Unit of Inquiry: Who We Are
Central Idea: We use our senses to explore and understand the world around us.
Lines of Inquiry: Our senses, How our senses help us learn, Ways people adapt when senses are limited.
Key Concepts: Change, Function, Connection.
Attributes: Risk Taker, Balanced
Unit of Inquiry: It’s been crazy busy week…
To start with a huge CONGRATULATIONS to Pre-K for a FABULOUS graduation on Thursday. We are all so proud of the children and the effort they put in. They participated with such enthusiasm and excitement. It was such a wonderful way to end the year. As we were so proud them the children all got to move their ‘BEES’ straight to the beehive and get 2 prizes each!! We also filled out 'Sweet Treat' jar and they got to enjoy 4 kosher gummies each with their snack and a special graduation cupcake.
This week we dove into inquiring about the sense of taste….
- We introduced the concept of taste and had a discussion about what part of our body we taste with and how we actually taste.
- We the introduced the 4 taste sensation zones that our tongue has; sweet sour salty and bitter
- We then let the children taste some food from each taste zone; dark chocolate, Lays potato chips, lemon juice and a candy. We asked them to guess which taste zone each one came from before and after tasting them
- We watched some YouTube videos about the sense of taste and how our tongue
- Taste testing – with a blindfolded to take away the sense of sight and heighten the sense of taste, the children tasted 8 different foods 2 from each taste zone. They then had to say which taste zone each food came from, and what they think it was
- Senses summative task – an assessment to see how much of an understanding each child had from the 5 senses. The children stuck pictures of different senses into the correct senses square.
We read; Smell Peter The Great Pea Eater, Have You Filled A Bucket Today?
- Fine motor activities – button threading race, play dough cutting (a favourite) card pegging
- Math – dominos, button to number object matching, card games
- More practice, practice, practice of our songs for our end of year Pre-K Graduation!
- Graduation! The children were all spectacular and we are so proud of them
- Music and Movement – we sang and danced to some of our favourite songs as well as a couple of new ones
- Library – we collected all books this week. If you still have a library book at home please send it back before the end of term.
This week in Jewish Studies we started inquiring into the Mezuza. We loved learning different songs about a mezuza and practiced writing with a feather. It was a lot of fun!
In this week's Mandarin lesson, we reviewed what we learned before. We sang songs, we told stories, and we played games.
Please Note/ Reminders
- Public Holiday - No school 14th June – Dragon Boat Festival
- Library Books – Please return all library books before the end of the school year
· Tuesday 15th June - Pajama Day! Please send your child to school in their pajamas!
· Wednesday 16th June - Wet fun day! Please send your child to school in their school uniform and send in their swimsuit, a towel and some flip flops in a separate bag (ALL NAMED).
Have a great long weekend!
Ms. Adele and Ms. Annie