The weather was quite beautiful today, neither hot nor cold. We’re excited to have another merry Monday in Buds class. We finished our morning jobs easily and proceeded with our morning activities that we always do in our classroom. Some of our friends were not here today. We missed them so much, but they’ll come back to school soon and play with us again.
Our tables were also busy because our teachers put the caterpillar puppet materials. The other table was filled with art materials like ripped pieces of paper and some soft laminating sheet. For our art John asked us about what we wanted to do with it. John showed us what we would like to do and we just copied his steps. What he did was, he completely ripped the pieces of paper into small sizes and then stuck them on the sticky part of the soft laminating sheet. At first, we were very hesitant to do it because we didn’t want to get our hands stuck on the sheet. We were being very careful and we tried to do as much as we could with a bit of supervision from our teachers. We also had a little conversation about it. One of our friends said, “O-sakana!” that means “fish”. She showed her finished art work and it really did look like a fish that has scales and tails.
After our free play time, we did our circle time with our teachers. We sang our good morning song in a faster tempo and we clapped our hands altogether. We said our names and it was really beautiful to see and hear how everyone knows each other by their first names now. We are also quite impressed how much we know about their belongings too. We counted our friends today and after that we practiced counting with our fingers. Every time we say 10, we always used our big voices. We also talked about our body parts. How many legs you have? I have 2. How many hands? I have 3. How many eyes? I have 2. How many necks? I have one. Can we count our hair? Nobody answered, it was surely going to be a big challenge to count them all. Our teacher then got the big painting of Ame. We felt that we wanted to put more designs on her painting so we decided to put the colorful construction paper on it. Before doing that, our teachers asked about Ame’s painting. First, we needed to find her arms, legs, head and body. Once we finished, we got our construction paper and stuck some pieces on it. Our teachers then asked, “If you want to put that on her head, what do we usually wear on our heads?” Then, everybody replied, “We put hats on our head”. We also told our teachers about the things we wear and how they can help us to feel warm when it’s getting colder outside. When we finished, we were so proud of what it looked like. Well done, Buds friends!
We also talked about how important it is to keep our hands clean and not to put it in our mouths. Otherwise, we’re going to get a tummy ache. Our friends were listening intently and understood that we always need to remember how to wash our hands every now and then especially before mealtimes.
Before we went to the park, we read a book called “Runaway Bunny” by Margaret Wise Brown. It was really a beautiful story of how much our parents can love us unconditionally. Please check this book out and read it to us every night.
The park is always beautiful and we played kick and throw ball with our teachers. The other classes came as well and played with us. Thank you so much Ohana for another meaningful learning experiences! Have a great day and see you all tomorrow.
Lots of love,
All the little designers from Buds class 2018-2019