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I Like to Eat, Eat, Eat Apples and Bananas!

The happy dancing tigers are interested in singing a new song, “I like to eat, eat, eat apples and bananas”. We decided to make apple banana salad on Friday.

Peeling off the bananas,

Cutting the apple pieces,

Adding the yogurt on the top,

Mixing and then tasting,

The tigers made different comments on the salad. ” I like bananas and apples.” “I like apples.” “I like bananas with yogurt.” “I only like the yogurt.”

First Two Weeks of School

We have been in school for two weeks. It’s a new challenge to most of us as we’re in a full-day program now. We play in school, we have lunch in school, we’re active in school and we also get messy in school. The most important part is, we’re having fun in school because we’re happy dancing tigers!!! 🙂

Science Experiment: Oil and Water

Supplies Needed:

  • Food coloring
  • Droppers
  • Vegetable Oil

How?

  1. Put water in several cups and add food coloring to the water. Then stir to combine.
  2. Place a dropper in each colored glass of water.
  3. Fill a cup about half way with oil.

Result:

While enjoying this science exploration little giraffe friends explored how oil and water do not mix together. it is a great start to simply explore the two liquids and see how they behave when mixed together.

How Our World Works: “Sink”& “Float”

This week for the science activity, we talked about how do things sink or float. We brainstormed what things could float or sink. The first step, we introduced these two words’ meanings in English.

T: “What does it mean ‘sink’ and ‘float’?’

C: “Sth goes down in the water calls ‘sink’.

“on the top of water is ‘floating'”

T: “What do you think what things could sink?

C: “Blocks sink”

T: “What can float?”

C: “Balls are floating”

After the brief conversation we decided to go outside and collect some nature things that may sink or float.

 

We tried them in the water…

It gets the little giraffes thinking and predicting. We sorted out both sinking objectives and floating objectives. Some children made a comment that “Things are heavy can sink.”

Book Week!

Dear parents,

I’ve shared the book week calendar with the little giraffe friends for next week. The little giraffes are very excited about the upcoming book events. Please remind your child to wear pajama and bring one of the favorite books from home next Monday. Next Friday, we will encourage everyone to dress up like your favorite story character and participate in Books Come Alive event which is arranged by PSA. 

For this week and next week, we are focusing on a series of stories by Eric Carle: Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Walter the Baker; Do You Want to be My Friend? Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? From Head to Toe 

Celebrating Lantern Festival

The lantern festival marks the Chinese New Year Spring Festival period. To Chinese people, it’s a fun festival that people will go out to look at the moon, send up the colored lanterns, have a meal, especially have tangyuans to represent the meaning of family members spending time together.

In our class, we followed the traditions to make colored tissue collage lanterns and tangyuans. It was fun that exploring the things we’ve never done before.

 

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