+36 1 356 2440 info@happykids.hu
Select Page

Welcome to the Happy Kids parents blog!

Click on your child's class to access the class blog. 

Welcome to the Happy Kids parents blog!

Click on your child's class to access the class blog (password required). 

Cheeky Monkeys, Visual Arts, 23 September 2022

The Cheeky Monkeys children had their first chess lesson with our chess teacher. First, they played the Guess Who? game with the chess pieces. The chosen child had to ask questions from the children about the chess piece that stood on its head to find out which one it is. Questions that were answerable with yes or no words were valid only. Then, we flew on the magical chess rug to the Chess Palace and listened to a story about chess, and reviewed some chess knowledge with the children. At last, we played a chess-themed True or False game with each other. If a statement was false, they had to hug each other around the shoulders, but if a statement was true, they had to touch each other’s smart heads. The children giggled a lot during the game and of course, they did not let themselves be tricked.

Cheeky Monkeys, 23 September 2022

The Cheeky Monkey children have been learning how to work together in their TRIBE group by doing a Likes and Dislikes activity. The group had to share their interests with their group and see who also shared the same. They compared what they liked together and what they did not like and made a poster of all their favourite things. This activity created a sense of community among their group and also brought them together through their shared interests. In our maths curriculum, the children learnt about number bonds and are now moving on to addition with 10. They are learning to count from a given number using marbles in a cup and then adding more. And last, we enjoyed our first pony riding this past week.

Cheeky Monkeys, Music and Drama, 23 September 2022

When learning to sing on pitch, each child takes in the information and processes it differently. Our lessons are carefully crafted to give the kinesthetic, auditory, and visual learners opportunities to experience the lesson through their strongest learning styles. Hearing the two pitches sung, singing the pitches themselves, associating the two pitches with a familiar song, and moving their hands up and down while they sing are perfect examples of how one activity reaches each learning style. When Cheeky Monkeys experience success through their dominant learning style, they gain confidence and learning is strengthened and accelerated.

Cheeky Monkeys, 9 September 2022

The Cheeky Monkeys have had an eventful two weeks since school started. The children enjoyed seeing all their friends after the summer and were busy playing in their new classroom and garden. We celebrated International Day of Charity—the children learned about what charity means and also started on their Big Draw project for charity. We also had International Literacy Day, the children brought in their favourite books to present and shared them with their class. Lastly, we got started on our maths curriculum and recapped numbers to 10 for the first unit.

Cheeky Monkeys, 10 June 2022

The Cheeky Monkeys, have had a busy two weeks. We have been continuing with our unit on ‘Money’. Children have been working on art projects as groups to create their own ‘Art Market’ in the classroom. They decided how much their art works cost and labelled them to sell in the market. Then, they set up a stand to sell what they prepared to the other group members. When they were selling, they calculated how much change they got and how much they had left. At the end, they calculated how much they earned  and discussed how to share the money with each group member equally. They also shared what they would use the money for. The children in Cheeky Monkeys have been celebrating a birthday with their friends. They started with the happy birthday song and then, a birthday cake was shared around the classroom. We also had some songs and dancing to celebrate the birthday. During Rolli Polli, they enjoyed moving and played different obstacle courses.

Cheeky Monkeys, Music and Drama, 10 June 2022

Children learn through repetition. Each time Cheeky Monkeys are exposed to a new object or experience, new neural connections are made in their brain. Through repetition, these connections are strengthened and learning occurs. Each of our classes is designed to repeat certain activities-such as the Goodbye song-in part because of this important connection between repetition and learning, and also because the routine created through repetition helps to foster and strengthen our  class community. Ritual and repetition at home are important components of a predictable and nurturing home and family life as well.

Cheeky Monkeys, Visual Arts, 10 June 2022

The Cheeky Monkeys  made space shuttles during one of their visual art lessons. First, they painted the rolls with white tempera paint. Then, they practiced their scissor skills and cut the missing parts of the shuttles from paper with scissors. At last, they made their own designs with colourful pencils, markers, and crayons and put the parts together. The Cheeky Monkeys children couldn’t wait to finish the space shuttles and play outside with them as soon as possible.

