Peacocks Newsletter 11-29

Dear Peacocks parents,

Information from us

Thank you all for your cooperation with the development meetings. The process went very easily and we enjoyed speaking with all of you about your children. We will give our best effort to continue to aid in your childs development! During this time where all of the children are bringing more clothing to the school, we are doing our best to ensure that none of that clothing gets lost. Please be sure to write your childs name on their clothing so there are no mix ups. Also, some of the lockers are filling up very quickly with muddy clothing and shoes.  It is not raining at the moment so please take the rain clothes home.  At this time the children should have at the most 2 pairs of shoes meaning 1 pair of inside shoes and a pair of shoes for outside.  

 

Our learning

Circle time: This week in circle time we have begun to learn the songs we will sing for the Lucia train.  We will continue to practice the songs.

Art: This week was the week of Thanksgiving.  For the past 2 weeks the children have been doing activities in preparation for Thanksgiving day.  This week the children did a lot of coloring of Pilgrims and Native Americans.  We attempted to help them to identify what Pilgrims looked like as well as what Native Americans looked like.  We also used the toilet paper rolls that you provided to make Pilgrim and Native American figurines!  Pictures are attached below.

 

 

 

Social: For Thanksgiving, we decided to move all the of our lunchtables together to resemble a Thanksgiving feast. Instead of the children being in their lunchtime groups, we all sat together and had lunch. Afterwards, we talked a little about what Thanksgiving is about and the children talked about the things they were thankful for.

Math: This week we continued with our peacocks dollars as well was using the iPad to supplement the children’s math development.  This week we have begun to explain to some of the children another way of doing multiplication using a grid.  Other children practiced reading and making math problems using a puzzle.

 

Gymtime: In our gym time this week we played some musical pillows as well as "whispering neighbor".  In whispering neighbor, the children stood around the walls of the gym and one child was givin a message.  That was to be passed around the class by whispering and finally said aloud by the last child to receive the message to see if the message was still the same.  The children had a lot of fun with this game!  We also played "freeze".  In this game the children got to play or dance or whatever they wanted to do while music was playing.  But, when the music stopped the children had to freeze.  Video is attached below.

 

Important Dates

 

Tuesday 10th of December

Nobel Day

On this day we will chose a project to do and present for the school.  Later in the day the children will recieve awards and be served a 3- course lunch by the teachers.  Please dress you children nicely on this day as this will be a formal occasion.

 

13th of December

Lucia

On this day we will have our Lucia train in front of the preschool and the children will sing some Lucia songs.  Afterwards, There will be 2 coffee rooms for the parents to visit.    

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

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The Peacocks Teachers

Corrie, Asma, Florentine, and Savita

Futuraskolan International Pre-school

Täby

peacocks@futuraskolan.se

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