Dinosaurs and Fossils

Dinosaurs and Fossils

THEME

Dinosaurs & Fossils

COLOUR

Silver & Green

SHAPE

Circle/Sphere & Triangle/Cone

NUMBER

Recap

j

LETTER

Dd – dinosaurs

Firstly, we want to start off by saying wow! The Curious Crew know the names of more dinosaurs than we do heehee! Teacher Clarissa and I were so impressed with their ability to name the dinosaurs, very well-done Crew! We love this theme as the children are very enthusiastic about it which is awesome to see!

The children worked on their cutting and pasting skills. They initially coloured in their dinosaurs and then cut the pieces and finally built their dinosaur. Most of the Crew placed the pieces in the correct places – well done! We worked on copying dot patterns which can be tricky! They have improved from earlier this year though! Kee it up Crew. We did a Maths worksheet with a graph that the Crew also seemed to easily grasp. We made our next 3D shape (cone), and the Crew loved pretending this was an ice-cream cone! We made our own fossils with play dough, went looking for dinosaur foot prints and looked at interesting books about dinosaurs. We had interesting conversations about how long-ago Dinosaurs lived, what they ate, what they did and how they are now extinct. The Crew even learnt a new big word – ‘palaeontologist.’ During cooking they created a stegosaurus out of pancakes and fruit. These were very cute and the children loved it!

We worked on our Reggio Emilia art pieces where the children could build their very own dinosaur park. They did so well and we were so impressed with their attention to detail. We made an abstract T-rex with torn up leaves in shades of brown and green. These turned out beautifully and we will be keeping them for art expo! We also started our very own fossil art piece where the children copied a model of a Pterodactyl fossil made from pasta – they did so well at recreating this and following the shapes that teacher Clarissa had demonstrated. We invited the children to create a free drawing this week, they needed to tell us what they wanted to draw and explain the drawing afterwards. They loved this activity!

We had a little fantasy play session where the Crew had to go in small groups, each with a fossil brush and magnifying glass, to try and find/dig up dinosaur fossils in the sand pit. These fossils were made from salt dough and much fun was had pretending to be little palaeontologists!

Can you believe we have made it to the end of term 2? Our cold winter term is officially over and we return for spring! How exciting. The children have worked hard and are definitely in need of a holiday and time away from the classroom to return refreshed and ready for what the busy third term holds (so do their teacher’s heehee 😉).

It is my last day with the Curious Crew as I leave for my maternity leave and will only be returning in January. I cannot believe this day has come! I am not ready to say goodbye to this wonderful class of children. They are all so special and have definitely found a place in my heart. I really am going to miss them! Thank you all so much for your love and support and beautiful baby shower gifts! I truly truly appreciate it! It has been a pleasure getting to know you all and teaching your beautiful children! All my love, teacher Jules.

Have a wonderful August holiday and stay safe.

 

 

 

 

 

THE WORST THING ABOUT BEING AN ADULT IS ...

… that no one cares what your favourite dinosaur is. BUT WE DO CARE! Tell us what your favourite dinosaur is!

 

 

 Dates to Diarise: 

Holiday Club: 8 August 

Public Holiday: 9 August

Holiday Club: 10 Aug – 2 Sept

Set Up Day: 5 Sept (NO SCHOOL)

Back to School: 6 Sept

Haircut Day: 7 Sept

School Photographs: 12-14 Sept

Hat Parade Day: 23 Sept

Public Holiday: 24 Sept

 

 

Lots of love

Teacher Clarissa, Teacher Jules and the Curious Crew Assistants

Our Happy Boys and Girls!

Space

Space

THEME

Space

COLOUR

Orange

SHAPE

Diamond

NUMBER

Recap

j

LETTER

Nn – Night

Space is one of our most anticipated themes of the year. We had so much fun this week and there have been endless discussions about how vast space is. We were pleased to hear how many planets the Crew knew. We have been practicing all the names of our planets and the Crew are doing well to remember all of the names. We just have to prompt them with the first letter sound of the planet so that they can remember. Test them at home and see how many they can recall!