Cheeky Monkeys, Chess, 10 June 2022

The Cheeky Monkeys children had their last playdate in the Chess Palace. The chess characters asked the children about their favourite chess games and let them play those games the last time together. First, they played hide-and-seek with the chess pieces. The children had to clap very fast if the chosen child were near the hidden chess piece, and very slow if far away from it. Then, the children played a memory game with the chess pieces. They had to put the chess pieces in the same order as they were in the children’s hands. At last, they played a chess-themed dice game where they practiced their addition skills by adding the rolled chess pieces’ values together. The chess-themed golden medal goes to Medó as her final number is 25. Three silver medals go to Benedek, Albert, and Krishvikram as their final number is 22. Another three bronze medals go to Siru, Wardah, Jiarui, and Barnabás as their final number is 16. What an exciting chess-filled academic year is coming to its end. The chess characters will surely miss the children very much. 

Cheeky Monkeys, Chess, 27 May 2022

The Cheeky Monkeys children went to the Chess Playground land and showed how much they know about chess to each other. They created chess-themed puzzles for their class and acted as their chess teacher. They enjoyed carrying out small tasks and being the bosses in the chess class. They also played chess games with each other and proudly captured some chess pieces from their opponents.

Cheeky Monkeys, 27 May 2022

We have had another eventful two weeks. First, we celebrated Environmental Day and performed for our parents. The children made a banner that read, ’One for all, all for one,’ which was inspired by one of our kind classmates. For the field trip, The Cheeky Monkeys visited Margit Island and enjoyed the signs of summer in the Japanese Gardens. Meanwhile, in Maths, the children have been introduced to British coins and recognise the value of each coin. They used their adding skills to buy and sell fruits in their role play fruit shop and they are beginning to use the language of currency with words like pounds and pence.

Cheeky Monkeys, Music and Drama, 27 May 2022

Spatial awareness allows us to sense our surroundings, recognize how our bodies relate to our environment, and understand how objects around us relate to one another. As children develop spatial awareness, they hone a better understanding of physical boundaries as well as concepts such a distance and direction. In this lesson Cheeky Monkeys have opportunities to show their understanding of spacial concepts through mouvement, dance, instrument and prop play, as well as expand their spatial vocabulary by describing their surroundings.

Cheeky Monkeys, Visual Arts, 27 May 2022

The Cheeky Monkeys children are learning interesting facts about space and planets and are making space and planet-related artworks during their visual art lessons. At this time, they made Earth paper collages from some recycled newspaper pieces. First, they ripped the paper pieces into smaller sizes. Then, they glued the ripped paper pieces inside the drawn circles with their black and white side up. At last, they gave colours to their Earth and painted them with watercolour.

Cheeky Monkeys, Chess, 13 May 2022

The Cheeky Monkeys children flew on the Chess Playground land and continued extending their chess knowledge. First, they played a tag game with Queen Quenessa. Then, they played hide-and-seek with King Crucifer. After that, they sat in a circle and shared their secret hiding places in the garden with the chess pieces. Some would hide and climb on a tree, or dig a hole and cover themselves with a blanket, and some would hide behind an object, such as a bush, a tree, or a wall. The Cheeky Monkeys children also had their very first chess games in small groups and enjoyed the beauty of chess.

Cheeky Monkeys, Visual Arts, 13 May 2022

The Cheeky Monkeys learnt the mosaic technique during one of their visual art lessons. They used leftover colourful paper pieces, glue sticks, and scissors and created creative mosaic pictures according to their interests. They also made line-centred artworks with colourful yarn pieces and liquid glue and practised line-centred designs with oil pastels and watercolours.

Cheeky Monkeys, 13 May 2022

We, the Cheeky Monkeys, have had an eventful two weeks. Mother’s Day celebration in the classroom was a great and heart-warming time to share our love and show our appreciation to our dearest mums and parents. Therefore, The Cheeky Monkeys have started the week by practicing singing and dancing for Mother’s Day. They learned a poem and drew portraits of their mum by using watercolour technique. To express how special their mums are, they made a card with a drawing of their mother’s favourite flower and wrote why they are so special.
For the Unit of Inquiry, the Cheeky Monkeys were very busy with the flowers and the plants. They had a nice nature walk to observe and collect the nice plants and flowers to make an ‘Ikebana’. They learned what an ‘Ikebana’ is and arranged the plants and the flowers that they chose for their mums or parents. They have also started to learn about energy. They have been inquiring about where energy comes from and what to know about energy. For Mathematics, The Cheeky Monkeys have started practicing adding numbers by counting on up to 100.

