La Casa dei Fiori

Teacher: Ellen McCarthy,  Teacher’s Assistant: Lauren Ebert-Day

La Casa dei Fiori

We have had an exciting term in La Casa dei Fiori, with lots of new faces joining our classroom community. We have welcomed Stella Gemson, Billie Dickson, Christopher Burston, Jeremiah Canty and their families into the class, as well as myself and Debbie as teachers.

The room has been abuzz with research projects about animals, maps of the world, and making decorations for the Christmas Market …… with the highlight being Market Day itself. It is amazing to see such entrepreneurial skills in children so young!

And of course there has been lots of Practical Life activities.

Orange juicing, flower arranging and Magnetic/Non-magnetic have been particular favourites, as has sweeping and watering our lovely garden plants.

We have been talking a lot about the virtues of Self-discipline and Responsibility, and reading stories about how to practice them both in the classroom and at home.

We are practicing self-discipline when we speak and act calmly, complete our tasks in an orderly way, and behave appropriately without needing to be reminded.

We are practicing responsibility when we focus on our own behaviour and work rather than worrying about what other people are doing, acknowledge when we have made a mistake, and take on more challenges when we are ready.

On a personal note, I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know all of the children and parents in the class this term, and getting back in the swing of teaching at the Beehive. It is lovely to be back in La Casa dei Fiori and I am excited to be in the classroom full time next year.

At the end of this term we say farewell to Elliot Longland, James Burston and Walker Mauritz and we wish them all the best in their new classrooms.

Lastly, thank you to all of the parents who have helped in the classroom or donated consumables over the course of the year, as well as our wonderful Beeliners, Ronald and Nick. We really appreciate your assistance.

Have a happy holidays and see you next year!

Ellen, Debbie and Lauren