Showing posts from June, 2018

A gloomy Week 8

Well the weather has certainly not been kind to us lately! We have been spending a lot of time inside, but as soon as the rain stops we put on jackets and venture outside for some fresh air.

While inside, one of our most popular activities recently has been the dominoes.  Some students enjoy building big long tracks and then knocking them down and watching them fall. Other students have been investigating building towers. We also watched a youtube clip of a massive dominoes display that happened in Melbourne in 2016 (and Liz was lucky enough to see in person!) - it took 15mins for them all to fall down!

As I mentioned above, as soon as the rain stops we have been doing our best to get out of the classroom and enjoy the fresh air..... and the puddles! Today Savannah pulled up her trouser legs and sleeves, and then had a truly fabulous time splashing in puddles in the playground. It did mean a change of socks when she came back inside too though...

And finally this week, on Wednesday we…

Bits and pieces from the last week or two

I couldn't choose just one thing to write about for this post, so here are a few snippets of things that have been happening.

1) Our new tea set! Steph found a tea set for a bargain price recently so bought it for our class. It was an instant hit with many of our students and there have been many tea parties, cooking sessions, doing the dishes etc this week. Thanks for the great new resource Steph!

2) We are often quite tired towards the end of the day so have been building some 'relaxation time' into our afternoon programme. Sometimes we enjoy the GoNoodle song 'Chillax' to get us to focus on breathing and stretching, but other times we get out the cushions and blankets, turn the lights off, and listen to some relaxing music for 10-15mins. Our favourite relaxation music are this ocean themed music video and this 'sleep music with ocean and jungle sounds' youtube clips.

3) We have been lucky to have good weather on the last two Fridays for our outing day de…