May 26

@PreK1a’s Story Time Question: What is a typewriter?

These past few days the Brave Bears are hearing some “big” words from stories and some learning engagements. For example, during story time they wondered what is a typewriter from the story, “Click, Clack, Moo Cows that Type by Doreen Cronin. So, the best way to teach the Brave Bears a new word is to teach them in context. However, due to there is no available typewriter around, the Brave Bears had used the digital version on a typewriter, which is a computer!

Here are the Brave Bears happily typing their name in a digital typewriter, and they also learned that computers have keyboards and so the phones as well.

Those “big “words are visually displayed in the classroom, and when the Brave Bears learn a new “big” word they ask their teacher to write it on the word wall.

This learning engagement also informed teachers which od the Brave Bear’s can recognize the letters of their name.

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May 18

Week 32 @PreK1a, Brave Bears – Makers Day @Level5

The Brave Bears with their Reading Buddies (G1C) brought recycled materials to Level5 and unleashed their creativity and practiced their ability to collaborate. Prior to going to Level5, the Brave Bears did a sketch of something that they can do with their buddy. Here are some of the Brave Bears’ sketches.

…and here they are in action with their Reading Buddies!

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The Brave Bears proudly took their work to the classroom and can’t wait to take it home.

      

Next week, the Brave Bears will be participating in learning activities where their gained skills and knowledge will be assessed, such as number Bingo and shapes hunting. Also, they will be encouraged more to post into their digital portfolio. In addition, the Brave Bears will help is displaying their Photo Project to display on Thursday and Friday.

Upcoming Events

May 24-25: ECC Photo Collaborative Project @ the Secret Garden – Parents are welcome to view the photo gallery.

May 25: ECC Family Movie Night

June 8: PreK 1 End of the Year Celebration (more details to come)

June 15: End of the School Year – 11:30 Dismissal

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.

Bug spray: Please apply bug spray on your child before coming to school.

Extra Clothes: Summer is back! Please make sure that your child has extra clothes at school.

Snacks: A gentle reminder that NO chocolates for snacks.

 

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May 18

PE: Parachute Fun

Parachute games are always fun! 

Making big and small waves,
Singing ring-around the roses and the wheels on the bus,

Popcorn game.
...and have you tried to go under the parachute?

    

 

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May 13

Week 31 @PreK1a, Brave Bears – Thank You!

This week, the Brave Bears had the chance to say thank you to their caring teachers, and as well as to their loving mothers.

During Teachers’ Appreciation day, the Brave Bears shown their gratitude by giving their teachers flowers with sweet messages and chocolates as well. 🙂

For Mother’s Day, the Brave Bears created an “I Love Mommy!” card made of flowers (the teachers happily shared the flowers they received for Teachers’ Day). Click here to see the full Mother’s Day post.

…and the Brave Bears’ teachers are also thankful for all the parents’ support for this year! #BraveBearsClassRocks!

Next week, the Brave Bears will “make something” with their Reading Buddy @Level5. Also, they will be encouraged to post on their digital portfolio and will continue to learn about what makes a book.

Upcoming Events

May 15: Parent Workshop @Level5

May 24-25: ECC Photo Collaborative Project @ the Secret Garden

May 25: ECC Family Movie Night

June 8: PreK 1 End of the Year Celebration (more details to come)

June 15: End of the School Year – 11:30 Dismissal

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.

Bug spray: Please apply bug spray on your child before coming to school.

Extra Clothes: Summer is back! Please make sure that your child has extra clothes at school.

Snacks: A gentle reminder that NO chocolates for snacks.

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May 13

Happy Mother’s Day

I love you forever, I like you as always. As long as I’m living, my baby is you. – a Mother’s lullaby

This what the Brave Bears have learned from the story “I Love You Forever” story by Robert Munch. The story is about how a mother expressed her love to her child from birth to adulthood. When the Brave Bears were asked if they love their mother, they loudly answered, “YES!”

So, the Brave Bears happily and meticulously (they chose the best flowers that represents their mom) made an “I love Mommy!” card for mommy. Each Brave Bear’s said, “My Mommy is beautiful!”

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…and here are the Brave Bears “I love Mommy” cards.

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May 6

Week 30 @PreK1a, Brave Bears – Bookmaking

Last week, the Brave Bears got into bookmaking. The bookmaking started with some of the Brave Bears scribbling on papers and walking around telling their friends what they wrote. Then the next day, they were challenged if they can make a book. The Brave Bears confidently took the challenged and even started to talk about their illustrations.

 

The Brave Bears are now started to be called Authors and Illustrators. Some of them are even starting to write recognizable symbols/letters in their book.

The Brave Bears’ books will be added in their class library to read to others during Readers time and for others to get inspired to write their own book. Also, the Brave Bears will be encouraged to share their book during Story times.

This week, the Brave Bears will continue to learn about bookmaking. Also, they will inquire more about what things float and sink.

Upcoming Events

May 10: Parent Conference – https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c4ca4a829a5fa7-may10end

May 24-25: ECC Photo Collaborative Project (more details to come)

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.

Bug spray: Please apply bug spray on your child before coming to school.

Extra Clothes: Summer is back! Please make sure that your child has extra clothes at school.

Snacks: A gentle reminder that NO chocolates for snacks.

 

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April 24

ECC Field Day – Young Athletes’ Day

“When are we going to the sports field now?”

“Are we going to play tag game? I like tag game!”

“Are we dancing?”

“My mommy is already on the sports field!”

“My daddy is already on the sports field!”

The Brave Bears ask and comment prior to field day. They are very excited to play each game in every station and to have a friendly competition.

The Brave Bears start with sponge throw. Some of them have good eye-hand coordination. They make their target wet. 🙂

Next, the Brave Bears play bulldozers and builders. The builders (parents, teachers & MS Buddies) hardly cope up with the bulldozers (children). 🙂 However, everyone had fun!

Then, the Brave Bears give their best jump at the long jump station.

Next, the Brave Bears rock the dance floor.

Then, the Brave Bears give their best jump at the long jump station.

Next, the Brave Bears play tag game, the game that most of them like. FREEZE!

Then, the Brave Bears had an obstacle course. They love going through the tunnel.

Next, the Brave Bears had egg and sack race.

Then, the Brave Bears kick for a goal!

Next, the Brave Bears take their shoes for the slip and slide. “This is fun!” they comment and didn’t think twice to slip and slide.

Then, the Brave Bears play paddles with adults.

Lastly, the Brave Bears had fun riding on a scooter.

A big thank you to all the parents who join the fun and to Ms. Meaghan for organizing a fun and memorable ECC Field Day!

 

 

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