I'll huff and I'll puff and blow your house down

Dear Summer School parents, The rainy weather today threatened to dampen our “summer fun” spirit, but, lo and behold! When we entered the classroom, we saw “Play Huts”, a tunnel, and a big tent! We were really excited; it’s like camping inside the classroom. Inside the “Play Huts”, we saw some plastic balls and cushions. We loved bouncing up and down together with the balls; we also enjoyed playing catch. We also took out some kitchen and food toys, and pretended that we really are on a camping trip. There were also some farm animal plastic figures; we identified each of them, and had fun playing with the toy pigs- oh, how we enjoyed the stories “The Three Little Pigs” and its opposite, “The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Wolf”. We also made houses for the animals out of toy blocks, and pretended we were the Big, Bad Wolf trying to knock the house over. Some of us finished the miniature farms we built out of tissue boxes yesterday, and afterwards we made tiny little pigs out of pink pompoms. Oh, they were so cute! They were perfect for our miniature farms, and we happily placed them in there. Hopefully, we will get to add more animals to it. For circle time, we played a guessing game with Hisami. She had three bowls, hiding two animals in each. We giggled as she tried to confuse us by switching up the bowls, and letting us guess which bowl was empty. She was so sneaky and funny, but we were able to guess which was which! Hehe! Then we saw Darren and Pauline preparing some blocks, we wondered what it was for, then Darren explained to us that we were going to have a sort of “Three Little Pigs” contest. He divided us into four groups, and told us that instead of a house, like in the story, we had to build the tallest tower. We then had to be like a Big, Bad Wolf, and try to blow the tower over. Boy, was it fun! All of us from Flowers and Petals class helped each other out, and it was just funny when the teachers tried blowing our towers down. We all won the contest, because of our hard work and team effort. Yay! Afterwards, we had another activity, this time, instead of “Duck, Duck, Goose” we had “Pig, Pig, Wolf”. We laughed as we had to chase each other around the room- it was definitely fun, and it was a workout for us, too!

Have a great afternoon and we look forward to seeing you all again tomorrow.

All our love, Darren, Hisami & Pauline.