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Healthy Eating, Etiquette and Manners

Feb 10, 2023

THEME

Healthy Eating, Etiquette & Manners

COLOUR

Orange

SHAPE

Rectangle

NUMBER

4

j

LETTER

Ff – Food 

This week was jam packed with fun-filled activities about eating healthy, having etiquette and manners. We are so proud of the Squad because they were all polite this week and really stepped up to the plate.

Writing and Phonics: Phonics this week focused on our next three letters (J,K,L) which the children traced and then wrote them independently. We are pleased to see that they are getting the hang of using the ‘cat method’ and although this is a difficult one – they are using the method nicely.

We also added a new sight word, ‘here’. Please continue practicing letter sounds and the sight words ‘look’, ‘at’, ‘me’, and ‘in’.

Maths: Our mathematics lesson this week focused on 2D and 3D shape recognition. The Squad were asked to correctly distinguish between a group of shapes – which one is a 2D and which one is a 3D shape and then sort them into the correct side of the table. We also had a dot-to-dot worksheet for fun.

Life Skills: This week we looked at introducing the principle: Thinkers. These types of students are learners who go into detail about all the finer things in life. They can be seen ‘in their head or daydreaming’.

Art: We had so much fun this week, we tapped into our fine motor skills by threading strips of paper under and over to form our place mats which we used for our cooking activity.

Cooking & Music: This week’s cooking lesson was so much fun. The Squad made their very own fruit kebabs which assisted with their fine motor skills and then they had to follow different patterns such as ‘kiwi, kiwi, mango, paw-paw, kiwi, peach, plum’. They did well with this. We also set up a restaurant style lunch where the teachers were the servers and we even played restaurant music – thank you teacher Hayley. During this lunch we practiced table manners and etiquette.

For music we looked at different instruments and the sounds that they make. Next week we will be learning a new song.

 It has been a great week.

See you all next week.

For our Fussy Kiddies ...

Plate pics and LOTS of colour often does the trick!

    

 Dates to Diarise: 

14 Feb: Valentine’s Disco

15 Feb: Haircut Day 

20 Feb: Fire Drill

21 Feb: Curious Crew Term meeting

24 – 27 Feb: Mid Term Break

28 Feb: Back to School

 

Lots of love

Teacher Carla, Teacher Hayley and the Smart Squad Assistants

Our Squad!

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