Monthly Classroom News

June 2019

General Info

In June, we continue to explore different worlds. We will learn about the sun, moon, stars and planets. We will also learn about places with extreme climates. On June 16th, it will be Father’s day. We wish all of our dads a very happy Father’s Day with their families and loved ones.

 

Activities

Children cannot actually visit and experience space and the planets so to help them understand and learn more, we recommend taking them to the space museum! There they can watch a movie about what the space looks like. In addition, there are many other cool science activities to interact with as well! Of course, don’t forget to go outside and point out the sun, moon and stars!

As summer is approaching, it is the perfect opportunity to experience hot and cold sensations as Hong Kong heats up! In terms of outings, we like going to the beach with children to experience the hot weather, cool water and eat ice-cold ice-creams or popsicles!

Key Words

  • Father’s Day
  • Dad, father
  • Love
  • Sun
  • Moon
  • Star
  • Sky
  • Planets
  • Space
  • Astronaut
  • Rocket
  • Polar bear
  • Penguin
  • Camel
  • Lizard
  • Beach
  • Rainforest
  • Igloo
  • Jungle
  • Desert

PATHS Update

In May, the teachers have been helping the children to associate friendship with ‘sharing’, ‘helping’ and ‘playing’.  The children are ‘proud’ to be the special helper and feel ‘happy’ and ‘love’ when receiving compliments from their peers and teachers.

In June, the children will continue to practise and learn about different feelings.  Children should feel safe to express their feelings. All feelings are okay! To teach children how to respond to their uncomfortable feelings appropriately, parents can encourage their child to calm down by ‘Doing Turtle’.  When they are calm, you can model the appropriate way to deal with the problem.  For example, when your child is frustrated about friends not sharing their toys, you can show them to request by helping them with what they should say. This is much better than just taking what they want.

Parents can give their child compliments when they try to or are able to manage their uncomfortable feelings appropriately. This will help them to understand desirable behaviours and make them and others feel proud.