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Healthy Eating, Etiquette and Manners

Feb 10, 2023

THEME

Healthy Eating, Etiquette & Manners

COLOUR

Orange

SHAPE

Rectangle

NUMBER

4

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LETTER

Ff – Food 

This week we learnt about healthy eating, etiquette and manners. In the Hopper class we did many fun activities to reinforce the theme of the week and build our skills. Here’s what we got up to this week;

We started the week off with a theme discussion about healthy and unhealthy food.  We spoke about what is good for our bodies and what is not. We discussed where each food item belonged; whether they are healthy or unhealthy, sweets, veg and fruit.

We encouraged and helped the children work on their patience and sharing responsibilities, as well as working together as a team.  It is also a great way to reinforce our moral conscience theme of not interrupting and having manners, always say please and thank you.

The Hoppers got up to some swinging on the monkey bars at FunFit Sports this week! Coach Dave was there to assist at any given moment but also encouraged the Hoppers to try do it on their own using their strong arms and upper body strength. Coach was extremely proud of how brave the Hoppers were!

 Happy Hoppers Yoga 🤗Today was Yoga Dice day! Shaking the magic box and seeing what 2 poses we had to do and for how many seconds we had to hold it was very exciting 😀 

Our poses included:

Camel 🐫 

Downward dog 🐕 

Cat 🐈 and cow 🐄 

Snake 🐍 

3 legged dog

Dancers pose 💃🏻🕺🏻

Forward Bend

Backwards stretch 

Table pose

Warrior 

Butterfly/ heart pose

Relax pose

During the week we worked on more fine motor skills and number recognition with a fun counting carrots activity. Our Hoppers had to paste carrots onto paper that were numbered in order and then stick thin green strips of paper onto each carrot, this activity encouraged counting to number four as well as number recognition 1 -4.

Our children also created pineapple and watermelon people. They painted their fruit and we stuck on their eyes. For their arms and legs we worked on more fine motor skills by folding encyclopaedia paper back and forth to create bendy legs and arms which were stapled on afterwards. These came out so cute and we have decided to keep them for art expo. 😊 It has been a great week of learning.

Next week our theme is: My Emotions and Valentine’s Day

Have a safe and lovely weekend.

 

For our Fussy Kiddies ...

Plate pics and LOTS of colour often does the trick!

    

 Dates to Diarise: 

14 Feb: Valentine’s Disco

15 Feb: Haircut Day 

20 Feb: Fire Drill

21 Feb: Curious Crew Term meeting

24 – 27 Feb: Mid Term Break

28 Feb: Back to School

 

Lots of love

Teacher Kate-Lynn, Teacher Katy and the Happy Hoppers Assistants

Our Hoppers!

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