Monthly Archives: September 2013

Futuraskolan Olympics 4-10

 

Hello Parents,

 

We are just writing to quickly remind you that we are holding our 2nd Futuraskolan Olympics this Friday the 4th of October.  We will be taking the bus directly to Stadion and walking to Östermalms IP from there.  The bus we plan to take departs at 8:15.  The Olympics begin at 9:00.  Please be sure your child is present at school by 7:30.  

 

Remember, we will be outside all day so please dress your child in preparation for this!  We will take morning snack with us and lunch will be provided for the children.

 

We would still like the parents who can, to come along.  The more adults, the better!  If you should have any questions, please email or call us.

 

Regards,

Mimmi, Monique, and Corrie

PSA minutes 26th september

 

Dear parents!

Here are the minutes from our last PSA meeting 26th september

(Parent support Association)

 

Adriana Marx Norén

Principal

Futuraskolan International Pre-school Täby

Tel: 0723-712800

 

 

PSA Parents:

 

Sara Ekenryd (Penguins and Flamingoes)

Tel: 070-8422226

sek@watcht-troy.com

 

Patricia Nicholl ( Cockatoos and Peacocks)

Tel: 0763986255

tricia.nicholl@yahoo.co.uk

 

Sonnika Lindner (Flamingoes)

Tel:070-8555833

sonni-gravenkamp@gmx.de

 

Sanjeevi Perera Waltré (Ducklings)

Tel:0725-887986

kandy.perera@googlemail.com

 

Dustin Hogg ( Cockatoos and Flamingoes)

Tel:0736-613333

dustin.hogg@taby.engelska.se

 

Vanessa Tsuruga (Cockatoos and Ducklings)

Tel:070-1081289

vanessa.asell@gmail.com

 

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Minutes for the parents meeting

 

Dear Parents!

Here are the minutes from our parent meeting last wednesday, 25th september!

Attached to this e-mail you are also able to find our Health and sick policy and also the 

role description for PSA and Class representative

 

 

Best Regards

Adriana Marx Norén

Principal

Futuraskolan International Pre-school Täby

 

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Lice treatment follow-up

 

Dear Parents,

 

In order to continue with our proactive work against lices, I would like to remind all parents to check and comb your children´s hair with a lice comb during this week-end!

It has been now 3 weeks since we started, so now it´s time to do the follow up!

Thank you for your cooperation

Best Regards


Adriana Marx Norén

Principal

Futuraskolan International Pre-school Täby

 

Peacocks Newsletter 27/9

 

Dear Peacocks parents,

Information from us:


We would like to welcome Valter to the Peacocks class!  We hope he will find our group to be fun and challenging!  This week we’ve continued to build with the children’s math and English skill.  The children are very aware of the languages that their class mates and teachers speak.  Even when a child cannot speak Swedish of English, the children try their best to communicate and interact.  It was great to see most of you at our parent-teacher meeting.  Hopefully we answered a lot of your questions.  As you requested in the meeting, here is a list of the iPad applications we have been using on a daily basis.

 

iMimic– Some of you may remember the game ‘’Simon’’.  We play this game for the purpose of training the children’s memory.  Taking into account that not everyone remembers things or learns in the same way, the children have a few options they can utilize to try and remember the games patterns.  This game requires a great deal of attention so we don’t play this every day.

 

Little Writer– We use this application to train the children’s ability to write and recognize shapes and symbols.  This application is not so much of a game but it is still fun for the children.  The interface presents the children with letters, numbers, shapes, and words that are meant to be traced with the finger.  It also helps the children to trace these things in the right way.

 

4 in a row (connect 4)- This is a application where the children play ‘’connect 4’’.  This is a way to challenge their minds to problem solving and also a bit of mathematics.  The object of the game is to manage to get four of your colored checker pieces in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal line.  With every turn the children must count and decide if they should try to add one more checker to get to four in a row or if they must use a checker to block the other player from getting four in a row.  The children really like this game!

 

Memory king– this application is used to train the children’s memory.  The children are presented with ‘’cards’’ that are face down.  They must attempt to remember what they see when others turn cards over in an attempt to turn over two of the same cards when it is their turn.  We play this game with 4 children at a time.  Each child is identified by a color.  So, with this they are also learning to take turns.  This game is also a big hit with the Peacocks!

 

Todo Math– This is a mathematics application.  The children have the option to play 7 different games inside of this application.  There are games for tracing numbers, counting, simple math, and more.  The best thing about this app is its demonstration of the math problems.  Not only does it display the problem with numbers but also with objects such as cookies. 

For example, the animation may display  5-3=  and also a total of 5 cookies and 3 being taken away by a little bear hand.  So even for those who cannot quite identify the numbers yet, they still manage to figure out the problem by seeing the animation.

