My Emotions and Valentine’s Day

My Emotions and Valentine’s Day

THEME

My Emotions & Valentine’s Day

COLOUR

Red, Pink, White

SHAPE

Heart

NUMBER

4

j

LETTER

Ll Love

We just LOVE this theme! Lol, well isn’t that ironic! At this age the Crew are more aware of the feelings that they have and what makes them feel certain ways. But it is still very important to help them manage these feelings and to help them understand that others have the same feeling as they do.  

We had a few things going on in the Curious Crew class this week. We welcomed a new friend into the Curious Crew class, we had so many fun activities… where to start! 

For our Valentine’s Day art piece we decided to make little love bugs. I’m sure you have noticed, almost each day the Crew have left school covered in glitter …  Our love bugs are just the cutest! 

For our Valentine’s Day gift, what better than to make something cool… heart shaped soap! Taking the Crew in small groups, we melted down plain soap in the microwave. But you can’t make soap without making it smell nice. First letting the Crew have a smell and guess what fragrance they are smelling, most of them smelt lemon which was really close. We added the essential oil Tangerine. So once our soap was scented and melted down, the heart shape moulds were filled, everyone had a chance to decorate their soap with some glitter and it was just the best! Each Crew member couldn’t be more proud of the little soap they were a part of making. 

Music and Movement this week is no surprise… DISCO ON THE DECK. What fun everyone had with our beautifully decorated deck, bubble blowing machine and awesome music (thank you Teacher Gemma or should I say DJ Gemma) LOL. All the children looked fabulous in their little oufits, what a wonderful time of the year filled with so much love and excitement. 

When practicing this week’s shape, number and letter of the week, the Crew did some water painting on our outside steps. It’s important when teaching, to be practical and fun. Think out the box and remember Pinterest can be your best friend. 

Another fun little activity the Crew did was a letter hunt. Teacher Tegan made hearts with all the letters of the alphabet on it. The Crew went around our outside playground to find all the letters and came back to match them with the alphabet letters displayed. Same same, matchy matchy LOL! This was a wonderful game to play and it might be fun for you to play at home. Remember to write small letters not capitals and make sure they are in the correct letter formation.  

Mind Ninja’s this week was focused on ‘Bucket Filling’ and ‘Bucket Dipping.’ This concept is to teach children about their actions and how it can make others feel. We went over a few examples of situations that happened in class. These moments are great tools to use to teach. A situation they have just experienced is one of the best ways to use as an example. Bucket fillers make us feel loved and joyful. Bucket dippers make us feel sad or frustrated. I used examples like when the Crew arrive in the morning and greeting them with a big hug and a big smile fills my bucket full of love. When someone doesn’t share or hurts one another these are the things that dip a bucket. So lets be Bucket Fillers!  

For Yoga this week the songs for the week incorporated core strength and exercises. ‘If you love yoga and you know it’ they did tree, warrior, lion and tortoise. ‘Sitting on the floor’ is a song about fun movements to do whilst sitting on the floor. Finishing off with some quiet time. Boy do the Crew love these yoga songs! 

Cooking this week was done today and we made Heart Shaped little pizza’s this was such a lovely practical activity and food is always enjoyed more when it’s made by the Crew themselves.  

Have a great love filled weekend everyone! 

Next week’s theme: Healthy Eating, Etiquette and Manners  

Have a wonderful weekend!

    

 Dates to Diarise:

20 Feb: Fire Drill

21 Feb: HH Term Meeting

22 Feb: Mid-Term Break Up Day

23 – 26 Feb: Mid Term Break & Camping Weekend

27 Feb: Back to School

 

Lots of love

Teacher Clarissa, Teacher Tegan and the Curious Crew Assistants

Love Is In The Air!

Health and Hygiene

Health and Hygiene

THEME

Health & Hygiene

COLOUR

Green

SHAPE

Triangle

NUMBER

3

j

LETTER

Cc

Getting your child into a good healthy lifestyle and hygienic routines at this age, will help them in all the years to come. They are able to understand why we do the things we do… Washing up and washing hands helps with keeping those nasty germs away that make us sick. Healthy living is that much easier to explain when the Crew just love to hear about everything that will help their muscles grow!! I can feel how the muscles have grown on the kids who have finished all their food (wink wink). This helps with empty bowls and a well-nourished body. Picking up toys is also a great way to build muscles!  

