27 March 2017
Thank you for coming in for Parent-Teacher conference. We had a good turnover rate. Hopefully what we had discussed will be helpful to your child and you. If you have any further questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to talk to me.
Last week, we read books by Donald Crews by focusing on two of his well-known books: “Freight Train” and “Truck.” The children were delighted with these two books as it showed pictures of trains and trucks which were definitely their favourite topic. First, we read “Truck.” We looked at how the delivery truck’s trailer could carry a big container which could carry so many things inside. We also looked at different parts of the truck and focused on its wheels. We made a truck in the art centre, and tried to move it around just to find out that it could not move without its wheels. Hence, we learned the importance of wheels and made wheels for our trucks. In the discovery centre, we dipped the toy trucks in paint and moved them around the paper to make the tracks appear. It was fun, and nobody wanted to stop doing it! In Cooking, we made wheel shape sandwiches out of bread, jam, chocolate and butter. For many of us the rolling pin was like a wheel as we could roll it this and that way to make it move. In the pretend play centre, we pretended to be truck drivers; delivering parcels to our teachers and friends in the classroom. Then we read “Freight Train.” We learned that a freight train carried goods while a passenger train carried people. We also learned that a freight train could carry so many things on it. We then talked about going fast and slow like the train in the book. We talked about traffic lights and in the play area pretended to be trucks and trains moving slow, fast and stopping when we saw the light change its signal.
This week we will be reading books about favourite things. We will be focusing on Corduroy bear books, and “Knuffle Bunny.” We will be talking about taking care of our things, clothes, colours and shapes.