We started the week off with an introduction on Space, the children looked at different pictures and then we watched a YouTube clip. During ring time this week many different facts were discovered about Space and then they were asked questions the following day if they could remember which planet is the hottest and which planet is the largest. They did so well!

We completed a few worksheets this week that focused on the shape of the week which is the Rhombus or Diamond. We did a colouring, cutting and pasting worksheet that challenged their puzzle and perceptual skills. They had to cut up the space scene and put it back together in the right place. This is tricky – but they did very well, only requiring a little help!

Playdough was a hit this whole week! The Crew made all sorts of things throughout the week and some things relating to space such as planets and star constellations. We printed out pictures of constellations that the children had to try and recreate with their playdough.

For art we made our own little telescopes with a different star constellation to look at through each one. See if you can find this in the night sky with your child, that would be amazing!

We practcsed writing our names again this week. We are noticing some Crew are using capital letters throughout their name instead of just the first letter. Please discouraged this as it leads to confusion at this stage. Next year they learn capital letters. We did some fun letter recognition activities this week as well, one being covering each letter in pebbles. The Crew just love exploring the pebbles and getting creative with them.

Wishing you all a lovely weekend. Please could we ask that you catch up any leftover worksheets from the letter challenge books, the Crew are improving but need the practice to each week to keep them remembering their letters 😊

Our Theme Next Week Is: Dinosaurs

 

 

 

 

WORLD GRANDPARENTS DAY!

This Sunday, the 24th of July,

we celebrate all of our

wonderful EcoGrandparents out there! 

 

 Dates to Diarise:

Pyjama Dress Up & Break Up Day: 5 August 

Holiday Club: 8 August 

Public Holiday: 9 August

Holiday Club: 10 Aug – 2 Sept

Set Up Day: 5 Sept (NO SCHOOL)

Back to School: 6 Sept

 

Lots of love

Teacher Clarissa, Teacher Jules and the Curious Crew Assistants

Our Crew Are Out Of This World!!

South Africa

South Africa

THEME

South Africa

COLOUR

Flag Colours

SHAPE

Rectangle

NUMBER

Recap

j

LETTER

Yy – Yellowwood

This week our theme was South Africa. This is always an interesting week to learn about, we like asking the Crew what special mountain is in Cape Town. The best part of this week has been the theme discussions! Who is the man on our money? And what province do we live in? Who is our president? Many of them think it is still Nelson Mandela heehee! We asked them what our big five animals are, many Crew could answer at least three, well done! It has been really great having these conversations with the Crew!

We explained that our country is South Africa, our province id Gauteng, our city is Johannesburg and our suburb is Benoni. We also spoke about our national bird, which we are so grateful to see almost every day at the pan. Our national flower and our national tree. We spoke about being a rainbow nation with all the different people that live in South Africa and that our flag is the most colourful flag in the world with six colours. We also learnt that our three capitals are Pretoria, Cape Town and Bloemfontein. We also tried to sing the national anthem, this is always cute 🙂

The Crew practiced writing their names, many have come so far with this. Well done Crew! We made a beautiful collaborative art piece of the South African flag. We made it out of torn paper and bits of recycled materials. We have put it next to our rainbow to represent the ‘rainbow nation.’ We are all feeling a little less patriotic at the moment, load shedding and all, but it is nice to remember the beautiful things about the place we live in.

We have had an incredibly busy week doing concert practice. It only comes around once a year so we surrender to the busyness of it all and enjoy the process 🙂 We hope you love the concert; the kids have put in a lot of hard work. See you on Saturday!

 

 

ONE MORE SLEEP!

If we sleep that is … we are SO excited!!

See you all tomorrow! 

 

 Dates to Diarise:

Concert: 16 July

Haircut Day: 20 July

Nelson Mandela Day: 18 July (CHOO CHOO CHARITY DRIVE)

Pyjama Dress Up & Break Up Day: 5 August (Holiday Club details to follow)

 

Lots of love

Teacher Clarissa, Teacher Jules and the Curious Crew Assistants

Proudly South African Crew!

Reptiles

Reptiles

THEME

Reptiles

COLOUR

White

SHAPE

Hexagon

NUMBER

Recap

j

LETTER

Ll – Lizard

,Welcome back to the second half of Term 2! We hope everyone had a lovely mid-term break and enjoyed reading your child’s mid-year assessment. 