We have done a few little practical activities to best teach this theme. We took a spray bottle and showed the Crew, when they don’t cover their mouth and nose while sneezing, how much and far they spray goes. But of course all the Crew then just wanted to be sprayed. LOL.  

As part of Music and Movement this week, we sang a cute Hand Washing song, and how to correctly wash hands. Rubbing them together, in between the fingers, on top of your hands, squishing hands together and don’t forgets your wrists.  

We managed to squeeze in an experiment too. Teacher Tegan put pepper into some milk. We went around to show the Crew how soap takes germs off your hands. When we put a spoon dipped in soap into the bowl of milk and pepper. The pepper will immediately move from the pepper. The Crew were ‘wow’ed’ seeing how the pepper moved away.   

In Mind Ninja this week. We discussed being angry. It’s always ok to have these big emotions. We can use tools and activities to help us process and channel them in the right way. I must say it was hard for the Crew to find things that made them angry. We really have a bunch of sweethearts and even tempered Crew this year. So when we are all ‘angry’, we stamped our feet a little and held our fists tight. So we held out our hand and started to breathe counting our fingers as we took deep breathes. We also made a little calm down breathing toy using a toilet roll and streamers. This they can use to breathe through when they are angry! 

This week was the first time we explored with paint. I was amazed at the beautiful paintings the Crew did. You are going to be proud with this stunner of an art piece! Treasure it! 

FunFit Sports this week focused on balancing and throwing. Each child had a turn to navigate through the balancing bean course set up holding out their hands to the side to keep balance. Then boys vs girls, got 1 minute each to throw as many balls as they could into an 80cm bucket. This was great for hand eye coordination and being able to judge ok, a little higher, a little softer. Our Crew were amazing and some of our girls have really good throwing arms!  

Helpful tips: Consequences 

At this age implementing ‘consequences for actions’ is a great new way for children to understand and think about their actions before acting. Explaining the natural consequences to a child helps them make a better decision or to think twice about the actions they are about to take. Consequences both positive and negative apply here – good behaviour receives rewards and bad behaviour receives negative consequences eg. No TV or not getting to see that friend they wanted to visit over the weekend. Etc. 

We will be implementing consequences into the classroom to help the Crew understand their actions better. Let’s bring up children that CHOOSE to make the right decisions! 

Next week’s theme: Emotions, Valentines Day 

 

   

Have a wonderful weekend!

    

 Dates to Diarise:

9 Feb: Bonfire Picnic

12 Feb: CC Term Meeting

14 Feb: Valentine’s Disco (during school)

15 Feb: Haircut Day

20 Feb: Fire Drill

21 Feb: HH Term Meeting

22 Feb: Mid-Term Break Up Day

23 – 26 Feb: Mid Term Break & Camping Weekend

27 Feb: Back to School

 

Lots of love

Teacher Clarissa, Teacher Tegan and the Curious Crew Assistants

Our Strong and Healthy Crew!

My Senses

My Senses

THEME

My Senses

COLOUR

Yellow

SHAPE

Square

NUMBER

2

j

LETTER

Bb

We have had an amazing week in the Curious Crew class! We have been super busy this week with some awesome creative activities. Where to even start? 

During ringtime discussions this week, we first went over our five senses. Which the Crew knew quite well! Then we went into detail about the people who don’t have their sight and people who don’t have their hearing. We spoke about what a person without sight is called, blind and how they get around, using a stick which they tap the ground with. Blind people also have guide dogs which help them get around. We asked the children how blind people can read and taught them that they read by dots on a page with their fingertips. If you are in the shops pick up any product in a glass bottle, at the bottom around the edge you will feel little dots, this is brail. Let them feel it. 

We also spoke about people who can’t hear and what they are called, Deaf. People who can’t hear have a special way for speaking to each other. Sign language! We learnt a few words in sign language, bathroom, drink and thirsty. The Crew have had to show in sign language if they want more and if they are finished. Please ask your little ones at home, to show you the sign language they have learnt. Here are the links to the videos we watched, they are amazing and simple.  

Basic signs Part 1: American Sign Language for kids 

Basic signs Part 2: ASL signs! 

