In Circle Time we discussed our new value word – caring. We shared some ideas of what we thought caring meant.
Alexie – Talking to people who are on the blue bench and being kind to them. William – Caring means sharing and being nice to each other. Daisy C – Showing kindness. Zi Yan – You help someone up if they fall down and make sure they are okay. Dora – Caring means being friendly to others. Max – Showing respect to someone. Maya – Looking after someone. Maarya – Caring means putting someone else’s needs before your own.
Wow! Very caring Toucans. Next week we will focus more on how we can show someone we care.
Today in Circle Time we discussed our value word – appreciation. We thought about who we appreciate and why. We had lots of great ideas!
Imogen – I appreciate my Grandad because when we were rushing around he dropped me to school so I wouldn’t be late. Krista – I appreciate my Nanny and Grandad because they helped us at Christmas. Eason – I appreciate my Dad because he lped me build a tower. Dora – I sppreciate my Mum becuase she always cares for me. Frishta – I appreciate my Mummy and Daddy because they work hard for me. Max – I appreciate my Uncle because he helps me with my games when they are hard. Jason – I appreciate my Dad because he took me to the sweet shop. George – I appreciate my Mum because she helps me with my homework. Maarya – I appreciate my brother because when I am sad he plays with me.
We then discussed ways we can show people we appreciate them. We thought we could:
• Say thank you
• Give them a reward.
• Give them a cuddle.
• Give them a high five!
• If the person is in your family you could give them a kiss.
Excellent ideas Toucans! We should always try to show our appreciation.
Today in circle time we thought about the value word of tolerance. We played the game The Sun Shines On… to start to think about likes and dislikes. We then worked with a partner to think of something we both liked and disliked – it was very tricky to agree because some of us are have our own strong opinions! We decided it is absolutely fine to be different but we must respect each other’s opinions and show tolerance to those people we disagree with.
In our Circle Time today we focused on the value word of appreciation. We asked each other ‘2, 4, 6, 8, who you do appreciate?’ These are the people we appreciate and why:
We then focused on how we show that appreciation for others. We decided the main thing was saying two small words that have a big meaning… THANK YOU! We also said being kinder to people, saying nice words (praise or compliments) and being interested in what someone has to say were all ways of showing we appreciate someone. This week Miss Williams has challenged us to show appreciation to three different people.
This morning we had our final Circle Time where we shared our favourite moments of the year. Miss Williams made us a special video of the wonderful times we have shared this year. We have had an amazing year together and everyone has learnt so much. Well done Toucans! Your teachers are very proud of you and will miss you very much next year.
This week in circle time we discussed what it meant to have courage. We talked about the importance of having courage in everyday situations as well as different or new situations. In check-out today we shared some times when we had shown courage:
Today in Circle Time we shared our thoughts about our value word of honesty.
Tell us about a time when you were honest: Dayne – I was honest when I spilt milk on my brother’s x-box. Ke Xin – I was honest when I hurt my brother by accident. Taya – I had to be honest when I ate all the chocolate. Kerris – When it was snowing I threw a snowball at my brother and I was honest when Mum asked me. Kai – I was honest when I hit my sister.
Why is honesty important? Esmay – It is important because some things can be dangerous so you need to tell the truth. Scarlette – It is important to be honest because if you lie you will get told off. Amelia – If you lie it might have consequences for other people. Brooke – It’s not good if you lie because you will get it trouble. Shona – It is important to be honest because you might feel sad if someone else gets into trouble for something you have done.