Another week of ACTION packed activities in our Hopper classroom has flown by. Our Happy Hoppers had a fun week learning and engaging in classroom discussions about our 5 senses.
To start off our week, we began on a worksheet for the letter of the week “B”. We turned the letter ‘b” into a bumblebee! First, the children coloured the letter yellow, which is our colour for the week. They then finger-painted black stripes on and sponge-painted the head. Once that had dried, we added wings, feelers and googly eyes. Safe to say they came out absolutely adorable!
Throughout the week we worked on a progressive art piece where we created a “Five Senses” puppet. We started with a discussion about each of our five senses and the purpose they serve. Following that we coloured in our eyes, nose, ears and mouth. We then painted our paper plates and stamped our handprints. At the end of the week we, put our puppets together. The kiddies chose where they wanted to stick their facial features, hands, and hair. They had so much fun making these puppets and loved telling their teachers that the eyes are for the sense of sight, the nose for the sense of smell, ears for the sense of hearing, the mouth for the sense of taste and the hands for the sense of touch! We just love it when our Hoppers can tell us all about what they are learning about during Ring Time!
For our number and shape this week, we did square painting with counting blocks and painted a number two. The Hoppers also had to put their fine motor skills to the test and trace over the number two. Well done, Hoppers!
For cooking this week, our Hoppers did a little taste test exercise where they had to guess what they were tasting. We tried to use some quirky flavours to make it fun and it sure was super fun to see the silly faces that they pulled! They tasted: Choc chip cookies, corn chips, vinegar and cocoa.
YAY YAY YOGA DAY
After doing our yoga sequences and warm-ups, we played “Hot Yoga Mats” the same concept as the Floor is Lava but they have to move from the lava mat to the floor when they hear the word freeze, then listen, then demonstrate the yoga pose being called out. This game is good for listening to instructions.
To end the week, we explored our sense of touch with a bucket filled with jelly slime. While feeling around in the bucket, they spoke about what it felt like, what it smelt like and what it looked like. Some of the kiddies liked this sensory activity and others were not keen on feeling the slime!
It has been a fun busy week, and we are so proud to that all the Hoppers have settled so nicely into their new class and with their new teachers.
Next week’s theme: Health and Hygiene
The Senses ...
being the explorers of the WORLD, open the way to KNOWLEDGE!
Dates to Diarise:
27 Jan: Bonfire Picnic
15 Feb: Haircut Day
17 Feb: Valentines Disco
20 Feb: Fire Drill
21 Feb: Curious Crew Term meeting
24 – 27 Feb: Mid Term Break
28 Feb: Back to School