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Friday, 26 May 2017

Letter 33 (2016-17)

22 May 2017
Dear Parents,
          Last week we ended our topic on “The Sky” by looking at the night sky.  We learned that while the day sky was bright and the colour of the sky usually looked blue, the night sky was dark and the sky usually looked black or a deep blue.  We experimented light and dark by being outside where we could see the sun and going into a room where it was dark.  We continued our discussion on light and dark by looking at light and dark colours. 
          Later in the week, we talked about things people usually do at night.  In the house centre, we pretended to have dinner, brush our teeth, read bedtime stories and go to bed.  We certainly had lots of fun when we had our “Pyjama Party.”  We talked about beddings and pretended to sleep on the bed.  We showed our soft animal to our friends and even had the animals join the party!  We talked about camping and instead of making S’mores by roasting marshmallows, we baked them Some of us had big eyes when we saw the chocolate and wanted to eat them right away.  We then sat down together to eat and drink night snacks such as S’mores, cookies and milk.  We ended our pyjama party by having popcorn while watching some short videos about night time such as “Nighty Night” and “Luna the Moon.” While lying down we were all excited to see the twinkling lights on the ceiling which came from the night lamp.  It was certainly a marvelous day for all of us.  During the week, we also talked about nocturnal animals such as cats, owls and bats. In the art centre, we made a book about night time, and drew pictures about our dreams.
          This week we will be starting on a new topic “Builders and the Building Site.”  It will certainly be a topic of interest to many of us.
                                                                                                Best Regards,

                                                                                                Ms. Marizon





















Monday, 22 May 2017

Letter 32 (2016-17)

22 May 2017
Dear Parents,
          Last week we ended our topic on “The Sky” by looking at the night sky.  We learned that while the day sky was bright and the colour of the sky usually looked blue, the night sky was dark and the sky usually looked black or a deep blue.  We experimented light and dark by being outside where we could see the sun and going into a room where it was dark.  We continued our discussion on light and dark by looking at light and dark colours. 
          Later in the week, we talked about things people usually do at night.  In the house centre, we pretended to have dinner, brush our teeth, read bedtime stories and go to bed.  We certainly had lots of fun when we had our “Pyjama Party.”  We talked about beddings and pretended to sleep on the bed.  We showed our soft animal to our friends and even had the animals join the party!  We talked about camping and instead of making S’mores by roasting marshmallows, we baked them Some of us had big eyes when we saw the chocolate and wanted to eat them right away.  We then sat down together to eat and drink night snacks such as S’mores, cookies and milk.  We ended our pyjama party by having popcorn while watching some short videos about night time such as “Nighty Night” and “Luna the Moon.” While lying down we were all excited to see the twinkling lights on the ceiling which came from the night lamp.  It was certainly a marvelous day for all of us.  During the week, we also talked about nocturnal animals such as cats, owls and bats. In the art centre, we made a book about night time, and drew pictures about our dreams.
          This week we will be starting on a new topic “Builders and the Building Site.”  It will certainly be a topic of interest to many of us.
                                                                                                Best Regards,

                                                                                                Ms. Marizon





















Sunday, 14 May 2017

Letter 31 (2016-17)

15 May 2017
Dear Parents,
          As the previous week, we had been talking about rainy days, we continued our discussion with stormy days.  We looked at thunder and lightning and talked about how they happen.  We listened to the sound of thunder and all said that we were scared of thunder.  So, we sang a song called “I Hear Thunder” and played on the drums to make loud noises like thunder.  We had lots of fun playing on the drums.  On Friday for assembly, we sang and played on the drums to show our friends in KG and Reception.  We all did a great job banging on the drums and stopping at the right time when we needed to stop.  Later on, we talked about rainbows as we normally see rainbows after the rain.  We discussed and sang a song about rainbows before making both small and large rainbows. On the large rainbow, we glued different coloured materials to make our rainbows, while on the small one we chose whether to paint with a paintbrush or make fingerprints.
Then, we talked about the night sky.  We compared day sky and night sky and saw that the day sky is bright while the night sky is dark.  We discussed about natural objects that we see at night.  We looked at the stars and saw that on some nights we could see the sky full of stars.  We then made the stars by poking holes on the black paper.  We looked at the black paper against the light and saw the twinkling stars.  We also talked about a constellation of stars. In the Writing centre, we put lots of star stickers on the black paper and drew lines to connect the stars. We then imagined what our constellations looked like.  One of us thought that his constellation looked like a moon while another thought that her constellation looked like mama and papa.       
Image result for pyjama partyThis week, we will continue to discuss night time and talk about things that we do at night, including bed time routines. Next, we will learn about nocturnal animals. To end off our unit on the night sky, we will include a Pyjama Party on Wednesday 17 May.  Each child can come to school in pyjamas and bring in a stuffed sleep toy that morning.
                                                                                                Best Regards,

                                                                                                Ms. Marizon