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My House

Mar 10, 2023

THEME

My House

COLOUR

Green

SHAPE

Square

NUMBER

8

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LETTER

Hh – House

It’s been a jam-packed week with lots of fun activities and much excitement working on our 3D artwork!

We discussed houses, how each of our houses is different, and what kinds of rooms are found in our house. We also spoke about gardens and what kind of rooms could be found in the garden, such as a tool shed or garage.

We started off our week by colouring in the letter “h” and turned it into a house by adding green triangles for the roof and blue squares for the windows. While doing this activity we also discussed other words that begin with the “h” sound… Hungry, house, home, holiday, heart!

Next, we carried on with our integrated theme art project, last week we coloured in our family members and painted triangles with bubble wrap, this week we painted a square with some very cool sand-textured paint that we made by adding sand to our paint. The square has a rough texture that will be used for the walls of our house. We painted a big A3 cardboard with some fun painting techniques, our Hoppers sponge painted the sky and used a fork to paint grass, after they were dry the Hoppers pasted our squares and triangles to make the house and then stuck the family members to the picture, we added a door and windows to the house. These are looking amazing and will finish them with the final touches with next week’s theme “Pets”.

For our number this week, we counted up to 8 and counted 8 different objects in the classroom. The Hoppers then worked on the colouring and tracing skills by colouring in the number 8 and tracing over number 8. Well done Hoppers, you all did a great job! After the colouring and tracing, we spoke about spiders and how many legs spiders have. The Hoppers then had to count out 8 pieces of black cardboard strips and stick them to the number 8, creating a very cute spider!

On Wednesday for cooking the Hoppers got to help Chef Thembi in the kitchen. The chopped-up carrots and potatoes with a bit of help from Teacher Katy. We also spoke about knife safety and when wanting to cut something with a knife, they need help from Mommy or Daddy.

Happy Hoppers Yoga they worked very hard as it was a weight-bearing activity called the wheelbarrow walk. The benefits of this activity are core strengthening, helping with regulating proprioception, shoulder strength, and hand-eye coordination. Well done, Hoppers, they did very well!

It’s been a jam-packed week with lots of fun activities and much excitement working on our artwork!

Our theme next week is: My Pets

If you would like to bring your pet to school next week, please send us a private message so that we can arrange a day and a time slot!

Have a safe and lovely weekend!

Reminder:

    

 Dates to Diarise:  

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 Kate-Lynn, Teacher Katy and the Happy Hoppers Assistants

Home Is Where The Hopper Is!

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