Welcome To The Happy Hoppers Blog

My Pet

Mar 17, 2023

THEME

My Pet

COLOUR

Black

SHAPE

Diamond

NUMBER

9

j

LETTER

Pp – Pets

What an exciting week we had with all sorts of pets visiting us at school!

Thank you to the parents who brought their pets to school for us to see. From big to small we loved them all. The Hoppers really enjoyed speaking about their pets and enjoyed learning more about how to care for our pets and the different kinds of pets we get, from shells and scales to fluff and spikes 

  • Brylee brought her pet bearded dragon Skinny.
  • Daniella brought her dog, Hugo.
  • Theju brought her fish
  • Courtney brought her grandads dog, Talula.
  • Talyn brought his two doggies Benny and Bobby.

Our Hoppers were SO excited to say hello to all our fluffy, spikey and scaly friends!

To start off our week, our kiddies had a fun free drawing session. We asked them to draw their pet. Please ask your Hopper which of their pets they drew, it may just look like scribbles to the adult eye, but there is always so much meaning and a story behind them! Free drawing is perfect for sparking the imagination!

We incorporated our colour of the week black and our number of the week “10” and letter of the week by creating a “Pp” for Pets and Puppy. We started this activity by colouring in some ears, a tail and a mouth and nose. Next the Hoppers coloured in the letter “p” and then sponge painted 9 black spots onto their “P”. The final step was to compose our pup together! This activity is just one example of how we include fine motor skills, critical thinking and spatial perception, into our fun class time.

Our other pet art piece we made adorable pet parrots, we painted paper towel rolls/ toliet rolls brown for the branch. Our Hoppers then coloured in a picture of a parrot, they all did an amazing job and coloured them in beautifully. We added some feathers and stuck our parrots to the branches and added some ribon to make the braches hang. These are very cute pet parrots.

For cooking we made delicious dog biscuits out of only 2 ingredients – wholewheat flour and sweet potato baby purity! These treats have been tested on our school doggies, and we can confirm that they are a big hit!!

 Our music lesson this week was all about our sports day next week, we have been practicing some fun war cries to sing on the day… We can not wait for this fun day!!!

 It has been a great week.

Our theme next week is: Occupations and people who help us. If any parents would like to come and give our Happy Hoppers a “work talk”, please arrange with your teachers.

Our theme next week is: Occupations and people who help us

Have a safe and lovely weekend!

 

 

We Wanna Know ... Are you a Dog or a Cat Person?

    

 Dates to Diarise:  

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

Happy Hoppers!

Related Posts

Reptiles

Reptiles

On Friday for Yoga, we practiced our Reptile Yoga poses. We also focused a lot on spinal twist exercises, which activates the spinal nerves and enhances flexibility and blood circulation.  

read more
Winter, Temperatures, Fire and Ice

Winter, Temperatures, Fire and Ice

For our main art activity the Hoppers did some straw painting where they had to use a straw to blow paint to make a fire and underneath it they used their index fingers to paint the logs of the fire. 

read more
Caring For Our World: Recycling

Caring For Our World: Recycling

This week was all about recycling. This is a huge favourite for our Ecokids as this is what we are all about. Looking after our world is so important. We spoke about what it means to recycle. This isn’t an easy concept for our Hoppers to understand but we are sure they got the just of it by the end of the week. We sang lots of recycling songs and they definitely know the words REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE. 

read more

Comments

0 Comments