30 October 2017
Welcome back! How was your half-term break? I hope that everybody has had a relaxing time together. I will be asking the children where they had been or what they had been doing. I hope that they would be able to tell me something about their break!
The week before the break was “World Literature Week” and our Nursery Class focused on Nursery Rhymes and a few traditional tales. The children certainly enjoyed listening to different nursery rhymes, some that they already know, and some new ones. We learned about going up and down with “Itsy Bitsy Spider”, “Jack and Jill” and “Hickory Dickory Dock.” We made a waterspout and clock in the classroom, and we all loved moving the spider up and down the spout and the mouse up and down the clock. The children all looked adorable in their costumes. Although some of us first felt a bit reluctant to join the parade, finally we all walked around to show off our characters and enjoyed watching the children from the other classes.
Thank you very much for coming in to read to the children. All the children were certainly very excited and happy to see you. Every time the mystery reader card was removed, they gave big smiles when they recognized who it was. After you left the room, the children still continued to talk about having you in the classroom. We tried to recall the story that you had read to us such as the story line, the characters, etc. During the week, we also went to the library. It was our first time to go to the big library. We met the librarian and learned that she takes care of all the books in the library. We went on a Nursery Rhyme character scavenger hunt, and found many characters listed on our list.
As some of our friends were sick and absent during book week, we will be doing our book swap this week. If you have not yet sent in a book for your child to swap with his/her friends, please send one in if you would like to participate.
This week, we will finish some traditional stories such as “The Gingerbread Man” before starting our new topic on “Jobs around Us.” We will start with police officers. We will be talking about the job police officers do and the tools he/she uses.