Music and movement: This week we went over clapping beats 1 beat, 2 beats, 1 and 2 beats, 3 beats. We then sang and marched to the Ants go marching one-by-one and played musical status 

FunFit Sports: Coach Trevor is just the best! He has such a playful way of guiding the children with activities he has set up. This week he focused on balance, walking over the tyres and practiced throwing skills with the Crew. Not just any throwing skills but Shot Put to start preparing the kids for Sports in the months ahead. 

Mind Ninja: This week the Crew identified the emotion sad and that it’s also ok to be sad. Sometimes we need a few minutes to feel all the sadness before we can carry on. Even though we don’t want our children to be sad, it is very important that when they are feeling sad that it is validated and they are allowed the time to feel it fully and then they can ‘Turn their frown upside down’. If you found a little picture in their bags like this ‘: ) :’ this was the concept taught.  

For art this week in the Curious Crew class, we did our names in braille! Once everyone had completed the art activity, we waited for the glue to dry, they then had to close their eyes and feel what their Name felt like in braille. They were very Curious about this activity, doing well following the instructions. 

Thinking tricks: Please try some of these fun games at home with your Crew eg. putting on a movie but switching off the screen and having them only listen to the sound, seeing if they can guess which movie is on. Or sing a few songs, where here and there you say the wrong word and see if they notice… This is just so much fun and we love to see their reactions, it will make you laugh!!! At the same time, working on those very important listening skills. Let us know if there are any that you come up with, that will be fun in class to do too. 

Next week’s theme: Health and hygiene 

 

 

   

Have a wonderful weekend!

    

 Dates to Diarise:

8 Feb: Abacus Parent Training Evening

9 Feb: Bonfire Picnic

12 Feb: CC Term Meeting

14 Feb: Valentine’s Disco (during school)

15 Feb: Haircut Day

20 Feb: Fire Drill

21 Feb: HH Term Meeting

22 Feb: Mid-Term Break Up Day

23 – 26 Feb: Mid Term Break & Camping Weekend

27 Feb: Back to School

 

Lots of love

Teacher Clarissa, Teacher Tegan and the Curious Crew Assistants

Our Crew!

Me and My Body

Me and My Body

THEME

Me and My Body

COLOUR

Red

SHAPE

Circle

NUMBER

1

j

LETTER

Aa

I just love this theme, there are so many things to cover when talking about our very complex and clever bodies! The Crew know all their limbs as well as body parts that they can see. So we went to the body parts that we can’t see. The Crew learnt that their fist is the same size as their stomachs and heart, their 2 fists together are the size of their brain. We covered the stomach and small intestines and the jobs that they do. The Crew now know that our lungs breathe in oxygen which our organs and muscles need. Their heart is a muscle that pumps blood all over our body and that our brain tells our arms and legs what to do, as well as things we don’t even think of. We have bones to keep us up otherwise we would just be like a piece of spaghetti. The Crew know where the smallest bones in your body are and how many bones we have in our bodies. 

We all know we can draw with our hands but let’s have some fun drawing with our feet… This was such a cute little activity and seeing the Crew with the crayon between their toes drawing with their feet was the cutest! 

For a fun activity we looked at the components that make up our blood. We have red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets and yellow plasma. This was a hit with the Curious Crew. They are super proud of their bottles of blood. 

Mind Ninja is underway, our first lesson included a BIG hug and then affirming ‘I love me.’ I told the Crew that when they are getting dressed or brushing their teeth and they look in the mirror, they must give themselves a big hug and say ‘I love me’. Each week we will go over the different emotions we experience too. This week we identified feeling ‘happy’, what our facial expression looks like when we are happy as well as what makes us happy. In our activity the Crew had a page filled with different expressions and they had to colour the happy faces only. We finished off with a song and a little team war cry MIND NINJAS!  

This week we did our first cooking lesson. The Crew had to peel their own banana, cut it up and made little men, using pretzel sticks for arms and legs, and choc chips for eyes nose and mouth. They came out really cute and the Crew loved eating what they made. 

Since we are learning about our bodies, let’s see what details we can add to our body drawings… We worked in small groups and did a guided drawing. We added a neck into our drawing and the children were shown different ways to draw their legs and arms, hair and ears with earrings. It was a very successful activity! 

