Sunday, May 6, 2018

Hands on as we grow.

Dear Pre K3  Families.

I am happy to write a new blog for you. 
It is amazing how fast the children grow. How much they mature and learn.
They started the year as toddlers and see here they are almost ready for PreK4.

We just started a new Unit: The Solar System.

Space and the planets are very appealing to the imagination of the children and we have lots of philosophical conversations going on: 

  • 'Miss Attie, what is the sun made of?' " It is made of gas and fire and the sun is very very hot". 'Who put fire o the Sun?' I reply:" People say it is God." 'Ow, then God is a bad man!' "But there is good and bad fire dear." 
  • 'Who lives here?' a child points at Neptune. I reply: 'Nobody is, it is very , very cold there. This planet is so far away from the sun. "But I can go there with my jacket on." 
  • Imagine, Imagine, Imagine, we will blast off in a rocket. 

  • A song we sing is:
  • The Earth turns around. Once a day. Every day the Earth turns around.  The Moon turns round the Earth. Once a month , every month the Moon turns round the Earth.                                                                          The Earth turns round the Sun. Once a year, every year the Earth turns round the Sun.                                                                                    The Stars are every where. Here and there and every where the Stars are every where.

We started the unit with a lovely picture book; 'Happy Birthday Moon', I read it aloud at circle time and here is the link on You Tube.

I share some pictures with you.

Chilling in Space 

Drawing Planets .

 Happy Birthday, Moon.
'I can make the longest snake', Ousmane.

Serious counting going on.

Blossom tree.

Letter sound and letter recognition game. 

Robert loves to cut.

So does Lucia.

Mud Kitchen Fun.

Edouard and Robert gathering in the Mango tree. 

Dear parents,

Some of you already subscribed for the Parent Teacher conference on Friday May 11th. Please do so. I look forward meeting you. 

On Tuesday May 15th PreK3 is going for a field trip, we go to the Zoo. We ll leave at 8:00 am to be back at 11:30.

PreK3 assembly is at Thursday May 17th, 07:30 am. 

I also love to go swimming with all PreK3, I will buy some swimming 'wings' for each of them to wear and I will ask one or two parents to join us. So it will be easy to manage when it comes to dressing up after swimming. There will be 3 life guards and me and ms Maimouna IN the water of the small pool with the children. They will have loads of fun. I'll keep in touch with you about the date.

Kind regards,
Ms Attie.