Stars with feelings

Twinkle, twinkle little star! How I wonder what you are.

Up above the world so high, like a diamond in the sky…

Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket

Save it for a rainy day

Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket

Never let it fade away.

DSCN1113            What a great day to learn about the stars! It was always nice to know that our teachers and friends were DSCN1117always ready to learn and discover the wonderful things around us. To start off our day, Ritsuka arrived at Ohana and she’s always happy to see the interesting activities that our teachers prepared for the day. She went inside to get some cars and trucks from the toy containers. She lined all the cars up and pretended that she’s parking them nicely. Yurika came with a heartwarming grin and she also loves to see her friend Ritsuka in the classroom. She really likes the Montessori equipments that she found on our activity tables. She took out some stacking blocks and tried to arrange them in different locations. She did place the cylinder blocks in the right hole but sometimes her teachers needed to guide her. Jack came to our class as well and he loved playing with the DSCN1120puzzle locks that came along with the Montessori materials. When he finally opened one of the locks, he DSCN1126instantly pointed at the five green frogs behind the small door and then he said, “hmmm.”

On our special activity table, we found the big canvas for our bamboo trees that we did yesterday with DSCN1121Sayaka and Nanako. And today, Kaia, Rupert, Ritsuka, Sofia and Yurika continued to make their own tanzaku. We asked them about what they wished for and Sofia said that she wanted two “toy cars” and Rupert replied that he wanted two “toy trucks”. We put many wonderful things on our tanzaku to make sure that we presented them nicely.

DSCN1129 In our circle time, Sharee helped us to make a circle. We held hands together while John was playing with his ukulele. We learned that some stars can have their feelings too. We saw the happy star, sleepy star, sad star and angry star. While learning these stars, we acted out the words too. For DSCN1130example, we say “happy” and then smile, angry and then put our eyebrows together and so on. We matched the baby stars to mommy and daddy stars. For instance, sleepy baby star was matched with sleepy mommy star and happy daddy star was matched with happy baby star. We had our special story time and we sang “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see?” And Sharee read us the wonderful book about “Goodnight Moon!” We wish her a great vacation in New DSCN1131Zealand and we’re all excited to have her in Buds class for the next school year. We also did some stargazing for today and we all definitely enjoyed the magnificent time being together. Thank you so much Ohana for the delightful learning experience that we had for today. See you all tomorrow!

Lots of love,

John, Sayaka and Sharee