Cooking and Food

Cooking and Food

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Cooking & Food

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LETTER

Ff – food

What a week we have had! The Busy Bugs absolutely loved the hands on (and delicious) approach to the theme this week!

We discussed all of the exciting aspects of the kitchen from the utensils we use, to the equipment that make cooking possible, the food that we cook and the extra little bits we add for flavour! We learnt about a few basic kitchen rules like:

  • Never play with or use a knife without adult supervision
  • Do not touch a hot stove, oven or kettle
  • Don’t touch pots or pans that are being used on the stove
  • Always wash your hands before touching the food you are cooking with

This week we made 3 delicious goodies for the Bugs to eat.

On Tuesday, we made the most scrumptious mini muffin omelets. We cracked the eggs into a big bowl and each Bug got a chance to whisk them together. They got to cut a small piece of ham, tomatoes and even grated some cheese. We then scooped the egg into our muffin pans, sprinkled whatever topping we wanted on our omelets and put them in the oven to bake. We ate these for snack, paired up nicely with a half of a toasted cheese.

On Thursday, Chef Nombuso did our cooking lesson with us. We made the most delicious marmite and cheese pinwheels. The Bugs got to flour and roll the puff pastry, spread marmite all over it and then sprinkle cheese (A LOT of cheese!) and stick them in the oven to take home. We hope you all enjoyed these!

Our last cooking fun was on Friday where we put a different spin on standard cookies. We made standard cookie mix, but then added jelly powder in for flavour and texture. The Bugs loved these!

Can you believe we only have one week left of school! It’s hard to believe how quickly this year has gone! We have loved every second spent with these Bugs and are going to miss them dearly next year!

We hope you are all ready for the exciting, fun, craziness that will be next week! We have so many amazing Christmas activities lined up!

Adventures in the kitchen!

We heard lots of fun stories about the adventures the Bugs have had in the kitchen at home and of all the delicious goodies they have cooked and baked.

Cooking is such an important skill for children to have as it teaches them responsibility, safety awareness, quality family bonding time… even basic Maths. And we are so happy to hear that so many of our Bugs get the opportunity to spend this time with their families in the kitchen.

Please remember:

Christmas boxes for your child’s art

Flash sticks for reports 

Last few items for our 12 Days of Christmas Charity Drive

 

 

Lots of love 

The Busy Bugs Teachers and Assistants

Spicing up our week with super fun activities!

 

Cooking and Food

Cooking and Food

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Cooking & Food

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LETTER

Cc 

This week the Playful Pups learnt all about cooking and food. We sat in a circle and spoke about what our favourite things are to eat. There were many answers of apples, bananas and chicken. Clearly we have some healthy Playful Pups in this classroom … hehe! 

We spoke about what we use to cook and make food, and how we usually have to use a very hot oven and stove which we must never touch! We made our own sandwiches to have with our scrambled eggs, they all enjoyed buttering their bread very much. We also made our own healthy food plate with fruits, veg, chicken and eggs. We all helped make some delicious jelly which we put in the fridge and waited for it to set so that we could enjoy it after lunch.

Any other free time for activities we had, we spent making some of our Christmas art as our theme next week is Christmas! We are so excited about that and the Pups are talking about it already. Please don’t forget your child’s Christmas box so that we can put all their art and goodies inside it.

I can’t believe next week is the last week of school! I am not ready to say goodbye to these sweet little faces!

Enjoy the pictures from the week, there are some cuties. Have a wonderful weekend.

 

Who helps out in the kitchen!

I asked the Pups who helps mommy cook dinner?

Emily answered very proudly: “me!” … and then they all joined in!

Please remember:

Christmas boxes for your child’s art

Flash sticks for reports 

Last few items for our 12 Days of Christmas Charity Drive

 

 

Lots of love

Teacher Jules and the Playful Pups Assistants

Spicing up our week with super fun activities!

 

Cooking and Food

Cooking and Food

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Cooking & Food

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LETTER

Ff – food

Cooking is always a fun theme and the children just love it! They love engaging in free role-play-cooking and they cooked up a storm using our classroom kitchen and utensils.

We have been working on letter recognition and have been singing Jolly phonic songs to reinforce this. To reinforce our letter of the week we did a playdough activity with the letter Cc. Keep practicing Hoppers! 

During Cooking this week with Chef Nombuso, we made a Healthy Fruit platter.  The Hoppers cut up apples, bananas and watermelon.  They enjoyed this after their mid-morning snack on Wednesday. Our children worked so independently and carefully with butter knives to cut up all the fruit. Well done to all of them!

