We finished off our Christmas treat activity today - Pom-Pom creatures! There was quite a lot of work involved in making them. We had to thread, pull, link, cut and tie all the pieces of wool to get their fluffy bellies right. Some of us ran over and back across the room to pull the thread through the centre; others did some dramatic gymnastics with the thread (we could probably qualify for Olympic Ribbon Dancing!); the rest of us got a lot of tricep and bicep stretching from our chairs.
We think they turned out wonderful, and we can't wait to hang them up at home! enjoy them in school for the last time today!
Not only was it Shrove Tuesday today, but we had a birthday in our room! We celebrated with a candle in the pancakes, instead of birthday cake! Everyone got to try Ms McNamara's home made pancakes (freshly made by her mom!). We had a selection of toppings to use - maple syrup, lemon juice, sugar, golden syrup, honey, chocolate sauce, chocolate spread, chocolate sprinkles and coloured sprinkles. They were DELICIOUS!
It's the year of the Monkey in China. Some of us are expecting new babies in our families - they will be monkeys, according to the Chinese zodiac!
Since our room is beautifully decorated by us since last Friday, we celebrated today by eating a variety of Chinese food. We weren't all sure of eating everything, but most of us were brave and at least tried a nibble of each piece!
On Monday the 8th of February, it will be Chinese new year - the year of the monkey! We got our room ready by making some Chinese decorations. The red colour is a sign of good luck, and the symbols we used mean "happiness". We did "double happiness" because we think the year of the monkey is going to be great! Then we turned the symbols and hung them upside down, because that is Chinese tradition.
We also didn't waste any paper: we had to use A4 paper to make our decorations, so we folded them into a right-angled triangle and cut off a rectangle, leaving a big square. We used the leftover rectangle to make tiny Chinese lanterns to hang on our decorations.
Here are some of the decorations in our classroom for Christmas. Every day one person gets to find the date and pick a treat from our igloo Advent Calendar. The penguins that live there go for a little walk every day too! We also made a Nativity Display for the whole school and put it in the front corridor.
A record of our activities in the Resource room!
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