Helpful tips of the week: The most important rule in our class is to ‘Keep your hands to yourself’ (Our action for this, when telling the Crew, is giving themselves a hug). As much fun as it is to hang on to and hold our friends, most of the time it ends up in tears rather than smiles. If you as parents could please chat to your children at home about this rule and respecting their friends’ personal space.  

What a wonderful week we have had!

Next week’s theme: My senses 

Have a wonderful weekend!

    

 Dates to Diarise:

1 Feb: SS Term Meeting

8 Feb: Abacus Parent Training Evening

12 Feb: CC Term Meeting

14 Feb: Valentine’s Disco (during school)

15 Feb: Haircut Day

20 Feb: Fire Drill

21 Feb: HH Term Meeting

22 Feb: Mid-Term Break Up Day

23 – 26 Feb: Mid Term Break & Camping Weekend

27 Feb: Back to School

 

Lots of love

Teacher Clarissa, Teacher Tegan and the Curious Crew Assistants

Busy Bodies!

My School, My Class, My Teacher

My School, My Class, My Teacher

THEME

My School, My Class, My Teacher

COLOUR

Red

SHAPE

Circle

NUMBER

1

j

LETTER

Aa

Welcome back and a very happy new year to everyone! We are happy to welcome all the children, old and new, back to school. We, Teacher Clarissa and Teacher Tegan, are so excited to be a part of your child’s very important year of school. Although it’s been some time since the children were at school, they were happy to be back and enthusiastically explored their new class, feeling right at home there! Welcome to our new friends Duranté, Leo, Mohammed and Kudiwanashe, we know you are just going to love every experience you have with us. 

In a lovely long morning ring time the Curious Crew told us all about the adventurous December holidays that they all had. We heard a lot about beaches and animals as well as amazing experiencing about flying in an aeroplane to their holiday destinations.  

Later on in the day we all sat down for a picture drawing session, where beforehand we explained to the Crew how to use their new twisty crayons and to share with the person next to them…Teacher Tegan and I were SO surprised at how well the Crew worked together and really looked after the new stationary! Well done you big boys and girls. 

Our moral conscious “story” for the week was our school rules, we had a lovely chat with the Crew on all their new class rules as well as old rules that we just needed to remind them of. One of the most important rules is keeping their hands to themselves. 

In the weeks ahead parents can look forward to new rhymes, interesting theme discussions and inviting Reggio Emilia artwork. We look forward to getting to know these precious little souls better, helping them to be the best little people that they can be. 

The Curious Crew were very chuffed when we told them that they will now be picked each day for special classroom jobs. Each day we will pick a boy and girl line leader as well as a helper to water our plants. Two lunch helpers are also picked and this is a favourite in the Curious Crew class, everyone wants to hand out lunch to their friends. 

In our first week back, we started off with a free drawing of ‘My first day of school’ and the Crew traced over their name and also wrote in independently. Name writing is something we will focus on this year.  

We worked on cutting and pasting skills, this is also an important skill that the Crew will have mastered by the end of the year. I love these first day activities so we can see the progress in the months to come. 

The kids had a blast drawing with chalk on our outside steps and on the deck. The Crew were instructed to draw the shape of the week, letter of the week and number of the week. Of course kids being kids, they had to draw others pictures, letters and numbers too. I was super impressed! 

I think we can give the Crew an A+ on their first week of school!  

Next week’s theme: My Body 

WE WANNA KNOW FOLKS ...

Do you remember your Pre School Teachers’ names?

    

 Dates to Diarise: 

26 Jan: Bonfire Picnic

1 Feb: SS Term Meeting

8 Feb: Abacus Parent Training Evening

12 Feb: CC Term Meeting

14 Feb: Valentine’s Disco (during school)

15 Feb: Haircut Day

20 Feb: Fire Drill

21 Feb: HH Term Meeting

22 Feb: Mid-Term Break Up Day

23 – 26 Feb: Mid Term Break & Camping Weekend

27 Feb: Back to School

 

Lots of love

Teacher Clarissa, Teacher Tegan and the Curious Crew Assistants

A Beautiful First Week!

Travel and Holidays

Travel and Holidays

THEME

Travel & Holidays

COLOUR

Yellow

SHAPE

Square / Recap

NUMBER

Recap

j

LETTER

Hh – Hot

This week in the Curious Crew class we had a blast discussing our best holiday memories. We spoke about the different ways we can travel as well as what is needed from us when entering a different country. We focused on our shape of the week too, which the class has done a phenomenal job in recognizing so great job there!! We sang our colour of the week song as well as counted to 19 and stopped.  

