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Friendly Frogs, 26 November 2021

The past two weeks have been filled with exciting activities along with the new sounds the Friendly Frogs have been learning.We have learnt the /m/ and /d/ sounds along with making a craft, hearing a story, and singing a song and a jingle related to the sound.We had the privilege of having the ponies here and we all got the chance to ride them. The Friendly Frogs enjoyed themselves on the ponies and gave the ponies a thank you pat afterwards.

We also had Children’s Day in which the Friendly Frogs enjoyed some games and dancing as well as the outdoor weather. We completed some mirror painting and each individual made something different.

The Friendly Frogs have also been working hard on their Thanksgiving decoration. They worked as groups and completed some beautiful art and crafts together. On Thanksgiving, the Friendly Frogs sang beautifully for their school as well as their parents who received a video of the assembly.

We hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving.

Friendly Frogs, Music and Drama, 26 November 2021

This lesson was all about pretending! Your children embarked on a sea adventure, pretended to be pirates, and transformed into royalty as they explored how far their imaginations could take them. But pretend or imaginative play is more than just a fun way for children to entertain themselves-it is actually a complex process that builds skills in a number of different developmental areas. By pretending, imagining, dramatizing, and experimenting, children build language and communication skills, develop their capacity for empathy and cooperation, and practice creative problem solving.

Friendly Frogs, Visual Arts, 26 November 2021

The Friendly Frogs learned lots of interesting facts about Thanksgiving and made turkey animal crafts during visual arts lessons. First, they painted nice orange, yellow, red, and brown coloured paper in the box by gently moving some marbles on the paint. Then, they cut the paper into smaller paper strips and made turkey feathers from them. Then, they glued the body parts, such as wiggly eyes, snoods, beaks, and feet according to their preferences. Thanks to the Friendly Frog children the corridor looked amazing on our Thanksgiving Assembly.

Friendly Frogs, 12 November 2021

These past two weeks have been filled with lots of laughter as the friendly frogs enjoy one another’s company.We have continued learning our new sounds /e/ and /h/ along with the song and jingle.Last week we had Diwali and the children enjoyed watching a slide show and seeing the different types of lights that are used during this celebration. The Friendly Frogs even made their own candles and drew their own hands on a paper in which they decorated.This week we had a world science day in which the children participated in some experiments and explored magnets. They found the milk, soap, and food colouring experiment fascinating and wanted to do it again and again. Friendly frogs enjoy painting and use their imagination and mirror painting to find out what they have painted. We also had world kindness day where the children revised ways of being kind to one another.

Friendly Frogs, Music and Drama, 12 November 2021

The loving connection during quiet time is very important to your child. The love, trust, comfort, safety, and warmth create an environment where your child’s learning and development can take place fully and naturally.

Friendly Frogs, Visual Arts, 12 November 2021

The Friendly Frogs have been working on ’Frogs in the Pond’ pictures during visual art lessons. First, they used fly swatters to paint their froggies with a cool pattern. Then, they mixed different hues of blue colours to paint ponds for their frogs. After that, they drew mouths on their frogs and glued the other parts together, such as lily pads, water lilies. Well done froggies, what an amazing effort and brilliant artworks you made!

Friendly Frogs, 29 October 2021

These past two weeks have been filled with excitement and creativity as we celebrated International School Library month, World Food Day, and of course Halloween.

The Friendly Frogs have begun learning their second set of Jolly Phonics sounds. We went through the first set of sounds and also learnt the /c/ and /k/ sounds this week. While learning the sounds, the Friendly Frogs have also been learning how to form the sound by writing it on the whiteboard as well as on paper.

International School Library Month has been filled with a story reading of the children’s choice. The Friendly Frogs have been excitedly learning the healthy foods as well as what they enjoy eating. As we get closer to Halloween, the children talk about what they would like to dress up as and the different options there are. On Halloween, the Friendly Frogs danced around to some Halloween dances as well as enjoyed musical chairs.

