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Making Buildings and Community Helpers-Shooting Star-January 15th-19th


Thank you dear parents for coming to observe the Shooting Star class’s Swimming Open Day. The pragmatic growth of our children has made them more capable of accomplishing their tasks. We have witnessed how competent they are now.

This week has quite been busy as we had our full timetable. On Monday, we had our Swimming Open Day. Shooting Star students were delighted seeing their parents watching them do the lesson. They have proven their competence while they were having fun in the water.

On one morning, while we were doing the workstation, we heard the sound of the earthquake alarm. Everyone stood up right away and hid under the table. After confirming that we were safe, we gathered around the play area and talked about keeping safe during the earthquake and after that the teachers cheered the class for doing a great job.

On Tuesday and Thursday, we were so engaged on our lessons as we delved into our inquiry about the buildings and community helpers. Lots of discussions and sharing of ideas took place as we talked about the buildings where community helpers work and the name of their occupation as helpers of the community. We have learned lots of new words/vocabulary through flashcards and videos. We watched different videos of community helpers to see how their workplace looks like and how they carry out their job. Then, each Shooting Star students decided to make a building with origami paper and colored pencils. The next day, we made community helpers with a human body outline prepared by teachers. It was quite challenging activity because after the teacher explained what to do by showing an example, the human outline was distributed to students and they, out of their own creativity, made their own community helper using recycled papers/construction papers, scissors, glue, tape, and a straw. Guess what? The result was beyond our expectation!

In addition, we also have our Music and Gym lesson. The skills of sustained attention, task initiation, and task persistence has been getting better. It has developed through playing the pianica and engaging the physical activities.

Above all, walking and playing in the park was a crucial part of our timetable this week. Playing with our friends allow us to improve better our peer-to-peer relationship. It also helps us gained advanced motor skills and appreciation for the environment.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone.