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I hope you have had a wonderful break over the Christmas period and have had the chance to spend some important time with your families. As we approach the end of the first week of term 2, please allow me to welcome you back to what I’m sure will be another exciting term.
Many things happen for our students in Nursery. They have finally moved to their new school in Keittikhun Road. They love their new setting. The nursery school is so beautifully designed and set up. Its so vibrant and colorful. The toys are so exciting and and they are perfect. The little ones know how to share and take turns. Singapore Nursery and Preschool was designed with the kids in mind. They are so many safety features here at the school.
We also welcomed Teacher Danae at the Singapore Nursery And Preschool. Teacher Danae is from United States of America. She has an experience nursery teacher. We should see some changes and the kids improving. This week we spent time assessing them and playing with them. They are really fun and are beginning to enjoy the company of their new teacher Danae.
The older children (3 years) can count, and identify some numbers when asked randomly. They know the alphabet and can identify words with each letter (S-sun, U-umbrella, etc) and sometimes can identify the sound when I ask. This will take some practice, and I don’t expect them to know this already. Their vocabulary is good for their age, and they learn quickly when I teach them new words or talk about new ideas. I want to focus on building their vocabulary and understanding, so that they can express themselves in English. Building a solid base of vocabulary and understanding will help them to read when it is time.
The younger children are very young, and at this age they learn quickly but their attention span is about 2-5 minutes. Taking advantage of this by having many short activities broken up into rotations- Active(dancing, jumping, acting) passive(watching, listening) physical(Coloring, building, creating) that last about 5-10 minutes, will help the children’s minds soak in the most information without causing them to ‘burn out’. As they get used to being in school, the activities can lengthen in time and complexity to match their learning levels.
Next week will be more fun as Teacher Danae and the kids are getting warmed up to each other.