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Our hello song is an important ritual for our music class. It provides both a closing to each class and an important connection with each Friendly Frog. “Routines are essential for young children. Routines help children learn to tell time and regulate their internal clocks. Children learn to predict what will happen next, and in doing so, they feel empowered to tackle the task. The goal of routines is continuity. The goal of rituals is connection. Rituals create sacred space designated for togetherness and unity.”
The Friendly Frogs have been enjoying summertime, playing in the garden with their friends, and participating in new play experiences. Since the trampoline is back, our Frogs have been jumping quite a lot on it and have been having lots of laughs and giggles with their friends. Naturally, the highlight of the past two weeks has been the Rolli Polli class. The children always look forward to taking the bus and visiting Rolli Polli as it offers an amazing and super fun gymnastics experience for them. Moreover, the Friendly Frogs have been making sparkly jellyfishes as part of arts and crafts, which are now the decoration for our summer bulletin board. A picture can worth a thousand words and as you can see for yourselves, our Froggies have been having the best of time. Dear Friendly Frogs, we are so proud of your progress and development and we would like to wish you the very best in the next academic year. Until we meet again, enjoy the summer holidays with your families, have lots of fun and lots of ice-cream.
The Friendly Frogs made colourful bird crafts during one of their visual art lessons. First, they chose colourful card bases for their birds. Then, they glued colourful paper pieces, wiggly eyes, and paper beaks on them. Next, they cut patterned paper pieces into small paper strips and glued them like tails. At last, they placed some feathers on them and decorated the birds according to their preferences.
Our Friendly Frogs have been very busy the past few weeks learning new things and preparing for Enviromental Day assembly as well as for the Student-led Conferences. The children have been practising songs as well as the choreography, in order to perform in front of their families, and they did exceptionally well on the day of the assembly. The children have been preparing for the Student-led Conferences which took place in the Friendly Frogs’ classroom with big success. Moreover, the Froggs have been enjoying the beautiful spring weather playing in our beautiful garden, and had the opportunity to collect snails, as well as ride the ponies. Pony riding has definetely been a super fun experience for them as they are always thrilled to have them over. Last but not least, our Friendly Frogs joined the Bright Bunnies on a field trip on Margaret Island where we all enjoyed a delightful picnic, a visit to the Japanese garden and the mini Zoo.
This lesson was all about pretend! Friendly Frogs liked to pretend to be different creatures that we can find in our garden. They enjoyed being little bees, who buzz from flower to flower and collect nectar and pollen to make the honey.
Pretending or imaginative play is more than just a fun way for children to entertain themselves-it’s actually a complex process that builds skills in a number of different developmental areas. By pretending, imagining, dramatizing, and experimenting, the Frogs build language and communication skills, develop their capacity for empathy and cooperation, and practice creative problem solving.
The Friendly Frogs children are focusing on the topic of space and are making space-related artworks during their visual art lessons. At this time, they made space rockets from 2D shapes, such as triangles, rectangles, stars, and circles. They enjoyed making a lot of decisions and working independently by choosing materials according to their likes and building the rockets according to their preferences.
The Friendly Frogs children are learning interesting facts about plants and the environment. Therefore, they had the opportunity to make cute flowers from mainly recycled materials. First, they painted the backgrounds with pastel colours. Next, they cut colourful patterned and patchworked paper leftovers into small paper strips. At last, they built the flowers from the given materials according to their preferences and glued the parts onto their bases carefully.
Our Friendly Frogs have been very busy the past few weeks preparing for Mother’s Day celebration. The children have been practicing Mother’s Day songs by learning the lyrics as well as the choreography, to perform for their Mums for the upcoming event. Moreover, they have been making colourful cards and special gifts for their Mums and have been working very hard to make them as unique and as beautiful as possible. Both the bulletin board and the classroom decorations were beautiful and invited everybody to celebrate this unique day. On the day of the Mother’s Day celebration, the children were thrilled to see their Mummies and some of their Dads enter the Friendly Frogs classroom, sit in their chairs to watch them perform. The children and their parents shared emotional moments singing and dancing together, and they did colourful matching bracelets, to express their eternal love for each other. The whole atmosphere was magical and we, the teachers, felt so happy and moved to be part of this special celebration. Well done, Friendly Frogs, and thank you dear Parents for coming.
