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Insects and Bees

Sep 30, 2022

THEME

Insects & Bees

COLOUR

Yellow

SHAPE

Hexagon

NUMBER

13 & Recap

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LETTER

Ii – Insects

What a lovely theme, the children are so fascinated by all of the different creepy crawlies – even trying to trick their teachers by hiding some fake insects around the classroom just to hear us squirm. We have so much fun with these wonderful Squad members!

Writing and Phonics: We have been working through our ‘e’ family words and this week we covered the ‘ed’ and ‘eg’ family words. The Crew have been matching the words to their relevant pictures but initially adding their sound buttons under each letter which assists them in reading. We also wrote down sentences corresponding to these words, further reiterating the sounds and assisting with letter formation and spacing. This is easy to practice at home as we used normal lined paper, and your child will be able to draw their kitty cats down the margin. Say a few words for them (whether it be sight words or CVC words) you will be pleased to see how wonderful their writing is coming along.

We also added two new sight words, ‘day’ and ‘are’.

Maths: We have been working on our counting to and from these past few weeks. This week we completed a worksheet where the children needed to write the number that comes before, after or in-between. They did well with this, but we do ask that they practice at home. An easy way to do this is by counting for them 1,2,3 (stopping and allowing them to say the next number) and so forth. Try doing it by counting backward too. Practice makes perfect.

Life Skills: Hard work, definitely does pay off. We always explain to the Squad that we sometimes feel like giving up, but it is so important to push through that and get to the finish line because almost always we feel that it was easier than expected. We get so used to letting others do the work that we think we can’t do it. So we spent the week saying positive things like ‘I can do it’!

Art: We had so much fun this week, getting our creative juices flowing. We worked with many different materials this week, cutting, pasting, painting, colouring and drawing. The Squad made a motivational card in which they constructed their own little bee using the given cut-outs. We also completed our tree using different recycled objects to form the grass and flowers. We cannot wait for you to see their beautiful cards, bee-lieve in yourself.

 It has been a great week!

See you all next week.

Next week’s theme: Frogs, Ponds, Rivers & Dams

WE WANNA KNOW ...

What is your favourite insect?

 

 Dates to Diarise: 

Haircut Day: 5 Oct

Break Up Day & Art Expo: 20 Oct

Mid-Term Break: 21 – 24 Oct

Back to School: 25 Oct

Mommy & Me Yoga (PP, HH, CC): 27 Oct

Mommy & Me Yoga (BB, SS): 28 Oct

 

 

Lots of love

Teacher Carla, Teacher Hayley and the Smart Squad Assistants

Our BEEutiful Squad!

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