Father’s Day and Sport

Father’s Day and Sport

THEME

Father’s Day & Sport

COLOUR

Gold

SHAPE

Star

NUMBER

1

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LETTER

Dd – Daddy

This week has been so exciting as we celebrated Father’s Day and explored different sports! The Pups were so knowledgeable about sports, and we even got to practice some of them. It was heartwarming to see how much they knew! We also had a wonderful time talking about our dads and how amazing they are. Their faces lit up with joy as they shared stories about their awesome daddies. Well done, Pups! 

Our activities were so much fun! We drew with chalk on the floor, and I must say, the Pups were absolutely adorable and enjoyed every moment of it. We also had a blast with some gross motor activities, like balancing and throwing balls to our friends.  

For art this week, we made special cards for our dads and worked with some tools to create our masterpieces. Those tiny little hands did an amazing job! 

We also had some dough activities, which are always a hit with these little ones. It was such a joy to see them so engaged and happy. Great job, Pups! 

Cooking this week: 

We made dad a little medal using smarties, icing sugar and strips, obviously the Pups ate some of the ingredients while making the surprise for Dad He-he! 

Playful Pups Yoga: 

The Dancing Bear was our warm up yoga song. Our stretches were tree, boat and chair poses. 

We then practised a few other poses as well whilst counting to 10. 

My yogis did very well. Playful Pups you areallamazing ! 

Have a wonderful day on Sunday our Eco Dads!

    

 Dates to Diarise:

16 June: Youth Day

17 June: Youth Day Holiday

19 June: Hearing Tests

28 June: Book Character Dress Up Day & Mid Term Break Up Day

8 July: Back To School

 

 

 

Lots of love

Teacher Monette and the Playful Pups Assistants 

Our Pups!

Land, Air and Sea Transport

Land, Air and Sea Transport

THEME

Land, Air & Sea Transport

COLOUR

Blue/Navy

SHAPE

Diamond

NUMBER

5

j

LETTER

Jj – Jet

Oh my goodness, this week was an absolute blast! We dived into the wonderful world of different types of transport, and let me tell you, the little Pups knew exactly what they were talking about. They impressed us all with their knowledge and enthusiasm!

We kicked off the fun with some imaginative play, pretending to drive cars and be trains. The Pups absolutely loved it! Their giggles and excitement filled the room as they zoomed around and chugged along. 

For our art project, we got super creative. We coloured in a beautiful train and even painted wheels using toilet rolls. The Pups’ artistic talents shone brightly, and their colourful creations were simply adorable. 

Of course, transportation week would not be complete without singing “Wheels on the Bus” – and boy, did we sing it a lot! Their cheerful voices and big smiles made each rendition more delightful than the last. 

We also put a big focus on fine motor skills and counting. The Pups did such an amazing job, showing off their growing skills and making us all proud. Watching them learn and have fun at the same time was just the sweetest thing ever. 

All in all, it was a week filled with learning, laughter, and loads of love. Our little explorers are already looking forward to the next adventure! 

 

 

 

 

We wanna know folks ... what is your DREAM car?

    

 Dates to Diarise:

14 June: Bike-A-Thon

16 June: Youth Day

17 June: Youth Day Holiday

19 June: Hearing Tests

28 June: Book Character Dress Up Day & Mid Term Break Up Day

8 July: Back To School

 

 

 

Lots of love

Teacher Monette and the Playful Pups Assistants 

Our Pups!

The Farm: Farm Animals

The Farm: Farm Animals

THEME

The Farm: Farm Animals

COLOUR

Red

SHAPE

Circle 

NUMBER

4

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LETTER

Ff – Farm

This week was short but super busy and filled with fun activities! Our theme was all about farm animals, and the Pups absolutely loved it. We talked about the different sounds that farm animals make and what they like to eat. I was so impressed with how much the Pups knew and how excited they were to share their thoughts and ideas! 

For our art activities, we had a bunch of fun projects that the Pups really enjoyed. We finished one of our special art expo pieces (it’s a secret, so shhhh!). There was also lots of messy play, which, of course, the Pups had a blast with. One of the most fun activities was decorating a sheep with icing sugar and adding popcorn for its wool. The smiles on the Pups’ faces as they carefully placed each piece of popcorn were absolutely priceless! 