 This week was all about reptiles! You can ask your child what makes a reptile a reptile and see what they say!

We started off the week with some pencil control, perceptual skills, pattern copying and colour by letter recognition, all including the theme of reptiles. 

 Our shape of the week is a hexagon so we decided to make a cute tortoise out of a hexagon shape. We encouraged the children to create a pattern on their tortoise shell and some of the patterns turned out beautifully! The Crew had to cut out and paste their tortoise together and, wow, we are so impressed with how their cutting skills have improved! We are super happy with their progress in this area. 

 On Wednesday we had such an awesome day as Julian from the Exotic Animal Sanctuary came to show the children all his weird and wonderful reptiles and a few other things, like his bird eating spider. We were surprised to see that so many children weren’t afraid to touch or hold some of the creatures. This is very cool that they are so keen to experience new things and interact with nature. We have some brave Crew in the class! 

 Next weekend is our concert! Eek! One week to go! We have been practicing very hard. Next week will be all about putting the finishing touches on their performances and costumes. We think that the Crew have had so much fun and they can’t wait to see and wear their costumes! 

 Please continue to work hard on our Letter Challenge, the more practice the children get, the better prepared they will be for Smart Squad/Grade R. 

Have a great weekend everyone! 

 

THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK ...

… was definitely when we got a visit from the ‘Snake Man!’ 

We had some very brave kiddies … and some hesitant little ones too!

 

 

 Dates to Diarise:

Haircut Day: 13 July

Concert: 16 July

Nelson Mandela Day: 18 July (details to be advised)

Pyjama Dress Up & Break Up Day: 5 August (Holiday Club details to follow)

 

Lots of love

Teacher Clarissa, Teacher Jules and the Curious Crew Assistants

What a sssssssuper week!

Caring For Our World: Recycling

Caring For Our World: Recycling

THEME

Recycling

COLOUR

Green

SHAPE

Triangle/Pyramid

NUMBER

19

j

LETTER

Rr – Recycling

This week was so exciting for the Crew because we focused on the term recycling. We were pleased to hear that some of the children already had some knowledge about recycling and how they contribute in their homes. They learnt all about the three R’s…

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! It’s easy to do! Reduce – Cutting back on the amount of rubbish we make. Reuse – Finding a new way to use rubbish so we don’t have to throw it away. Recycle – Making something new out of rubbish.

We have been practicing really hard for our concert and the children are coming along nicely with their songs and moves. Well done Crew! We started the week off with building our very own little pyramids – the children coloured in so nicely and then we formed the pyramids. Great work everyone!

On Wednesday we started our art piece and it was so much fun. The Crew all contributed to a beautiful big rainbow, all made from recycled materials. We hope you love it as much as we do. Each child got to contribute and also helped to cut up all the bits and pieces we used to make it. Rainbows are a symbol of hope and we hope that by educating our younger generation all about waste, recycling and protecting our earth that there is hope for our planet and its future!

We completed a slightly trickier mathematics activity this week where we had to count the number of recycled items in the bin and plot them on a simple chart/graph. We are proud of how they performed! The Crew seem to understand the concept of more but struggle to understand the concept of less/fewer. This might be something to practice at home with basic items around the house. We also practiced our number recognition and number formation – the Crew are coming along nicely!

Next week is such a short week so we decided to start working on our Father’s Day art too! We are actually incorporating the recycling theme into our Father’s Day art and can’t wait to see how they turn out! We have also asked each Curious Crew a few questions about their awesome dads and some of their answers have been so cute! You are going to love their responses.

Please could you complete the next three letters of the letter challenge with your child. You are all doing so well, thank you for the effort!

Home Tip: We are noticing that the Crew are forgetting their manners. Please try to reinforce this at home, please and thank you go a long way. 😊

Next week’s theme: Father’s Day and Sport

 

Recycling

… turns things into other things. Which is like MAGIC!