Cheeky Monkeys, Music and Drama, 13 May 2022

In this activity, the Cheeky Monkeys explore their voices by singing and vocal play. As they echo you, they are learning to match and reproduce specific pitches and word sounds. It allows them to practice the precise coordination of lips, tongue, and breathing necessary to speak or sing expressively. Imitation and vocal play are a critical part of vocal development and give older children the chance to develop their singing voices and explore the complexity of communication.

Cheeky Monkeys, Chess, 29 April 2022

The Cheeky Monkeys’ children flew on the Chess Playground land and continued extending their chess knowledge. First, they played the Guess the Sound game with the chess pieces where they had to guess and point to the direction where the sound came from while they are blindfolded. After that, they learned a lot of information about the queen chess piece and its capturing ability. Next, they practiced how to give a check with the queen chess piece and how to protect the King chess piece when he is in a check. At last, they worked on their chess workbooks.

Cheeky Monkeys, 29 April 2022

We have had another eventful two weeks. First, we had the Easter Assembly; in preparation, we learned about the changes in spring and the new life we see around us in nature. Each child prepared a card and a gift for their family made using string and a balloon as the frame. For mathematics, the Cheeky Monkeys visited their unit of the curriculum on division. We first discussed the idea of sharing objects equally and the children used different objects to share in their Tribes groups fairly. We also reflected on our holidays and the children spoke about their experiences while away from school during spring break.

Cheeky Monkeys, Music and Drama, 29 April 2022

Through auditory discrimination activities, the Cheeky Monkeys are encouraged to develop phonological awareness. Phonological awareness involves an appreciation of the sounds, as well as the meanings of words. Instrument exploration activities such as guiro encourage children to be sensitive to nuances of different sounds. This also helps them become sensitive to and appreciative of the subtle differences in the sounds of language as they continue to develop and fine-tune their language skills.

Cheeky Monkeys, Visual Arts, 29 April 2022

The Cheeky Monkeys children used leftover paper pieces from previous art projects and extended their knowledge about colour and line. They were welcome to create anything that came to their minds. They used their creativity, cutting, and sticking skills and made beautiful artwork from the leftover paper pieces. They made boats, solar systems, rockets, snowflakes, bees, houses, and many other interesting things.

Cheeky Monkeys, 8 April 2022

We, the Cheeky Monkeys, have had a busy two weeks. They started the week with finalizing the ‘My Body Sculpture Project’ to reflect what they have been learning during the unit ‘Systems’. After finishing their sculpture project, the children also shared what they learned during the unit. Meanwhile, we have been continuing with the preparations for the Fashion show. ‘Fashion Show’ was so much fun and joyful thanks to your participation.
Spring in the classroom is just getting even more fun and engaging with Easter art activities. The Cheeky Monkeys were practicing to sing and dance for the Assembly to celebrate throughout the week. For Mathematics, the Cheeky Monkeys continued with recapping the unit on early multiplication. They have started to learn about division with our Math counting feet book, ‘One is a Snail, Ten is a Crab’ and have been working on sharing equally and finding the numbers of groups.

Cheeky Monkeys, Music and Drama, 8 April 2022

Careful listening leads to greater learning and understanding. Children learn to distinguish the voices of Mom and Dad or their favourite friends, the sounds of footsteps, a door closing, or dinner being cooked in the kitchen. This ability to listen and distinguish sounds also contributes to their developing language skills. It takes all kinds of sounds to makeup a word. Listening for the different sounds and timbres of the instruments on the recording and matching the sound of the instrument to the sound on the recording is a significant step on the road to language fluency. Connecting the sound of an instrument with the action of the word or phrase it’s illustrating adds another dimension to listening and exploration. This process is a practice in creativity and linear thinking combined!

