9 October 2017
Last week we ended our discussion on clothes by looking at clothes worn on a rainy day and cold days. First we looked at clothes and accessories that are used on a rainy day. With the amount of rain, we had, we certainly had first-hand experience in talking about rainy days. On the day we talked about raincoats, boots and umbrellas, it suddenly rained and so we went out to look at the real rain. We were very excited and after that every time it rained, someone would shout out “rain, rain!” Thank you for the clothes that you had lent us. We tried on raincoats, boots and carried umbrellas. In the writing centre, we drew lines to make the rain, and in the art centre, we made a picture of a child in the rain so as to reinforce the words we had been learning. To make our rain picture, we sprayed blue water colour from the spray bottle and observed the drops of water on the paper. We also talked about how muddy the ground could be after the rain. In Cooking we made chocolate mousse to represent mud. We were all eager to take turns using the electric beater, and all wanted to have a taste of the chocolate mousse.
Later on in the week we talked about cold days. We looked at and tried on different kinds of winter clothes. The mittens and socks were a big hit as we hardly wanted to take them off. When looking at mittens, we learned that mittens and gloves could help protect our hands from the cold. We tried touching ice with our bare hands and then with mittens and discovered that our bare hands felt cold while our hands with mittens felt warm. We also looked at wooly hats, scarves and jackets and made a picture with our these clothe items. To make our scarves we got to strengthen our small muscles by pressing the paper puncher to make holes so as to thread the wool for the tassels.
To celebrate World Literature Week next week, we will be talking about books. Our class will be listening to and doing activities around different nursery rhymes. Please sign-up to come to read to the class. You are going to be our mystery readers! Next week will also be PTC week, please sign your name to book your time on the sign-up sheet in front of the classroom.