 Dates to Diarise:

Hearing Tests: 13 June

Bike-a-Thon: 15 June

Public Holiday: 16 June

School Holiday: 17 June

Book Character Dress Up Day & Break Up Day: 24 June

Mid Term Week Break: 27 June (no school, no Holiday Club)

Back to School: 4 July

 

Lots of love

Teacher Clarissa, Teacher Jules and the Curious Crew Assistants

Our Eco-Green-Ambassadors!

Land, Air and Sea Transport

Land, Air and Sea Transport

THEME

Land, Air & Sea Transport

COLOUR

Blue/Navy

SHAPE

Diamond

NUMBER

18

j

LETTER

Jj – Jet

It was such a chilly week but we managed to get so much done! On Monday we completed two worksheets, the first was a tracing worksheet which helped the children learn how to draw a diamond. The second worksheet was a connect the dots worksheet which focused on the correct number sequence. They had to count out aloud as they joined the dots and this helped with number recognition which we are practicing! The end result was an aeroplane – which they loved seeing come together. We decided it would also be fun to show the children the rhombus shape which is very similar to the diamond. Have some fun over the weekend and ask your child to draw a diamond independently – you will be surprised!

During free play, we put on a YouTube Blippi video which focused on all the different types of transport. The Crew really love Blippi and get so excited to see him. While some were watching Blippi others were creating roads and bridges with loose parts and blocks. The Crew love this and it is so important for them to use their creativity and problem-solving skills. Teacher Emma took groups of the Crew outside to work on some letter recognition. We really feel like their letter recognition is going to improve dramatically over the next couple of months and we are excited to re-assess the Crew at a later stage.

Wednesday was very eventful and started off with the Crew completing their art pieces. Whilst some were in Heart Matters, the others were in class with us. We tried another activity of visual representation and following instructions which went incredibly well. We were so pleased with Crews’ progress and listening abilities compared to the first time we tried this activity. The boys and girls created their very own maps whilst Teacher Clarissa explained a story about transport, roads, and maps and this time we added some colour. Great work! The Crew are definitely going to impress their teachers when they get to Smart Squad!

During story time, we read an interesting book about Children’s rights which the Crew really enjoyed. We have also started to learn our concert songs! The Crew are very excited about the upcoming concert and we can’t wait for you to see how awesome it is going to be! You may have heard your child singing something that goes like “let’s go swimming!” – this is their favourite song and the kiddies get so excited and invested, it is too cute!

Please keep up with your Letter Challenge books! We thank you for your hard work so far. Please remember to bring it back every Thursday with the library books 😊

Have a wonderful weekend. Next week is all about Recycling!

 

Sunday is World Environment Day

Teaching our kiddies to be Eco-Green-Ambassadors!

Earth is what we all have in common …

and it’s the only planet that has chocolate!

Let’s always protect it!

 Dates to Diarise:

Haircut Day: 8 June

Hearing Tests: 13 June

Bike-a-Thon: 15 June

Public Holiday: 16 June

School Holiday: 17 June

Book Character Dress Up Day & Break Up Day: 24 June

Mid Term Week Break: 27 June (no school, no Holiday Club)

Back to School: 4 July

 

Lots of love

Teacher Clarissa, Teacher Jules and the Curious Crew Assistants

This week has just raced, soared and sailed by!

Wild Animals

Wild Animals

THEME

Wild Animals

COLOUR

Black

SHAPE

Square & Cube

NUMBER

17

j

LETTER

Z z- Zebra

Who knows what a group of giraffe is called? Let us know on the class WhatsApp group!

We started off the week with a bang and continued assessing our brilliant Curious Crew. They are doing so well and we are very proud of each child for progressing thus far. Keep up the good work boys and girls!

We completed our art work on Thursday after doing a little each day. We painted our chameleons in water colours which turned out beautifully! Whilst some were completing their art pieces, others were completing independent number formation.

On Tuesday the children cut out their cactus ovals and this allowed them to practice their cutting skills. We were so pleased with how the children have grasped the concept of holding the paper with one hand and cutting with the other. On Wednesday, the Crew had some fun in the sun with Teacher Emma. They sprinkled some sand onto their calendar paper to form the base of their desert. So much fun! On Thursday we finally stuck all of the art elements together to form our desert setting. They turned out so beautifully!

