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Monday, 28 November 2016

Letter 13 (2016-17)

21 November 2016

Dear Parents,
We have certainly been having a lot of tasting lately.  Last week, we started to talk about fruits that we see around us.  Every morning we looked at a different kind of fruit and tasted it.  Many of us took the risk of trying new kinds of fruits.  Although we did not eat it, we still put it in our mouths or just licked it.  If we liked the taste, we ate it; and if we didn’t, we just put it aside.  On the other hand, our fruit lovers had a wonderful time eating up the fruits.  Our hands were out to receive a new piece of fruit all the time.  Among the fruits we tasted were watermelon, grapes, papaya, banana, mango, lime and oranges.  We discovered that some fruits were sweet while others were sour.  In addition we observed the inside and the outside of fruits.  We saw that there were seeds inside and that the colour inside a fruit could be different from the outside.  For example, we saw that a watermelon was green on the outside, but red on the inside.  We also discovered that we cannot eat the peel of all kinds of fruits.  In cooking we used fruits of different colours to make our colourful fruit salad.  We learned how to peel a banana, and how to cut papaya and pear into small pieces.  We also squeezed oranges to make orange juice.  We were fascinated by the juicer.   We had to push hard to squeeze the juice out of the orange.  Some of us asked to squeeze several oranges.  In the art centre, we used different art techniques to make fruits for our fruit basket.  In the writing centre, we practiced drawing horizontal and vertical lines to make our fruit basket and lines for our banana.  We then used our small muscles to tear strips of paper to make our oranges.  When we made our watermelon, we used real watermelon seeds to stick on our watermelon picture.  We had to count the seeds while we glued them to the watermelon too.  
This week we will continue to look at other kinds of fruits.  We will be doing many activities around apples.  We will be looking at different parts, sizes, colours and shapes of apples.  We will also be looking at other kinds of fruits too. 
                                                                                      Best Regards,

                                                                                      Ms. Marizon






















Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Letter 12 (2016-17)

21 November 2016

Dear Parents, 
We have certainly been having a lot of tasting lately.  Last week, we started to talk about fruits that we see around us.  Every morning we looked at a different kind of fruit and tasted it.  Many of us took the risk of trying new kinds of fruits.  Although we did not eat it, we still put it in our mouths or just licked it.  If we liked the taste, we ate it; and if we didn’t, we just put it aside.  On the other hand, our fruit lovers had a wonderful time eating up the fruits.  Our hands were out to receive a new piece of fruit all the time.  Among the fruits we tasted were watermelon, grapes, papaya, banana, mango, lime and oranges.  We discovered that some fruits were sweet while others were sour.  In addition we observed the inside and the outside of fruits.  We saw that there were seeds inside and that the colour inside a fruit could be different from the outside.  For example, we saw that a watermelon was green on the outside, but red on the inside.  We also discovered that we cannot eat the peel of all kinds of fruits.  In cooking we used fruits of different colours to make our colourful fruit salad.  We learned how to peel a banana, and how to cut papaya and pear into small pieces.  We also squeezed oranges to make orange juice.  We were fascinated by the juicer.   We had to push hard to squeeze the juice out of the orange.  Some of us asked to squeeze several oranges.  In the art centre, we used different art techniques to make fruits for our fruit basket.  In the writing centre, we practiced drawing horizontal and vertical lines to make our fruit basket and lines for our banana.  We then used our small muscles to tear strips of paper to make our oranges.  When we made our watermelon, we used real watermelon seeds to stick on our watermelon picture.  We had to count the seeds while we glued them to the watermelon too.   
This week we will continue to look at other kinds of fruits.  We will be doing many activities around apples.  We will be looking at different parts, sizes, colours and shapes of apples.  We will also be looking at other kinds of fruits too.  
Best Regards, 

                                                                                      Ms. Marizon
























Sunday, 13 November 2016

Letter 11 (2016-17)

14 November 2016
Dear Parents,
          It seems that we have been having many birthday celebrations lately.  First we had Panno’s birthday, then just within last week, we celebrated Prom and Inchon’s birthday.  Thank you for celebrating your children’s birthday with us.  The children certainly enjoyed themselves, having delicious food for lunch and delicious cake for dessert.     
          We have been spending the last two weeks looking at different kinds of vegetables.  We looked at vegetables that are green, and vegetables that come in other colours; vegetables that grow above the ground and vegetables that grow under the ground.  Last week we focused on vegetables that come in colours apart from green.  According to the children, all vegetables are green, and so we were quite surprised to learn that vegetables can also be yellow, red, orange or even purple.  In the dramatic play centre, we pretended to buy vegetables to cook.  We read the story “Growing Vegetable Soup” and took turns adding different kinds of vegetables to our pot.  When we pretended to eat it, we said that it was hot!   
          Last week we also focused on vegetables that grow under the ground.  We looked at pictures of potato, carrot and turnip plants and we couldn’t guess what kind of vegetable it was.  We then went out to the sand pit to dig for those vegetables.  It took us quite some time to dig out the vegetables.  The carrots were a bit easier to find, but the potatoes were really hidden deep under the ground.  We were all very excited every time a carrot or potato was found.  We then scrubbed our potatoes and used them to make mashed potato.  It was fun.  We all tried to mash the potato hard so that it would become mushy.  In the art centre we used the potatoes and carrots to make prints. 
          This week we will be talking about Loy Krathong and make our krathongs to float.   Thank you for all the beautiful flowers that you had sent.  They have really made our krathongs look very colourful   Then we will be  talking about fruits.  We will be looking at fruits that come in different colours.  Please let your child bring in a small portion of their favourite fruit to school to share with their friends.  We will then have a fruit survey in the classroom.  
                                                                                                Best Regards,

                                                                                                Ms. Marizon