Articles by: chelsea.harvey

Pancakes, Puddings and Popcorn

Pancakes, Puddings and Popcorn

Another busy week at Sunbird! We continue to discover “All About Me”, exploring with all our senses and learning about ourselves, our homes and our families.           In anticipation of the commemoration of Jesus’ 40 days of fasting in the wilderness, many people all over the world observe Shrove Tuesday, also known as “Pancake Tuesday”. This[Read More…]

by March 5, 2014 Grade R
Stones, Gems and Dazzling ‘Diamonds’

Stones, Gems and Dazzling ‘Diamonds’

What an exciting week we have had.  The children have been keeping busy, while learning about homes and houses.  Art has been enthralling as experimentation has been happening throughout the week.  We have built houses, spoken about different homes and used ‘construction material’ (bricks, mud, clay, sand, water,) to create tactile moments.                [Read More…]

by February 26, 2014 Grade R
From Super Heroes to Princesses, we all had a Blast!

From Super Heroes to Princesses, we all had a Blast!

This week in Grade R, the children enjoyed learning about the clothing we wear. We experimented with dressing up, learned about seasonal clothing and clothes for different occasions. During art, we made our own clothing collages with different materials. This was a hit with the girls! In ‘make and bake’ class, with Teacher Stella, they created bread people, with tasty[Read More…]

by February 19, 2014 Grade R
What a “yummy week”

What a “yummy week”

This week the children enjoyed tasting a variety of delicious food. Fun was had by all. Teacher Stella made special “Valentine’s Day” treats – to be revealed on Friday. Camilla experimented with marble painting which the children thoroughly enjoyed. Chelsea kept the brain and body moving. Nicolette jived to the beat and Marelize crafted bright and shiny necklaces.    [Read More…]

by February 13, 2014 Grade R
What’s that smell? Did you hear that?

What’s that smell? Did you hear that?

These were the questions posed to our classes, as they learnt all about their senses, our current theme for the week. Our Grade R’s have been learning all about sight, smell, taste, hearing and feeling. They have enjoyed sensory eating – feeling the food, smelling the food, seeing the different shapes and sizes, hearing the different crunches and of course, tasting[Read More…]

by February 6, 2014 Grade R
Our Senses in the World Around Us

Our Senses in the World Around Us

It has been an eventful week at Sunbird.  The children have enjoyed learning about their importance in their world.  We used mirrors to identify our special features and we made new friends, while learning our classmates’ names. We looked at our friends and discovered some differences – some of us are ‘strawberry’, some are ‘peach’, ‘olive’, ‘vanilla’, ‘chocolate’ and ‘caramel’.[Read More…]

by January 31, 2014 Grade R
Welcome to Sunbird 2014

Welcome to Sunbird 2014

The Sunbird staff would like to welcome all our new Grade Rs.  During the past week and a half, we have learnt all about our school and made new friends.  The children are eager to have fun each day, especially under the sprinkler, which has been a highlight so far.  Our Sunbirdies are quickly learning the classroom routines and are[Read More…]

by January 22, 2014 Grade R
Jingle Bells are Rocking at Sunbird..

Jingle Bells are Rocking at Sunbird..

Christmas is in the air..with reindeers lining the walls, Christmas Carols creeping out of the classrooms and constant chatter of the upcoming Nativity Play, you can’t avoid the festive feeling (even though it is only November). And what is more festive than a party! This week we commenced the learning of the alphabet and celebrated with an Alphabet Party. From[Read More…]

by November 21, 2013 Grade R
Grade R Nursery rhyme time

Grade R Nursery rhyme time

This week’s Big Idea was Nursery Rhymes, which are used in Grade One as initial reading and writing prompts. In order to become more familiar with these traditional rhymes, we decided to make our very own books.  Each day the Sunbirdies were introduced to two or three rhymes and the appropriate art materials where set out.  Bubble blowing Baa Baa[Read More…]

by November 7, 2013 Grade R
The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music

Should you have walked into our preschool this week you would have heard the beautiful sounds of music created by our very own Sunbird Musicians. Our Theme this week centred around Orchestra and Music. We watched different music video’s using Ipads and looked at the basic structure of an orchestra. The children listened to comparative musical instruments for example acoustic[Read More…]

by October 31, 2013 Grade R