October 31, 2016
Welcome back to school. I hope that all of you had had a restful and joyful time together during the half-term break. Did you go anywhere special? This week we have a new friend joining our class. Please welcome Bota to our Nursery class.
Before the break, we had been looking at energy giving food such as rice, bread, and pasta. It was a week full of fun activities and delicious food to eat. First we looked at different kinds of bread. There were white bread and whole wheat bread. There were sandwich bread, rolls, croissants, etc. While observing the bread we couldn’t help but nibble the bread. By the time we knew it, we had finished nearly a whole tray of bread! We also painted on bread. It was very different from painting on paper. We had to be careful not to put too much paint (coloured milk) on to our bread. Of course, by the time some of us had finished, there were big holes in our bread, and that’s why it’s called ‘Monster Toast’. In the art centre, we made a big pizza which was as big as the size of our round table. We took turns adding different ingredients on our pizza. Then we looked at pasta. There were so many kinds of pasta which made it difficult for us to remember all the names. The only name we could really remember was spaghetti. To us, all pasta was spaghetti. We compared cooked, and uncooked pasta and saw that cooked pasta was soft and could be eaten, while uncooked pasta was hard. After observing different shapes of pasta, we dyed the pasta into various colours. We all got to choose the colour that we would like to dye our pasta, and showed lots of interest while we observed the pasta change from its natural yellow colour to pink, green, blue and purple. After the pasta was dried, we threaded the pasta pieces to make a necklace or a bracelet. Some of us enjoyed threading the pasta very much and made several necklaces. Towards the end of the week we looked at different kinds of rice. We remembered that we usually eat rice at lunch time. We tasted brown rice and said that it was delicious. During Sensory Play, we played with multi-coloured rice. We also used the rice to make a rice plate art piece. We had lots of fun sprinkling confetti and mixing our rice with tomato sauce (red paint), and oil (glue).
This week and next week we will talk about vegetables. We will start with green vegetables and vegetables that grow above the ground. Please let your child bring in a small portion of his/her favourite vegetable to show and share with his/her friends. We will be having a vegetable survey to find out which kind of vegetable that we like the most.