Tuesday, 31 January 2017

THRASS fun

On Friday after learning the first half of the vowel THRASS chart we decided to devise some fun activities based on what we had learnt.

We mixed our classes and then divided them into groups.

The first activity was based on the word tape - we measured each child to see how tall they were. We will look later in the year to see how much they have grown.


The second activity was based around the tray - it was a memory game, all items containing various A sounds were placed on the tray. The children had to identify what item was removed each round.






The third activity was a matching memory game - words and pictures with the 'ai' as in snail were turned upside down. Each child had a turn to try and remember where each card was to make pairs. The winner had their hair sprayed with colour - they loved this part!







The fourth activity was to make as many small words containing the 'a' in ant as they could. The words were written in the body parts of ants and made into a chart.







The last activity was inspired by the word square - children had to build 3D shapes using building blocks.




It was another, fun filled learning experience.

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Eco Challenge

Don't forget to look at the eco blog....there are already two challenges to earn points up on it.

http://edenecogarden.blogspot.co.za/

You can sign up and follow it as well.

These pictures will give you a clue on how you can help your child earn points.


10 apples up on top

In keeping with the 10 theme inspired by the fact that Eden is 10 this year, we read this delightful story by Dr Seuss. It lead to not only maths activities but also some fun balancing fun on Friday. We started with playing a video version of the story


Caeser whilst he was watching!
One apple up on top!

How easy is it to balance apples
on your head?

Judahs hair helped!
We went out and tried to balance 10 bean bags and some

small beans. Not at easy as one would think!







hairstyles play a big
part


Next we tried balancing on our own...



And then finally with a friend.







It was a fun way to start our day

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Bonds and more bonds!

Everybodys brains are a bit rusty after the holidays, especially when it comes to reading and bonds! To refresh everyone's memory we played three different bonds games today. The children didn't realise how much practice they were doing because they were too busy playing!










Monday, 16 January 2017

Welcome to the class of 2017!

It was so nice to see all the happy faces this morning as my new class arrived with their parents. I look forward to getting to know you all, and a happy, productive year.

Ready to go!