February 5

Week 21 @PreK1a, Brave Bears – What do you know about Chinese New Year?

“I like Chinese New Year!” most of the Brave Bears responded when they were informed that Chinese New Year is coming.

Prior to asking the Brave Bears what they know about Chinese New Year, they looked at the story behind Chinese New Year. In between the story, the Brave Bears were asked questions, such as what do you notice and what do you think.

Then the next day, the Brave Bears were presented with a mouth watery provocation to learn about what are the Chinese New Year colors.

…and here is the Brave Bears’ what we know about Chinese New Year.

Here are the Brave Bears’ learning engagements this week, and for the rest of February.

Upcoming Events

Feb 9: ECC CNY Celebration – Parents are all invited to watch the children perform some Chinese song at the Sports field from 8:30 to 9am.  Children are encouraged to wear Chinese traditional clothing on that day.

Feb 12: Splendid China Visit

Feb 15 – Feb 25: Chinese New Year Holiday

Feb 26: Classes Resume

Gentle Reminders

PE Tuesday: Please send your child to school with comfortable clothes.

Attendance: Arrival is the Brave Bears social and time to reconnect with friends. Please send your child to school on time.

Lanyard: Please wear your yellow lanyard when at school.

Snacks: A gentle reminder that NO chocolates for snacks.

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February 4

What can you create with “Stick and Stone”?

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February 2

Color Sorting Sensory Bag

One of the learning engagements this week that the Brave Bears enjoyed the most was the color sorting sensory bag. The color sorting sensory has given them the opportunity to practice problem-solving and communication skills. The Brave Bears confidently shared the process how they sorted the buttons or marble and counted them as well. The color sorting sensory bag was a great learning engagement to review more or less.

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February 2

@PreK1a begins to learn about Chinese New Year

What are the Chinese New Year colors?

Red, Yellow, and Orange!

Brave Bears learned Chinese New Year’s colors through a mouth-watering learning engagement, still-life painting.

…and the Brave Bears learning about the CNY colors has extended by making juice with the Chinese New Year lucky red and orange fruits.

Next week the Brave Bears will learn more about Chinese New Year.

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January 28

Week 20 @PreK1a, Brave Bears – What can you create?

Creativity is the product of imagination.

Last week, the Brave Bears’ imagination was challenged. They were asked, “What can you create with stick and stone?” This prompt was inspired by the story Stick and Stone by Beth Ferry and Tom Lichtenheld.

Here are some of what the Brave Bears created with “Stick and Stone”. We’ll post all the Brave Bears work next week.

Stick, Stone. A perfect…

The Brave Bears also demonstrated their ability to represent thinking and creativity through illustrations.

Lastly, the Brave Bears added problem-solving skills to show creativity using Lego and blocks.

 

Next week, the Brave Bears will continue to explore learning materials and participate in learning engagements that will help them develop problem-solving skills, such as creating with open-ended materials and playing games with rules where they need to figure out how to their team complete the task.

Upcoming Events:

Feb 1: Mid-Year Parent Conference  – Please choose a time from the link  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c4ca4a829a5fa7-midyear3.

Feb 9: ECC CNY Celebration – Parents are all invited to watch the children perform some Chinese song at the Sports field from 8:30 to 9am.

Feb 12: Splendid China Visit (more details to come)

Feb 15 – Feb 25: Chinese New Year Holiday

Feb 26: Classes Resume

Gentle Reminders

PE Tuesday: Please send your child to school with comfortable clothes.

Attendance: Arrival is the Brave Bears social and time to reconnect with friends. Please send your child to school on time.

Lanyard: Please wear your yellow lanyard when at school.

Snacks: A gentle reminder that NO chocolates for snacks.

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