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Bright Bunnies, Music and Drama, 26 November 2021

Imaginative play in childhood prepares the child to think creatively in a variety of settings throughout their lives. When the child engages in pretend play with a prop, they shift from the question, “What does this object do?” to a slightly different question, “What can I do with this object?” The object itself ceases to be the major focus of concern as the child incorporates the object into play in which the child chooses the meaning and goals. Through repeated exploratory experiences, the child discovers that every object has unlimited possibilities for use. Using the imagination helps children develop the ability to think abstractly, to use language to describe things others cannot see, and to empathize with other people.

Bright Bunnies, Visual Arts, 26 November 2021

The Bright Bunnies children made interesting patterns on paper using marbling ink. They loved using water and squeezing some ink drops in the tray. They excitedly placed their paper in the water and were amazed by the results. As soon as the lovely patterned paper was dry, they turned it into leaf and snowflake pieces and glued it on their ever-changing nature trees. What an amaz-ink experience.

Bright Bunnies, 26 November 2021

It has been an exciting and busy time for our Bright Bunnies. Firstly, we had Pony riding and the children loved petting and riding the ponies. We also had a fun P.E, class where the Bunnies had the chance to run and jump, as well as engage in all sorts of games fostering their gross and fine motor skills, spatial awareness, imagination and co-operation. During individual development we learned the letter sounds /r/ and /m/, and practised number recognition and tracing. The Thanksgiving assembly was very successful and our Bunnies had a lot of fun. They learned the meaning of being thankful by singing special songs and creating unique arts and crafts for the occasion.

Bright Bunnies, 12 November 2021

It is incredible how fast the weeks are going by. The Bright Bunnies have been engrossed in various activities and celebrations in the last two weeks. They are practising very hard for our upcoming assembly. We celebrated one of the Bunnie’s special birthdays, we ate cake and then had a little dance party. Many of the Bunnies were ecstatic to demonstrate their dancing skills. Last week we celebrated Diwali. It is the Festival of Lights, celebrated by millions of Hindus, Sikhs, and Jains worldwide.

Diwali, which coincides with harvest and new year celebrations, is a festival signalling a new beginning, triumphing good over evil and light over darkness. The Bunnies listened to the story of Diwali, coloured some pages and made some beautiful artwork with the visual art teacher.

Bright Bunnies, Music and Drama, 12 November 2021

An instrument play-along provides many opportunities to practice social skills. We ask the children to get instruments for themselves as well as for their grown-ups, they wait their turn, they interact with you and with their friends as they play, and at the end, they work with the group to put the instruments away and get ready for the next activity. These are big steps in the development of cooperation, relationships, and empathy.

Bright Bunnies, Visual Arts, 12 November 2021

Our Bright Bunnies have been experiencing how cool it is to paint with alternative tools, such as yarn pieces tucked in pegs. They learned if they push, pull, curl and move the yarn pieces in different ways, they will leave different marks each time. They also realized and learned that if their paper’s left and right sides somehow look the same, the phenomenon is called symmetry. What an amazing experience, it is almost like magic!

Bright Bunnies, 29 October 2021

The Bright Bunnies returned to their classroom after the autumn break, happy to meet with their friends and classmates. Though the weather has become colder, the children have been enjoying sunny days that made playing with autumn leaves in the beautiful garden really fun. The Bunnies have been working on their Halloween theme class board with their teachers, and felt proud with the result of their work. They have been anticipating the upcoming Halloween party and have been discussing what costumes they would put on. The Bright Bunnies’ classroom decoration had a spooky touch with bats and ghosts hanging from the ceiling, and spider webs covering the doors. A picture is worth a thousand words, and as you can see from the pictures the Bright Bunnies had a lot of fun working on Halloween .

Bright Bunnies, Music and Drama, 29 October 2021

Theme: Marvelous Me

You just can’t say it too many times: I love you. It’s such an important message for children to hear, whether you say, sing, or sign it! Knowing that they are loved unconditionally is one piece of the emotional puzzle that gives your children the need to become confident, competent learners.

Bright Bunnies, Visual Arts, 29 October 2021

The Bright Bunnies children made lots of Halloween decorations for our Halloween Party. They made spooky spiders and Jack-o-lanterns and practiced their painting, sticking and sprinkling skills. They learned interesting facts about Halloween and were well surprised when they learned that spooky spiders have eight eyes and legs! Boohoo! Well done Bright Bunnies!

Bright Bunnies, 8 October 2021

Another two weeks have gone by, and we are here with another update. The Bright Bunnies have been hard at work learning about managing their emotions and understanding various facial expressions. The Bright Bunnies had fun during the Harvest Festival. We celebrated the day with an assembly, a snack, and a dance party outside in the garden.

We made scrumptious coconut balls and shared them with the rest of the Kindergarten. We also went to Rolli Polli. It is, without a doubt, one of the most exciting places that the Bunnies like to visit. They get to jump around and do many different exercises that foster their gross motor skills, and it is an excellent place for them to go to release the abundance of energy they all have.

Bright Bunnies, Music and Drama, 8 October 2021

Timbre awareness is the musical equivalent of phonemic awareness. It is an auditory skill that is developed through experience and exposure to many different musical sounds. Comparing and contrasting the sounds the bells and shakers make strengthen the same part of the brain that helps children listen to distinctions in the sounds of language.

Bright Bunnies, Visual Arts, 8 October 2021

The Bright Bunnies practiced their cutting, sticking, and painting skills. They made yummy apples for our Harvest Festival. The best part about that activity was that they could use scissors successfully, they loved every second of using scissors. They also painted on a see-through vertical surface and enjoyed seeing each other on the other side and playing the peaking game with each other in the meantime. Not just that, but they used fly swatters as well as an alternative brush. They experienced what it feels like to paint with slow, fast, gentle, and lively movements. Well done Bright Bunnies!

