La Casa dei Fiori

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

La Casa dei Fiori

The flu has really knocked our class out this term and I hope everyone has a healthy, relaxing mid-year break and comes back fighting fit for the start of term 3.

When not fighting the flu, term 2 has been full and fun – we took part in the walkathon to raise money for childhood cancer research, learning songs in Noongar to sing at the end of term NAIDOC celebrations, collected hail in the playground and thoroughly enjoyed watching all of the work involved in replacing the swings in the playground especially the crane lowering in the giant supports!

We welcomed Alec and his family to the classroom community and the children have been eager to give him lessons and help him as he settled into the environment. We also welcomed Sam, who is assisting the classroom while Lauren is completing her Montessori Diploma in Morocco. We are thrilled that Sam is able to stay with us to start next term as well and keep working with us until Lauren returns at the end of August.

This term we have enthusiastically been working on our weaving projects, with huge thanks to Leigh-Ann for setting up and then coming in and showing us how to use our looms to create gorgeous woven hangings.

The children have been so proud of their work and excited to continue to create their weaving next term.

The older children have had a burst of map making with some careful work being undertaken to create globes and maps of the continents.

We have also had a lot of new math work being done and mastery of math concepts being developed.

The younger children have been busy working with the sensorial material and developing their understanding of sequences and patterns in preparation for starting math activities.

Thank you so much to everyone who has helped in the classroom with working bee jobs, bringing in supplies and taking home the laundry, we really appreciate all of the different ways you all contribute to keeping our classroom running efficiently.

Have a wonderful holiday and we look forward to a healthy and exciting third term.

Ellen and Sam