Posted by: TominThai | 24/01/2012

Happy New year Again! ^__^

Hello Moms and Dads!

I trust the festive Chinese New Year holiday is finding you well and that the fireworks aren’t keeping you and your little ones up to late at night.  Thanks so much for the tasty little Chinese goodies i’ve received thus far, as it’s always nice to sample new homemade treats.

We’ve had a very productive Term thus far, and I’m sure the kids have been giving you regular updates about the material we’ve been covering in class.  The kids have really enjoyed taking a look at the different fairy tales each week, and we are currently reading through the classic story of the Gingerbread Man. It’s great fun and the kids are really enjoying the activities we’ve been completing to compliment the stories.

In Mathematics this week we’re taking a look at measuring liquids using standard and non-standard units of measurements.  We had a great time today measuring out how much water different containers would hold, and the kids seem to be grasping the concepts quite well.

Science has been particularly fun thus far this term, and our unit on ‘growing plants’ is coming along splendidly.  The kids got a chance to get their hands in the soil and plant their own seeds last week and the little seedlings have already started to grow.

Also, in our topic work we are still exploring the fascinating culture and land of China, so i want to send out a special thanks to our parents that have contributed bits from home for us to look at and talk about. We’ve still got several weeks to go, but fortunately there are so many excting things to learn about from our larger neighbour to the north…China.

Finally, we have had a bit of a schedule change for our “Around the World” International Day, so please be aware and make a note of it on your calendars. We will now be doing our special day on the 10th of February, instead of the 26th as originally intended.  Each teacher will be planning an activity from a different country, and the children will rotate around to the different rooms on a schedule similar to the activity day we had earlier in the year for Diwali.  The school day will begin and finish as normal, but please feel free to dress up the kids in their native clothing or costumes for the big day.  I will be sure and provide you with more information when i receive it closer to the event.

Thanks again and Happy Year of the Dragon to you and your families!

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