26 November 2018
It was certainly a very busy week last week as in addition to our normal class activities, we also had our photos taken. As we are still very small, the photographer had to work hard to persuade us to look at the camera. Last week we also practiced our Christmas show on stage for the first time. Some of us danced while some of us froze when we went on stage!
Thank you for all the fruits that you had sent. Every morning we looked at a different kind of fruit and tasted it. Many of us took the risk of trying new kinds of fruits. Although we did not eat it, we still put it in our mouths or just licked it. Our hands were out to receive a new piece of fruit all the time. Among the fruits we tasted were grapes, mango, pamelo, strawberry, apple, kiwi, starfruit lime and oranges. We discovered that some fruits were sweet while others were sour. We certainly made strange faces when we tasted kiwi, starfruit and lime. We looked at the different parts of a fruit and observed that we could eat the skin of some fruits while others we needed to peel the skin first. In cooking we used fruits of different colours to make our colourful fruit salad. We learned how to peel an orange, and observed the different parts of an orange. We then squeezed the oranges to make orange juice. We were fascinated by the juicer. We had to push hard to squeeze the juice out of the orange. Some of us asked to squeeze several oranges. In the art centre, we used different kinds of fruits to make fruit prints. In the writing centre, we practiced drawing horizontal and vertical lines to make our fruit basket. We then made circle prints on the grapes that we had chosen either to paint them purple or green.
This week we will continue to look at other kinds of fruits. We will be doing many activities around apples. We will be looking at different parts, sizes, colours and shapes of apples. We will also be looking at other red fruits such as a watermelon. We will then discuss the outside and the inside of fruits. As Christmas is approaching, this week we will also start making some Christmas art and craft pieces to decorate our classroom and our costumes.