Thank you for your patience and understanding about last weeks TIn Tuc. The Aristocrats was a big success and I loved getting to be part of it and helping out our music teacher Ms. Liz. I can’t believe we have come to the end of our first semester and that I won’t see the children until January! I am going to miss them very much. We have been talking about ways to stay connected while we are far apart. Sebi suggested face time. If you would like to set up face time phone calls or Skype calls please let me know. I would love to stay in touch with the children anyway possible.
This week we celebrated Cyrus turning 5 and welcomed several mystery readers! Thank you to Ben and Allison, Asia and Giles, Mimi’s grandma and Anh, Edens mom, who all bravely read to a group of 4 year olds! Well done.
We continue to look at materials and their properties . This week I showed the children three different materials, plastic fabric and wood. I asked them what they noticed about them and where did they come from. I then asked them;
- Which one would be good for a rainy day? Why? Can you draw a picture of something that would keep me dry?
- Which one would be good for building a house? Why? Can you draw a house for me to live in?
- Which one would be good for making clothing? Why? Can draw you draw an outfit for me?
On Tuesday we talked about about how we were going to be apart for awhile. We took our peg people and a world map and talked about where we were traveling to during the break. I wondered if we could make a potion in the potion lab that would keep us connected and help me with my missing feeling.
We made gingerbread cookies in cooking and said goodbye to Luy who is off to Australia for the break and to welcome a new baby brother!
On Wednesday, Ms M invited K1 C to meet her friend Gingerella who came to school on a special bike and shared a story with the children about how she helps finds missing shoes. We also welcomed Jack’s mom and dad, Asia and Giles, who read two wonderfully funny books and gave us some yummy Christmas cookies.
On Thursday we had a buddy dance party in the canteen. We played with syringes and test tubes on the water table and Simones mom and dad, Ben and Allison came in and read a book in Vietnamese and a book that Simone wrote called Momo and Leo. We just loved it.
On Friday we had only ten children and, even though we couldn’t go outside because of the AQI, we enjoyed spending our last day together. I look forward to seeing everyone back here on Monday, January 6th, 2020! I am off to New York to see my husband, Jim, and my dog, BIlly. You are welcome to contact me and let me know if the kids want to talk to me!
Here are pictures from the week. Enjoy!