Dear Peacocks parents,
Information from us:
Please remeber that we will have our picture day next week on Wednesday the 16th. Please dress your children very nicely on this day.
Circle time: This week we started our study of Sweden. Since this is the same week as our trip to Junibaken, we placed the focus of our study mostly on Astrid Lindgren and Pippi Longstrump. Also in our circle time we have began to count backwards from 10 to 1 with a certain song.
Outings: This week we went to Junibaken and it was a great success! The children gathered at the school in the morning and we walked as a group to the Roslag-Nasby trafikplats where we took the bus to town. The children are becoming very comfortable with traveling of the bus. They are all starting to understand the way they must carry themselvs on the bus amongst other people. The travel went very smoothly.
When we arrived at Junibaken, the children had a great time playing while they waited for the train to come and take them through the stories. After getting off of the train, we sat and watched the ”Pettsson och Findus”theatre performance that Junibaken puts on for the children. When the Show was finished we sat in the Junibaken lunchroom and ate our lunch. This was the end our of day so we packed up and headed back to the school. We would like to thank all of the parents who came along with us as well as some of the other FuturaSkolan teachers for their help in the morning and tips about Junibaken. We greatly appreciate your help!
Science: This week we also had our Science day! We decided to do a very fun project with the children. We created non-newtonian fluid and briefly discussed ”viscosity”. Non-newtonian fluid is a liquid that has high viscosity and acts like a solid when pressure or agitation is applied as opposed to water which has very low viscosity. The children could actually pick up this liquid and roll it into a ball. As long they continued to roll the liquid, it held the form of a ball. If they stopped rolling the liquid, it would return to its liquid form and fall through their fingers like water.
Art: This week, the children colored in pictures Pippi Longstrump in preparation for our Junibaken trip.
Math: We have continued to use the ipad to do math games but we are placing more focus now on writing the numbers now that the children have begun to better understand the concept of mathmatics. Some of the children need to learn to recognize numbers and their numeric value. Up until now, there were still some children who recognized a quantity of objects but had a bit of trouble identifying a certain number itself. We will continue with learning to identify and write numbers.
Clothing: Most of the children are coming to school dressed for cold weather but still some children may not have hats or gloves. Please be sure to bring those things for your child. Also, a rain jacket is not enough to keep a child warm. Every child should have a heavier jacket to wear underneath their rain jacket.
Tuesday 15th&16th of October
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.
Corrie, Monique, and Mimmi