Transportation that helps us!

Dear Parents,

This was the last week with our theme, 'Thing that go.' The children have loved learning about different modes of transportation, especially around helpful vehicles such as, firetrucks and ambulances. In our classroom we set up a doctors role play centre, as well as a pretend hospital in the construction area. Everyone has really enjoyed role playing and it has been great for their communication skills!

For language arts this week we made an ambulance and read the story, 'Dr. Maisy.' Each child joined in with our doctor role play either pretending to be the doctor or helping to answer the phone and greet the customers as a receptionist. The role play has been great for their communication skills as they were learning to answer and ask simple questions such as, 'are you hurt?

For Maths this week we made a firetruck using different shapes. We talked about each shape, colour and size while gluing them together to create a firetruck. We also played a new game outside to help with number recognition. As a team we role played firefighters and had to help put out the fire numbers around the playground. Everyone loved this game and did a great job at listening to the correct number called while pretending to put out the fire with their own special spray bottle! 

For sensory play this week we set out a nature exploration tray that included soil, leaves, flowers, watering cans and shovels. They each explored how to make their own flower pot. We also enjoyed washing fruit, and filling a bin full of rice with buttons, gems, bells and pom poms to create various sounding bottles. 

For mini movers this week we have been setting up different obstacle courses and they have been practicing how to balance in order to complete the course. This is always a class favourite and they even help each other out by holding their friends hand. We also joined in with some favourite songs and dances including, '5 little monkeys' and the 'Wheels on the bus.'

Next week we will begin our 'Halloween theme!' For show and tell on Friday 20th October can you please bring in something that is the colour orange. I hope everyone has a wonderful long weekend and I will see you next week!

Exploring nature and making flower pots!

Exploring nature and making flower pots!

How many different sounds can we make?

How many different sounds can we make?

Who doesn't love bubbles as we help to wash the fruit and dishes.

Who doesn't love bubbles as we help to wash the fruit and dishes.

A class favourite making fun ice cream sundaes!

A class favourite making fun ice cream sundaes!

Fire fire, who can help put out our numbers on fire?

Fire fire, who can help put out our numbers on fire?

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Making fire by using our hands and mixing colours.

Making fire by using our hands and mixing colours.

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Doctor, Doctor!

Doctor, Doctor!

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Mini movers!

Mini movers!

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Up up and away!

Dear parents, 

This week has been a very rainy, but fun week in Nursery. We have been learning all about air transportation. The children have loved our, 'can you guess this mode of transportation game.' Everyone is very good at making the different transport sounds and using actions to show how that vehicle moves. I am very proud of all the children and their great listening skills this week! 

For language arts we acted out different modes of transportation and the chose the correct flashcard to match the sound. Everyone loved this game, especially when it came to flying like an aeroplane or acting out how a hot air balloon can go up into the sky. They each made their very own hot air balloon by adding different textured materials to collage on, creating colourful balloons. They also made their very own aeroplane where they happily put them up on our classroom display board!

For sensory play this week, we had fun getting our transport vehicles dirty by running them through mud and then helping to wash them off in clean soapy water. We also made a bug sensory tray where the kids loved exploring the various bugs asking questions such as, what kind they are and if they are dangerous. It was a big hit! 

After all the rain this week we finally got to enjoy a beautiful sunny day of swimming! The children had so much fun and loved being able to splash around the pool today. We enjoyed singing the baby shark song as they splashed around! 

The children all did great at show and tell this week and loved showing their soft and fluffy toy to everyone. Next week for show and tell can you please bring in something that makes noise. We are going to be learning about noisy transportation such as, fire engines, police cars and construction trucks. 

Thanks again and have a great weekend! 

Bugs, bugs everywhere!

Bugs, bugs everywhere!

Can you guess what transportation I am?

Can you guess what transportation I am?

Finding the hidden air transportation!

Finding the hidden air transportation!

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Making colorful rainbow toast during cooking class.

Making colorful rainbow toast during cooking class.

Friendships are already building!

Friendships are already building!

Making hot air balloons!

Making hot air balloons!

So excited to swim because the sun has finally come out!

So excited to swim because the sun has finally come out!

We have a second teacher in the classroom!

We have a second teacher in the classroom!

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Row, Row your boat!

Dear parents, 

This week we have been learning all about water transportation. The children have really been enjoying our circle time song and game of, 'row row your boat' and seeing how fast they can make their boat go. 