Cheeky Monkeys, Visual Arts, 8 April 2022

The Cheeky Monkeys children made hatching Easter egg artworks during one of their visual art lessons. They practiced their drawing skills by drawing colourful patterns on the egg samples. They sharpened their cutting skills by cutting the egg shapes and baby chick bodies from paper with scissors. They also practiced their sticking and composing skills by gluing the parts together. During the creative process, they made a lot of decisions and personalized their hatching eggs according to their preferences. Thanks to the Cheeky Monkeys children the Happy Kids corridor is shining in the Easter mood!-

Cheeky Monkeys, Chess, 8 April 2022

The Cheeky Monkeys children flew to the Chess Playground land and continued extending their chess knowledge. First, played the Dragon Danger game with the chess pieces. Next, they played hide-and-seek with the help of the clouds and the Chess Palace residents. Then, they learned how to give a check with the rook and bishop chess pieces. At last, they worked on their chess workbooks and strengthened their fresh chess knowledge.

Cheeky Monkeys, 25 March 2022

We have had another eventful two weeks. First, we had the Fashion Show preparations; here we learned about previous Fashion Shows and what our roles will be on the runway. Each child chose a job role they would like to dress up for on the day and costume preparations are underway. For Mathematics, the Cheeky Monkeys continued with their unit on early multiplication. Here the children have been learning multiplication as repeated addition through a story called ‘One is a snail, ten is a crab’. We first discussed what each animal represents and then used this to make repeated additions when finding totals. We also completed our unit on the body by making play dough molds of ourselves holding various poses. Finally, we celebrated a birthday together. The children had cake and danced to the festivities.

Cheeky Monkeys, Music and Drama, 25 March 2022

Many aspects of the language of music are related to math and other forms of higher thinking. Music is created in different forms. Today we are working with beat and divided beat, which are used to create many rhythm patterns in music.

The most fundamental property of music is beat, the underlying repeating pulse. Playing an instrument to a steady beat helps develop a sense of time and the ability to organize and coordinate movements within time. Learning to hear, feel and move with the divided beat is the next step in understanding the way music and movement are organized in time.

Cheeky Monkeys, Visual Arts, 25 March 2022

The Cheeky Monkeys children made some cute mixed media monkey artworks for our upcoming art exhibition. First, they drew monkeys with oil pastels. Next, they painted the backgrounds with watercolor. At last, they cut, crumbled, and glued different kinds of art materials and personalized their jungles and monkeys according to their preferences.

Cheeky Monkeys, Chess, 25 March 2022

The Cheeky Monkeys children flew to the Chess Playground land and continued extending their chess knowledge. First, they danced with the chess characters and froze with them in funny positions. Next, they learned interesting facts about the chess characters and the Chess Palace. Then, they played a Chess Palace-themed activity game where the children mimicked a chosen scene from the magnetic chessboard and the rest of the children had to guess which scene it was.

Cheeky Monkeys, Chess, 11 March 2022

The Cheeky Monkeys children flew to the Chess Playground land to continue to extend their knowledge about chess. The chess characters let the children use their magic carpet again and let them fly away with it anywhere they wished to, with their favourite chess pieces. Some flew with Speedy Bishop, some with Jumpy Knight, and some asked Queen Quenessa and King Crucifer to join the ride. After that, they competed against each other in various ways to see who can react the fastest and who can be the fastest of all. At last, they learned to read 2D chess setups and recreate them in 3D on the giant chess rug with the help of the chess pieces.

Cheeky Monkeys, 11 March 2022

We, the Cheeky Monkeys, have had a busy two weeks. The children were discovering how our brain controls movement with a fun game that gives them a chance to experience the connection between their senses, brain and control of their bodies. The Cheeky Monkeys were trying to do what they were told, not what they saw. Then, they tried the opposite and found different ways not to get confused. The more they got confused, the more they had fun and inquired how our skeletal, muscular and nervous system works interconnected to each other to move.

Meanwhile, The Cheeky Monkey class had been working hard on repeated addition and learning a new Math concept ‘multiplication’. We kept practicing this new concept by using characters like crab, spider, dog from our special counting by feet book called ‘One is a Snail, Ten is a Crab’.