This lesson was all about pretending! The Friendly Frogs liked to pretend to be different creatures that we can find in our garden. They enjoyed being little bees, who buzz from flower to flower and collect nectar and pollen to make the honey.
Pretending 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.
The Friendly Frogs were happy to return to school after the spring break. The children enjoyed sharing their news about what they did during the holidays and how they spent their time. They agreed on how happy they felt to see their friends as well as their teachers, and how nice it is to play with one another in this beautiful spring weather, and have fun during different activities. We recently started a new Unit of Inquiry and we have been learning about sea animals. Our Frogs enjoyed watching a presentation and listening to a story on the topic, followed by interesting discussions, a colouring activity, and playing at the water sensory bin with different sea animals. The children did some exciting arts and crafts for our upcoming events and had a wonderful time exchanging their ideas and thoughts while making their unique crafts. The children have fond memories of their recent Rolli Polli gymnastics experience as this was an amazing activity they took part in, just before the break. A picture can be worth a thousand words, and as you can see from the pictures, the children have been having lots of fun. Welcome back Friendly Frogs, and keep up the good work.
Think about how a quiet lullaby evokes calm, while a loud, energetic march can stir excitement. The emotions that certain types of music conjure are due in large part to the dynamics of the music that is to say the relative volume of a sound or note. Dynamics play an important role in how music is expressed and experienced, and the best way to help children understand the range of dynamic expression is through exposure. In this lesson, the Friendly Frogs sang, listened, and moved with varying dynamics in activities designed to build a strong foundation for understanding fundamental music concepts and expression.
The Friendly Frogs children experienced the beauty of gravity and vertical painting with the help of pipettes and liquid paint. Water and liquid-based art projects are always one of the children’s favourite activities. They enjoyed handling and squeezing the pipettes and shooting the liquid paint on their surfaces. They experienced gravity both on the surface and in the pipettes and were amazed to see how it works in practice.
Recently, the Friendly Frogs children are learning some interesting facts about Easter and creating some Easter-themed artworks during visual art lessons. They made scrape-painted Easter eggs and practiced their hand-and-eye coordination, fine motor skills, and writing skills. First, they scooped paint with lollipop sticks onto their egg samples and scraped the paint with cardboard box pieces. Next, they cut the eggs out on their outlines with scissors. At last, they drew some lines, such as straight, wavy, zigzag, castle, and dotted lines to decorate them according to their preferences.
It has been an exciting and busy time for our Friendly Frogs. We have been learning about life cycles and more specifically about the life cycle of a frog. The children enjoyed watching a presentation on the subject and showed understanding by putting the pictures of the life cycle of a frog in order. We had an interesting discussion on who saw a frog in real life, and who touched one. We read stories with frogs being the main characters, learned how to sing Five little speckled frogs and played with a pond sensory bin full of frogs, fish, turtles, ducks, leaves and rocks. In addition, we did a lot of arts and crafts and manipulated different materials to develop children’s fine motor skills, imagination and creativity. Moreover, we celebrated World Health Day by making a colourful and beautiful bulletin board on the topic, watched an age-appropriate video and learned about the importance of washing hands, as well as the importance of eating healthy, sleeping and exercising. The Frogs have been practicing fun songs for the upcoming Easter assembly, such as ’Hey little bunny’ and ’’Springtime’’ and have been enjoying themselves dancing to the beat and singing of course. Naturally, the highlight of the past few weeks was our Fashion Show, where the children amazed us all with their catwalk talent, as well as their cuteness. They deserve our applause as they worked really hard and did exceptionally well. Well down, Friendly Frogs, keep up the good work.
Movement is one of the ways your children can express themselves and build self-awareness. In addition, when your children dance or move in a room with others, they practice and develop self-control. We are moving like an elephant or frog, and we mention body parts (hand, head, foot, etc.). Moving to these songs helps your children become more self-aware of the physical potential of their bodies as well as how other people and objects in their ‘dancing space’ impact how they move.
