It's official - Christmas has arrived in Pre-School! The children loved putting up the tree at the start of the week and each day more and more decorations have been added. Trust me, the tree is in there somewhere!
Many of our children are experiencing growth spurts at the moment so we made an obstacle course to focus on our balancing techniques but as one child put it... 'Why do I need to balance when I can fly?'… While jumping off the blocks and running off!
Using mirrors we looked closely at our faces and talked about the differences and similarities between us - this led to us making faces using a variety of resources from goggle eyes to pink wool. Of course, many of the faces are now hung on the Christmas tree!
We also made snow, snow balls and ice bergs this week - we talked about which animals can be found in the Arctic and Antarctic resulting in us making homes for penguins. Trying to convince the children that penguins do not lie down to sleep and that they carry their eggs using their feet was quite tricky.
Lots of Phonics sessions took place this week, French on Wednesday was, as always tres bon and we made a lovely 'winter warmer' vegetable soup. We even had time to start building Santa's Grotto - It really has been a busy week!
I have to include this last bit as it really did make me chuckle. At the end of the day, a young man needed the toilet so off we went, he went into the toilet and I sat outside. After 3 minutes I asked 'Dave (change of name here to save dignity) are you ok?’ 'Yep' came the response. After a further couple of minutes, 'Dave you’re not asleep are you?' 'No, still going' he said, 'Ok mate, would you like a book or paper?' 'No thanks I've got some.’
Have a great weekend everyone!
Pre School team