Happy Friendships Day
September 27th, 2017
Today we celebrated our friends and teachers and wished them ‘Happy Friendships Day’. We sang lots of friendship song including ‘You got a friend in me’, ‘I love you’, ‘The more we get together’ and then had a dance party in which we grooved to the beats and showed our cool moves.
After that, Pauline read a really popular book called ‘Rainbow Fish’ by Marcus Pfister with the help of a rainbow fish puppet. It is the story of a fish with shiny scales named Rainbow Fish. He is always fond of his scales. But one day, a small fish asks him if he could have one. Rainbow Fish refuses in a very rude way. The other fish are really upset about his behavior and don't want to play with him anymore. Feeling upset, his only friend left, the starfish, tells him to go visit the octopus for advice. Rainbow Fish finds the octopus and asks what he should do. The octopus tells him that he could try sharing his scales with his friends. When he encounters the small fish a second time, the Rainbow Fish gives her one of his precious scales and, seeing the joy of this little fish, Rainbow fish feels much better. Very soon Rainbow Fish is surrounded by other fish requesting scales and he gives to each of them one of his shiny scales and they are all friends once again. After reading the story, we discussed kindness and the joy of sharing. Sharing brings happiness and acceptance and to share does not only mean to give away something (which is quite hard for us) but above all to make someone else happy - and oneself too.
It was our first party in Petals Class this new school year and we were so excited when we came to school. We all got a bowl of fruit for sharing and later mixed it together to make fruit salad. There were so many fruits of various kinds – apple, bananas, grapes, peaches, raspberries, pear, permission, pineapple, pear and more. Some of our friends got whole fruits and we leant to use the knife to chop it. Today was also our first day to use a knife. Pooja gave us safety instructions and mentioned that we mustn’t touch the sharp edge else we might get a cut. We were very careful as we cut the fruits to add to the fruit salad. There are still some more left over whole fruits which we are going to cut tomorrow to make some more fruit salad.
We also decorated our pull apart cake and made it look like an ice cream. To do that, we got little cupcakes and arranged it in a diamond shape. Then we decorated it one section at a time – the cone was brown, the ice cream was pink and the cherry on top was red. Later, we added some sprinkles on the strawberry ice cream part and a little green stem on the cherry. And voila! Our cake was ready! We couldn’t wait to eat it for snack time.
We were so busy with the party today that we didn’t get time to go to the park. However, surprisingly none of our friends asked for it. We guess dancing was a good workout alternative to playing in the park today.
Other activities we did today were sports day medal making with Pauline, decorating birthday cards, Lego building activities, playing in the tunnel and soft toy baby bathing after the demo yesterday by M’s mummy Yoko. Some of our friends commented that they missed baby Amelie.
That is all from us in Petals Class today.
Happy Friendships Day to all of you!
Little party people in Petals Class