International Peace Day

Dear Prep 3.1 parents,

We ended this short school week on high, as our school community celebrated Peace Day with fun-filled activities!

See the photos below.

Ms. Madalena trying to hula-hoop!

Peace is dancing – Ms. Zinha

Bella Lhamo showing teachers her hula-hooping skills!

The Prep 3 students and teachers moving their bodies in a peaceful manner

Prep 3 students using their ‘gentle hands’ to rub calming lotion on their peers

Ms. Georgina & Ms. Catarina using puppets to tell a story about kindness and making peace

The Prep 3 students singing a Peace song

Buddies

Our year 2 buddies came to visit us this week and the focus of our conversation was Peace. Our buddies helped the Prep 3 students to reflect on what Peace feels, looks and tastes like! This learning exchange allowed students to demonstrate the Learner Profile attributes of being: Communicators and Caring, and the attitudes of cooperation and respect, as they discussed and listened attentively to what everyone had to say.

Next week Friday our whole school community will celebrate Peace Day. Parents are welcomed to send their child to school dressed in a way that represents Peace.

Garden explorations

Dear Prep 3.1 parents,

Nature explorations are always popular amongst children in the early years. Throughout this week the students had many opportunities to explore our classroom garden and experience nature first-hand. In addition to taking a closer look at the bugs that inhabit that space, students have also started to plant flower seeds. The aim is that children begin to nurture their love for living things as this is an important step for the development of some of our Learner Profile Attributes such as being caring and inquirers.

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Learning Overview

Dear Parents,

In the ELC, we spend the first couple of weeks facilitating smooth transitions into school life by focusing on building relationships and bonding with the children. Although we have not yet begun to explore our first unit of inquiry, we would like to share with you an overview of learning for our first UOI, for your future reference.

Kind regards,

The ELC Team