For our letters and sounds games this week the children learned a new listening song while using instruments. Everyone did a great job at listening for the actions and following along while shaking their shakers. We practiced soft and loud sounds while also following along to the songs rhythm. The children also practiced their name recognition by making their very own name crown. They all did a great job at helping to spell out their name and were so proud to wear their crowns and to take them home. 

During water play we also incorporated our maths lesson while trying to see how many balls we could fit on 1 large leaf. This made all the children laugh and they had a great time seeing how many would stay on before our leaf boat would sink. It was great for their counting skills and colour recognition. 

For sensory play this week we played, 'I spy' by freezing small objects into ice. The children loved spotting it with their eyes and then trying to break the ice to get it out. We also enjoyed a fun ice cream tray using pom poms, buttons and rice. Everyone always loves to make a yummy ice cream sundae! 

Cooking class was a big hit this week! We made carrot veggie puffs and the kids enjoyed eating them so much that we ended up making more! It was truly a delicious healthy snack. 

We have missed a few faces this week and I look forward to seeing everyone back and rested next week! We will continue our 'things that go' topic and we will focus on air transportation. For show and tell next week please bring in something that is soft and fluffy! 

Please take a look at the photos throughout the week. Have a great weekend and I look forward to seeing you all next week. 

Kind regards, 

Ms. Casey and Ms. Skye

 

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Enjoying a bit of science where the kids were exploring which objects sink and which ones will float!  

Enjoying a bit of science where the kids were exploring which objects sink and which ones will float!  

Just a little bit of musical freeze! 

Just a little bit of musical freeze! 

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Loving their name crowns and so proud of what they had made!

Loving their name crowns and so proud of what they had made!

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Things that go!

Dear parents, 

This week we have started a new theme, 'Things that go.' We have been focusing on land transportation and the children have been loving every minute of our new theme. We started off the week learning about trains, who has been on a train and what sound does the train make. We ended the week off with a fun art project of car racing! This was so much fun for the children and they loved watching the cars race down the tracks while watching the colors mix together. 

For maths we made a shape train using blocks to paint. Everyone loved this activity and was able to talk about what shapes they were using as well as how many. They were so proud of their work and we have now displayed their trains on our transport display board. We also practiced number recognition using a train and large numbers. 

For sensory play this week we washed cars, made a bakery station and a train ride to the zoo! Everyone loved the car wash and made sure all the cars were super clean. They also enjoyed pretending to be bakers and made lots of yummy looking cakes, cupcakes and ice cream pops! 

This week the children also enjoyed their first gardening experience here at IPC Green. We talked about how we have to help get the garden box ready for plants so the children helped pour the soil and spread it across the box and then they each helped to water the soil to get it ready for the new plants! 

Our circle time sessions have been going really well and I'm so proud of all the children for their great listening skills and learning to sing along to all the new songs. It has been wonderful to see everyone trying their hardest to follow instructions with both art and story time. 

Next week we will continue with our transportation theme and we will focus on 'water transport.' Thank you to everyone who brought in show and tell, they all loved sharing their toy and were very proud to talk about what they had brought in. Next week for show and tell can you please bring in something blue! 

Thanks and have a great weekend! 

 

 

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My 5 senses

Dear Parents, 

This week was so much fun as we explored our 5 senses. The children had a great time joining in with different activities and using their senses to explore. It was a great way to end our all about me theme! An absolute favorite activity was painting with our sense of smell. The children had a great time exploring and learning about different scents. We painted with banana, coconut, cinnamon and mint. It was so much fun to watch the children laugh, smile and say 'mmmm' or 'ewww' if they liked it or not! 

We also enjoyed making different sounds using water bottles and various materials. The children had a great time listening to loud and soft sounds. We enjoyed using pom poms, buttons, jewels, rice and bells to explore how many sounds we could make.

For our sense of taste in cooking class we made hummus wraps! Everyone loved this especially spreading the hummus on the tortilla as well as rolling it up to make a burrito! 

For maths this week we enjoyed singing familiar number rhymes, '5 little monkeys' as well as practicing our number recognition and writing skills. The kids had so much fun using chalk to draw around large numbers and simple shapes. 

Next week we will begin our 'Things that go' topic. I am very excited to begin our transport theme as this is always a class favorite. For show and tell next week can your child please bring in anything to do with transport to share with their friends. 

Have a great weekend!  

Kind regards, Ms. Casey and Ms. Skye

 

 

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Exploring our sense of sound.

Exploring our sense of sound.

Exploring our sense of smell

Exploring our sense of smell

Number rhymes...5 little monkeys!

Number rhymes...5 little monkeys!

Painting with our sense of smell!

