La Casa Contenta

Teacher:  Cathy Woodhouse, Teacher’s Assistant: Chantal Fenelon

La Casa Contenta

What a cold and rainy term this has been!  The garden is looking lush and the children have been eagerly watching the weather through our big glass windows.  We had a treat one afternoon when a fire truck parked across the road and tested out its stabilisers and mechanical ladder.  Another afternoon we watched as our new swings were erected using a truck-mounted-crane.  Spontaneous moments such as these often inspire in-depth discussion and writing work afterwards.

We have had a flurry of interest with our hand-work materials this term.  Younger children cultivated their skills with sewing cards, button-sewing and sequin-sewing,while the older children graduated to embroidery and weaving work.

Some children spontaneously wanted to make their work into ‘things’ – some became pillows; others were sewn into bags.

They were so excited to see their sewing skills put to real use and to take their wonderful creations home.

A big thank you to Isabella’s mum, Millie, who has sewn a set of tablecloths for the classroom to add to our lunch set-up.  The class really looks lovely at lunch time with the tables set so beautifully.

Thanks yet again to our Beeliners, Tennille and Kasey, for all that you do for the class.

We are excited to wish Javier well as he moves up to Middle Primary in Term 3.  We hope you come back to visit us and show us what you have been working on.

We hope all of our parents enjoy the Junior Primary concert on the last day of term, and we can’t wait to see the children’s smiling faces when they return for Term 3.

Cathy and Chantal