The Friendly Frogs have been enjoying early spring and have been engaging in fun outdoor activities in our beautiful garden. As they have formed true friendships, free outdoor play has been very enjoyable to them. The children enjoy daily circle and centre time, and they are progressing nicely with the Jolly Phonics sounds. In the past two weeks we covered the letter sounds ’z’ and ’w’ and we have been learning about the life cycle of the caterpillar as well as of the hen. The Friendly Frogs have been developing according to their individual level through different sensory, stimuli and fun activities. The Fizzy Water experiment was a mind blowing learning experience for them and they had lots of fun with it. We never stop to intrigue them and support their progress, and we are pleased to see them grow and unfold their talents and skills. Pony riding was one of our recent highlights, and our Friendly Frogs enjoyed themselves during this exciting activity.
Recently, the Friendly Frogs children are learning interesting facts about the spring season. They are learning to identify the main signs of spring, such as blooming flowers, buzzing bees, blossoms on the trees, and the returning birds. During one of their art lessons, they made spring flowers by using differently designed DIY stamps and tempera paint and printed stems, petals, stamens, and leaves onto their spring flowers. Thanks to the Friendly Frogs children the Happy Kids corridor is blossoming with beautiful spring flowers.
Music is an essential part of the human experience, of self-reflection, expression, and community. The joy of singing is something every child needs to experience, and when we use simple syllables like ‘la’, we make it easy for the Friendly Frogs to learn to sing along. As an added bonus, repeating these simple syllables helps the Frogs develop the facial muscles and nerves that lead to fluent speaking.
It has been an exciting and busy time for our Friendly Frogs, full of anticipation and preparations for the upcoming Carnival festivities. The children have been working together as a group, making amazing ties and clown faces for the Carnival theme bulletin board. On the day of the Carnival celebration the Frogs arrived at school dressed up in their unique and colouful costumes ready to party, play and have fun. We played many games in the classroom, we danced, we sang, and we ate donuts, ’fang’, as it is the traditional Hungarian sweet, served during Carnival season. The children enjoyed all the games and participated with enthusiasm. Musical chairs was their absolute favourite game and they had the opportunity to play it several times. The highlight of this special day was the wonderful puppet performance the children saw, together with all the other children attending Happy Kids. The puppet show took place in the gym and it was such a unique learning experience, that the children were talking about it for days. In addition, our Friendly Frogs started swimming lessons in a well equipped pool with four qualified and experienced instructors. Swimming is a great way to promote active living, develop love for sports, promote collaboration and teamwork. The Friendly Frogs proved once more how well they can work together
Children are naturally drawn to imitating animals. Immersing themselves in the animal world through movement and sound is a rich source of exploration and discovery. When we pretend to be friendly, sun-loving spiders, your child can experience the world of the spider in a way that feels safe and fun. Exploring the movement of spiders and observing and imitating the movement of others in the class helps to expand your child’s movement vocabulary. He/she’ll find new ways to move, as well as the language to label those movements.
Recently, the Friendly Frogs children are learning about life cycles in various ways. At this time, they made hungry caterpillars by using their hand and eye coordination and fine motor skills to thread beads on pipe cleaners. They used their palm powers to cut leaf shapes from green paper and drew midribs and veins on them. They used single-hole punchers to make holes in the paper leaves and squeezed glue on them so they could place their caterpillars on them.
Our Friendly Frogs returned to school after the ski break, happy to meet with their teachers and peers. The Frogs have been exploring ‘Working Together’ as their Unit of Inquiry and have been participating in various activities which promote listening, paying attention to each other, cooperating and being active team players. The class of the Friendly Frogs have been learning to acknowledge similarities and differences through different group actions and movements, with the help of singing and various props. The children have been learning about the importance of following instructions and working together, in order to achieve better results and feel proud of their achievements. In addition, they had lots of free play in the beautiful garden. Several of the outdoor play options promote working together, thus our Frogs have been enjoying lots of fun play. We are thrilled to have them back, to nurture, love and contribute to their growth and development as their teachers.
In our classes, we teach the activities so that the children can take in information through multiple senses. We call this multisensory learning. Multisensory learning is a powerful teaching tool because it fosters resilient learning and supports the different learning styles of children in our class. This activity involves listening, processing, labeling and movement. When we use multiple senses we are able to provide many opportunities to strengthen the learning and make it more permanent.
