problems in class when other children want to play with these new toys and we have to take them away. We love encouraging children to share but when it is their toy and they have a strong sense of ownership over it, we can’t really expect them to share it, and then if it breaks, we really don’t want to have that situation happening. As from after mid-term break next week, we will no longer be allowing teddies/toys inside the classroom. If your Bugs requires one for sleeping time, they will be kept in their bags until then. 
  • Please send children to school in suitable footwear for sport on Funfit Sport days- Tuesday. Please also put shorts on under any dresses – important! 
  • Please label everything folks! Even just initials on the bottom of shoes and inside hoodies and tracksuit tops. We have had a few items mysteriously vanish and we can’t do anything if it’s not labelled! 
  • Please remember “no juice allowed”. This encourages sharing of bottles and therefore, germs. We try our best to keep our kiddies germ free and this is very difficult if there is yummy juice that everyone wants to taste. 

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day and all things CHOCOLATE, we decided to check who has been reading the blog with a secret question. This week, the question is: Are you a Ferrero Rocher kind of person, or are you on Team Lindor Ball? Please post just your answer on the WhatsApp group with no other explanation, so we know that you read our blog! Haha! Teacher Gemma is Team Lindor ball, and Teacher Thandi and Teacher Michelle are firmly on the Ferrero Rocher side of the fence, but at the end of the day…. CHOCOLATE IS CHOCOLATE! 

 

Next Week’s Theme: Healthy Eating and Etiquette and Manners 

 

   

Have a wonderful weekend!

    

 Dates to Diarise:

20 Feb: Fire Drill

21 Feb: HH Term Meeting

22 Feb: Mid-Term Break Up Day

23 – 26 Feb: Mid Term Break & Camping Weekend

27 Feb: Back to School

 

Lots of love

Teacher Gemma and the Busy Bugs Assistants

Love Is In The Air!

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