In addition to our art projects, we also practiced our concert songs this week. It was so wonderful to see the little ones dancing and singing with so much joy and energy. They really enjoyed themselves, and their enthusiasm was contagious. I loved seeing them boogie and have a great time! 

We also made time for some educational activities. We read stories about farm animals and sang ‘Old MacDonald” probably 10000 times . The Pups did such a great job and learned a lot while having fun. 

You make me so proud my Pups!

 

 

Have a HAPPY weekend folks!

    

 Dates to Diarise:

7 June: Haircut Day

14 June: Bike-A-Thon

16 June: Youth Day

17 June: Youth Day Holiday

19 June: Hearing Tests

28 June: Book Character Dress Up Day & Mid Term Break Up Day

8 July: Back To School

 

 

 

Lots of love

Teacher Monette and the Playful Pups Assistants 

Our Pups!

The Farm: Fruit and Vegetables

The Farm: Fruit and Vegetables

THEME

The Farm: Fruit & Vegetables

COLOUR

Blue

SHAPE

Circle

NUMBER

3

j

LETTER

Vv – Vegetables

Oh, what a delightful week we’ve had learning about fruits and vegetables! The Pups were absolutely thrilled! During free play, we had a blast washing the fruits and veggies while chatting about why it’s so important to clean them before eating or cooking them. The little ones were so engaged and curious! 

For art this week, we made adorable watermelons out of paper plates. The Pups worked on their fine motor skills and did such a fantastic job. Most of them knew exactly what we were making and could identify all the colours perfectly. It made my heart swell with pride! 

We also put a lot of effort into our art expo pieces. The Pups are working so hard to make everything look just right for our mommies and daddies. This art expo is going to be a hit for sure! 

And, of course, we practiced our concert songs throughout the week. The Pups are bursting with excitement to show off their moves and sing their hearts out! 

It’s been a week filled with joy, creativity, and so much love. I couldn’t be prouder of our little ones! 

Peace Out Folks!

    

 Dates to Diarise:

29 May: Voting Day

31 May: Tractor Ride Day & Slipper Day

7 June: Haircut Day

14 June: Bike-A-Thon

16 June: Youth Day

17 June: Youth Day Holiday

19 June: Hearing Tests

28 June: Book Character Dress Up Day & Mid Term Break Up Day

8 July: Back To School

 

 

 

Lots of love

Teacher Monette and the Playful Pups Assistants 

Spreading Hap-pea-ness!

Wild Animals and Birds of Prey

Wild Animals and Birds of Prey

THEME

Wild Animals & Birds of Prey

COLOUR

Black

SHAPE

Square

NUMBER

1 & 2

j

LETTER

Zz – Zebra

This week has been so much fun as we got to learn about wild animals. 

We started off the week by practicing our wild animal sounds and can I just say these Pups knew exactly what sound each wild animal makes, some of them even had a little role-play session! it was the cutest thing ever. 

For art this week: we made lions out of paper plates and added some googly eyes for some extra cuteness , but I’m keeping this art piece for art expo because it came out so so cute!  

We also did some free play this week where the whole class had bouncy balls lying around everywhere on the floor and the smiles on the pups faces when I told them we could play with the balls inside was just the best. 

We also worked on our fine motor activities this week by threading beads onto a shoe lace and can I just say I was so impressed with all of them! 

Please also ask the Pups to sing the song “Lions and Tigers” as they know this song off by heart and it is one of our concert songs… shhhh 

 

We wanna know folks ... what is your favourite WILD animal?

    

 Dates to Diarise:

24 May: Eye Screening 

29 May: Voting Day

31 May: Tractor Ride Day

7 June: Haircut Day

14 June: Bike-A-Thon

16 June: Youth Day

17 June: Youth Day Holiday

19 June: Hearing Tests

28 June: Book Character Dress Up Day & Mid Term Break Up Day

8 July: Back To School

 

 

 

Lots of love

Teacher Monette and the Playful Pups Assistants 

Stay Wild And Free Our Pups!

