30 September 2014
I hope you all had a good time together during the long weekend. Time certainly goes by quickly and we are now approaching the month of October. The children certainly know the classroom environment well now. They know where to look for the toys and materials they want, and have started to make choices in their play.
Last week we talked about our nose. We learned that our nose can smell, and we proved it by smelling different fragrances. Some of us found some items such as flowers or vanilla to smell good while items such as ginger or all spice to be bad. On the other hand, some of us preferred fragrances found in food such as soya sauce and fish sauce! As we had been smelling flowers, in the art centre, we made lots of flowers. We then glued cotton balls to be the centre of the flowers and chose the fragrance to put on them. Some of us chose jasmine and orange, while others chose soya sauce and fish sauce! We will be putting our flowers up on the board in front of the classroom, and you can come and smell them and decide which ones you like. During Sensory Play we made jelly and used it to paint pictures. We could smell strawberry while we painted. We were excited that we were able to smell this nice fragrance while we painted.
Did you try the apple pie we made in Cooking? We rolled the dough and added apple, cinnamon and sugar. After our pies were put in the oven, we could smell cinnamon all around the building. It really made us feel hungry.
This week we will be talking about our hands, and feet. We will be using our hands to touch and feel different textures. This Friday 2 October, we will be having our individual and class photos taken. Please send in an extra set of school uniform in case the one we are wearing gets wet or dirty before our photo shooting.