Friday, 19 October 2012

October 15-19

It has been a very exciting week in Preschool! On Monday, we started out the new UoI “Puppets and Plays!” by reading a book,  How are You Peeling?  by Saxton Freymann and Joost Elffers, a book about foods with moods! The children were very enthusiastic to try to name all the different feelings we could see on the vegetables in the pictures. We have read and discussed a few more books over the course of the week as well as watched a few videos and listened to some songs about feelings. Children also discovered that the same facial expression might be, not for only one but, for several feelings!  There is a puppet theatre stage in each of the classrooms as well as a wide variety of puppets and dress-up clothes and items for children to enjoy.

On Thursday, we had our annual Pyjama Day where most of the children came dressed in their favourite pyjamas! During the morning project time the children made some dream catchers and pillows. We had a Pyjama Show at the end of the day where each child had a chance to walk the cat-walk in order to show-off his/her pyjamas! We finished with a short movie and some popcorn afterwards.
The Preschool 2 children experimented with a Shadow Puppet Show and acted out the song “There were 20 (J) in the bed…”.

The Preschool 1 children worked on a presentation, I’m a Little Teapot!, and shared this with all the preschool children during the Wednesday assembly.  We explored this rhyme through song, body motions, and creating a paper puppet.  We are looking forward to the Student-Led Conferences to share this fun and musical presentation with parents!

Toddlers started a new UoI “Puppets and Plays!” together with all the preschool children. This unit began by singing a rhyme,, Itsy Bitsy Spider’’ in the Toddler class. The little ones made their own Itsy Bitsy Spiders, which were climbing up the waterspout…Toddlers were also busy exploring leaves together with their teachers and making a colourful Autumn picture, which created a real feeling of this season in the class!
We are really looking forward to the next week to enjoy our annual Book Week!


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