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This morning outside, Summer enjoyed playing in the sandpit. She as building sandcastles and then knocking them down. Daniella and Sofia were at the drawing table. The girls were drawing pictures of animals such as bunnies. Fynn, Lillian, Alaska, and Cooper T were building an obstacle course in the sandpit area. The children were lining up blocks and other equipment for them to stand and walk on. The obstacle went around the whole entire sandpit. Steve and Eric were completing the numerical puzzles together. Eric was counting the pictures, while Steve was looking for the numeral to match. Shion, Connor, Nash, Aristotelis, Cooper T and Kai were digging a whole in the sandpit. They were digging a whole to place the ball (dinosaur egg) into.

For group time this morning, we completed our Acknowledgement to country

Nash picked out a country for the day which was Czech Republic. We searched up the map of the country and found out that they spoke Czech. To say ‘good morning’ in Czech, they say “Dobre Rano.” We said this to complete our roll this morning. Then Fynn chose our morning song and we sang our ‘Days of the Week Song.” After singing the song, we completed our daily calendar/weather chart. Lastly, the children chose the activities for the day.

Sofia is currently celebrating ‘Day of the Dead’ in celebration of her Mexican culture. We decided to paint and decorate some skulls. Skulls are represented as those who have passed away in the Mexican culture. We used different paint colours and cotton tips to decorate our skulls. We even added some rhinestones for decoration. Sofia, Summer,Bonnie Alaska and Lillian enjoyed decorating their skulls. Fynn and Kai loved the connecting flowers this morning. They were connecting all the flowers to see how big their creation could be. Aristotelis, Cooper T, Ben, Nash, Shion, Spencer and Angelo enjoyed the mobile. The children were building trucks and cars that would roll around the room. Eric and Connor enjoyed the train set as they were working together to build a track on the floor. Steve enjoyed home corner as he was cooking meals in the kitchen.

For group time, Connor shared a story that occurred on the weekend. Connor told us that someone backed into his car at the traffic light! We are so glad you are safe Connor! We continued with our Collection Show and Tell today with Connor, Spencer and Steve sharing their collections. The boys had such great collections. Thanks for sharing!

To continue with the learning of the ‘Day of the Dead,’ We watched a video that explained what the celebration was and what they do. Sofia told us that they dress up in beautiful dresses and paint their faces with skulls. The skulls are a representation of those who have died. Mexicans honour their ancestors on Day of the Dead, but they’re also reminding themselves that death is just a part of life. It is celebrated mostly in Mexico on November 1 and 2, is like a family reunion—except dead ancestors are the guests of honour. Day of the Dead is a joyful time that helps people remember the deceased and celebrate their memory. Sofia told us that they put up photos of those who have passed around the house and provide them with treats and decorate with Marigolds that help the spirits lead them to their house. Sofia also told us that tonight, she will be having her celebration. It sounds exciting!

For the table activities, the children enjoyed connecting flowers, writing table, puzzles, drawing and memory game .

Next, we picked out the phonics song that we wanted to sing. Then, we practiced our performance and routine for graduation.

Home-readers will be located downstairs in the office for you to personally change on a weekly basis. RSVP list for graduation, Christmas Party and Parent Teacher night is located in the upstairs office.

Miss Jade and Mr Don