Most of you know by now know we are currently working on eating issues in class. It is very normal at this age that children choose certain foods as opposed to others. The reasons many be many.
They might not like the sensation of the texture when handling the food or whilst tasting in the mouth, they do not like the smell of a particular food, or they think they do not like it even when you say the item name etc.
So I am rewarding the children with points on our interactive funny chart on the board, stamps and stickers as well as honey loop cereal (Lidl brand) depending on how much willing they are to eat the undesired food.
I am so proud that when I asked the children to get a small bite sized food which they do not particularly like from home to taste it at school they were eager to comply.
So we had children trying cheese, kiwi, ham, olives, tuna, bread, tangerines, apples, bananas, crackers, honey loops etc. all for the first time!
If it is possible can you send in the same food they dislike from home next week too so we will work with them and help them understand that this food is okay to eat?
We will move on to other foods slowly according to their individual reaction.
Thanks for your constant co-operation
Here are the main songs and prayers we will be using in class for this term:
Morning prayer for those who follow religion –
7 Days of the Week –
Lunch Time Prayer –
Alphabet Song –
Count and Move Song –
The Goodbye Song –
As you all know tomorrow is our first day of the second term. Before we embark onto the 2nd part of the children’ learning journey I want to share with you the photos taken during the activities happening around Christmas time.
One of the activities which we did was putting some smiles onto the faces of some elderly people at the St. Elizabeth Home in Rabat. Here are the photos of the children singing. Some children also danced with a jolly elderly lady whose passion was definitely music. She could not help but dance away to our Christmas Carols 🙂
The children also watched the procession of baby Jesus which was put together by the grade 1’s and grade 2’s. A child was drawn up from each of the Pre-Junior classes to take part in this procession. Our lucky one was Giannina who was dressed up as The Angel Gabriel. The rest of the class joyed in carol singing whilst they watched the rest pass by.
Our last day was jam packed with activities. The children started with breakfast after which they had the magician show in the music hall. The children really enjoyed the tricks presented because most of the activities were interactive and the children were cheerfully participating. After the show our class rotated between eating some of the party food brought in for the day and using the bouncy castle. 🙂
Our next activity was the literacy session where we split the class in two. Half of the children stayed with me in our Pre-Junior class, the rest went with Ms. Corinne to the orange room. Both groups had over an hour of interactive reading with a literacy educator brought in for this purpose.
The children really enjoyed it. They participated by answering to questions, turning pages, dressing up according to the characters in the story, pretending to be the characters as well. They also attempted at singing some Christmas carols using musical instruments. It was great fun!
Three of the interactive books were the following –
Santa’s Beard written Matilda Tristram and Tom Duxbury –
Father Christmas Needs A Wee written by Nicholas Allan –
Santa’s Reindeer – Matilda Tristram and Tom Duxbury
We finished off the day by dancing to some seasonal music and eating the rest of the party food. Below are some photos of all these activities. There might be similar photos which I left on purpose for you to choose the best ones pertaining to your child.
We had taken some more photos after the concert rehearsal at St. Agatha which I had not included in one of the blogs … and here they are 🙂
Hope you all had a restful Christmas and New Year with your loved ones.
A gentle reminder that school for the little ones restarts on Tuesday 9th January 2018.
Looking forward to seeing you all once again and to embark onto the second part of our journey together to guide the children reach their full potential for this year 🙂
Dear parents and guardians,
A great big thank you for the lovely gifts you gave us. We love them and really appreciate your generosity.
Ms. Geraldine, Ms. Corinne and Ms. Stefania
A gentle reminder for all those who did not send in the library books to please do so as soon as possible.
As a policy in Pre-Junior we do not send any library books home over the holidays but I encourage you to find some quality time to read books to your children from the collection they might have at home.
Another suggestion is that you take them to the public library as one of your holiday outings and enrol them.
It is that special time of year where the entire nation unites to help all those in need.
As it is a tradition in all the schools we too join to help by having the l-istrina piggy bank in class. The children can bring loose change and donate it to the needy.
A little from a lot will make the difference. You can send the loose change as from tomorrow Friday 15th December.
For all those who are not familiar with such an event here are some details:
This national fund raising is organized by the Community Chest Fund which operates under the patronage of the President of Malta. Funds collected are distributed to charitable organisations and other NGO’s.
I wanted to tell you all in class but some of you were sick.
The pre-junior B team and myself are very proud of all the hard work and effort you put into our endless rehearsals!
Each and every one of you looked fantastic on stage and I am sure your parents and relatives are proud of you as we are.
Below are some behind the scene pictures we managed to take whilst trying out the costumes.
Ms. Geraldine, Ms. Corinne and Ms. Stefania.