The Heat Is On!

  

We’re nearly half way through the year (Yikes!), so we thought we’d celebrate this majestic notion by learning the Months of the Year

We began our theme the week before by counting marshmallows to put in our hot chocolate mugs for January; making Valentine’s Day cards for February; and singing about rainbows for March.

As the summer came early to Greece, we stored away our winter coats and got down to a new week at Friends Corner.

Continuing our Months of the Year theme, it was the turn of April, May and June. For April, cotton wool, colourful raindrops, gloopy glue, and counting skills were needed. The mission: make a cloud that has 10 falling raindrops.

For May, a walk around the quiet streets of Ano Glyfada, in order to collect flowers and leaves, was required. Back at the Clubhouse, a Spring Wreath was made with lots of love and fun.

As the week continued to heat up, talk of days at the beach brought June to the fore and shell-making was our craft of choice. Recapping all the months learned so far, more fun was had drawing May flowers on the blackboard wall. 

Song Time in the sun, Munch Time with friends, Story Time on the sofa, and an impromptu percussion session by the kids, all made these hours at our Clubhouse even more exciting. And, the heat was ON!

A new (very hot) day, and it was time to talk about July, August and September. More seaside talk was had for July, and a sea (!) of jellyfish was made. Beautifully coloured streamers and googly eyes made for an eye-catching and all-round fun activity. This was followed by August ice lollies, lovingly made and looking good enough to eat!

Talk of school (which, some of this year’s Friends Corner kids will be moving onto after the summer) and learning to read and write introduced us to September. Each child’s name was faintly written on a piece of paper placed on the table. The children recognised their names and sat down by it in order to write over the faint lines and boldly produce their names.

With more fun songs, story books, bike riding, music and role play, our tiddlers finished up their week and were all set for their weekend to begin.

A new week will see us continue with our Months of the Year theme, as we learn about October, November and December. Following that, we’ll begin a new theme; Transport. We’ll also be paying a visit to the Music Lab for a fun and educational excursion.

Join us as we continue to make some fabulous memories both inside and outside of our clubhouse.

Until next time..

How small you are for such a great destiny..

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