Welcome learners and educators!
ART & CRAFT
We began the day with our art and craft project; we are making papier-mâché animals. Today Lowell is making a kangaroo, Kyle is making a monkey and Anthony is making a dog. These animals will join the gorilla and unicorns started yesterday.
Papier-mâché projects require resilience and patience, as they take time and effort., We are practising developing these skills as we proceed through the different stages of the project.
Home learning tip: Check out yesterday’s blog for details of the project and what you need to undertake this activity at home.
Photographs to follow later in the day.
A special recess treat today as we enjoyed our chocolate frogs in jelly, which we prepared yesterday.
Tomorrow Scarlett will be celebrating her sixth birthday at home with her family. So today we made chocolate cupcakes and added decorations to make them look attractive.
Home learning: Making and decorating cupcakes is great for skills development; reading/viewing and following instructions; measuring ingredients and using fine motor skills when decorating.
Here is a simple recipe for fun cupcake making. The link includes a video to follow as well as written instructions.
Today we are exploring word problems involving addition.
Home learning tip: You can download the problem solving cards here if you would like to try this activity at home.
READING & LITERACY ACTIVITY
Oliver Jeffers, children’s author, is sharing a book a day online at his website Oliver Jeffers during the Covid-19 pandemic. This could be a daily shared reading.
World Stories has books for you to read with your child in many different languages – why not share a story in your first language?
Share the story ‘The Bear Who Came to Babysit’ with your child.
You can select a literacy activity that is most suitable for your child.
Activity 1: Comprehension questions: You can download the questions and discuss orally with your child to elicit their understanding of the text.
Activity 1: Story sequencing: Print off the pictures. Cut out and sequence in the correct order. Stick down on paper and retell the story orally using the picture prompts. Extension: write a caption or a sentence to retell the story.
Mrs Nunez has uploaded some home learning ideas (about Easter in Spanish speaking countries & some favourite Spanish songs the children have enjoyed singing) to the Spanish Blog.