  We learnt how to prepare the foods and cook them, and we learnt all about the kitchen, utensils, cooking and braai safety.

We had a fun spaghetti sensory play on Thursday, where the kids had their own bowl of spaghetti and could string it out, create a picture or just gobble it up – which most of the Hoppers preferred to do! Even though it was cold, they found it delicious.

To incorporate our colour of the week, each Hopper got given a piece of paper and a blob of purple paint to free paint to their heart’s desire.

Our Hoppers created a very special picture birthday booklet for our amazing Principal Anita! Each Hopper drew a very special picture. She absolutely loved it!!

It has been a great week.

Our theme when we return to school will be: Christmas!

Have a safe and lovely weekend.

What the Hoppers like best!

We asked the Hoppers what their favourite food is …

Pizza, hamburgers and prawns seemed to all be winners!

Please remember:

Christmas boxes for your child’s art

Flash sticks for reports 

Last few items for our 12 Days of Christmas Charity Drive

 

 

Lots of love

The Happy Hoppers Teachers and Assistants

Spicing up our week with super fun activities!

 

Cooking and Food

Cooking and Food

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Cooking & Food

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LETTER

 Ff – food

What an absolutely amazing second last week of school. As things are nearing the end it is a blessing to see how much the Crew have grown since the beginning of the year. There have been so many special memories made this week.

On Monday the Crew made their very own ice lollies, created with yoghurt and fruit bits. They had so much fun making the mixture and pouring it into moulds. We also spent the day working through our shapes (focusing on 3D specifically as next year they will cover this more in detail). On Tuesday we decided to make Principal Anita a lovely birthday card for her birthday. It was so special to see how much they love her and all the wonderful memories they have of her. Later on in the day we enjoyed our frozen ice lollies in the garden – they were delicious!

Cooking week is always fun for the children to be involved in making something and feeling like ‘big kids’! On Thursday we created our very own snack! Nutella and fruit on bread! They were so excited and made wonderful masterpieces! We definitely have some Picassos in the class! We tackled numbers, their formation is very important going to Grade R. The Crew have progressed well with recognising their numerals and we are so proud of them! The weather on Thursday was perfect for movies and popcorn! Yay!

For homework this week, if you could practice letter sounds – ask your child to sing the alphabet song and then go through the letters asking them to sound out the letters. They will surprise you!

Have a lovely weekend and see you all on Monday!

We went on an outing!

Wednesday was our Curious Crew outing day. It was truly a beautiful day, the weather was great and the children had a blast! They were all so well-behaved and listened so well. There were many swings and even a big (fabric sac) swing! The Crew had such a jol! We are so blessed with the children that we had this year! We are going to miss them so much!

Please remember:

Christmas boxes for your child’s art

Flash sticks for reports 

Last few items for our 12 Days of Christmas Charity Drive

 

 

Lots of love

The Curious Crew Teachers and Assistants

Spicing up our week with super fun activities!

 

Cooking and Food

Cooking and Food

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Cooking & Food

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Purple

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LETTER

Cc and Ff

Can you believe that we only have 1 week left of school!

We started off this week listening to each other’s weekend news. We introduced this week’s theme: Cooking and Food. We spoke about what our favourite food is and how we think it is made. We discussed the different food that we have during Christmas and other special occasions.

Writing and Phonics: This week we focused on our “ub” and “ug” word family. We learnt our new words and did the “ub” and “ug” worksheet. We also did our “ub” and “ug” word family sentences without our writing cats. We are so proud at how beautifully they are writing all on their own!

Maths: We recapped addition and subtraction and did some practical examples before practicing addition and subtraction sums in our Maths books. We also recapped mental mathematics using our fingers to count.

Life Skills: We spoke about appreciating food and those who feed us. We spoke about why it is important to not waste food and to be thankful to those that make our food.  

Creative Art: We continued with our Christmas art to get us into the holiday spirit and practiced graduation too!   

It has been a great week.

See you all next week.

 

Such a beautiful evening!

What a success our Graduation was! We hope you loved it as much as we did.

We are so proud of our Smart Squad children and will miss each and every one of them!

Please remember:

Christmas boxes for your child’s art

Flash sticks for reports 

Last few items for our 12 Days of Christmas Charity Drive

 

 

Lots of love

The Smart Squad Teachers and Assistants

Spicing up our week with super fun activities!

 

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