26 September 2016
As we have had a lot of rain lately, we have not been having water play and playground play. Hence, we have had the chance to play more often in the indoor common area. The children have started to expand from the play equipment and ball pool to the big blocks and hula hoops. They have been thinking of ways to play with the hula hoops whether it is rolling them, spinning them or dancing with them. It is nice to see them coming up with these ideas.
Last week we talked about our nose. We read books about noses and saw that there were different kinds of noses, and that animals also had noses. We learned that noses were not only for breathing but also for smelling. We proved it by smelling different fragrances. We were all excited to show the items with different fragrances that we had brought from home to our friends. We had potpourri, bananas, soap, and more. Some of us found some items such as flowers, perfume 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 vanilla, 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. We also talked about how to blow our noses when we had a cold. 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. We will also be talking about the use of our hands and feet and how to take care of them.