The Cheeky Monkeys love celebrating the fun and special days together. We celebrated Carnival by playing games with great excitement and amazing costumes. This week, we have been celebrating birthdays. The children started with the happy birthday song and birthday cakes were shared around the classroom. Then, they had some songs and danced to celebrate birthdays.

Cheeky Monkeys, Music and Drama, 11 March 2022

Gross motor movement involves large muscle groups such as legs or arms or the whole body. Locomotor movement means using large muscle groups to move from one place to another. When children walk, march, tiptoe, or run, they are engaging in both gross motor and locomotor movement. Movement of all kinds strengthens muscles and keeps the cardiovascular system healthy, as well as fosters balance, coordination, rhythm, and improved cognitive development. Children have an inherent need to move and express themselves through movement. In the Kindermusik classroom, children are given abundant opportunities to move and dance in new and familiar ways which creates an environment where all these skills can flourish and develop.

Cheeky Monkeys, Visual Arts, 11 March 2022

The Cheeky Monkeys children had the opportunity to experiment with colourful DIY dough and pasta. The children were encouraged to make pasta structures and sculptures in various ways. Some children used the dough to join the pasta pieces together to build structures, such as a bridge and a tent, and some sculpted animals, such as an octopus and a unicorn. The children thought hard, planned smartly, and made beautiful and clever creations.

Cheeky Monkeys, 28 February 2022

We have had a busy two weeks in the Cheeky Monkeys class either side of the Ski break. In the week before the holidays, the children finished their unit on the human body as a system and created a life-sized version of the human body with some of the vital organs such as the brain, the heart and the lungs displayed. This week, we delved deeper into the body by looking at the bones that make our skeleton. The children also marked their 100th day of school by designing their own celebratory glasses using various crayons for decoration. In Maths, the children have been working hard at one and two-step word problems involving addition and subtraction.We have been encouraging the children to read the word problems and try to understand which operation is required each time.

Cheeky Monkeys, Music and Drama, 28 February 2022

When children experience a wide variety of musical genres they develop a greater understanding for what is possible through music. Jazz invites musicians to create something new each time they play. Improvisation, which is the process of spontaneously creating music that arises out of the present moment, is the key to playing jazz. Jazz opens up listening to a new frontier, a place where a piece of music is created anew each time it is played. When we give children the opportunity to listen, play, and move to many different music genres, they can bring these elements together to create their own musical style and expression.

Cheeky Monkeys, Visual Arts, 28 February 2022

The Cheeky Monkeys children learned lots of interesting facts about the carnival season and started to prepare some colourful masks for our upcoming Carnival Day. First, they choose one mask design out of many. Then, they coloured the masks and drew some cool patterns with oil pastels. At last, they drew some motifs with glitter pens, glued feather pieces, shiny sequin pieces with liquid glue. Some sprinkled glitter even. The children could not help with their excitement about trying them on and wearing them a little before the big day. We are sure all the Cheeky Monkeys children are excited to wear them a little on the big day.

Cheeky Monkeys, Chess, 28 February 2022

The Cheeky Monkeys children flew to the Chess Playground land to extend their knowledge about chess. The chess characters let the children use their magic chess carpet and let them fly with it anywhere they wished to. Most of the Cheeky Monkeys children wished to fly to their friend’s house to have a playdate or sleepover. Next, they competed against each other divided into four groups to see which group can put the chess pieces to their starting positions the fastest. After that, they raced against each other and the chess pieces to see who could react and run the fastest. What a fun and exciting day it was.

Cheeky Monkeys, Visual Arts, 11 February 2022

Recently, the Cheeky Monkeys children learned lots of interesting facts about Valentine’s Day. Thus, the heart symbol represents love. They made “onion-layered” heart artworks using interesting art materials during one of their visual art lessons. First, they drew tiny, small, medium, big and even giant hearts with oil pastels. Then, they painted the empty parts with watercolour paint and experienced the oil pastels’ magic power, its water resistance. Thanks to them, the Happy Kids building spreads love to everyone who passes its way.