Friendly Frogs, Music and Drama, 29 October 2021

Each week we go through the process of naming what we’re going to hear, listening to the sound, and then engaging with that sound through vocal play. We’re setting your child up for success so that listening becomes active and fun. While we’re playing with sounds, we’re also training their brains to distinguish sounds.

Friendly Frogs, Visual Arts, 29 October 2021

The Friendly Frogs children were very busy the last two weeks during visual art lessons. They took a big part in the decorating process for our Halloween Party and made Jack-o-lanterns, spooky spiders, and other Halloween-themed artworks. They practiced their painting, sticking, sprinkling, and forming skills and they made beautiful Halloween decorations! Well Done Friendly Frogs!

Friendly Frogs, 8 October 2021

These past two weeks were filled with joy and laughter with all the exciting events happening. We have learnt about the /i/ and /p/ sounds along with listening to a story and singing some songs. The Friendly Frogs enjoyed preparing for the assembly and performing to the rest of Happy Kids. We made some coconut balls and enjoyed dancing and playing games in the garden.

We also enjoyed a trip out of school to Rolli Polli. The Friendly Frogs enjoyed every minute of it and tried their hardest to complete the obstacles given. With all the fun movement happening, the Friendly Frogs had a nice surprise of a jumping castle. They did different jumps and were eager to continue. As the trip came to an end, the children happily got a sticker, said goodbye to the instructors, and made our way back to school.

The Friendly Frogs have been interested in what others do around the school and if they could, they join in to help them out. We have been talking about the group project we have planned and the Friendly Frogs have been so excited about making it that we have started completing bits and pieces in which we will place together later on in the month.

Friendly Frogs, Music and Drama, 8 October 2021

Peekaboo is a classic favourite that is good for more than a smile and a laugh. Hiding and finding you over and over again helps to illustrate object permanence. This concept helps children learn that you are there for them even when they cannot see you. That is the kind of reassurance they need to foster their emerging independence.

Friendly Frogs, Visual Arts, 8 October 2021

The Friendly Frogs were painting on a see-through vertical surface. They used various colours of tempera paint. They painted with brushes and fly swatters and experienced painting with big and strong and so tiny and gentle movements too. They thoroughly enjoyed these process art activities and painted like little professional artists! Well done Froggies!

Friendly Frogs, 24 September 2021

Our last two weeks have been filled with excitement and with enthusiasm. The children begin their days with some individual development where they go through some math’s concepts and then use pegs to create a picture of their choice.
We have learnt the /a/ and /t/ sounds and the children sing along to the songs even when we move on to another activity. The children have also been playing with the counting blocks to see how high they can make it before it falls over while other children are using it to design something such as a crown. The children have also been practising their songs and dance for the Harvest assembly and are excited to perform them.
We had the privilege of having the ponies come visit us and all the children thoroughly enjoyed their ride. Some even asked to go for another go while others enjoyed basking in the sun and absorbing the heat.

Friendly Frogs, Music and Drama, 24 September 2021

Sharing and taking turns is a learned process that only develops when children can start empathizing with others. These skills take a tremendous amount of self-control for two- and three-year-olds. We model self-control for the child as he/she sees you patiently waiting to play the triangle. We can also help the child to wait by touching him/her gently or showing him/her how to pretend to play the triangle before it is his/her turn. This helps him/her find his/her own strategies for waiting. In learning these skills, it helps your child when we celebrate and acknowledge all the tiny achievements along the way.
Observe your child when he/she is with friends and classmates. Watch for opportunities to affirm his/her efforts, saying something like: “You are so polite to wait while Nancy takes a turn.”

Friendly Frogs, Visual Arts, 24 September 2021

The Friendly Frogs made cute frogs from cardboard paper pieces and painted with different hues of blue colours on butcher paper to make a giant pond for their frogs. They also learned interesting facts about autumn and observed the environment for proof that autumn is officially here. They learned about autumn colours and made amaz-ink autumn leaf prints with real leaves.

