Friday, 28 February 2014

24th - 28th February

During our weekly assembly on Monday we shared our knowledge about all the different things we have learned this Unit, All Year Round.   First we reflected upon our last week’s assembly and recalled all four seasons and the order in which they appear. Children identified that the cyclic nature of the seasons goes round and round and never stops!  Then we tried a new thinking game activity in which pupils worked in mixed age groups.  Each of the ten groups received a bag full of various items and pictures which represent activities, festivities, or characteristics of the four seasons.  The children explored their items and shared their learned knowledge about which season they fit and why.  They first shared this information with one another and then with the teachers. 

On Monday, Toddlers had their first Art Lesson with Ms Valda. Toddlers were very excited about it! Miss Valda taught us how to draw the wind! See the photos and our awesome art works hanging up in Preschool hallway!

On Tuesday, we had a special visitor, Mr Jared from Brisbane, Australia, who read for the mixed age group. Preschoolers and Toddlers enjoyed the Australian children’s classic story “Koala Lou” written by Mem Fox.

On Wednesday, our whole Preschool field trip to the Snow Hill in Mežaparks was a great success enjoyed by all – Toddlers, Preschoolers, teachers and parents.  On the hill our students proved to be cautious thinkers as well as great risk-takers. Thank you to Toddler parents and our PE teacher Mr Joel for joining our field trip!

On Thursday, Preschoolers enjoyed the story time led by Amanda and Ségolène from Grade 8. They came to read for us “The Big Red Barn” and “How do you feel?”

Due to many absences and illnesses on Thursday and Friday Preschool classes collaborated even more than usually and we enjoyed many activities such as our playtime, specialist lessons as well as meals together. As one of our favourite preschool songs says: “The more we get together the happier we will be!”

Reminder: Saturday, March 1st – PTO Open House from 15:30 till 18:00 Looking forward to seeing you all!

Special reminder: Get well soon and stay healthy everybody!

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