Sunday, 26 August 2018

Letter 1 (2018-19)

  27August  2018
Dear Parents,
          As it was the first week of school last week, and the first time for the children to come to school and be away from their love ones, it was certainly a time to let all the children settle down, and feel most comfortable being at school and getting to know the teachers and their new friends.  Of course some of our new students started off with tears when mummy or daddy had to leave.  However, by Friday, the tears became less and there were more smiles.  It will not be surprising if the tears come back again today as the children were home with you during the weekend.

          Apart from getting to know the classroom, and adjust to the new environment, we spent our time last week painting our photo albums, our art portfolio which we will be taken home at the end of the school year, and making handprints to mark our start of the school year.  While painting, some of us enjoyed painting with our hands very much, while others still felt reluctant to touch paint.   We slowly added new activities each day, and by Thursday we were ready to have our first circle time.  Some of us chose to spend time painting on the easel in the art centre, while others chose to play with play dough, look at books or work with manipulatives.  We had a great time during water play.  Some of us were a bit reluctant to go into the pool, and decided to sit and watch by the side of the pool. 

This week we will start to talk about things I like, and our head, hair and body.  Please send in your child’s favourite item from home. It can be a toy, a book, a photo, etc.  (No guns!)  We will be taking turns to come out to show our favourite item from home to our friends. 
On Thursday the 31st of August will be our class’ parent-orientation day.  As some of the Nursery children go home at twelve, I would like to invite you to come and visit the classroom at 11:30 – 12:00 during the children’s lunch break.  As the children will certainly be excited to see you, please wait until the children have left the classroom to go for lunch before coming into the classroom. 
                                                                                                 Best Regards,
                                                                                                 Ms. Marizon