Overall it was a very exciting and educational time during ring time this week in the Curious Crew.

ART 

For art this week , we started doing some Christmas art. Which is hands down the best art we do all year. We know the parents are going to treasure these art pieces forever. 

To go with our exciting theme, we made the cutest post cards. Each child has to draw their most fondest memory of a family holiday on the postcard. Once they has completed that they were tasked with writing (copying) an address onto the card and pasting a stamp on too. It was a hit, everyone gave this activity their all. 

 FunFit Sports

This week coach Trevor took the time to complete his annual assessments with the children, he assessed all the important gross motor milestones. The kids still enjoyed the challenges that were set out for them. 

YOGA 

Yoga day!! 

With the help of a basketball, we worked on our core strength and pelvic floor activation. It was a morning of Yoglates(yoga and pilates) 

Next week’s theme :  Christmas 

WE WANNA KNOW ...

What is your DREAM destination?

    

 Dates to Diarise: 

4: Magic Show

5 Dec: Christmas Party

6 Dec: School Break Up Day

7 Dec: Holiday Club Starts

15 Dec: Holiday Club Ends

 

Lots of love

Teacher Clarissa, Teacher Ash and the Curious Crew Assistants

Our Little Jet Setters!

Cooking and Food

Cooking and Food

THEME

Cooking & Food

COLOUR

Purple

SHAPE

Rectangular Prism / Recap

NUMBER

Recap

j

LETTER

Cc – Cooking / Ff – Food

This is by far the most loved theme that we have had throughout the whole year. The class has loved being able to discuss their favourite meals during ring time , and even discussing how they make their favourite meals.  

We also focused on our shape of the week quite a lot , as 3D shapes are still new to us , we ensured we made sure everyone understands the shape as well as being able to recognise the shape.  

ART 

For art this week , we had more of a practicals week , where we had a fun baking activity every day !  

Throughout the week , we made : 

The most delicious ice lollies , using green yoghurt , lemon juice , icing sugar , water and peaches , we enjoyed these yummy treats on Tuesday  

We also made apple doughnuts with icing and sprinkles.  

We made our own snack using the most delicious ingredients, we made Nutella bread , with pretzels , bananas and strawberries , this was an absolute hit and definitely the meal of the week.  

Overall it was a very fun and busy week  !

We ended our week off with the best day of all !!! Our Curious crew outing , to the Eco Tree Park !!  

And this was hands down the best of the year , the kids had a blast being out in the sun , being able to enjoy the outdoors with our closest friends.  

Next weeks theme :  Holidays and Travelling  

 

 

 

 

WE WANNA KNOW ...

Do you think pineapple belongs on pizza?

    

 Dates to Diarise: 

22 Nov: SS Graduation

24 Nov: CC & SS Outings

4: Magic Show

5 Dec: Christmas Party

6 Dec: School Break Up Day

7 Dec: Holiday Club Starts

15 Dec: Holiday Club Ends

 

Lots of love

Teacher Clarissa, Teacher Ash and the Curious Crew Assistants

Our Sweet as Candy Crew!

Shops and Shopping

Shops and Shopping

THEME

Shops & Shopping

COLOUR

White

SHAPE

Oval / Triangular Prism

NUMBER

Recap

j

LETTER

Qq – Queue

The Curious Crew enjoyed this weeks theme . 

It made very interesting theme discussions, we spoke about the different kind of shops we get , and we spoke about how shopping works , with money and how we need to pay for everything we want to purchase in the shops. 

We also counted to our number of the week several times , mastering the task of stopping at number 18. 

We also focused on our shape of the week quite a lot , as 3D shapes are still new to us , we ensured we made sure everyone understands the shape as well as being able to recognise the shape. 

ART

For art this week , we had a few fun activities this week ; 

We first made our very own triangular Prisms , this was one way of understanding and being able to identify a triangular prism 

We had a task where we had trolleys , and we had to cut out groceries and paste them onto the  trolleys.

 We also created our very own Market day posters for everyone’s stalls for our Curious Crew market day everyone did a super job in showing off their items they’ll be selling . 

