Wishes and Celebrations!

25th - 29th May

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Make-a-wish

On Friday we were very privileged to have a visit from Jabal and his family.


Jabal's condition has caused him to lose his sight but with help from Mum and Dad, teachers and enthusiastic PK students he played in the playground and at a sensory table set up with yellow playdough (his favourite colour). We also had sweet treats available for the children to share.


Thanks to PK Parents generosity, we were able to fulfill Jabal's wish his own garden playground, where he would be able to play safely. It would be ready for him when they returned home. We were also able to present two baskets filled with sensory toys to enjoy when he was unable to play outside.


THANK YOU!! WE COULD NOT HAVE DONE IT WITHOUT ALL YOUR GENEROSITY AND SUPPORT!!

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What else has been happening this week in PK3.3?

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Butterfly lifecycle

After seeing how SUPERBUTTERFLY emerged from his cocoon last week, the children were interested to learn more about the lifecycle of a butterfly. We read books about the lifecycle and watched some videos showing butterflies emerging from their cocoons. Using beans and pasta we made our own lifecycle plates to show the egg, caterpillar, cocoon and the butterfly. The children did really well as there were many instructions to follow and they also had to recall the lifecycle sequence. Well done PK3.3!
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In art.......

........we have been working on symmetry with our own butterfly wings. Symmetry is defined as something that has two sides or halves that are the same or very close in size, shape, and position. Butterflies are the perfect example of this.


We also played with colour blending using coffee filter papers and a water spray for our creations. This is a great activity to work on those fine motor skills and extend concentration.

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So how does a PROBOSCIS work?

We wanted to find out how a butterfly uses their PROBOSCIS so on Thursday we set to work with flower cups of nectar and using straws as our proboscis we were able to taste the yummy nectar (apple juice) inside the flower. And of course we had to wear our butterfly hats!
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In the garden......

.....the children spent time with Ms Ingrid completing their own garden journals. It has been shown that students who practice what they’re learning in a hands-on environment can often retain three and half times as much as opposed to just sitting in a classroom and listening . We are very lucky to have access to such a beautiful garden and the children have thoroughly enjoyed and embraced all their garden lessons.


"I hear and I forget,
I see and I remember,
I do and I understand."

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And in other centres.....

..... we laced Hungry Caterpillar cards, looked for bugs in moonsand sensory bins, built and created using our fabulous imaginations. We also read the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, using props to help us sequence the story. Phew, what a busy week it has been!!
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Important reminders:

  • Full Day Program: Friday June 12th is the last day of the PK3 Full Day Program. From Monday June 15th all students will be dismissed at 11:30am.
  • Sports Day: Tuesday June 16th is PK Sports Day. This fun morning will take place in the upper-court and Elementary Field. Students must come wearing their PE uniform and running shoes that day. As this is a short activity we ask parents to refrain from coming to school. We will of course be taking lots of pictures to share with you!

  • Last day: Thursday June 18th will be our last day together in PK3, all students will be dismissed at 12:30. If you are planning to leave before this date please let me know so we can return your child's belongings beforehand.