Another busy week, and so nice to see the sun. We were sad to say goodbye to our chickens, but there is much to do!
The children had been counting the days until our Fathers Day celebrations on Friday morning - we started at 8.00 am, so that hopefully the Dads could come before they needed to go to work. Almost of the Dads were able to join us, which was fantastic, then some had to go on to Schools to celebrate all over again! The children had decided which songs they wanted to sing for their Dads, and these included some in other languages - they then presented their Dads with portraits of - "This is my Dad" - drawn with much care and presented with much love. Then with the song - "Hi Ho Hi Ho, Its off to work you go!" off they went - although some were able to stay for longer. It was great fun and we hope the Dads enjoyed themselves.
Our interest in other languages continues and develops with the children's names in Hindi / Japanese / Greek / and Serbian up on our wall for the children to compare (and Cantonese to be added) Each chart has each child's name in English and below their name in the other language, so that the children can easily find their own name. We discovered that even though some languages sound different, the written word is almost the same to look at, so therefore are not on display. Our favourite story - "Mrs. Honeys Hat" has now been translated and read to the children in many languages - German/Turkish/Hindi /Japanese/Portuguese/Serbian and Danish. We are so lucky to have so many parents who are able to do this for us, and the children listen carefully to try and recognize any familiar words. We have an area set up with a map of the world, a globe of the world, books and an Atlas, to check where all these countries are., and the children spend much time there discussing these things.
Our Environmental Helper System is working very well with the designated children for duty that day being very responsible and enthusiastic, reminding everybody to turn off the lights and the taps, and being aware of recycling our fruit scraps and left over water on our vegetable garden..
What will happen next week ?
Group A Educators -
Margot, Ann and Lisa.