 

The children all have a chance to play these iPad games for about 10 minutes a day.  They are supervised while playing the games and they are in groups that do not exceed 4 children at a time.

The children are also encouraged to use their fingers to count and to count out loud.  Even though we have an iPad to work with, that is not a common thing.   They always have their fingers with them! 

 

Our learning

 

Circle time: This week in circle time we began with studying Holland which is where Monique is from!  The children enjoyed talking about the Tulips, windmills, and bicycles.  They also learned a Dutch song about windmills.  We also found Holland on the map and asked the children to figure out if Holland was a cold or warm country according to how close it is to the equator.  For our activity having to do with Holland, the children colored some tulips, windmills, and bicycles

 

Art: For our activity having to do with Holland, the children colored some tulips, windmills, and bicycles.  The children’s artwork is now on display in our upstairs construction room.

 

Math: We have continued to take advantage of the time just after lunch to play math games on the iPad.  We are planning to do a math scavenger hunt around the whole school where the children will be responsible for finding a list of objects that are bunched in numbers.

 

Science: We used our Friday circle time to talk a bit about science.  Christoffer brought in a science experiment for the class to see and also to try for themselvs.  Christoffer had put together two bottles, one of which was filled with water.  When the water is allowed to run down into the empty bottle, it created a tornado.  We also talked a bit about how windmills are not only used to ground flour and corn, but bow they are used today to harness energy from blowing wind or rushing water to make electricity. 

 

Clothing: As well all know, the weather has taken a cold turn.  Most of the children have rain clothes, but they also need some heavier clothes to go under them.  Even though it is getting colder we will still be playing outside for at least 2 hours a day so please bring proper clothing for your children. 

 

Important dates

 

Meetings:

None Scheduled

 

Friday 4th of October

Peacocks and Flamingos will participate in the 2nd Annual Futura Olympics at

Östermalms IP.

More information to to come

Thursday 10th of October

Peacocks will go to Junibacken

Arrive at the pre-school by 8:15

 

Friday 11th of October

Chemistry day
Every class will make a chemistry/science experiment in the morning and the results and pictures/documentation will be displayed in the Math room/Construction room during the afternoon (after lunch)

 

Tuesday 15th&16th of October

Class Photo

Please dress children nicely.

 

Thursday 31st of October

Halloween-Parents coffee break 15:00 to 17:00

Children are encouraged to dress up in Halloween costumes.  We will ‘’trick or treat’’ between the classrooms

 

Monday 11th of November

Staff development day

School will be closed 

Contact Adriana by October 15th if you should need child care.

 

If you have any other questions or concerns, please feel free to email, call or, talk to us.

Regards, 

The Peacocks

20-9 Peacocks Newsletter

Hello Peacock Parents,

Information from us:

 This week has been great!  The weather has changed for the worse but our attitudes remain high and the children are continuing to learn new things and have fun.  We would like to inform you that Wednesdays will be our "toy days".  On "toy days" the children are allowed to bring 1 toy to school.  The purpose of toy day is to bring a toy and share it with another child.  

 As a reminder, if you would like to know what your child is doing on a day to day basis, we write a document everyday with a rundown of what the day’s activities were.  You can find this document right inside the front door of the school under the teacher’s pictures.  

Our learning

Circle time: This week in circle time we revisited what we learned last week about the earth.  It was good to see the children remembering that information over the weekend!  We also talked a bit about where every child is from.  Then we put all of the countries into a cup and let a child choose the country we will start with.  Next week we will start to learn about all of the children’s and teachers home countries.  We will begin with Holland!

 Art: A lot of the children like to pick flowers or berries while we are outside.  Mimmi has put together a project for the children to string the red berries from the tree.  

 Nature:  She is also teaching the children to use to berries that have fallen instead of pulling the berries off of the tree.  We feel it is important that the children learn how to let nature take its course and if we pull the leaves or berries off of the trees then it can hurt our environment.  We have also explained why we cannot gather the acorns from the trees and take them inside to our locker.  The children have learned that there are animals that eat the acorns.  We don’t want to take their food!

 Math: We have continued to use the iPad to play games that are not only fun but educational.  This week we have been encouraging the children to also use their fingers to add or subtract.  Just so they see and learn to understand not only the math problem itself, but the work behind the solution.  

Clothing: As you know the weather has changed.  The beginning of fall is upon us.  Please remember to send you child to school with rain wear and extra clothing.  From time to time the elements manage to make it into the children’s shoes and under their rain clothes.  Having and extra pair of pants, shirt, socks would help keep the children warm and clean.  Also, please try to send your child to school with indoor shoes.  The children do play indoors and they have space to run around in the gym.  We wouldn’t want to see anyone slip and fall in their socks on the floor.

