28 September 2015
Last week we continued to talk about our feelings and rooms in the house. In addition to feeling happy, sad, and surprised, we talked about feeling angry, afraid and tired. We sang the song “If You’re Happy” but added other feelings to the song. Some of us liked the part when we sang “if you’re sad” as we could make crying sounds; while others liked the part when we sang “if you’re surprised” as we could say “oh, o.” We also looked in the mirror and tried to make these facial expressions. In the math centre we sorted out pictures of people with different facial expressions.
When talking about rooms in the house, we focused on the bedroom. We brought out the nap bed and looked at different kinds of beddings such as a pillow, a blanket and a bed sheet. Then we pretended to sleep on the bed. Most of us agreed to lie down on the bed, while some felt a bit reluctant and only wanted to watch. We also talked about the kind of furniture that can be found in the bedroom such as a dresser, a lamp, and a wardrobe which led us into our new topic on clothes.
We pretended to open the wardrobe and found different kinds of clothes such as shirts, trousers, blouses, skirts, hats and so forth. We had lots of fun trying on different kinds of clothes. We learned the words that are used to call different kinds of clothes. After trying on the clothes, we learned that when our clothes are dirty, we need to wash them and hung them up to dry. To reinforce these new words, in the art centre, we painted pictures of different kinds of clothes which we then used them to make a picture of clothes being hung on the clothes line. We also glued pictures of different kinds of clothes in our wardrobes. To strengthen our small muscles, we practiced manipulating the clothes pegs. Some of us found it to be rather tricky. We were not quite sure how to fasten the clothe pegs on to the line. We also practiced buttoning the buttons with our special buttoning snake.
This week we will be talking about clothes used for different kinds of weather. We will start to talk about clothes that are used on a hot or on a summer day. If you have any old clothes and accessories that can be lent to the classroom such as sunglasses, raincoats, boots, wooly hats, scarves, mittens, etc., please bring them in for us to use for our class discussion and for dressing up. Please do not send in any valuable items.