Art Week

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ART WEEK 

This week has been chockablock full of art and craft experiences for the children both virtually and in person.  Here are the different experiences that the art department had organized for us to do!

Monday

On Monday the children were shown some different types of abstract art. We talked about the shapes and read the story Circle by Jon Klassen. The children then drew their own shapes in black marker ready for the next step.

Tuesday

On Tuesday we celebrated Benjamin’s birthday. Happy Birthday, Benjamin.!!! We also made a Discovery dragon and glued lots and lots of different shapes, eyes, and feathers onto the dragon’s body. Ms. Liz also did a zoom music session with us which we all enjoyed and got us to jump up and down to the beat!!

Wednesday

On Wednesday Ms. Emma asked us to color in our abstract shape drawings. The children were able to choose their own colors and I was very impressed with the way that they colored them in.

Thursday

On Thursday the children were involved in a virtual assembly. We learned about using different objects as musical instruments and created a STOMP session where we used their own instruments to make up a scene. Ms. Liz also read us a story where we were able to sing different parts of the story.  In the afternoon we said Good-Bye to the graduating students of 202 but cheering them on as they walked through the grounds saying goodbye.

Friday

On Friday we listened to some dragon stories and then went on a shape hunt around the school. The children also made some different road signs for the road that we have been working on in the classroom.

This week 

This week the children have been able to use our classroom environment differently. We have moved the tables and chairs to the side of the room and we have used the space for more physical games including using the parachute, musical chairs, duck duck goose, moon hopper races, and making our own road with street signs and cars. It is so good to see the children working together and developing their own games and interests. I love this time of year as it just shows how much the children have changed, matured  and developed. Here are the photos for the week.

Have a great weekend

Ms L

wellness week

WELLNESS WEEK

This week has been a wellness week. We have concentrated on taking care of our bodies and our minds through different experiences. The children have been involved in a group zoom session every morning where they have been invited to move to a variety of different experiences.

MONDAY

Here is Monday’s video of us involved in an action song to get us up and moving to the beat. Very energetic for a Monday morning!!

TUESDAY

On Tuesday the children explored yoga and had a very special visit from Felix the phoenix. Here is a small video clip. We also revisited the book I AM YOGA and showed off some of our favorite yoga moves to each other.

WEDNESDAY

On Wednesday we did some aerobics with Mr. Quan. Here is a short clip of our aerobic moves. Mr. Quan is very popular in Discovery and the children love seeing him as often as possible.

THURSDAY

On Thursday the children went on a hunt to find Phoneix with the PE team. Here they are involved in a story exercise. We also had an elementary assembly and participated in a Kalinga quiz where unfortunately we did not know many of the answers. It was a very tough quiz!

FRIDAY

On our last day of wellness week, the children participated in a dance called walking on sunshine. It was so nice to see some of our Discovery friends that we have not seen for a while. It was so good to see everyone boogying to the beat!! Here is a small clip of their moves!!

Some special interests…..

The children were very interested in using our new window markers on the windows. It has made our room so colorful and bright. We also made some very fashionable jewelry and explored making books and stories. The children focused on story and book characters, the settings, and the development of titles. They used paper and story stones to explore these concepts. Here are some photos of the action happening.

Have a great weekend and stay COOL!!!

Ms L :0

 

We are back

Dear Parents

And we are back….

It has been so good to see all the children’s smiling faces as they skipped back into the classroom. I was really surprised at how resilient they were especially when things were a little different in the classroom and at school. They have all grown up both physically and emotionally and you have all done a wonderful job with them over the last 3 months!!

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This week the children have been involved in creating their own curious creatures as this was our theme for book week. We first read the story Where the wild things are by Maurice Sendek and discussed the different characteristics that each of the monsters had. The children were then invited to draw their very own curious creatures. Here are some pictures of their drawings and their thoughts behind them.

Playdough Monsters

The children were then invited to recreate their monsters in playdough. This activity lasted quite a long time as the children discussed at each table what they were making with their friends and the different types of monsters that they were making. It was so good to see the collaboration between the children and the mature conversations that were taking place. Here are their playdough models.

PJ Day

Photos from the week

Here are some more snaps of the week. Have a great weekend and we will see you on Monday.

Ms L