Bright Bunnies, 24 September 2021

The Bright Bunnies have been enjoying the nice weather the last few weeks and have been engaging in fun outdoor activities in our well equipped garden. As they started to bond with each other and form friendships, daily outdoor play has become even more enjoyable for them. They also enjoy circle time, and they are progressing nicely with the Jolly Phonics program. So far we have covered the letter sounds ’s’, ’a’ and ’t’. The Bright Bunnies are developing according to their individual level and interests, through various exciting sensory activities. We support their individual development and are pleased to see them grow and progress. Indoor and outdoor play is an excellent tool that supports their holistic development in a fun way. Pony riding was one of our recent outdoor highlights and the Bright Bunnies had a lot of fun during this activity.

Bright Bunnies, Music and Drama, 24 September 2021

Emotions have a tremendous impact on learning. Children learn more readily and easily when they feel calm and happy. Learning with and from a beloved adult provides an even stronger learning environment. Simple activities such as rocking together help to create a sense of safety and comfort that lays a strong foundation for your child’s learning to take place.
One of the most amazing activities for children was to show their emotions through movement.

Bright Bunnies, Visual Arts, 24 September 2021

The Bright Bunnies learned more things about themselves, such as that they are all unique and different and no one looks the same as them. Elmer, the Patchwork Elephant showed a great example for them how important to stay themselves at all times, therefore they designed their own elephants, and showed us what kind of elephants they would be if they would be an elephant from the story. What amazing and colourful elephants were born that day!

Bright Bunnies, 10 September 2021

A big welcome again to all the parents and children of the Bright Bunnies class. It has been an exciting two weeks with the Bunnies learning and getting to know one another. For those who were here last year, it is about navigating and getting to know a new classroom and, of course, making new friends; for those starting with us this year, everything is new; therefore, they are eager to explore all the classroom, and the garden has to offer.

This week we celebrated Literacy Day. It is a day celebrated to remind everyone of the importance of literacy as it is without a doubt the right of everyone to receive an education. We have started a new Unit of inquiry, titled, “This is me.” The Bunnies are learning that they are all unique. The Bunnies have also started to learn the letter sounds. So far, we have covered the letter sound ‘s’ we made some fun crafts of items, starting with this particular sound.

Bright Bunnies, Music and Drama, 10 September 2021

Taking turns is a learned skill that can be challenging for young children. Opportunities to take turns while adults are close by to help if needed, as in this activity, give young children the chance to practice this valuable skill. Your child’s ability to take turns will eventually help him/her make and keep friends, and be more successful at school.

Bright Bunnies, Visual Arts, 10 September 2021

The Bright Bunnies looked into mirrors and carefully observed the characteristics of their faces. They were encouraged to talk about their eye, hair, and skin colours. They made paper plate self-portraits and used lots of interesting art materials. They have learned that no one looks the same as them and they are all special.

Bright Bunnies, Music and Drama, 26 November 2021

Imaginative play in childhood prepares the child to think creatively in a variety of settings throughout their lives. When the child engages in pretend play with a prop, they shift from the question, "What does this object do?" to a slightly different question, "What...

Bright Bunnies, Visual Arts, 26 November 2021

The Bright Bunnies children made interesting patterns on paper using marbling ink. They loved using water and squeezing some ink drops in the tray. They excitedly placed their paper in the water and were amazed by the results. As soon as the lovely patterned paper was...

Bright Bunnies, 26 November 2021

It has been an exciting and busy time for our Bright Bunnies. Firstly, we had Pony riding and the children loved petting and riding the ponies. We also had a fun P.E, class where the Bunnies had the chance to run and jump, as well as engage in all sorts of games...

Bright Bunnies, 12 November 2021

It is incredible how fast the weeks are going by. The Bright Bunnies have been engrossed in various activities and celebrations in the last two weeks. They are practising very hard for our upcoming assembly. We celebrated one of the Bunnie's special birthdays, we ate...

Bright Bunnies, Music and Drama, 12 November 2021

An instrument play-along provides many opportunities to practice social skills. We ask the children to get instruments for themselves as well as for their grown-ups, they wait their turn, they interact with you and with their friends as they play, and at the end, they...

Bright Bunnies, Visual Arts, 12 November 2021

Our Bright Bunnies have been experiencing how cool it is to paint with alternative tools, such as yarn pieces tucked in pegs. They learned if they push, pull, curl and move the yarn pieces in different ways, they will leave different marks each time. They also...

Bright Bunnies, 29 October 2021

The Bright Bunnies returned to their classroom after the autumn break, happy to meet with their friends and classmates. Though the weather has become colder, the children have been enjoying sunny days that made playing with autumn leaves in the beautiful garden really...

Bright Bunnies, Music and Drama, 29 October 2021

Theme: Marvelous Me You just can't say it too many times: I love you. It's such an important message for children to hear, whether you say, sing, or sign it! Knowing that they are loved unconditionally is one piece of the emotional puzzle that gives your children the...

Bright Bunnies, Visual Arts, 29 October 2021

The Bright Bunnies children made lots of Halloween decorations for our Halloween Party. They made spooky spiders and Jack-o-lanterns and practiced their painting, sticking and sprinkling skills. They learned interesting facts about Halloween and were well surprised...

Bright Bunnies, 8 October 2021

Another two weeks have gone by, and we are here with another update. The Bright Bunnies have been hard at work learning about managing their emotions and understanding various facial expressions. The Bright Bunnies had fun during the Harvest Festival. We celebrated...