 

Important dates:

Meetings:

Wednesday 25th of September:

Parent meeting from 18:00-20:00

 

Thursday 10th of October

Peacocks will go to Junibacken

Arrive at the pre-school by 8:15

 

Tuesday 15th of October

Class Photo

Please dress children nicely.

 

Monday 11th of November

Staff development day

School will be closed 

Contact Adriana by October 15th if you should need child care.

 

If you have any other questions or concerns, please feel free to email, call or, talk to us.

 

Regards, 

The Peacocks

 

Peacocks Newsletter 9-13

 

Dear Peacocks parents,

 

Information from us

 

This week has been a great one!  We introduced a few new things to the children in their learning and they are taking to those things very nicely.  Some of the newer children are beginning to build relationships in the group.  Even the children who are not English speakers yet are finding a place in the Peacocks with the help of other children!  It is great to see them work together and help each other.  

Though our lice problem seems to be over, please remember to continue to treatment programs if your children have had lice to prevent them for returning.  

We have place a lost and found box just inside of the front door of the school.  Please take a look at the boxes if your child is missing any clothing.

 

 

 

Our learning

 

Circle time: This week in circle time we began with our theme of "The World".  It was our plan to start with the Earth itself and work our way down to the different countries that the children are from.  The children learned about the city we are in, up to the country where our city is, up to the continent where our country is, to the planet our continent is on and lastly the galaxy our planet is in.  It was such a surprise to see how well they learned that information!  The children also learned about the equator and the North and South Pole.  We also studied the orbit of the planet earth.  We did most of this using the iPad.

 

Art: The children have finished the class art project!   All of the children participated in the painting of our canvas and it came out beautifully!  

 

Math: We have continued to take advantage of the time just after lunch to play math games on the iPad.  This week we introduced subtraction.  And for some, we even introduced a little multiplication!!  The children are having such a great time interacting with each other and playing on the iPad while learning to count, add, subtract, and multiply.  At the same time they are becoming familiar with technology in everyday life.  

 

A lot of children are also getting much better at not only identifying numbers and shapes but writing or drawing them as well.  Having the iPad and being able to use their fingers to draw is great for them.  

 

Clothing: At the moment Sweden still has great weather!  The children can go outside without hats or jackets.  But we all know how sudden the change of weather can be here.  Please make sure your child is prepared with proper clothing to be outside.  Also, please bring extra clothing. Last week, everyone took their things home to be cleaned.  Some indoor shoes didn’t make it back to school with the children.  Please remember to send the children to school with indoor shoes.  

 

Science:  Along with talking about the Earth and its orbit and the North and South Pole, we talked about magnets.  We talked about negative and positive sides of a magnet.  We used some real magnets to demonstrate how sides of magnets attract and and repel each other.

 

 

 

Important dates

 

 

Wednesday 18th of September 

Health day

Children will jog outside and have outside activities.

 

 

Meetings:

Wednesday 25th of September

Parent meeting from 18:00-20:00

 

 

Friday 4th of October

Peacocks and Flamingos will participate in the 2nd Annual Futura Olympics at

Östermalms IP.

More information to to come

 

Thursday 10th of October

Peacocks will go to Junibacken

Arrive at the pre-school by 8:15

 

Tuesday 15th of October

Class Photo

Please dress children nicely.

 

Monday 11th of November

Staff development day

School will be closed 

Contact Adriana by October 15th if you should need child care.

 

If you have any other questions or concerns, please feel free to email, call or, talk to us.

 

Regards, 

The Peacocks

PSA minutes and ClassPhoto information

 

Dear parents!

 

 

Here are the minutes from our last PSA meeting 03rd september

The next PSA meeting will be on 01st october 1545-1700

 

I am also sending some information about the Skolfoto.

 

Days when we will have the school Pictures:

 

15/10  – Ducklings/Penguins/Cockatoos

 

16/10 – Peacocks/Flamingoes/Kiwis

 

Please make sure your Children are dressed nicely(They are Always nice but just Think about the Little extra) and please be here at the pre-school latest 09.00 a.m

 

DO NOT forget parents meeting on the 25th september 18.00-20.00

 

Best Regards

 

Adriana Marx Norén

Principal

Futuraskolan International pre-school Täby

Tel: 0723-712800

 

 

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Great News

 

Dear Parents!

 

 

After this week-end´s treatment, NO LICES were found!!!

Yuppiiii!!!  😀

 

Now we have to keep on with the treatment!

Comb the children´s hair everyday during 2 weeks and next saturday we need to repeat the treatment!

 

Thank you all for the great effort!

 

Best Regards

Adriana marx Norén

Principal

Futuraskolan International pre-school Täby

Tel: 0723-712800