“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.
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 WEEK
UNIT OF INQUIRY
- We enjoyed sticking colourful egg shells on letter sound /e/.
- It was fun doing Marble painting by sticking a piece of paper into a flat box. Two balls were dropped into various paints and roll them across the paper.
- We also printed different designs on a paper with our play dough cutters and paint.
- Letter sound recognition: /e/
- Revised the letter sounds /s/,/a/,/t/,/i/,/p/,/n/
- Song: Eggs in the pan /e/,/e/,/e/
- Revised Number 1 and 2
- Number recognition: 3
- Colour recognition: made a black spider
- Finger painting – Number 2
- Decorated star template with glitter
- COOKING ACTIVITY : chocolate milkshake
- Blowing a ping pong ball around a play dough spiral.
SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT
- Begin to listen respectfully to others share their own relevant ideas and feelings in an appropriate manner
- Begin to ask questions
- Begin to celebrate the accomplishments of others
- Begin to reach out for help when it is needed for themselves or others
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||Ada 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|
SEENA & KEERTHANA