Ff – Farm
Another great week, with the theme being On the farm- Farm Animals! I hope your little ones have been singing your ears off with “Old Mac Donald!” and naming all the animals and sounds they make because we sure have been learning and practicing in class!
For art this week, our Pups made a horse out of a paper plate and we did some cork stamping to make pigs.
We also got our Pups to participate in a threading activity this week which is a fantastic activity for promoting fine motor development in young children. It requires concentration, thinking skills, encourages the use of the pincer grasp between the thumb and forefinger and naturally strengthens the small hand muscles that are vital for holding a pencil to write with, later on. We simply used pipe cleaners and old powder milk tins. We poked holes in the plastic lid for them to thread the pipe cleaner through … some grasped this technique so quickly while others needed more assistance.
On Thursday morning we took our Pups on a nature walk down to the ponies where they got to see Troy and Frankie. We asked the Pups what colour the ponies were and some shouted “green!”. We are getting to know all our colours but some Pups just seem to have a favorite and everything they see is either green or orange! How cute? We also got to collect grass which we then used for our art piece this week.
This is the third week of term two and for most of these Pups it seems as if they didn’t even have a month break, they are all back into routine and are happy going about their day. For the shyer Pups, some are shedding a few tears when being dropped off in the morning but this is absolutely fine and there is nothing to worry about, it takes two seconds for them to settle and then they’re off playing or doing an activity with their teachers. Us as adults don’t want to climb out our warm beds in the morning because it’s so dark and cold, so just imagine what it must be like for your little ones!?
We hope you all have a super weekend ahead, keep warm and safe. See you back on Monday!
Next week’s theme: Wild Animals and Birds of Prey
World BEE Day!
BEE thankful, BEE positive, BEE cool …
But most of all …
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