“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” Dr Seuss
There is no more important activity for preparing your child to succeed as a reader than reading aloud together. Fill your story times with a variety of books. Be consistent, be patient, and watch the magic work. It’s no secret that activities at home are an important supplement to the classroom, but there’s more to it than that. There are things that parents can give children at home that the classrooms cannot give.
Children learn to love the sound of language before they even notice the existence of printed words on a page. Reading books aloud to children stimulates their imagination and expands their understanding of the world. It helps them develop language and listening skills and prepares them to understand the written word. When the rhythm and melody of language become a part of a child’s life, learning to read will be as natural as learning to walk and talk.
Even after children learn to read by themselves, it’s still important for you to read aloud together. By reading stories that are on their interest level, but beyond their reading level, you can stretch young readers’ understanding and motivate them to improve their skills.
With your help, your children can begin a lifelong relationship with the printed word, so they grow into adults who read easily and frequently whether for business, knowledge, or pleasure.
In keeping with this thought last Wednesday we were so excited to celebrate the Favourite Book Character Day- It was wonderful to see most of the children dressed up and seeing the various characters in school was a treat for all..adding to the joy of the day was the 3 little Pigs story enacted by our teachers.
Save the Date- Our TRINS-ELC first ever Annual Broadway show is scheduled for November 30th Saturday morning.
Field Trip- October 29th Tuesday will be the 1st Field Trip for PK1 and PK2 children, we will be visiting AKKULAM PARK for a fun morning. Please send a small dry snack (Junk will be fun for them as a Picnic snack) in a small bag, a water bottle a napkin spare diapers a change of clothes and a hat.
We will leave school in the school bus at 9:30 am and should get back by 12 noon. The children from the other ELC schools will meet us there, this will be a great opportunity for all the children to bond and have a great time together.
WOW Wednesday – October 23rd will be DIWALI Do send your child dressed in the theme please do send in an object for Show and Tell related to the theme.
In keeping with our unit, we plan to do an activity related to hygiene and cleanliness with the children. We request you to please send a small labelled toilet kit with a baby toothbrush, small toothpaste, small soap, small body lotion, comb and a napkin.
Once more a request to all- Please visit our Facebook/Instagram pages, Like it and follow it regularly. Unfortunately we still don’t see too many of you on our pages. We post pictures every day of a highlighted experience at school.
Activities and few pictures of the Past Week.
- The children enjoyed singing and acting the Jolly Phonics Song for the sound. The snake is in the grass
- They played a string game where they stuck a piece of string on a Snake Image
- Musical chairs was a fun activity, children followed the music and our teachers instructions to run around the chairs and sit on the chair when the music stopped
- Around the World: Pictures of the Sun, the Moon and Stars were stuck around the class, the children were asked to identify and bring the picture back to the teacher
UNIT OF INQUIRY
- Story Telling: We made up a story about a child whose mother was sad since the child was well. The children were engrossed as they could relate to a mother and her child not being well. This was to introduce them to the feeling- Sad
- Role Play: An Emotions and Feelings Song was played, children enacted the emotions and feelings as they heard them in the song
- Playing with blue water colour on the Light table and creating their own ocean with their little hands was a fun activity enjoyed by all the children
- Sorting colourful ribbons and then playing with ribbons was so much fun
- Children enjoyed playing with play dough and made square and circles
- Sorting squares and circles was a fun activity. The children enjoyed separating the square and circle toys and placing them on the respective cut outs.
- Children made a SAD face on the blue colour chart paper to express SAD feelings
- Doodled and scribbled on Peppa Pig Image
- An activity to encourage the child’s fine motor skills- Transferring sand from a glass to the plate using a spoon
- Passing the parcel game: Children had to sit in a line and pass the ball backwards
SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT
- Children gulped the tasty chocolate Milk shake which was prepared together as part of the cooking activity
- Enjoyed many activities and indoor games together
Menu for 14th October- 25th October
|LUNCH||Dosa Chutney||Appam Kadla Curry||Thali Meals||Idli Chutney Sambhar||Chapatti Egg Curry|
|DESSERT||Gulab Jamun||Cut Fruits||Ads Payasum||Shahi Tukda||Cut Fruits|
|EVENING SNACKS||French Fries||Gulab Jamun||Bread Pakoda||Cake Slices||Vada|
|LUNCH||Veg Pulav Veg Curry||Dosa Chutney Sambhar||Chapatti Egg Curry||Idiappam Kadla Curry||Thali Meals|
|DESSERT||Semiya Payasum||Channa Chundal||Kesari||Gulab Jamoon||Kadla Payasum|
|EVENING SNACKS||Fruits||Muffins||Bread Butter Jam||French Fries||Vegetable Sandwich|
Arti Rawat and Rasha Mirza