Today Yvette learnt the following:
Numbering the number of babes in class and singing all the “welcome song”.
The puppet introduced was Willie Weasel. (A repetitive session)
Words associated with letter are wash, wet and water.
Confident Builder was next.
This was rather interesting. Not all babes liked it. This activity was formed from the story book told on last Tuesday; The Bear Hunt.
The babes had to go thru 4 obstacle tests.
1st Test: Teacher Ash held the pole with paper steamers. (We have to imagine that as a forest.) The babes got to go over it.
2nd Test: The babes had to walk in a pail of water. (We have to imagine that as river.)
3rd Test: The teacher placed some clothes in the pail of water. (Now we have to imagine that is mud.) Again the babes had to walk in that pail of “mud”.
4th Test: (The funniest part) (We have to imagine that as a cave.) The babes had to crawl under the table to another end of the table. Teacher Aida even crawled under the table to show the babes. Only two babes made it. It was baby Janielle and Saga. Aisha took his crawl but when he was about to reach, he made a U-turn. That was funny though. Yvette, being the most playful babe, when I try to lure her to crawl over as my head was moving up and down the table at another end, she got excited and started to play “beek-a-boo” with me. :S (Everyone laughed!)
This activity was full of excitement.
Zoo phonics followed by.
Water Break time (5-10mins)
Mandarin Play was right after the break.
This time was not the same. Even she repeated two songs that have been taught before; she incorporated something new to her 15 mins session today.
She introduced a fruit to the babes today. She even prepared the fruit and let them try. The fruit introduce was dragon fruit, 火龙果。She described the look of the fruit to the babes and the fruit was passed down to every babe for feel and touch. I let Yvette tried the fruit even though she never taken it before. (It should be fine for Yvette since she is already one.)
Has my prayer being answered? (But I have not feed backed to them yet.)
Special project was next.
(I think today must be”fruit day”?)
Before Teacher Ash brought out a big watermelon to show the babes, the she told a story that was not really related to watermelon. After the story, the teachers described the watermelon to the babes. And the watermelon was rolled around to each babe too (for another touch and feel session). The teachers also prepared the cut watermelon to show to the babes too. But the babes didn’t get the chance to eat them because it was blended into juicy. 🙂 They got a chance to drink them instead. It was Yvette’s fav. Juice. (Yvette drinks fruit juice every day after she turned one.) There was one babe cried for not having enough of juice. He was so innocent!
We ended our lesson with a song.
The class was big today.9 babes turned up. Almost full strength except one boy was sick. We had a lot of exciting moments. Next Tuesday will be Yvette’s last lesson. I think we gonna to miss most of the babes and mummies around. 5 babes will move up to the next level, 1 left (that is us), 3 remain and 1 unknown.