Sunday, 28 January 2018

Letter 18 (2017-18)

   29 January 2018
Dear Parents,
          Last week we mainly discussed dairy farms.  We learned that cows are raised on dairy farms to give milk.  We looked at pictures of cows and saw that cows can look different as cows can come in different colours. We then read books about dairy farms, and saw that cows can either be milked by farmers with their hands or by machines.  To experience the feeling of milking a cow, and understand that we get milk from the cow, we milked a cow in the classroom!  Although it wasn’t a real cow, we all had fun milking it.  Milking the cow was quite a difficult task.  We had to pull and squeeze the cow’s udder to make the milk squirt into the bucket.  Pictures of us milking the cow and our buckets of milk are now on display on the board in the classroom and on our class blog.  We learned that the milk we get from the cow is white, and that we should drink white milk to keep us strong.  At snack time some of us even brought the toy cows to the table to watch us drink milk!  We then read a story called “It Looked like Spilt Milk” and made our spilt milk art, which are also on display on the board inside the classroom.  We had to use our imagination to think what our spilt milk looked like. We had answers from a butterfly, a bird, a dinosaur and even a monster!  If you would like to know what we thought our spilt milk looked like, please drop in to see the pictures.  During the week, we also learned that milk is used to make other dairy products such as cheese, butter, yoghurt, etc. Everybody got to try yoghurt. Although some of us were reluctant to try, but after seeing our friends try, they also tried and even asked for more!  In Cooking we made banana milk shake.  It required two dairy products: milk and yoghurt.  We worked hard to cut the banana into small pieces.  Some of us got startled when the blender was turned on and shrieked out loud.  We then drank our banana milk shake for snack. 
          This week we will be talking about poultry farm.  We will be focusing on farm animals that lay eggs such as chickens and ducks.  We will also be looking at eggs and how to cook eggs in different ways.  It should be quite an interesting week for all of us. 

                                                                                      Best Regards,       

                                                                                      Ms. Marizon

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