Our theme for this week(and the next) is ‘People Who Help Us’.
This theme can be very wide so I categorized it into people who help us:
– at school(teachers, school bus drivers, cleaners, coaches)
– at home(parents, grandparents, housekeeper/maid)
– when we are sick(doctors, nurses, ambulance, dentists)
– when we are in danger(police, fire fighters)
– when we are out and about(shop assistants, waiters at restaurants, librarian, hairdresser)
Here are a few activities we did this week(I did not photograph everything we did, too busy being a teacher, not a blogger), but you will get a glimpse of our week!
Ambulance Picture. The kids cut their own ambulance shape using a template. Then the wheels was stamped on with our DIY circle stamps. The red cross were added using red tape, and then they added the windows and light, and the paramedic too by drawing it with crayons/pencils.
(The final photo I will add when I remember to photograph it tomorrow)
These fire figters are so cute! Thanks to DLTK for the free printable template! This activity took awhile, colouring in the pictures, then cutting it out and glue it on the toilet paper roll. It is great for developing attention span, fine motor skills and also body awareness: placing the right piece of the fireman on the right spot!
Fantasy/pretend play Corner
Our fantasy corner was turned into a play shop this week! We used our plastic kitchen toys, and other real life items for the “shop” items. These were in baskets marked with R1, R2, R5(our currency coins) There was a mini cashiers box with play money too, which they had to count when buying items according to the price on the basket(great for math skills).
I made a batch of green microwave playdough and they played with it in different ways: cutting it with scissors(practising cutting and fine motor skills), using our dough place mats with numbers and dots etc.
Sensory Bin Activities
The sensory bin had sand in this week. The one day the kids had to find the correct letter in the sand and place it in the correct toilet paper roll, practicing letter recognition. The next day we combined a few things: fine motor skills, sensory play, science when they had to drop water onto the lego plates into the tiny holes. It did not stay at that, so mud was formed, and played with too! They had a chance to spray “flames” with water bottles(which I did not photograph), also good for fine motor and hand eye coordination.
A life skills activity we practised was: Stop, Drop and Roll, and we learned the number for the police too! Next week we will have a few visitors at school, including police men, nurses and the fire department! Check in next week again!
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