Friday, 16 December 2016

Winter Break.

This week every day was exciting for the Early Years students. The days were full of surprises, starting from baking delicious holiday treats, celebrating their classmate's birthday and performing on the stage during the Winter Festival on Thursday. A special guest visited us on Friday, too. Santa Claus brought presents to all Early Year children! Ho! Ho! Ho!  Thank you, Santa!

On Monday Ms Ginta visited and surprised the Oak students! They were curious to discover a traditional African musical instrument and sounds of the Kalimba. Thank you, Ms Ginta!

Tuesday was filled with cooking activities! Students were happy to bake special gingerbread cookies for a holiday treat. They liked to explore the dough by touching, smelling and rolling it and using different cookie cutter shapes on the dough.

On Wednesday we celebrated Nicole's 5th birthday. Children created a special book with drawings for her!  Happy birthday to you, Nicole!

What a week! The children turned into Santa’s helpers and were busy decorating the classroom, making presents for parents and friends, making gingerbread cookies, singing, dancing, and of course, hosting “The Fat and Beardy Man!”
We are ready for wonderful holiday season filled with its surprises and treats!

We had so much fun in school with all the Christmas activities happening in and around the class this week. We listened to the story of the Gingerbread man, and we even made gingerbread cookies. The children had fun decorating their cookies and were eager to eat them. The Winter Festival concert was a great success and the Linden children enjoyed going to the bazaar with the Grade 9 students.
Linden class would like to wish all parents and children a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Enjoy your holiday, travel safely, and we are looking forward to seeing you in the New Year.

We wish all of you a wonderful Winter break! See every one of you on the 9th of January!

Friday, 9 December 2016

Getting Ready for the Winter Festival.

It is hard to believe that we are almost at the end of another year and halfway through our school year. This week the Early Years students have been getting ready for the Winter Festival, which will happen next Thursday, December 15. Rehearsals with singing and making decorations have filled our little students’ hearts with joy and happiness!

The Oak students enjoyed making decorations and created amazing white and sparkly ornaments for our special Christmas tree in the Early Years.
During circle time together with their teachers, they explored sounds by using different resources from nature. Students even built their own musical instruments and filled the classroom with melody.

Maple group children were busy to explore the new classroom set up for the fairy tale “The Gingerbread Man”. Our castle transformed into a Gingerbread house, the storytelling center changed completely and brought in lots of excitement!
Our friend Charlotte turned 3! Happy Birthday, Charlotte!
Christmas time is near, and Maple group children also helped Santa’s elves to make decorations for our school’s Christmas trees.
Maple group children participated in the whole school charity project “Doctor Clown” and made wonderful Christmas pine cones! These pine cones will be sold in Christmas market in “Spice” and money will be used for Children Hospital.

It is nearly Christmas, and in Linden, we had fun making Christmas decorations for our class and the big school Christmas tree. We have been practising for the Winter Festival and have been enjoying singing Christmas songs. We have been writing letters and making our wishlist for Santa.

This week was the last week of our story unit. We ended the week with our summative assessment. It was lovely to hear the students retelling the stories using props or story books.