We had such fun during our ring time sessions this week. Our Crew know all about African animals so we decided to learn all about other kinds of wild animals from all over the world! First, we learnt all about the wild animals of the Amazon Rain Forest. The Crew were amazed to learn just how big an Anaconda snake gets, yikes! We then learnt all about the wild animals of the Tongass National Forest, home to many bears! We then discovered all about the wild animals of Antarctica followed by the wild animals of the desert – where we find our chameleon, hehe! We showed the Crew where each place can be found on our globe – they found this very fascinating! 

We introduced the Crew to the concept of 2D vs 3D shapes. We made a beautiful cube to bring the shape of the week to life. The Crew loved seeing the end product and seemed very chuffed that they had learnt about a new complex shape.

During cooking the Crew had loads of fun making a little Porcupine out of fruit and chocolate chips. They were very excited to eat their master piece for morning snack, hehe! At Fun Fit Sport we had a challenge to see who could hang from the monkey bars for the longest – wow we were really impressed with some of the Crews strength!  

We hope you all have a wonderful weekend! On a side note, could we please ask that you practice the months of the year with your child over the weekend and specifically focus on the month that they were born. Thank you! We would also like to thank you for all of your effort with the letter challenge books, so far, they are looking awesome!

Have a wonderful and warm weekend!

 

 

All good things are WILD and FREE!

 Dates to Diarise:

Haircut Day: 8 June

Hearing Tests: 13 June

Bike-a-Thon: 15 June

Public Holiday: 16 June

School Holiday: 17 June

Book Character Dress Up Day & Break Up Day: 24 June

Mid Term Week Break: 27 June (no school, no Holiday Club)

Back to School: 4 July

 

Lots of love

Teacher Clarissa, Teacher Jules and the Curious Crew Assistants

Our Young Wild and Free Crew!

The Farm: Farm Animals

The Farm: Farm Animals

THEME

Farm Animals

COLOUR

Red

SHAPE

Circle &Sphere

NUMBER

16

j

LETTER

Ff – Farm

This was quite a busy week for the Curious Crew class. We managed to get through a lot of work and we are busy with assessments. We are so proud of the children and they are really performing well!

We started off the week with some assessment prep, focusing on colour patterns and measurement (biggest to smallest) as well as number and letter recognition.

The Crew, loved this week’s theme and during ring-time, Teacher Clarissa asked the children to make their favourite farm animal’s sound when she called their name. Wow, the sounds we heard were so funny! We were all laughing and giggling at each other! We read some more awesome books all about farming animals and what each animal’s purpose is on the farm. We incorporated the moral conscious into this week by reading a story where each farm animal would brag about what they do on the farm and say that they are the best and most important. The story concluded by saying that each animals plays a significant part in order for the farm to run and therefore there is no need to brag.

Another exciting thing we did this week was let the children choose which character they would like to be in the school concert. Every child got the opportunity to choose what they want to be so you will see you have been added to a WhatsApp group of the character your child will be in the concert. So exciting!

We started our letter Challenge this week and look forward to seeing the awesome work the children will be putting into this! Have fun mom and dads and feel free to take pictures and send them to us!

We completed such an amazing art piece this week and you will find some images in the blog of this. The children were asked to create their own farm. This is a Reggio Emelia concept where it brings out the child’s imagination by using different objects to create their masterpiece. Have a look! We were so proud of them!

We completed one more art activity on Thursday, the Crew were asked to colour in their very own baby chick and stick it on a page. They then covered the chick with an ‘egg’ and began to rip open the paper to uncover their special baby chick. They absolutely loved this art piece.

Over the next few weeks, we will be assessing the children – if we could please ask that you make sure that your child is at school so that we are able to assess him/her. Thank you kindly! We hope that you all have a lovely weekend filled with many memories shared together!

Keep warm everyone!

Next week’s theme: Wild Animals and Birds  of Prey

World BEE Day!

BEE thankful, BEE positive, BEE cool …

But most of all …

BEE kind!

