Mothers Day Breakfast
“Happy Mother’s Day”We celebrated Mother’s Day with our friends and their mums this morning upstairs on the Discovery Deck. It was such a beautiful morning; our teachers decided that the third floor was the perfect place for a Mother’s Day breakfast party. So they carried all of the tables and chairs and re set the tables so that when we arrived, we just had to go upstairs and have a party. On the tables,
were plates, cups with pretty napkins inside them together with a fork and spoon, nori cut into many different shapes (even butterflies and flowers), tuna mayonnaise, cucumbers, strawberries, blueberries, grapes and of course ……rice!
If you look at these photos carefully you can see that
the letters are back to front. Hisami hung the sign up so that when we were sitting having breakfast, we could see the words the correct way round. When you came into the office, they looked back to front and they were. All of our friends who come to school on a Friday came for the party and we were also happy to welcome Michaela and Sharee.
Michaela’s Japanese school starts quite late so she first came to our party and then she went to school. You can see from all of our photos that we had a wonderful time together. Our teachers were amazed how quickly we ate up four cups of rice when we made our onigiri. We loved using the different shaped pieces of nori and we even enjoyed eating the nori by itself. We had hearts, stars, flowers, suns,
snowflakes, four leaf clovers, butterflies and a few more flowers shaped designs. We also had some strips of nori in case we wanted to wrap the onigiri. We first put a piece of plastic wrap on our plate; our mums and teachers put some rice in the middle of the plastic and then we closed the plastic up and squeezed it into a shape. Most of us made round shaped onigiri. We then
chose what filling we wanted and what we wanted to use to decorate it.
After we had eaten, we gave our mums their presents and card. We saw their smiles and were sure that they appreciated what we had made for them. Some of them were really surprised to see what we had said about their work and the things that they cook which we love to eat.
We stayed upstairs and played with the water trough, water, bottles with
coloured water and circular shaped mirror pebbles. We wore aprons so that we didn’t get wet but we love playing with water and many of us had wet clothes when we were finished playing here. It was so lovely to be able to play outside in the sunshine, on the deck and enjoy our beautiful outdoor space.
We spent time playing in the park, with sunhats and sun cream so that we had protection for our beautiful soft skin. When we came back to school we listened to a cute story called “You are my sunshine”. It was about a pig that moped all day long and his friends couldn’t understand why. When they asked him if anything was wrong, he said: “Nothing”. So they tried many things to try to cheer
him up and nothing worked. Then one day, a huge storm came with thunder, lightning and huge rain and it seemed to make all the difference. He started to smile and it was as if the storm had washed away all of his sadness. Phew! Thanks for coming to our Mother’s Day and we wish all of our mums and those who look after children, a very happy “Mother’s Day”. Love always Shelley, Hisami and Liezel