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Finding letters in context of words is a helpful tool to see that children can recognise letters not just on their own but when they are used. Each week in class when the children are learning these alphabet poems they use a highlighter to see how many of that letter they can find. A great counting activity too.
Another use for jellybeans this week could be with maths activities you are doing. Instead of using toys or even Numicon shapes you could use things like jellybeans, counters, pasta, buttons (anything you have accessible to you at home.)
This fun activity is great for hand eye coordination, creativity, counting and so much more. If you don't have toothpicks you could use spaghetti sticks - but are a bit more fiddly they can break easily.
There are so many learning opportunities in the kitchen. Jelly is a fun kitchen-science activity. You can talk about changes that happen (from the solid sugar crystals to liquid after adding hot water to a jiggly set jelly). Write about the process of making the jelly. Taste and touch the jelly (using senses) then write or talk about it. You could make it in a bowl or silicon moulds and you could also add cut up fruit to your liquid jelly mixture before letting it set.
Aroha, Mōhio, Manaaki, Pānga
Love, Know, Serve, Impact
Ensure you check your child's home communication book each night and sign any notes. Also use this book to write any notes or information useful for me to know regarding your child, alternatively email me using the link below.
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