Dear Flowers Class mommies and daddies,
Thank you to all the parents who were able to attend our Ohana Shinenkai on Friday evening. It was lots of fun and the food and drinks were wonderful. Thank you! We were a little sad to hear that one of our teachers Pauline was out today and we wish her a speedy recovery and all the best. We hope she is able to come and play with us tomorrow. It was another nice sunny morning but a little chilly this morning and we looked forward to seeing many of our friends in class today. On the main table we saw the hagoita bats we started decorating with vegetable dye last week and they had all dried. Today we used some thick paint with funny rollers to apply paint to them. The rollers had wavy liners and spots and we used blue and green paint to make the bats look very pretty. Tomorrow we will try something different on the second side once the paint has dried. Next to the hagoita bats we saw the cardboard train we made last week and today used some masking and vinyl tape to decorate it by stretching it out, cutting it and then applying it to the train numbers and body. In the free play area we enjoyed dressing up and using the spinning tops and many of the boxed toys too. We soon packed away but today needed to also pack away the furniture to may rom for the gym class later with Miyshita Sensei. Our teachers helpers feed ‘Jerry’ our remaining goldfish who we thought looked hungry as he hadn’t eaten all weekend. The park was nice and bright and we enjoyed just a short time running and using the slide before returning for today’s gym session. We warmed up quickly today with some jumping and stretching exercises before working on forward rolling and then jumping with our feet together over some elastic strips. For our final game we played a version of ‘What’s the time Mr. Wolf’? Miyashita Sensei was the wolf and when we asked “Okami San, Okami San, Ima nanji”? (Mr. Wolf, What’s the time?), when he replied “Lunch time” and we ran away. In circle time we sang our good morning song as we have some new children who joined us recently and we are not sure of everyone’s names yet. We then read a funny book called ‘Captain Duck’. In the book we saw how Captain Duck ran out of petrol and tries to remedy the situation but makes things worse unfortunately.
“See you all tomorrow, have a great afternoon”!
Darren, Pooja, Goh San and all the children in Flowers Class