Cheeky Monkeys, Chess, 11 February 2022

The Cheeky Monkeys children flew to the Chessplayground land and had lots of fun games with the chess pieces. First, they played a warm-up game with the chess dice and showed how well they knew the chess pieces’ values. Next, they read a story about and learned the Tiny Pawn’s magic power and its promoting ability. Then, they played a pawn marching-themed game and answered the Queen’s tricky questions so they could move forward and be promoted just like the Tiny Pawn. At last, they worked on their chess workbooks and deepened their knowledge of the Tiny Pawn’s ability. Well done Cheeky Monkeys children.

Cheeky Monkeys, Music and Drama, 11 February 2022

Inhibitory control is the ability to resist a strong inclination to do one thing and instead to do what is most appropriate or needed. Instead of reacting with what is on the mind at the moment, the child has to stop or inhibit that inclination and enact something else.
Examples are:
-Being able to think before you act.
-Being able to learn something new that conflicts with what you usually do.
-Acting appropriately when tempted to act otherwise.
-Paying attention despite distractions.

Cheeky Monkeys, 11 February 2022

We have had an eventful fortnight. Our current unit, named ‘Systems’, has been allowing the children to learn more about the human body and how it operates. The Cheeky Monkeys were very enthusiastic during the activities in this inquiry like what they wonder about the body, doing research, bringing related materials to the classroom, presenting them and sharing what they have learned about their body. They found the brain, the heart and the muscular system as the most interesting topics in the human body.

Meanwhile, The Cheeky Monkey class had been working hard on numbers from 10 to 20. They have been discovering and learning about ‘addition’, ‘subtracting’, and ‘place value chart’. We practiced these mathematical concepts by reading a very special book called ‘One is a Snail, Ten is a Crab’.

The Cheeky Monkeys love celebrating fun and special days together. We discussed what love means to them and the ways of sharing and expressing love to understand the importance of this day. They drew and wrote about how to spread love. To celebrate Valentine’s Day, they sang and performed a dance together.

Cheeky Monkeys, Visual Arts, 31 January 2022

The Cheeky Monkeys children have been learning about interesting facts about polar animals and have been recreating them during visual arts lessons. First, they observed pictures of these animals. Then, they ripped paper pieces into smaller pieces and made penguin collages, then polar bear collages from the small ripped paper pieces using glue sticks. Some penguins and polar bears were jumping, some were swimming, some were standing on icebergs. These creations would be worth an exhibition! Well done artistic Cheeky Monkeys!

Cheeky Monkeys, Chess, 31 January 2022

The Cheeky Monkeys children had a chess play day where they could play their favourite games and show off their chess skills. They played a chess-themed P.E. game, where they had to walk on their tiptoes and corners, run and jump on black and white squares only, touch a black or a white square with their hands, bottoms, noses, elbows and shoulders only. They sat in a circle and rolled the chess dice one after another and each had to tell the value, then the movement of the rolled chess piece. At last, they worked on their chess workbooks and completed some interesting chess tasks. Well done Cheeky Monkeys.

Cheeky Monkeys, 31 January 2022

We have had an eventful two weeks, partly online. First, we had online learning and the children did very well with their focus and hard work throughout this process. Each group worked with their adult during individual development and then joined the group for circle time afterward. For the unit of inquiry, The Cheeky Monkeys focused on the five senses collecting the sights, sounds, and smells around them and drawing them on their worksheets. We first discussed what kinds of sights and sounds we might experience and then went to find them in our environment. We also transitioned well to returning to school and we were very impressed with the children’s continually positive attitude to learning.

Cheeky Monkeys, Music and Drama, 31 January 2022

As children listen to sounds made by different objects, they are using and developing their listening skills. As they think about familiar objects in new ways, they are using and developing their creative thinking skills. Finally, as they choose and use these sounds in a composition, they are exercising musical choice and strengthening their musical awareness.

Cheeky Monkeys, Music and Drama, 14 January 2022

Theme: Feel the Music

Responding to different musical cues, taking turns, and stopping one’s motion are all examples of practicing inhibitory control. This important skill can be practiced in this activity and in other activities we have played in class today.
Inhibitory control is the ability to resist a strong inclination to do one thing and instead to do what is most appropriate or needed. Instead of reacting with what is on the mind at that moment, the child has to stop or inhibit that inclination and enact something else.
Examples are:
-Being able to think before you act.
-Being able to learn something new that conflicts with what you usually do.
-Acting appropriately when tempted to act otherwise.

