Our week began with a field trip along with Discovery B to the grassy area in front of the library for a shared picnic. Connecting with the natural environment and the outdoors is an important part of our curriculum. Some of the children were a bit nervous about grass, but eventually embraced sitting down in a soft space and enjoying their snack.
This week we have been continuing our discussion about being kind. We have also been discussing the importance of being respectful to our friends and teachers and making good choices. These will be a few of many key words the children will be introduced to and practice throughout the year.
Let’s talk about lunch! Wow, it is amazing how quickly Discovery has learned to wash their hands, set the table, and serve themselves lunch. They are learning to pass food, take only the amount they need and focus on eating while talking to their friends. They clear their plate when they have had enough and tidy up after themselves. If you can, please help them contribute at home and let them show you how independent they are becoming!
This week we also took a field trip to the music classroom for lessons. Music has been held in our classroom up until this week. But the children had a chance to visit Ms. Liz in her environment which provides a large space for movement and music and it was a huge success.
Olivia’s mom was our first mystery reader today! It was very exciting having the children try to guess who it was going to be. They were such good listeners! Thank you Maria!
Finally, we celebrated the International Day of Peace today. We read two of my favorite peace books pictured below and then brainstormed what peace means to us. Peaceful will be another key word we will begin using throughout the year.
Please enjoy these pictures of the week which include a special shaving cream sensory activity, a fun math provocation, cooking apple muffins and a visit with our grade 3 buddies.
- Swimming starts this Monday, September 23rd. Please look at the classroom schedule carefully. On days when we have swimming period 1, please send your child to school with their swimming suit already on underneath their PE kit. The reason I ask this is because we do not have time to change and then get all the way to the pool once the bell rings. Thank you for understanding. And if you have any questions or concerns please email our aquatics director Mr. Martin. email@example.com
- At the beginning of next week I will be on personal leave for a couple of days. I will still be available via email but if you have anything urgent, please send a message to the ECC secretary Ms. Phuong. She can then get a message to Ms. Hang or Ms. Nhung. Thank you for understanding.
Have a lovely and relaxing weekend,