PIG is a fun card game that we learnt at Pre School this week. All you need is a pack of cards.
How to Play:
Sit in a circle.
Deal out two cards each.
If you have a pair you quietly (this was the hard bit!) put your hand on your nose.
Everyone needs to watch because they have to put their hand on their nose when they see someone else.
Last person with their hand on their nose is out (we didn’t play this bit)
If no one has a pair you all put a card face down on the floor and some one says PASS and you pass your card to the person on your left and check if you have a pair.
Keep passing the cards around until you have a winner.
If you have a pair you get a ‘P’ then an ‘I’ and then a ‘G’. The winner is ‘PIG’
This game is great for concentrating, co-operating and matching.
It is Father’s day on Sunday. We made chocolate truffles and put them in boxes with hand coloured tags to take home to our Dad’s. We are hiding them in the fridge! Shhh!
We had to have a sample for quality control – they are delicious! We wanted to make more the next day. Here is the recipe for you to make some at home:
Chocolate Truffles (makes about 24)
250 grams Marie Biscuits
1 cup coconut
1 1/2 tablespoons of cocoa
1 can condensed milk
- Crush biscuits (we used snaplock bags and hammers)
- Mix all dry ingredients together.
- Add condensed milk and mix well.
- roll into balls and roll in coconut.
Happy Father’s day to all the Dad’s!
Anders brought in a sticker with the legal measurements for keeping fish caught in the ocean this week. The sticker had a tape measure and fish identifyer on it. Anders made a fish from card. It was a snapper. It measured 34cm. The legal length is 28cm. It was a keeper!
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Visual Motor Integration is the ability to control hand movement guided by vision. We used pop sticks to create patterns of our own. Then we had a go at copying over some patterns made by the teachers and lastly we tried to make the patterns beside the prompt cards. This proved a tricky challenge for some. You may see the teachers about how you child went on this task. Each child has work samples in their folios at Pre School.
Today was ‘Odd Socks Day’.
We all looked funny in our odd socks. We talked about what else other than socks came in pairs. We thought of shoes, eyes, hands, feet, legs, skis, ears, crutches, rollerskates, gloves and arms.
As adults you will also know that in the English language we often refer to single items as pairs. eg. sunglasses, pants, trousers, shorts, jeans, binoculars, goggles, scissors, tongs.
Also confusing would be a pair of headphones or handcuffs.
Next time you are folding the washing ask the children to help you pair up the socks so that they match. Have fun with ‘pairs’ at home!
We had another vote at Pre School today. We were voting to decide what we should put into our Drama Corner now we have packed up our castle. The children made three suggestions: A Supermarket, A Post Office and A Pet Shop. We put pictures of each on our ballot paper and set up our voting booth again. However when we did the count up we had a problem. Cooper recognised the problem. The problem was that the same amount of people voted for the Supermarket and the Pet Shop. What were we going to do?
Anders suggested that we do one one day and one the next. We explained that that would be a problem to keep setting up.
Cooper suggested we do a re-vote. But what if everyone voted for the same?
Mrs Gayle suggested that we set up both – but we all agreed that there wasn’t enough room.
Mrs Grant suggested that the two children who voted for the Post Office re vote on the Supermarket or the Pet Shop. We did this. One child voted for each! We were still a draw!
In the end we decided that we would have the Pet Shop for the remainder of the Term and the Supermarket next Term.
We had our first Transition Day at Manangatang P-12 College today. This will be the first of five transition days for each child over the semester. We went into the P-1 classroom and Mrs MacKenzie read us a story called “Just and Ordinary Day”. The day was really far from ordinary in the story! We ate play lunch with the other children on the decking and then we had a play in the playground. We all agreed that we can’t wait to go to school. Cuddles the Bear came too! Soon we will have transition days at our Pre School for Next years 3 & 4 year olds and their families!