 

Cheeky Monkeys, 14 January 2022

The Christmas season in the Cheeky Monkey Classroom, before the winter break, just got even more fun and engaging with preparing Christmas gifts for our parents like cooking gingerbread cookies, making a card, and sewing a stocking! We worked and had fun at the various Christmas-themed learning centres like mandala coloring, math, and literacy, observational drawings, linework illustrations, and yoga. We enjoyed the winter with a hot chocolate party.
The Cheeky Monkeys have been celebrating a birthday together. They started with the happy birthday song. Then, a birthday cake was shared around the classroom. We had some songs and dance to celebrate the birthday and then the birthday kid was sharing photos from her babyhood.
After a relaxing winter break, we have had a fresh return and a busy two weeks. We started the first week with our new unit, ‘System’, by inquiring about five senses with a game and three main parts of the body. We talked about how the body works as a factory and we watched an interesting video about that. Then, we discussed while each part of the body has a specific function, how they could work all together in great harmony. Children drew their own body images as a pre-assessment activity and read an interactive book, giving children an opportunity to discover what happens in their body in specific situations, called ‘Listening to My Body’ by Gabi Garcia. Lastly, children shared what they wonder the most and learn more about their bodies.

Cheeky Monkeys, Visual Arts, 23 September 2022

The Cheeky Monkeys children had their first chess lesson with our chess teacher. First, they played the Guess Who? game with the chess pieces. The chosen child had to ask questions from the children about the chess piece that stood on its head to find out which one it...

Cheeky Monkeys, 23 September 2022

The Cheeky Monkey children have been learning how to work together in their TRIBE group by doing a Likes and Dislikes activity. The group had to share their interests with their group and see who also shared the same. They compared what they liked together and what...

Cheeky Monkeys, Music and Drama, 23 September 2022

When learning to sing on pitch, each child takes in the information and processes it differently. Our lessons are carefully crafted to give the kinesthetic, auditory, and visual learners opportunities to experience the lesson through their strongest learning styles....

Cheeky Monkeys, 9 September 2022

The Cheeky Monkeys have had an eventful two weeks since school started. The children enjoyed seeing all their friends after the summer and were busy playing in their new classroom and garden. We celebrated International Day of Charity—the children learned about what...

Cheeky Monkeys, 10 June 2022

The Cheeky Monkeys, have had a busy two weeks. We have been continuing with our unit on ‘Money’. Children have been working on art projects as groups to create their own ‘Art Market’ in the classroom. They decided how much their art works cost and labelled them to...

Cheeky Monkeys, Music and Drama, 10 June 2022

​ Children learn through repetition. Each time Cheeky Monkeys are exposed to a new object or experience, new neural connections are made in their brain. Through repetition, these connections are strengthened and learning occurs. Each of our classes is designed to...

Cheeky Monkeys, Visual Arts, 10 June 2022

The Cheeky Monkeys  made space shuttles during one of their visual art lessons. First, they painted the rolls with white tempera paint. Then, they practiced their scissor skills and cut the missing parts of the shuttles from paper with scissors. At last, they made...

Cheeky Monkeys, Chess, 10 June 2022

The Cheeky Monkeys children had their last playdate in the Chess Palace. The chess characters asked the children about their favourite chess games and let them play those games the last time together. First, they played hide-and-seek with the chess pieces. The...

Cheeky Monkeys, Chess, 27 May 2022

The Cheeky Monkeys children went to the Chess Playground land and showed how much they know about chess to each other. They created chess-themed puzzles for their class and acted as their chess teacher. They enjoyed carrying out small tasks and being the bosses in the...

Cheeky Monkeys, 27 May 2022

We have had another eventful two weeks. First, we celebrated Environmental Day and performed for our parents. The children made a banner that read, ’One for all, all for one,’ which was inspired by one of our kind classmates. For the field trip, The Cheeky Monkeys...