Mothers and Babies, Mother’s Day

Mothers and Babies, Mother’s Day

THEME

Mother’s & Babies, Mother’s Day

COLOUR

Pink

SHAPE

Heart

NUMBER

1

j

LETTER

Mm – Mommy

Welcome back to the wonderful world of Term 2!   

This week has been all about celebrating the incredible love we have for our mommies and just talking about how special they are for all of us!  

It is proven that all these Pups absolutely adore their Mommies, because their faces just light up when they hear the word “Mommy”. Its definitely the cutest thing ever! 

 For art this week we got crafty in our art sessions, making sweet handprints out of salt dough for our mommies to cherish forever, and oh, the joy of crafting special cards filled with all the love in our little hearts!  

This week we’ve been exploring our colours and counting all the way up to number 10! I’m so proud of all of you my Pups! 

We also enjoyed our first yoga session for the term and the smiles on those little faces was priceless! 

We’ve been practicing this week for our concert coming up, and can I just say that I can’t wait for all of you to see these little people throw out their dance moves! 

 

 

We hope you have a very special Sunday our very special Eco Moms!

    

 Dates to Diarise:

24 May: Eye Screening (Details to follow)

29 May: Voting Day

31 May: Tractor Ride Day

7 June: Haircut Day

14 June: Bike-A-Thon

16 June: Youth Day

17 June: Youth Day Holiday

19 June: Hearing Tests

28 June: Book Character Dress Up Day & Mid Term Break Up Day

8 July: Back To School

 

 

 

Lots of love

Teacher Monette and the Playful Pups Assistants 

Our Pups!

Occupations And People Who Help Us

Occupations And People Who Help Us

THEME

Occupations & People Who Help Us

COLOUR

Blue

SHAPE

Circle

NUMBER

Recap 

j

LETTER

Xx – X-ray

What a fantastic week of fun and learning about all the awesome people who help us! From doctors and dentists to hairdressers, firefighters, and police officers, we’ve been on a super cool adventure exploring different jobs and what they do to make our world better. 

Even though the weather was a bit chilly this week, we still made the best out of our last week of school. We enjoyed our time in class by singing and dancing and playing inside a big tent that we found in the container, we also went on a little nature walk, exploring the fresh air and looking at all the beautiful flowers growing because of the rain! 

We’ve been busy having a blast while also working on our hand skills. With a little help from our awesome teachers, we’ve been threading, matching colours, and getting active with Funfit sports. Doing these activities not only makes us happy but also helps our little hands get stronger and better at doing stuff. 

For our art project, we made adorable police badges! And guess what? We even learned how police officers use their badges to tell us to stop. It was so much fun! We loved getting creative and imagining ourselves as part of the police team. 

See you all in the second Term!  

Have a safe and happy holiday!

    

 Dates to Diarise:

12 April: Holiday Club Starts

27 April: Public Holiday (Freedom Day)

1 May: Public Holiday (Workers Day)

3 May: Holiday Club Ends

6 May: Staff Set Up Day (Staff Only)

7 May: Term 2 Starts

9 May: Haircut Day

24 May: Eye Screening (Details to follow)

31 May: Tractor Ride day

 

 

 

Lots of love

Teacher Monette and the Playful Pups Assistants

Dream Big Pups!

Science and Experiments

Science and Experiments

THEME

Science & Experiments

COLOUR

Yellow

SHAPE

Rectangle

NUMBER

Recap

j

LETTER

Ee – Explosion

Oh, what an absolute blast we had with our Science and Experiments theme! It was hands-down one of the highlights for our little adventurers! 

Let me tell you about our first experiment—it was pure magic! We took some wood glue and sprinkled salt on top, then waited eagerly for it to dry. Once it was all set, we grabbed our paintbrushes and added splashes of colourful paint. The Pups were absolutely enthralled as they watched the colours swirl and mix together, just like a beautiful rainbow unfolding before their eyes! 

And then came our pepper, water, and soap experiment—what a hoot! We filled bowls with water and pepper, and then added a dash of soap. The moment that soap touched the water, it was like a party! The pepper scattered away, following the soap’s lead. It was like a tiny pepper parade right before our eyes! 

