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My Family

Mar 3, 2023


My Family









Gg – Granny

“Families are like fudge, mostly sweet with a few nuts!”

Families come in many different shapes and sizes, and each one is as special as the next. We love all of our Busy Bugs families and are proud to be a part of our giant Ecokids Family!

We had so much fun learning about our families this week. We learned about our mommy and daddy’s real names, not just “mommy” and “daddy. We also asked each Bug what they call their other family members like granny, ouma, giagia, oupa and so many more! We spoke about extended family like aunts, uncles and cousins, as well as super extended family, which are the friends that become family.

For art this week, we created our family tree. The trunk of our tree was made with our hand prints, the leaves of the tree were made with a sponge and then we coloured in stick figure families to make our different family members.  We then stuck our family members where we wanted them to go. It was so amazing to see how some of our Bugs have established the “family tree” and grouped all of their family members together, some even saying “I go here by mommy and daddy”. Others have established the sibling bond and chose to stick all the siblings together.

Unfortunately, you are not going to be able to see these beautiful works of art for a while, as we have decided to do a collaborative piece between this week, and the following 2 weeks (My house and my pets), and keep this for Art Expo.

We also asked everyone to send in a family photo of themselves for a surprise slideshow for the Bugs. The looks on their faces were priceless as they realised it was them and their family on the screen! As soon as they saw themselves, they would jump up and say, “that’s me!!!!”

“Family is not an important thing, It’s everything!”

Next Week’s Theme: Me and My House


We Wanna Know ...

What is your fondest FAMILY memory?


 Dates to Diarise:

8 March: Happy Hoppers Term Meeting

14 March: Pet Demo

15 March: Haircut Day

20 March: School Holiday

21 March: Public Holiday (Human Rights Day)

25 March: EcoKids Sports Day


Lots of love

Teacher Gemma, Teacher Monette and the Busy Bugs Assistants

Our Busy Bugs Family!

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