Sunday, March 26, 2017

Gingerbread Men

5 little gingerbread men - well actually lots more then that.  We made gingerbread men when the preschoolers visited us last week.  We rolled the dough, cut the shapes, decorated them and then cooked them.  While they were cooking we coloured the poem...... then we ate them.  Just like the fox in the story!!

Friday, March 24, 2017

Healthy Food Triangle (pyramid)

We are learning about healthy food and what we should eat the most of.  In the triangle the bottom section (things we should eat lots of) are things that come from trees or the ground.  The middle part (we should eat some of) are things that come from animals.  The top part (things that are treat or sometimes foods) are the things that come in packets and don't fit the other two categories.

We got out our lunch boxes to see what we had that fitted in to each area.  Oh dear.......we had LOTS and LOTS of things that were in the 'sometimes food' top
section.  We had a good amount in the healthy food section too - so well done Mums and Dads!  Perhaps some tweaking of the top section could be done so that our lunch boxes are more balanced.

I like ice-cream

We are practicing making sentences using words we know.  We wrote a sentence about the type of ice-cream we like - and we all like ice-cream!!.  We put the words in order and made a pretend ice-cream.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Butterfly cakes

We made butterfly cakes to complete our unit of learning.  We know lots about caterpillars and butterflies that we didn't know before.

Beautiful butterflies

We have made beautiful colourful butterflies using cotton material and dye.  We wet the folded material shape, then dabbed dye on.  The colours ran into each other.  When we opened them up both sides looked the same.  Once they were dry we glued them onto cardboard and cut around the shape.  They look very cool hanging in the butterfly area of our classroom.  We also made folded paper butterflies.  We coloured the spots and added glitter before we did the folding.  It was tricky but they look great.


Saturday, March 4, 2017

Teddy Bears Picnic

To complete our Max Unit we had a Teddy Bears Picnic.  We all brought our soft toys to school and went on a bear hunt:  between the trees (swings), through the mud (sandpit), up the hill (climbing frame), down the hill (slide), over the bridge, across the river (bike track)and through the long grass - and we found a bear!!  It was Max and he had made us a picnic.  We had honey crunch, teddy bear biscuits and teddy bear sized honey sandwiches.

Max has now gone on the bus to visit his Grandma and Grandpa Bear in Auckland.  We have loved having him in our class and coming to stay with each of our families.  Come back and see us again soon Max.

Butterfly Art

When the Bright Horizons children came to visit we made butterfly pictures using circle and triangle shapes.  They look bright and colourful hanging in our room.