April 2018 Week 1
Hello and happy Friday!
On Monday we welcomed the new month of April. We learned that we celebrate the holiday of Easter in April. We had our annual Easter Egg Hunt at Arisugawa and enjoyed eating, playing, and basking in the sunshine.
This week we began our “Mother Nature” theme by “planting” our sprouts! We put some seeds and tissue paper in a Ziploc bag. We learned that in order for our sprout to grow, it needs a lot of water and sunshine. We decorated our Ziploc by coloring and pasting on a special Sprout House. Let’s water and wait to see our sprouts grow throughout the month of April!
We also made a cherry blossom craft. The teacher traced our hands and arms onto brown paper for the trunk of our tree. We crumpled and pasted on pink and white crepe paper to give the tree blossoms. The cherry blossoms outside are blowing away with the spring wind but we’ll have our cherry blossoms crafts to last through all the seasons!
We continued our ABC Hand Print project with the letter “V!” The teacher painted our hands black. With help from the teacher, we painted on a peach colored circle atop our hand print. We pasted on a big green eye and a collar of white “feathers.” Can you guess what we made? We made vigilant vultures! “V” says “vuh vuh” vacation, vacuum, van, vegetables, vest, violin, volcano. We colored a vampire bat in the shape of a capital “V” too!
We also learned and reviewed the shape of an oval with a dabbing worksheet.
Marvelous work this week, Little Lambs!
Have a lovely weekend and see you next week!
Ms. Patricia, Ms. Laly, Ms. Ale
Happy Friday Busy Bees‘s!
On Monday, we enjoyed going to Arisugawa Park for our annual Easter egg hunt. It was great to see all the parents come and join us! We enjoyed the nature and each other’s company.
We started our colour inquiry. We had lots of fun experimenting mixing primary colours using Playdoh. They were able to make predictions using their knowledge that they’ve learned last week. We also experimented primary colours with eyedroppers and coffee filter.
In our sensory bin, we have Easter eggs with numbers and children are able to fill objects according to the number that they see on the Easter eggs. The letter of the week is Y and children enjoyed lacing their Y with their yarn!
Have a wonderful weekend.
Ms. Jija and Ms. Melinda
Ready Rabbits/Clever Cats
Hello and happy Friday!
We started the week with our annual Easter Egg Hunt at Arisugawa Park. The weather was sunny and warm; actually a bit on the hot side! However that didn’t bother the children at all. We joined our parents and friends to have lunch picnic, followed by our egg hunt. Our class had to find eggs with a number or letter and only 7 which meant they are hidden in a more difficult to spot area? Nevertheless, the children and parents seemed to have enjoyed the fun!
April is the month that we are reminded to take care of our Earth! Our theme this month is Earth Day and we will focus on the 3 R’s (reduce, reuse, and recycle). The dramatic play area has lovely cardboard box houses that the children have started decorating with recycled materials. We started on our curtain beads that we strung from the roof of our houses. The children used yarn, tissue, beads and different shapes of foam. We are having so much fun too! We will go into our community to see if there is trash being thrown where it shouldn’t and talk about what we can do to help the sick Earth get better!
On Wednesday, Ms Jija lead the class and the BB’s to Motoazabu Hills as we observed the things around us. The CC’s took down notes of those things we all saw. Good job CC’s! Going on scavenger hunts, bird watching and our walks like this one, help children become even better with their senses of hearing seeing, touching, smell and most of all we learn to “think”!
Good work RR’s and CC’s. Enjoy the beautiful spring weather!
Ms Irene & Ms Yuka