Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Decorating our Tree!

The children have been working very hard the last few weeks to create many decorations for our tree. We have made snowmen, bells, baubles, stars and even candles. Ms Ingrid bought us some decorations from the store so we added those to our tree. Doesn't our tree look great!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Christmas Tree Surprise!

Ms Ingrid surprised us this week with a very special Christmas tree! As a class we discussed how we decorate our Christmas Trees at home and what ideas everyone had to decorate our tree at Little Feet Little Faces. The children decided they wanted to create baubles, mini Christmas trees, bells, stars, snowmen and candles. It will be a very big project and the children are going to complete some decorations every week until Christmas time.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Special Guest Mr John

On Tuesday we had a special guest come visit us! Mr John has been a long anticipated special guest from the Summer. We are very grateful he could find some spare time to come play guitar with us! Mr John sang Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star with us, as well as Old McDonald and Mr Sun. The children had a great time listening and singing along with him. Mr John also showed us how to pluck the strings on the guitar and taught us why it has a whole in it and why you have to use just your fingers to pluck the strings. The children were all very excited to get to use a guitar, for some it was the first time they had ever seen the instrument! Thanks Mr John for a fantastic lesson!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Stick Man

 The children have been very excited to rewrite Julia Donaldson’s Stick Man. We have been using everyone’s ideas to create an adapted version that fits the children’s visions of Stick Man’s adventures. The children also wanted to create a Stick Man and a Stick Lady Love, so we used as many art materials as we could find. The children did an amazing job and through this experience were able to bring their ideas to life! We focused on drawing using observational techniques and then developing our fine motor skills to colour and glue materials onto our Stick Man and Stick Lady Love.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Winter Concert rehearsals!

The concert is coming up soon! The children are very busy learning their new routines and rehearsing their play. We will be performing an adaptation of Stick Man by Julia Donaldson. The children are helping to write and adapt the text with some very creative ideas! Our preschoolers will be performing a ballet and hip hop routine each as well as the play. Our specialised dance class will be performing a classic ballet piece and a funky African hip hop! We can't wait to see you all there!