Mystery Reader #1
We would like to express our huge appreciation to Shelia (Hann Yang’s Mum) for being our first mystery reader of the year. Sheila shared a Singaporean Folk Tale that teaches us about how the modern day area of “Red Hill” in Singapore got its name. We throughly enjoy our first mystery reader experience and look forward to our next visitor!
Preparing for our field trip…
We arrived at school on Wednesday with huge excitement about our field trip to Vivimart on Thursday. We first reflected on what we have inquired into so far about nutrition and making balanced choices and set to work designing healthy, balanced snacks. We organised ourselves into groups and planned our recipes, listing our ingredients and deciding as a group what we needed to buy. We shared our plans with all other groups and discussed if there were any overlapping ingredients that we could buy and share in order to avoid waste.
Field Trip Fun…
We would like to extend a big, big thank you to our parent volunteers Rachel, Judit, Barbara and Phuong for joining us on our field trip, we could not have done it without you!
We set off on foot to Vivimart in our teams of four and were surprised at how quickly it took us to arrive there. In previous years this was not possible but thanks to the new sidewalk we were able to integrate some exercise into our balanced and healthy field trip! Our shopping lists and plans kept us focussed as we explored the supermarket to find our ingredients. There were so many wonderful learning opportunities to be had. We weighed items, made group decisions, interpreted signs and labels and interacted with shop assistants. We also made the conscious choice to bring along our backpacks to carry our purchased items to reduce the use of plastic bags.
Using our ingredients to making balanced snack choices…
After returning from our field trip we set to work making healthy and balanced snack from the array of ingredients that we purchased and what fun it was!! We observed wonderful examples of delegation, team work, creativity and endurance (it takes a lot of energy to slice, chop and peel!) as each team consulted their plans and produce a balanced feast fit for a King. Reflecting on the experience we realised how proud we were to create our own snacks independently and to be risk takers by trying new recipes and ingredients. We hope to see some action in the form of independently made and balanced snacks as a result of our trip today.
Reminders this week…
The Grade 1-3 Musical is fast approaching be sure to support by attending on December 1st & 2nd, it is sure to be a great performance!
- Healthy Snack Sale will take place November 22nd, thank you to our SCO for organising
- Please remind your child to wear suitable running shoes tomorrow, Friday November 17th, as they will be participating in outdoor athletics
- All Walkathon sponsorship forms and donations are much appreciated, please support this wonderful cause in aid of the Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation