Hh – House
This week we learnt all about “My House”! It is a fun theme as children get to tell us all about their homes, their favourite rooms, all about what their room looks like and what they have inside it, and who lives in their homes. We spent a lot of time talking about what makes a house – walls, doors and windows, a roof. The walls are made with bricks and cement and then we paint the walls in nice colours that we like. Then we fill the house with furniture. We put a nice couch in the lounge to sit on and watch tv (and NOT to jump on or off of… haha). We set a table in the kitchen or the dining room to eat at. We have a bed in our bedrooms to sleep on and in the bathroom, there is a shower or a bath or maybe both, where we can wash our bodies after a long and happy day at school!
Then we had a chat about what makes a HOME… mommies and daddies (even if they don’t live in the same house) who love us, brothers and sisters to play with, food to eat together at night while we talk to each other about our days, pets to look after and to have fun with, a place to always feel safe and looked after and happy – this makes a house a home!
Any building can be used as a house and some houses are very, very big! They are called mansions. Other houses are very small and made with wood or tin or boards. Those are called shacks or cabins. Some houses have two levels, or even three! Some only have one. Some have lots and lots of rooms and windows and others only have one or two! This doesn’t matter. Any building can be a house but it is most important to fill that house with love and happiness and call it a home! Our very clever Bugs definitely understood this concept and we are very proud of them.
We also made “fantasy houses.” The Bugs got given a big square, small squares, rectangles, and triangles, and were asked to build their own house out of shapes. This was a completely independent activity, and other than putting the glue on the shapes, the teachers had absolutely nothing to do with. It is so incredible to observe the spatial and observation skills of these Bugs, some of them knew that the big square is the building, and the tringle roof goes on top of that. The rectangle door goes in the middle and the small windows go on the front.
Just a few reminders…
Keep nails short, so we don’t have any scratching accidents!
Please, please, please, NO TOYS ARE ALLOWED AT SCHOOL!
No juice in water bottles. This encourages sharing and we want to keep ”our own germs to ourselves”.
If you have any exciting pets at home, please PRIVATE MESSAGE Teacher Gemma and we can organise a day where your Bug could bring their pet in (for a few minutes in the morning) and show them off to the class next week.
This week’s secret question: If you could have a holiday home anywhere, where would it be?
Thank you for another lovely week of fun!
Next Week’s Theme: My Pets
Real Live Grass!
For art this week, we made our own 3D houses. We used poster paint sticks to colour in cereal boxes and folded them up to form our houses. These are very special … they come complete with their own set of peat soil and grass seeds to plant at home!
Pour water over the soil block and wait for it to absorb and “grow”, sprinkle your seeds into them and wait for these to grow too. Don’t forget to water and maintain your garden just like you would at your house.
Please send us photos showing your lawn progress!
Dates to Diarise:
Haircut Day: 16 March
Bonfire Picnic: 18 March
Human Rights Day: 21 March (Public Holiday)
Lots of love