December 10

Week 16 @PreK1a, Brave Bears – The Joy of Winter

Winter is the time of the year where some part of the world starts snowing, and where cheers are heard, such as concerts. Also, this time of the year for sharing and for the families to get together. Of course, the Brave Bears don’t want to miss these experiences. So….

On Monday, the Brave Bears made a snowman with their MS Buddies. Prior to making the snowman, they had mini-lesson on how to make a snowman (they learned how to make circles from clay) and felt an ice to experience the snow feel.

On Tuesday, some of the Brave Bears helped in making the PreK1 Winter concert banner.

On Wednesday, the Brave Bears together with the other PreK1 classes had their final rehearsal for the Winter concert.

On Thursday, the Brave Bears dressed nicely and proudly performed at Pre1 Winter Concert. And shared a light snack with all the PreK1 families after.

…and on Friday, the Brave Bears visited Santa and got a present from him.

Next week, we will continue to explore what can we do during winter, and have a Pajama and breakfast on Friday.

Upcoming Events:

Dec 15: 11:30 Early Dismissal

Dec 18 – Jan 5: Winter Break (No School)

Jan 8: Classes Resume

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December 2

Week 15 @PreK1a, Brave Bears – Showcasing Diversity in the class and in the community

The Brave Bears are fortunate and thankful to have a diverse community. During the culminating activity of the international celebration, they had the opportunity to proudly showcase their nationality to the community. The Brave Bear also paraded with their family through a 3dimentional artwork.

After the parade, the Brave Bears had an international snack potluck with their family.

Prior to the parade, the Brave Bears had more taste of China.

..and a traditional dessert from Chaoshan.

 

Next week, the Brave Bears will prepare for Winter Concert. They will be singing three songs and will have a shared snack in the playground after.

Upcoming Events:

Dec 7: Winter Concert 

Dec 15: 11:30 Early Dismissal

Dec 18 – Jan 5: Winter Break (No School)

Jan 8: Classes Resume

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November 25

Week 14 – @PreK1a, Brave Bears – International Celebration 2017 Part 1

The beauty of the world lies in the diversity of its people ~ Unknown

The Brave Bears’ class is indeed diverse! The class has 6 nationalities. They will sort how many in each nationality the class has next week, which group has more and has less.

 

This the Brave Bears had traveled (pretend) and had a chop on their passport from Japan, Germany, Korea, Denmark, France, and Canada.

In Japan, the Brave Bears has a yummy Cheese Mapple Cake.

In Germany, the Brave Bears listened to German stories and had learned that if you don’t eat you get smaller and smaller.

In Korea, the Brave Bears MS Buddies read them a Korean story. The story is about good eating habits.

In Denmark, the Brave Bears listened to Danish story, and then fly to France to have traditional French sponge cake.

In Canada, the Brave Bears celebrated Thanksgiving Day by showing their gratitude to everyone who makes their learning space a fun, clean and safe place to grow.

The Brave Bears even had a Thanksgiving brunch. They are thankful for their friends, sister, teachers and for the PIZZA! 🙂

Next week, the Brave Bears will travel to Vietnam, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Macau, USA, and learn more about the culture where we live in, China.

The International celebration will culminate on Dec 1 with a parade from 8:30 to 9:15 am and Potluck from 9:30 to 10 am. Here is the sign-up for the Snack Potluck.

Upcoming Events:

Nov 20 to Dec 1: International Weeks

Dec 1: International Parade & Potluck

Dress your child in national costume or with the colors of your flag on that day. Parents are invited to watch the parade and encouraged to bring a traditional snack to share with the class for the potluck from 9:30 to 10 am.

Dec 2: International Winter Bazaar 

Dec 7: Winter Concert (more details to come)

Dec 15: 11:30 Early Dismissal

Dec 18 – Jan 5: Winter Break (No School)

Jan 8: Classes Resume

 

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November 24

MS Buddies

This week, the Brave Bears’ MS Buddies introduced the importance of water and asked them how to save water. The Brave Bears also learned that if you don’t drink water you will get smaller and smaller.

Then, the Brave Bears had a chance to experiment with water. Most of them saved the water by slurping it. 🙂

“Carefully blow air through the straw in an attempt to move the water to the other side of the wax paper without it breaking apart into separate droplets. This simulates the journey some people must take to transport clean water back to their villages without spilling a drop. *Note: the bigger the water droplet, the more of a challenge it will be to keep the water from breaking into multiple droplets.”

 

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November 24

“This is Me!” Part 2

The Brave Bears final self-portraits have shown that they have learned more about themselves in a short amount of time. Their self-portraits are more detailed to the point that they even wanted to draw their family portrait as well.

In this activity, the Brave Bears also shown their ability to control a writing material and to document what they noticed from the iPad camera.

The Brave Bears self-portraits will be displayed in the classroom next week. Feel free to check them out.

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