 Dates to Diarise:

Haircut Day: 8 June

Hearing Tests: 13 June

Bike-a-Thon: 15 June

Public Holiday: 16 June

School Holiday: 17 June

Book Character Dress Up Day & Break Up Day: 24 June

Mid Term Week Break: 27 June (no school, no Holiday Club)

Back to School: 4 July

 

Lots of love

Teacher Clarissa, Teacher Jules and the Curious Crew Assistants

What a BAAAA – eautiful Week!

The Farm – Fruit and Vegetables

The Farm – Fruit and Vegetables

THEME

Fruit & Veggies

COLOUR

Blue

SHAPE

Circle

NUMBER

14

j

LETTER

V v – Vegetables

We would like to start off this week’s blog by saying a massive well done to our Curious Crew for their awesome participation in our very first sports day! We are so proud of them and the enthusiasm they showed! Thank you to you parents for the effort and support you showed. It really was a great day and we hope your little Curious Crew team member had a fun and memorable day.

Yay for Farm week! This week we focused on the planting, growing and harvesting of fruit and vegetables on the farm. The farm theme is always a hit with the children. There is something so much fun and interesting about farms that kids just love. The planting and growing of fruit and vegetables and learning that this is where our basic foods come from is so important. Along with that we learnt about the value of food and not wasting it. We explained to the Crew that many people don’t have access to food in the way that we do which is why we should try not to throw away and waste food unnecessarily.

During ring time we had a look at many pictures of all the common fruit and vegetables – here we discussed which vegetables grow in the ground (the root vegetables), which vegetables grow on top of the ground, which fruit and vegetables grow on trees/bushes and what part of the vegetables and fruit we eat. We did a sorting activity with different vegetables and grouped them accordingly.

Thank you to Ariana for bringing some awesome books about the farm and farming for us to read this week. The children thoroughly enjoyed them and the books helped them to learn even more interesting things about farming. One book even taught us all about grape farming (vineyards) and what grapes are mainly farmed for. Ask your kiddo what wine is made out of and they should be able to give you the right answer hehe 😉 If you have any theme related books at home, please do bring them for us to read.

Assessments are underway and we began the week with assessing the children on their ability to trace and write their name (pencil grip and fine motor, letter recognition), cut along zig-zag lines and draw a simple picture of themselves (their body image). Their ability to copy a pattern and their colouring in was also assessed, we have seen great improvement in this area, well done Curious Crew!

We were very proud of how they performed in an activity where they were required to sit at their table with a piece of paper and black crayon and follow step by step instructions in order to copy a simple drawing of a farm setting. Being able to copy something from the white board is something that is done more frequently in grade R and therefore is an important skill for them to begin learning. This activity tests their ability to listen, follow simple instructions and copy from the board – transferring information that they interpret and recreating it on their own.

This week Gerry is back and we look forward to seeing more Gerry adventures in the coming weeks 😊 Next week we continue with the farm theme but we focus on farm animals – this is even more exciting!

Have a great weekend everyone!

15 May is Family Day!

Family …

where life begins and love never ends!

 Dates to Diarise:

Farm Visit/Show: 20 May (at School)

Haircut Day: 8 June

Hearing Tests: 13 June

Bike-a-Thon: 15 June

Public Holiday: 16 June

School Holiday: 17 June

Book Character Dress Up Day & Break Up Day: 24 June

Mid Term Week Break: 27 June (no school, no Holiday Club)

Back to School: 4 July

 

Lots of love

Teacher Clarissa, Teacher Jules and the Curious Crew Assistants

A Fruity-Tooty Week!

Mothers and Babies

Mothers and Babies

THEME

Mothers & Babies

COLOUR

Pink

SHAPE

Heart

NUMBER

14

j

LETTER

Mm – Mommy

Welcome back Curious Crew! Welcome to term 2.

It has been so wonderful to see all our cute kiddies! The Crew have easily adjusted to being back into the school routine.

This has been a short but busy week! We have been kept very busy making our Mother’s Day art! The Crew put a lot of effort into their pieces art and we just love how they have turned out!

We practiced some perceptual skills and learnt all about mothers and babies and the different names for baby animals.

During Fun Fit Sport w practiced for our Sports Day which is tomorrow! The Crew are so excited and we look forward to seeing you all there. Don’t forget to wear yellow!