The Friendly Frogs have started to prepare some colourful and shiny carnival masks for our upcoming Carnival Celebration. They used oil pastels, sequins, tubes of liquid glue and feathers to decorate them according to their preferences. They even had the opportunity to choose the nicest mask design from many. Regardless of the techniques, colour and material choices a lot of nicely designed masks have been created by the Friendly Frogs children.
Recently, the Friendly Frogs children learned lots of interesting facts about Valentine’s Day and made a few Valentine’s Day-themed crafts during visual art lessons. They made cute love birds, strawberry sweet hearts, “teamwork” hearts and practiced their cutting skills with scissors, sticking skills with paper pieces and glue, composing and designing skills with lots of interesting art materials. The most important thing they learned is that teamwork is an amazing power where they can easily achieve something that they would otherwise hardly achieve by themselves. Well done Friendly Frogs children.
When introducing the concept of triple meter and the waltz movement, offering a variety of ways for the children to practice and explore this concept will strengthen their understanding. By counting 1-2-3 and emphasizing the first beat with your voice as well as adding a large motion to the first beat of the clapping pattern, the children are able to feel and experience this rhythm. Moving a prop, such as a scarf, in a three beat pattern to the music reinforces the experience of the triple meter. Each layer of experience in this activity supports learning and understanding. This skill building activity will continue to aid the children in other activities that require complex coordination.
Along with learning our new sounds and completing some exciting activities, we have also had the past two weeks filled with different events. The Friendly Frogs have also practiced their blending and have been improving greatly.
Along with our new schedule of having individual development in the gym on Tuesday and Thursday, our Froggies have been enjoying the extra gross motor activities and have been learning a lot.
We began our week with World Puzzle Day. The Friendly Frogs enjoyed completing some puzzles and working as a group. We then familiarized ourselves with Chinese New Year by learning the different things that can be seen during this time as well as completing a dragon craft using a variety of materials. The Friendly Frogs also enjoyed playing in the sunny weather outside and exploring reasons why the snow may be melting faster on some days than on others. Finally, we have been preparing for the Valentine’s Day Assembly as well as completing crafts for our loved ones.
The Friendly Frogs made snowflake silhouette artworks during visual arts lessons. First, they observed pictures of snowflakes, then they chose snowflakes of their preferences. They put blue tacks on the edges and other important places of their snowflakes and placed their snowflakes on giant blank paper. They painted their snowflakes with different hues of blue and white tempera paint with sponges. At last, they poured some silver and blue glitter on the top of the snowflakes. Well done Friendly Frogs.
Children love games and turning an echo activity into a game you can engage before they realize how unique their responses are. The leaders in the class will provide an opportunity to demonstrate the skill and assist in building the skill and confidence of those who are not quite ready to jump in with an echo.
In the past two weeks, we have continued learning our sounds and are now beginning the set of 4 sounds. The Friendly Frogs have learnt the song, jingle and listened to the story that goes with each sound.
To begin the two weeks, Friendly Frogs had a nice visit from the ponies in which they all took a turn riding. They were all very eager and interested in watching the ponies while waiting for their turn. Along with the ponies arriving, we have also had a little bit of snowfall. The Friendly Frogs are amused by the snow and playing in it that their excitement grows every time they see the snow. They enjoyed making snow angels and throwing snowballs at one another while also exploring some science as they learn the snow can become ice and get very slippery as well as melt very fast in your hands. When the snow melted, the boys had a laughable time rolling down the small slope.
The past two weeks have been exciting as we welcome two new members to Friendly Frogs. We have been getting to know them and making new friends within the classroom as well as in the garden with the other classes. The Friendly Frogs have continued learning their sounds and have learnt the /u/ and /l/ sounds along with their song and jingle. They enjoyed listening to the stories and completing the craft. We have also been improving in our blending and have been able to blend a few words successfully while practicing with other sounds and words. We have also been enjoying the number bean bags as we all identify the numbers and match them up to the pairs with their sneaky teachers hiding some every now and then, the children have learnt to be on guard and keep an eye out as well as standing up for what they think is correct without hesitation. Finally, we were happy to celebrate one of our Friendly Frogs’ birthdays and be part of the celebration while enjoying the outdoors even though it is cold and windy and playing with one another.
