28 May 2018
Last week we started to talk about water transportation. We looked at different kinds of boats and found that some boats had engines that could help them move fast, while others had to be maneuvered by people. In the Math centre we counted popsicle sticks to make a raft and drew pictures on the transparent sheet to make the sail for our raft. Later on in the week, we talked about row boats. In the art centre we painted row boats to put on our “colour of the lake” painting. Our pictures are now on display in front of the classroom, and we love to look at them; identifying which boat belonged to which friend.
We ended our topic on Water Transportation by talking about submarines. We learned that submarines were very special as they could go under the water unlike boats and ships which could only float on water. We looked at pictures of submarines and were excited to know that submarines could take people down under the sea to look at the fish and other sea creatures. We listened to a song about a submarine and looked at pictures of rooms inside a submarine. In the art centre, we made submarines from tissue paper rolls, coloured paper and straws. During water play we talked about sink and float. We floated the sail rafts that we had made and tried hard to be gentle. We all succeeded and none of our rafts sunk. In the math centre, we looked at shapes and used shapes of different sizes to make our vehicle tangram puzzles. We had to choose either to make a rocket, helicopter or boat. Some of us only wanted to do one while others wanted to do all three. Of course some found it to be more challenging than others. However, they did get to explore different shapes.
In order to have a continuation in our topics, this week we will be starting our new theme on “The Beach”. We will be talking about things that we can see and do on the beach. If you have any beach items which we can borrow for our beach corner and let the children show to their friends during circle time, please let your child bring them to school. This week, school will be closed on Tuesday 29 May for Visakhabucha Day. Best Regards,