Dear Parents and Caregivers,
This week we learnt about China because of the Chinese New Year. On Monday Ms Sanju introduced to us the 12 Chinese zodiac animals by showing the picture of these animals. We also talked about how do they make sounds. The next day Ms Sanju showed us the Chinese flag, we observed it and coloured it with paint. On Wednesday Ms Jenna introduced to the children things about the Chinese New Year. She showed to them pictures such as traditional clothes, how they are celebrating in new year and what they eat food etc. After that we matched them with the same pictures. We repeated 12 Chinese zodiac animals in different way. We talked about Ms Jenna and Ms Sanju being born in the Year of the Rat, and our toddlers being born in the Year of the Horse. We also learnt that this year is the Year of the Monkey. The children painted fireworks in the afternoon.
During our cooking class we made pancakes for Pancake Day on Tuesday. They really enjoyed making pancakes and had them with fruit during the morning tea time.
During the Montessori working time, they worked according to their interests. Ms Jenna and Ms Sanju introduced to the children new activities, such as stacking towers with big baskets and a zigzag car track. Some of the children played with our pink tower, brown stair and a grading tower, while others were transferring pom-poms with a spoon. Some of the children were interested in baby dolls, so we did dramatic and roll play together. Some of the children played with metal insets, so they reviewed the shapes. They also played with various blocks (wooden blocks, train tracks, Lego, etc).
Have a great weekend !
Ms Sanju, Ms Jenna and Ms Tahlia