FUNFIT SPORTS 

This week with coach Trevor , we had a fun time , where he tested everyone’s ball skills. We had to dribble through cones , aim for a target and give our biggest of kicks. 

Thank you to everyone for their amazing efforts for the Market Day ! The kids had one heck of a blast ! What a success! 

 Have a wonderful weekend!

 

WE WANNA KNOW ...

Are you an INSTORE or an ONLINE shopper? Let us know on you class WhatsApp group

    

 Dates to Diarise: 

15 Nov: HH Outing

22 Nov: SS Graduation

24 Nov: CC & SS Outings

4: Magic Show

5 Dec: Christmas Party

6 Dec: School Break Up Day

7 Dec: Holiday Club Starts

15 Dec: Holiday Club Ends

 

Lots of love

Teacher Clarissa, Teacher Ash and the Curious Crew Assistants

Our Crew!

Under The Sea

Under The Sea

THEME

Under The Sea

COLOUR

Dark Blue

SHAPE

Circle & Cylinder

NUMBER

Recap

j

LETTER

Uu – Under

The Curious Crew had a blast with this theme , as it was a double week theme of UNDER THE SEA, 

This theme has made ring time and theme discussions very very interesting , as we have discussed and spoken about our favourite sea animals and creatures , as well as discussing why these animals specifically live in the sea. 

We had a blast watching educational videos on sea creatures and what makes them so very special too. 

It has been fun learning about each child’s favourite creature. 

We have also taken the time to count to 50 , and practice that several times , and we also enjoyed our all time new favourites of reading our rhyming word books. 

ART 

For art this week , we had a very special job and class project , we all worked together very closely and we created our Oscar the Octopus , we used many colours and sponges to paint on his tentacles , and we linked all our papers together to create this very very special little new member of our curious crew classroom. 

FUNFIT SPORTS 

This week with coach Trevor , we continued with our assessments for our reports , he put us to the real test and we had to show him exactly what we are made of ! The curious crew sure do love being challenged 😁 

Have a lovely weekend!

 

 

 

WEEKEND ... SHELL YEAH!

    

 Dates to Diarise: 

7 Nov: Haircut Day

8 Nov: Shopping Activity (during school)

10 Nov: CC Entrepreneur Market

15 Nov: HH Outing

22 Nov: SS Graduation

24 Nov: CC & SS Outings

 

 

Lots of love

Teacher Clarissa, Teacher Ash and the Curious Crew Assistants

Our ‘SCHOOL’ of Crew!

Fantasy

Fantasy

THEME

Fantasy

COLOUR

Rainbow, Black & Dark Grey

SHAPE

Recap, Star & Crescent

NUMBER

Recap

j

LETTER

Mm – Mystical

The Curious Crew had one busy week with all the prep for our amazing art expo coming up ! Between that , we’ve enjoyed our daily morning rings where we have had so much fun discussing different stories and discussing our all time favourites , 

We’ve even taken the time for each child to do their very own puppet shows with their friends. This was an absolute hit and everyone loved being able to participate. 

We counted everyday , and focused on our shape and colour , we spoke about which two colours make grey and the different names for the shape of the week that we get.  

ART 

For art this week , we focused abit on our art expo art that we can not wait for !! And we can’t wait to show it off to all you parents. 

We also used our puppet shows for art this week , this ran over several days , and we are very proud of how hard everyone tried and the amazing stories that they come up with. It was so much fun to see and watch.

YOGA 

YOGA TUESDAY! 

Today was Pom-Pom toes Day.

This activity promotes concentration, depth perception, hand eye coordination as well as strengthing the muscles in our feet and toes. A few little crew members were cheating and used their hands to place the poms poms between their toes.

Next weeks theme : Art Expo week!

 

COUNT DOWN TO ART EXPO!

We wanna know folks … who was your favourite ROCK STAR, POP STAR, BAND back in the day?

    

 Dates to Diarise: 

20 Oct: Art Expo

25 Oct: Mommy & Me Yoga (PP, HH, CC)

26 Oct: Mommy & Me Yoga (BB, SS)

26 Oct: Break Up Day

27, 28, 29 30 Oct: Mid Term Break

31 Oct: Back to School

 

Lots of love

Teacher Clarissa, Teacher Ash and the Curious Crew Assistants

Our MAGICAL Crew!