The chilly Winter morning have definitely arrived!  Start your child on a multivitamin like Crèche Guard (if you haven’t already) to try beat the winter bugs going around. Also, please refer to the Sick Policy and keep children who are ill at home so we can minimize the spread of colds and flu. Label, label, label EVERYTHING! … In winter there are many more items of clothing coming to school and during the day as it warms up, we tend to remove layers and then things get very easily mixed up and sent home with the wrong child. 

Have a great weekend everyone, especially the moms! We hope you put your feet up and get lots of love and spoils.

Next week’s theme: The Farm – Fruit and Vegetables.

 

To all our AMAZING mommies ...

To the world, you are a mother.

But to your family, you are their WORLD!

 Dates to Diarise:

Sports Day: 7 May

Haircut Day: 11 May

Optometrist: 13 May 

 

Lots of love

Teacher Clarissa, Teacher Jules and the Curious Crew Assistants

Mommies’ Munchkins!

Autumn, Birds Migration, Easter

Autumn, Birds Migration, Easter

THEME

Autumn, Birds Migration, Easter

COLOUR

White

SHAPE

Cross & Oval

NUMBER

13

j

LETTER

Oo – Oval

Can you believe we have made it to the end of Term 1 already? Although it has been a long term, time seems to have flown! Clarissa and I feel that we have accomplished so much with the Curious Crew this first term and we are so proud of their growth! All of them are well and truly settled into the routine of being a Curious Crew member and we look forward to seeing what the second term brings!

We have officially moved from the warm weather of the first term to Autumn and now our Winter term. The cold is definitely here already! We spent the whole of Monday inside working on art, reading stories and staying warm. The children are all very excited about Easter and the Easter Bunny coming! We had so much fun digging through the big box of buttons to make our Easter cards and today you finally get to see what your sock was used for! The children are so excited about them and cannot wait to take them home! We are so chuffed with how they turned out and we really hope you enjoy them!

We hope that you have a wonderful holiday and take a much needed break with your little Curious Crew kiddo – they deserve it too!

Stay safe and stay warm. Have a wonderful blessed Easter if you celebrate it!  See you all next term!

 

Happy Holidays!

Wishing our EcoFamily a Happy and Blessed Easter Weekend!

 Dates to Diarise:

Break Up Day: 13 April

Holiday Club Starts: 19 April

Holiday Club Ends: 29 April

Term 2 Starts: 4 May

 

Lots of love

Teacher Clarissa, Teacher Jules and the Curious Crew Assistants

Happy, Hoppy Children!

Science and Experiments

Science and Experiments

THEME

Science & Experiments

COLOUR

Yellow

SHAPE

Rectangle

NUMBER

12

j

LETTER

Ee – Explosion

This week is always a firm favourite here at EcoKids! Seeing the amazement and excitement on the kiddos faces as they watch and perform experiments is just so awesome! As teachers we have seen these experiments time and time again but getting to watch the children see and experience them for the first time is what makes this week just magical. 

This is what our busy week included:

A fun milk and food colouring experiment which the children loved.

We learnt all about and observed a sundial this week, so test your little one’s knowledge on different clocks and what a sundial is. 

We did an awesome candle experiment where a candle covered in a jar sucks up the water beneath it. The kids thought this was magic! 

 We coloured in some flowers for you and your little one to do your very own experiment at home 🙂 send a picture on the group if you manage to do it. 

 We went on two nature walks this week where we collected some goodies that we will use for something we will be working on throughout the year. 

 During FunFit sports the Crew did sack races which are always so much fun and such a laugh! The kids loved this. 

 We started working on our special Easter art towards the end of this week which we are putting extra love into. Please don’t forget to bring a sock if you haven’t already. 

 We hope you have an awesome weekend! 

 

 

And that's a wrap!

Next week is a short week as we close on Wednesday for the Easter holiday and the end of Term 1!

Wow can you believe it?  

 Dates to Diarise:

Break Up Day: 13 April

Holiday Club Starts: 19 April

Holiday Club Ends: 29 April

Term 2 Starts: 4 May

 

Lots of love

Teacher Clarissa, Teacher Jules and the Curious Crew Assistants

Work, Fun & Play!

Play is the highest form of research! (Albert Einstein)

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