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Long Holiday! – Savanna 8/7-8/10

The mid-year-long holiday is around the corner, everybody is excited, plans have been made and moods have been set! We are all ready for the fun, are you? But before we engaged ourselves in the fun outside our classroom, we enjoyed first many fun activities at school with our friends.

On Monday, we started inquiring about how living creatures grow. We first took a look at our favorite insect, the butterfly. We are fortunate that we live in a high-tech era where lots of resources are available to make our research easier and more fun. This time, we used a YouTube video to observe the different Lify Cycle stages of a Butterfly. The video was very clear and very informative; we were able to learn new vocabulary like Chrysalis and Pupa. Also, we read a story about a girl who interrupted the metamorphosis by using scissors to release the insect. After watching the story, the kids reflected and said: The butterfly is weak, it couldn’t fly. We should not use scissors to release the butterfly, they can do it by themselves. They are very caring and realized how nature works. We wrapped up the inquiry by making a foldable butterfly with its life cycle. As we color each image on the paper, we were able to review the cycle and memorize the process. They are very happy to see the outcome.

Our little readers have fallen in love with reading so much. They have already mastered segmenting: The process of sounding each letter in the word and putting them together to read. We are now working on reading words under eg family.

Before leaving the school on Thursday, we did some cleaning. We took home all our staff for washing and disinfecting and wiped our lockers to maintain their fresh looks. The room is spotless after the general cleaning, and we couldn’t be prouder of our savanna for being so organized and caring.

After 2 months of having the beetles and other insects in our classroom, we have released them to their real habitat and let them enjoy their life and nature. We all felt good after releasing them and were very thankful to them because by having them in our classroom, we were able to learn a lot.

We wish you a good and full of fun long holiday!