Last week we had our long-awaited outing at The Farm. It was a wonderful and enriching experience for the children through which they learned a lot! Farmer Mark gave us plenty of information about the sheep and lambs on his farm. We saw Farmer Mark feeding and milking the sheep. He explained that every time he milks the sheep he checks that they are in good health and so their milk is good to use. Farmer Mark showed us how cheeselets (ġbejniet) are made out of the fresh milk and the children had the opportunity to taste the cheeselets too. Farmer Mark also showed us the lambs and the children could see them at close range and pet them too! We had a picnic on the farm and the children also had time to run and play in the fresh open air. The children thoroughly enjoyed themselves and this was definitely an outing that they will remember 🙂
Yesterday, we had a lovely visit by Ms.Doreen Micallef from wasteserve Malta. Ms Romina invited her in class as part of the eTwinning project ‘Water water everywhere’. Children listened attentively to Ms.Doreen and actively participated throughout the activities.
Ms.Doreen spoke about the importance of disposing of litter properly. She also helped the children understand the consequences of not disposing of our litter in the right way. She showed examples of sea animals and birds that end up dying because of plastic such as straws and balloons.
She read a lovely story of a garbage truck and his important work towards our community! Ms.Doreen praised the children for their behaviour, interest and attention.
Wednesday, November 20 was World Children’s Day and during this week we celebrated the children of the world with various activities. We had a video learning session during which we learnt that children have ‘Rights’. All children have Rights to food, to a family and a home, to be protected and safe, to an education and to play. To honour the Right to Play on Wednesday we had outdoor play activities during which the children had time to engage in a tradition Maltese game (Iż-żunżana ddur, iddur), tug-of-war, and several other sports games. We also discussed the Right to Food and Water after which the children drew their own idea of what is good food. Their drawings, which included attempts of writing words, are now displayed in the corridor. The children had an experience of making their own ‘Ħobż biż-żejt’ a traditional healthy snack with bread, olive oil, tomato paste and olives. This gave them the opportunity to learn how to use a knife safely! During the week we also discussed that we are blessed to have food and clean water to keep us healthy. The children became aware that not all children are so fortunate. They came up with the idea of sharing food with other less fortunate children so we are collecting food items to give away. This is a perfect opportunity for the children to learn to be generous and to share what they have with others. #wcd2019
As part of World Chldren’s Day activities we made a chart together and I explained the idea behind this special day and what their rights are. I also pointed out that they are lucky to have parents and teachers who help them to grow. We also made cupcakes and pop corn and played with balloons.
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Assalamu Aleikum everyone!
In KG1A for World Children’s Day, we discussed the importance and the beauty that is Diversity. We discussed this with the aid of a book titled “Handa’s Surprise” by Eileene Browne. This book is basically about a young girl named Handa who lives in Kenya and would like to give a surprise to her friend Akeyo who lives in another village. The book shows us the different fruits Handa picks up for her friend as well as the different animals who pop up and each take a fruit along the way.
This book helped us understand the way different people from different cultures live which might be a bit different than us.
After the book was read, I explained to the children that each of us has different backgrounds. For example, some children come from Syria while others come from Libya. The thing that connects us together is that we all live in Malta. With the aid of visuals, the children got an idea on where their parents are from as well as where their peers are from.
For the main activity, together, we made a chart which portrays our differences in a positive light. Each child picked a colour they fancied and made their own hand-print which is also a representation of their uniqueness. Finally, each child was presented with a picture of their countries’ flag which they stuck underneath their hand-print. This showcased our beautiful diverse classroom and the children all felt a sense of pride and joy seeing the different colours and the different flags which represent their unique selves. #wcd2019