Theme: Silly All Over
“Stop” is a powerful word. It’s an important one, too, and can come in handy when your child’s personal safety is at risk. You might also find that it’s a clearer, more positive alternative to the word “no”. We’ll be playing stop-and-go games today not only because children enjoy them, but also because learning to stop is an important skill to master.
The Friendly Frogs made beautiful Christmas boots and practiced their fine motor skills and hand-and-eye coordination by lacing with yarn. Then, they practiced their scissors skills by cutting shiny paper stripes into smaller pieces. After that, they decorated the Christmas boots according to their preferences. Lots of beautiful Christmas boots were born that day. Well done Friendly Frogs!
The past two weeks have been preparation work for Christmas as well as the Christmas Assembly. The Friendly Frogs are eagerly waiting to show you their performance. We have also been working on our Christmas presents by using new equipment and finding out different textures of the materials used.Along with Christmas preparation, we have continued learning our sounds, songs, jingles, and listening to the stories that go with them.We all had a wonderful start to winter with some snow showing up in our garden. The Friendly Frogs class were so amused and enthusiastic to watch the snowfall as well as making snowballs to throw to the teachers. We all had a great time having snowball fights and creating an amazing experience for one another. We were happy to be part of one of our Friendly Frogs on their birthday and help celebrate as best we can with musical chairs, dancing, and some delicious cake thanks to the family.
We all hope you have a wonderful Christmas.
No one is born with a sense of humor. We learn over time to recognize what we consider funny. We also discover that not everybody agrees on what’s funny. A well-developed sense of humor not only helps us enjoy life, but also opens the door to divergent thinking skills.Silly sounds are fun to hear and to imitate! They offer your child’s articulators (lips, teeth, and tongue) new feats to master and will help foster clearer speech.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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!
Our hello song is an important ritual for our music class. It provides both a closing to each class and an important connection with each Friendly Frog. "Routines are essential for young children. Routines help children learn to tell time and regulate their internal...
The Friendly Frogs have been enjoying summertime, playing in the garden with their friends, and participating in new play experiences. Since the trampoline is back, our Frogs have been jumping quite a lot on it and have been having lots of laughs and giggles with...
The Friendly Frogs made colourful bird crafts during one of their visual art lessons. First, they chose colourful card bases for their birds. Then, they glued colourful paper pieces, wiggly eyes, and paper beaks on them. Next, they cut patterned paper pieces into...
Our Friendly Frogs have been very busy the past few weeks learning new things and preparing for Enviromental Day assembly as well as for the Student-led Conferences. The children have been practising songs as well as the choreography, in order to perform in front of...
This lesson was all about pretend! Friendly Frogs liked to pretend to be different creatures that we can find in our garden. They enjoyed being little bees, who buzz from flower to flower and collect nectar and pollen to make the honey. Pretending or imaginative play...
The Friendly Frogs children are focusing on the topic of space and are making space-related artworks during their visual art lessons. At this time, they made space rockets from 2D shapes, such as triangles, rectangles, stars, and circles. They enjoyed making a lot of...
The Friendly Frogs children are learning interesting facts about plants and the environment. Therefore, they had the opportunity to make cute flowers from mainly recycled materials. First, they painted the backgrounds with pastel colours. Next, they cut colourful...
Our Friendly Frogs have been very busy the past few weeks preparing for Mother’s Day celebration. The children have been practicing Mother’s Day songs by learning the lyrics as well as the choreography, to perform for their Mums for the upcoming event. Moreover, they...
This lesson was all about pretending! The Friendly Frogs liked to pretend to be different creatures that we can find in our garden. They enjoyed being little bees, who buzz from flower to flower and collect nectar and pollen to make the honey. Pretending or...
The Friendly Frogs were happy to return to school after the spring break. The children enjoyed sharing their news about what they did during the holidays and how they spent their time. They agreed on how happy they felt to see their friends as well as their teachers,...