Sunday, 12 February 2012

Preschool 2

During the past two weeks we have learned what being a fire fighter is all about, talked about how airports work and completed our projects showing what jobs the Pre 2 children would like to do when they grow up. We also talked about fire safety and practiced the “Stop! Drop! Roll!” activity. We were able to go on two fieldtrips last week: one was to the fire station and the other to Riga airport.  The children were able to recall their own prior visits to the airport and also gained some new knowledge by learning, for example that there is a fire station at the airport and seeing the airplane that firefighters use to practice extinguishing potential fires at the airport. At the fire station, apart from seeing and being able to climb in the fire truck, the children learned how firefighters spend their time when not on duty. The next day all the children drew wonderful pictures that will be delivered to the firefighters. The fire station staff was very kind and helpful and we all felt very welcome there! On Wednesday, we celebrated the 100th day of school by counting 100 food items and lacing them on a necklace. The items were counted by tens.  Then on Friday, we had a Skype conference with a Kg class from the International School of Brussels where our ex colleague Mr. David works. They will have their 100th day of school next week.  Our children counted 100 building bricks and built a city while the children from Brussels put together a chain from 100 links. They also taught us how to count by fives and twos! On top of all that the children practiced their presentations for the PST conferences. Now we are looking forward to our last week for this UOI, during which we will focus on what doctors and dentists do. We will also have fun on a sledging field trip to Dzeguzkalns on Tuesday.










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