Prep 1 Newsletter

SJI International Elementary, Singapore,19th September 2014

Highlights of the Week

We continue our Journey into the world of 'Amazing Animals'. The two books 'Dear Greenpeace' and 'Everybody Poops' have been the inspiration for our writing in class this week.

The wonderful creativity shown by Prep 1 when writing their letters to Greenpeace will certainly keep their staff 'very busy'. They have been asked for their help to look for an Elephant with a broken trunk in Africa and search for the lions that have escaped from the zoo! We have also been learning about the structure of letters and looking at how they start and finish.

There was much enjoyment and lots of giggles as we ventured into the world of learning about living things and read the story 'Everybody Poops' by the Japanese Author, Taro Gomo . We have also used this story and linked it to looking at the different animal habitats and what animals eat in the environment where they live.

The creation of our class i books on the children 'research animals' are nearly complete. You can look forward to enjoying these at the end of our unit of work.

Exit Point & Celebration of Learning

Thursday 2nd October 8am

Following our Celebration of Learning in the Classrooms please come and join Prep 1 in the hall for our 'Amazing Animals' Exit Point. Children are invited to come dressed as their favourite animal on this day. Dress up can be as simple as a decorated paper plate or a costume you already have at home.

ECA's Prep 1.

It is wonderful to see so many Prep 1 children participating in ECAs. A little reminder, that if your child is participating in a sports related ECA , they can come to school on that day dressed in their PE kit.

Whats on Next Week

Virtue: Creativity

Phonic Focus: /Z/

Tricky Word: /no/

Next week the Author and Illustrator Eric Carle will be the inspiration for Language Arts and Art activities.

Dates for your Diary

Friday, September 26th - Parent Cocktail Evening with Mr. Hannah

Thursday, October 2nd - Celebration of Learning PREP 1 & Exit Point for ' Amazing Animals' (Animal Parade)

Monday, October 6th - Public Holiday in lieu of Hara Raya Haji

Friday, October 10th - 1/2 Term Holiday begins

Useful Links

Geraldine the Giraffe /ee/:

Geraldine the Giraffe /or/:

Everybody Poops by Taro Gomi