Frogs and Ponds, Rivers and Dams

Frogs and Ponds, Rivers and Dams

THEME

Frogs & Ponds, Rivers & Dams

COLOUR

Light Blue / Turquoise

SHAPE

Oval / Tear Drop

NUMBER

14 & Recap

j

LETTER

Mm – Mud

The Curious Crew had one busy week this week , we enjoyed our daily ring time , where we took the opportunity to watch a few educational videos on frogs and their habitats. 

We took a look at our colour of the week which was an interesting one , we mixed colours together to see if we could make the colour turquoise 

We counted to our number of the week too , and we played games to both recognise and identify our number. 

 ART 

For art this week , we focused a bit on our art expo art that we can not wait for !! And we can’t wait to show it off to all you parents. 

We made a very cute frog this week too , using circle shaped cardboard ,each child had to assemble their own frogs , and this came out very cute and we can not wait for everyone to see. 

We did a few worksheets this week too , 

We did a number 14 worksheet where each child had to trace over the number 14s using kokis , 

And we did a letter m worksheet , where each child had to trace the letter m , and then fill the back of the worksheet with letter ms. 

FUNFIT SPORTS* 

This week coach Trevor divided the class into two teams , and they had to verse each other in a very competitive game of bowling , 

The class just loves being put to the test , and being able to show us what they’re made of. 

YOGA 

Curious Crew Yoga, 

This weeks lesson focused on our memory and sequencing. 

Working through our yoga poses and trying to remember what number represented which pose. There are 11 poses in total, which the crew was able to remember up to number 8 in the correct order and were able to demonstrate perfect poses. We did this activity in May, and the crew were only able to memorize 6! Well done Curious Crew.

Next weeks theme : Fantasy 

 

 

 

THROW BACK TO ...

We wanna know folks … which NIGHT CLUBS did you jol at back in the day?

    

 Dates to Diarise: 

20 Oct: Art Expo

25 Oct: Mommy & Me Yoga (PP, HH, CC)

26 Oct: Mommy & Me Yoga (BB, SS)

26 Oct: Break Up Day

27, 28, 29 30 Oct: Mid Term Break

31 Oct: Back to School

 

Lots of love

Teacher Clarissa, Teacher Ash and the Curious Crew Assistants

Our Crew!

Insects and Bees

Insects and Bees

THEME

Insects & Bees

COLOUR

Yellow

SHAPE

Hexagon

NUMBER

13 & Recap

j

LETTER

Ii – Insect

The Curious Crew had one busy week this week! Our ring times consisted of us discussing the different insects , and what makes them insects , and we spoke about why bees are important to nature. 

We practiced our shape , and how many sides it has , and we focused on our number too.. 

ART 

For art this week , we focused a bit on our art expo art that we can not wait for !! And we can’t wait to show it off to all you parents. 

We also did a very cute Reggio Emilia loose parts activity where each child had the job of creating their own insect garden using different materials as well as plastic insects. This was a very fun project for the class to complete.

We had the best baking Friday where we made cute little caterpillars using bananas , smarties and pretzels , the kids loved doing this and enjoyed eating it too. 

FUNFIT SPORTS

This week coach Trevor tested the class by timing their speed and their abilities on the playground. He timed as each child had to swing through the monkey bars , climbed the jungle gym , and raced to climb down , each child did their very best to get the best time. 

YOGA

Yoga Day for Curious Crew: 

YAY-YAY YOGA! 

Keeping with this weeks theme of Insects, we did yoga to the song; ABC’s of insects. We then made a pot of “Insect Soup” discussing different types of insects and their characteristics. 

Next weeks theme : Frogs , Ponds and Dams 

HAS A BEE EVER LANDED ON YOU ...

and instead of getting scared, you appreciate the possibility that you got confused for a flower?

    

 Dates to Diarise: 

4 Oct: Haircut Day

20 Oct: Art Expo

25 Oct: Mommy & Me Yoga (PP, HH, CC)

26 Oct: Mommy & Me Yoga (BB, SS)

26 Oct: Break Up Day

27, 28, 29 30 Oct: Mid Term Break

31 Oct: Back to School

 

Lots of love

Teacher Clarissa, Teacher Ash and the Curious Crew Assistants

Our BEEutiful Crew !