Now, let’s talk about our week dedicated to the colour yellow. We gathered all sorts of sunny yellow objects and spent time talking about each one. The giggles and excitement were contagious as we explored the vibrant world of yellow together! 

But that’s not all—we also engaged in some fine motor activities that were a hit with our little ones. With careful hands, we scooped tiny beads and big beads into a muffin pan, showcasing some impressive coordination and concentration. 

Each experiment and activity wasn’t just about learning science or colours—it was about creating lasting memories and sparking curiosity in our young explorers. Oh, what a marvellous journey it was! 

Positive Vibes!

    

 Dates to Diarise:

11 April: Break Up Day

12 April: Holiday Club Starts

27 April: Public Holiday (Freedom Day)

1 May: Public Holiday (Workers Day)

3 May: Holiday Club Ends

6 May: Staff Set Up Day (Staff Only)

7 May: Term 2 Starts

9 May: Haircut Day

24 May: Eye Screening (Details to follow)

31 May: Tractor Ride day

 

 

 

Lots of love

Teacher Monette and the Playful Pups Assistants

We’ve had a blast!

Autumn, Birds, Migration and Easter

Autumn, Birds, Migration and Easter

THEME

Autumn, Birds, Migration & Easter

COLOUR

White

SHAPE

Cross & Oval

NUMBER

Recap

j

LETTER

Oo – Oval

This week we had loads of fun with all of our activities! 

We are so proud of our Pups and how well they have adjusted and adapted to our school and their classroom, and we are very proud to say that there are almost no more tears in the mornings!  

This week we learned about Autumn and Easter. Because there is so much to learn about Easter, we decided to stick with the fun stuff like the Easter bunny and eggs (all the other stuff will start next year when they are a little older and are more able to understand). We learned a very cool song called Hop Little Bunny, I’m sure all the Pups will be able to sing the song if you ask them! 

For our art this week we made our own Easter eggs using pasta and painting over it with different colours, the Pups also felt the texture of the different pastas that was used. They enjoyed it so much! 

We also made a cute Easter card using eggshells and handprints on the front page. Some of the Pups were not too keen of the texture He-he! 

We also did an activity using our colours: Different colour were on the carpet, and I asked the Pups to show me where each colour was. They did so well! 

All-in-all we have had a super successful week filled with fun and learning! Thank you for being amazing parents and for trusting us with your Pups!  

Here is the song we sang this week just in case: 

See bunnies sleeping ’til it’s nearly noon 

Shall we gently wake them up with a merry tune? 

They’re so still 

Are they ill? 

Wake up soon 

Wake up, little bunnies! 

Hop, little bunnies 

Hop, hop, hop 

Hop, little bunnies 

Hop, hop, hop 

Hop, little bunnies 

Hop, hop, hop 

Hop, hop, hop, hop, hop 

 

Are your alarm clocks set for the Easter Bunny on Sunday morning folks?

    

 Dates to Diarise:

29 March – 1 April: Easter Weekend

11 April: Break Up Day

12 April: Holiday Club Starts

 

Lots of love

Teacher Monette and the Playful Pups Assistants

Our Happy Pups!

My House

My House

THEME

My House

COLOUR

Green

SHAPE

Square

NUMBER

2

j

LETTER

Hh – House

This has been a beautiful week playing and exploring with the Pups. When I look back at photos of the Pups from just a few weeks ago, I can see so many changes already! Our Pups are reaching more and more milestones. There are many little ones starting to talk more and understand more language concepts. Often during the day, we hear new words pop out of these little ones mouths and myself and the Playful Pups assistant are so proud and happy to experience these very special moments! 

It’s been an eventful busy week talking about our different homes and that we get different kinds of homes. I truly believe home is where the heart is, as the saying goes. This week’s art activity the Pups built their own house using different shapes that I cut out and they had to stick the shapes where they felt they belonged. We also did another art activity that I won’t be sending home as we will keep it for art expo! 

For Yoga this week we did the following: 

We focused on our lateral muscles whilst singing and stretching along to the “Clap It” song. 

This week’s pose was the forward bend! 

