New Rhyme

Unfortunately there appears to be a technical problem with the blog, as I am unable to upload pictures 😦

However, until this is working, I thought I would let you know what new rhymes and songs we are learning so you can follow through at home. The children have been doing mini concerts for one another, reciting all the English rhymes they have learned. I am so very proud of them all. Last week we learned:

Polly put the kettle on,

Polly put the kettle on,

Polly put the kettle on

We all have tea.

Sukey take it off again,

Sukey take it off again,

Sukey take it off again,

They have all gone away.

 

To reinforce this learning we made some kettles, and took turns acting out the putting on and taking off of the kettle. We also made some cake and had a little tea party.

 

This weeks rhyme:

There was a man who had a dog and BINGO was his name oh,

B.I.N.G.O, B.I.N.G.O., B.I.N.G.O and BINGO was his name oh.

 

Ask your children about these, picking up on particular words and concepts.

Learning to recognise our names

This wthe children week we started a new excercise for name recognition. Using pictures and name labels the children start by matching up their name to their picture. This is done durning the morning circle, and at present they are given their names and are then required to match it to their picture. As their recognition of their name improves, they will then be given the picture and match it to their name. Later, pictures will be removed and they will then only be recognising their names. Introduction to letters is very often best down by begining with the name of the child. This is a point of interest to them, and they begin to learn that each object has a unique name, which is written in a unique way.

Sunday Morning Picnic

We started this week with a beautiful morning picnic in the avacado grove. The children all love this outing and we find it to be a positive start to our week, re-establishing boundaries and affirming relationships. After eating breakfast we like to do a bit of a nature search, with everyone becoming very excited about their discoveries. Today we found a nest of catepillars, and after reading the catepillar story it was a great opportunity to go over what we had learnt about the catepillar. It is also a good opportunity to expose the children to care for their environment, not picking the plants and taking care not to harm the small creatures we encounter.

This weeks song – Three Little Monkeys

There were three little monkeys jumping on the bed,

One fell off and bumped his head,

Mommy called the doctor and the doctor said,

No more monkeys jumping on the bed.

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There were two little monkeys jumping on the bed,

One fell off and bumped his head,

Mommy called the doctor and the doctor said,

No more monkeys jumping on the bed.

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There was one little monkey jumping on the bed,

He fell off and bumped his head,

Mommy called the doctor and the doctor said,

No more monkeys jumping on the bed