Prep 1 Newsletter
SJI International Elementary, Singapore
Christmas Term: 9th-13th November 2015
Dates for your Diary
Tuesday, November 24th - Science Day
Tuesday, December 8th - Moving on Up Day. This is an exciting transition day for the children as they will meet their new Prep 2 teacher!
Tuesday, December 8th - Christmas Pantomime (this activity is for students only)
Friday, December 11th - Last day of school. Classes dismiss at 11:20 am
Grade Level Nativity Plays 2015
Monday, November 30th - Prep 1 SMo, 1:00 pm start
Tuesday,December 1st - Prep 1 AKo, 1:00 pm start
Wednesday, December 2nd - Prep 1 LMe, 1:00 pm start
In the classroom, we continued our IPC unit 'Changes' by looking at changes in weather. We talked about how weather changes, using maps to think about how climatic changes of locality influence weather patterns and the clothing choices people make. We read 'Little Cloud' by Eric Carle and talked about the different cloud patterns and even made our own clouds and wrote about them! We went outside and made our own observations about the weather - is it hot, cold, wet or steamy?
In Mathematics we continued our unit on capacity by filling and comparing various jars (some fat, some skinny - and some short and some tall!) with various different materials and having the children make predictions about which containers would hold more/less and sharing these ideas with their classmates. We then came back together and questioned how we came to our conclusions and if our guesses were correct. We made inquiry questions such as:
- Did things turn out the way we expected?
- Were we surprised by the results?
- Which jar holds more?
- How do we know?
We then repeated this activity with water! It was all very exciting and a wonderful 'hands-on' learning experience.
Week 13 at a glance....
Magic 100 Word: /who/ and /see/
Virtue of the Week: Thankfulness
YOUR PREP 1 TEACHING TEAM
Ms Lyn Messinger and Ms Jenny.
Ms Andrea Koh and Ms Lynn
Ms Sothie Moganadas and Ms Hoon
Mrs Jacqueline McNalty (Head of Early Years)