Benefits of forward bending: 

*Improves digestion  

*Stretches and removes tension in the spine and neck 

*Increasesbloodflow 

The Pups absolutely enjoyed it so much! 

I hope you all have a lovely, relaxed weekend. 

See you on Monday! 

Next week’s theme is: My Pets 

 

Next week is all about PETS ...

    

 Dates to Diarise:

21 March: Public Holiday (Human Rights Day)

22 March: School Holiday

29 March – 1 April: Easter Weekend

11 April: Break Up Day

12 April: Holiday Club Starts

 

Lots of love

Teacher Monette and the Playful  Pups Assistants

Our Happy Pups!

My Family

My Family

THEME

My Family

COLOUR

Purple

SHAPE

Triangle

NUMBER

1

j

LETTER

Gg – Granny

This week just zoomed by like a shooting star! We had a blast talking about families – they’re super special to each and every one of us. Families come in all shapes and sizes, but they’re always filled with love. And oh boy, did we rock out to the finger family song! 

In our artsy adventures, we let our creative juices flow! The Pups took charge with some freestyle painting, creating a vibrant backdrop for our family pictures cut out from magazines. It was a real team effort – they painted, stuck, and I snipped out the family fun! 

 But wait, there’s more! We whipped up another masterpiece for our upcoming art expo. Can’t spill the beans yet, but trust me, it’s going to be a showstopper! 

Yoga time with Teacher Nicole was a hit, as always. Her classes are like a magical journey for the kiddos, filled with zen vibes and giggles. 

 And let’s not forget FunFit sports – our little athletes were in full swing, gearing up for our Sports Day extravaganza this Saturday! They knocked it out of the park! 

Oh, and guess what? We dove headfirst into a rainbow of colours this week! I couldn’t be prouder of my Pups! 

What an awesome week we had!

 

One sleep to go until Sports Day!

    

 Dates to Diarise:

9 March: Sports Day

14 March: Pet Demo

15 March: Haircut Day

21 March: Public Holiday (Human Rights Day)

22 March: School Holiday

29 March – 1 April: Easter Weekend

11 April: Break Up Day

12 April: Holiday Club Starts

 

 

Lots of love

Teacher Monette and the Playful Pups Assistants

Our Pup Family!

Safety

Safety

THEME

Safety

COLOUR

Red

SHAPE

Star

NUMBER

5

j

LETTER

Ss – Safety

This week at school, we’ve been all about safety, and it’s been such a joy sharing the experience with your amazing children. Here’s a closer look at what we’ve been up to: 

We kicked off the week by revisiting our classroom rules. We discussed why it’s important not to run in the classroom or stand on chairs, emphasizing the need to keep our learning environment safe and fun for everyone. 

Our road safety lessons were a hit! We took the children outside to practice crossing the street safely using the zebra crossing. They learned to look left and right for cars, and their excitement on their faces was truly heartwarming. 

We then also learnt about the “stop, drop, and roll” technique. We made sure the Pups understood what to do in case of a fire emergency, all while keeping the lesson fun and exciting as well. 

Our art activities were a highlight of the week. The children got to unleash their creativity by making handprint firemen, which turned out absolutely adorable! We also explored numbers through fun, hands-on activities. 

And let’s not forget about the Art Expo surprises! While I can’t spill the beans just yet, just know that your little artists have been working hard creating something truly special. 

Today, we had a blast with shaving cream and colours. Mixing red, orange, and yellow and made it look just like fire! The kids were completely in their element by this activity. 

Looking ahead, our next adventure we will focus on “Me and My Family.” We’ll be exploring what makes each family special and celebrating the bonds that unite us all.  

Please remember to label all belongings and send in a family photo for our discussions. 

Warmest hugs!~

 

Stop, drop and roll into the weekend!

    

 Dates to Diarise:

9 March: Sports Day

14 March: Pet Demo

15 March: Haircut Day

21 March: Public Holiday (Human Rights Day)

22 March: School Holiday

29 March – 1 April: Easter Weekend

11 April: Break Up Day

12 April: Holiday Club Starts

 

 

Lots of love

Teacher Monette and the Playful Pups Assistants

Safe and Secure!