Friendly Frogs, 10 September 2021

We would like to welcome everyone to the school year. The children have started their Jolly Phonics and have been learning the /s/ sound along with hearing the story and singing the song and jingle. They also created a snake to go with the sound and have been tracing the sound using their fingers. We are learning about ourselves, how unique we all are. Even though we are all different, we have many common traits.
We have completed a booklet about our favourite things which the children enjoyed.
The Friendly Frogs have explored the texture of paint while using their hands to paint a wonderful picture to symbolize everyone’s differences and similarities. The children have also been exploring different items that can be used to paint with.
To end the wonderful sunny days we have had, the Friendly Frogs have enjoyed playing and exploring the garden, making new friends, and meeting the new members of Happy Kids. We hope everyone has a wonderful time with one another.

Friendly Frogs, Music and Drama, 10 September 2021

Starting at about 10-12 months old, babies begin to interpret the facial expressions of the people around them to make sense of new or unclear situations. Children in the Friendly Frogs class have continued to refine this skill, but may still only use broad categories of emotion, like happy or sad. Helping children identify and recognize their own emotions helps them to understand their own emotions and those of people around them.

Friendly Frogs, Visual Arts, 10 September 2021

The Friendly Frogs made human faces using dough, wiggly eyes, pipe cleaner pieces, seeds, pasta, and pompoms. They learned the main parts of a human face and counted how many eyes, ears, nose, and mouth a face has. They observed their faces and made paper plate self-portraits as well. They have learned that no one looks the same as them and they are all special. Well done Frogs!

Friendly Frogs, 26 November 2021

The past two weeks have been filled with exciting activities along with the new sounds the Friendly Frogs have been learning.We have learnt the /m/ and /d/ sounds along with making a craft, hearing a story, and singing a song and a jingle related to the sound.We had...

Friendly Frogs, Music and Drama, 26 November 2021

This lesson was all about pretending! Your children embarked on a sea adventure, pretended to be pirates, and transformed into royalty as they explored how far their imaginations could take them. But pretend or imaginative play is more than just a fun way for children...

Friendly Frogs, Visual Arts, 26 November 2021

The Friendly Frogs learned lots of interesting facts about Thanksgiving and made turkey animal crafts during visual arts lessons. First, they painted nice orange, yellow, red, and brown coloured paper in the box by gently moving some marbles on the paint. Then, they...

Friendly Frogs, 12 November 2021

These past two weeks have been filled with lots of laughter as the friendly frogs enjoy one another’s company.We have continued learning our new sounds /e/ and /h/ along with the song and jingle.Last week we had Diwali and the children enjoyed watching a slide show...

Friendly Frogs, Music and Drama, 12 November 2021

The loving connection during quiet time is very important to your child. The love, trust, comfort, safety, and warmth create an environment where your child's learning and development can take place fully and naturally.

Friendly Frogs, Visual Arts, 12 November 2021

The Friendly Frogs have been working on ’Frogs in the Pond’ pictures during visual art lessons. First, they used fly swatters to paint their froggies with a cool pattern. Then, they mixed different hues of blue colours to paint ponds for their frogs. After that, they...

Friendly Frogs, 29 October 2021

These past two weeks have been filled with excitement and creativity as we celebrated International School Library month, World Food Day, and of course Halloween. The Friendly Frogs have begun learning their second set of Jolly Phonics sounds. We went through the...

Friendly Frogs, Music and Drama, 29 October 2021

Each week we go through the process of naming what we're going to hear, listening to the sound, and then engaging with that sound through vocal play. We're setting your child up for success so that listening becomes active and fun. While we're playing with sounds,...

Friendly Frogs, Visual Arts, 29 October 2021

The Friendly Frogs children were very busy the last two weeks during visual art lessons. They took a big part in the decorating process for our Halloween Party and made Jack-o-lanterns, spooky spiders, and other Halloween-themed artworks. They practiced their...

Friendly Frogs, 8 October 2021

These past two weeks were filled with joy and laughter with all the exciting events happening. We have learnt about the /i/ and /p/ sounds along with listening to a story and singing some songs. The Friendly Frogs enjoyed preparing for the assembly and performing to...