Painting with our sense of smell!

Oh the joy of painting when it smells like coconut!

Oh the joy of painting when it smells like coconut!

Making Hummus wraps!

Making Hummus wraps!

Look I rolled it up like a burrito all by myself! 

Look I rolled it up like a burrito all by myself! 

Having fun with numbers and shapes!

Having fun with numbers and shapes!

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Thai culture class...loving the Thai games!

Thai culture class...loving the Thai games!

All about me

This week has been an amazing week with the children and it is so great to see their smiling faces! I have been so proud of everyone for getting into the school routines and being such great listeners. We have had some great circle time sessions and the children love singing our good morning song to everyone showing off their beautiful 'I am ready for school' smile! 

This week we have talked about what our favorite thing to do at school is and what makes us happy. It was great to see the children all choose different areas such as, puzzles, our sensory trays, swimming, singing and dancing or exploring outside. Everyone got to make their body collage craft and you will see them on display along with a picture of them enjoying their favorite activity at school. They will be so proud to show you! 

For nature studies this week we got the excitement of looking around and walking through muddy puddles. The children love exploring muddy areas with their rain boots! We found some food for our tortoise and helped feed them as well as picking up big leaves for our nature craft. 

We also had our first cooking class and the children did great! Everyone was a great listener and enjoyed helping to mix in the different ingredients as well as smell them. Not everyone wanted to get their hands messy by making banana oat cookie balls but everyone did help! 

Next week we will begin our, 'Senses' theme and cant wait to do some fun crafts and activities while exploring all about sight, hearing, taste, touch and smell! I look forward to seeing everyone next week. Have a great weekend! 

 

Our amazing circle time with great listeners!

Our amazing circle time with great listeners!

Who doesnt love a slidder!

Who doesnt love a slidder!

Just helping to measure and mix in a bit of oats!

Just helping to measure and mix in a bit of oats!

Helping to mash up some bananas with a fork!

Helping to mash up some bananas with a fork!

Exploring different ways to mix and pour to create mud!

Exploring different ways to mix and pour to create mud!

Nature walk...exploring muddy puddles!

Nature walk...exploring muddy puddles!

Sharing some friend time on a tire swing

Sharing some friend time on a tire swing

MIxing, mixing!

MIxing, mixing!

painting our leaves from our nature hunt.

painting our leaves from our nature hunt.

Can never make to many mud pies or mud soup!

Can never make to many mud pies or mud soup!

First week of School!

I am so happy to welcome everyone to our Nursery class and so happy to see that the children are starting to settle into the class. The children had so much fun swimming and never wanted to leave the swimming pool. It has been great getting to know each child individually and learning what they enjoy most at school. This week was our first full week of school and I can already see so much progress among the children and how they are settling into a new routine which can be difficult at first. Everyone has loved meeting our school tortoise and they are all becoming very helpful in feeding him! 

I am happy to see the children begin to explore new activities around the classroom. Everyone had a great time washing the baby dolls and making pretend ice cream from our sensory tray. We have been talking about how school is a place to make fun art crafts, sing and dance and get messy during our play. I am always encouraging the children that school is a special place where they get to explore things that they like and then when they go home they get to tell mommy and daddy all about their special day! 

Thank you to all the parents who came to our coffee morning it is great getting to meet everyone and I know the children had a great time exploring the classroom with you. Next week we are going to continue getting the children settled into school and learning, 'All about me!' Please share this blog with your child and look at all the pictures together so they can see their happy faces and talk about their special days at school with you. It is a great way to show that school is fun and exciting! Have a fantastic weekend get lots of rest and I will see everyone next week. 

 

pouring...washing...scrub..scrub...scrub

pouring...washing...scrub..scrub...scrub

Non stop fun with ice cream making...how many different flavours can we make?

Non stop fun with ice cream making...how many different flavours can we make?

Washing babies and making bubbles

Washing babies and making bubbles

Everyone loves a little bit of messy free painting...lets get creative

Everyone loves a little bit of messy free painting...lets get creative

Lets make some play dough ice cream!

Lets make some play dough ice cream!

Big happy smiles!

Big happy smiles!

Look i'm a dinosaur...Roar!

Look i'm a dinosaur...Roar!

I love swimming!

I love swimming!

Its time to be a mermaid!

Its time to be a mermaid!

Thank you to all the parents for our wonderful coffee morning

Thank you to all the parents for our wonderful coffee morning

Happy Eid! Thank you for the delicious cake and gifts!

Happy Eid! Thank you for the delicious cake and gifts!