1 6 October 2018
This week is Parent-Orientation week, if you have not yet signed up please do so.
Last week, we started to talk about our mouth, our tongue, and our teeth. First we looked at our mouth and its function. We tried talking with our mouths opened and closed, and to eat with a closed mouth. It was hard. We learned that inside a mouth there is a tongue, gum and teeth. We talked about the functions of the gum and teeth, and discovered that it would be hard for the teeth to stay straight without the help of the gum. We then talked about our teeth. We felt amazed when we tried to chew without using our teeth, and learned that teeth were really important in helping us chew food. In the math centre we did one-on-one correspondence by placing a tooth on each vacant spot, and counted the teeth, and in Cooking we made “apple teeth” from apple, marshmallows and peanut butter. During the week, we talked about the importance of taking care of our teeth, and practiced brushing our teeth with a toothbrush and toothpaste. In the art centre, we used toothbrushes to paint! Later on in the week, we talked about our tongue and tasted different kinds of flavours. First we tasted sugar, honey and other sweet ingredients. At first we felt a bit reluctant to try these strange looking ingredients, but once we tried we could hardly stop. Later on in the week, we tasted ingredients and food items that were salty. As sugar and salt looked similar, some of us were surprised to discover that salt tasted different from sugar. We enjoyed trying both flavours and this week we will talk about ingredients that are sour, bitter and spicy. We will also start to look at different kinds of food. We will be focusing on bread, rice and pasta.
As we will be celebrating Charter’s 15th birthday this Friday, throughout this week, we will be doing a few activities to celebrate the event. This Friday, please let your child wear their white 15 t-shirt to school. As games and other fun activities will be run in the afternoon starting at 12.40, please come and pick your child up at that time to take them around the Sports Hall and football field to join the different activities.
Just a reminder that next week will be our half-term break for term 1. School will resume again on Monday 29 October.