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Valentine’s Day

During the month of February we worked with the theme of love and kindness, because this month we have Valentine’s Day an important date  here in Ireland. This theme contributes to the socio-emotional development of our children. Our children were able to celebrate love throughout this month in different ways, we learn to say words of love and to be kind by sharing our toys with friends. We learn about the red and pink colors and also about the shape of the heart that are symbols of love. Our children also exchanged cards and our staff exchanged gifts and kind words with each other.
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Chinese New Year- Year Of the Ox 🐂

 

In the month of February we celebrate the Chinese New Year in our centers.
The Chinese New Year is the celebration of New Year’s Eve that takes place in China, a country that has a different calendar than the one we use here. The Chinese New Year follows a lunar calendar, adopted in the country and based on the 12 cycles of the Moon, which is around 354 days long.

Knowing different cultures helps to broaden the World view of our children.

Culture is a simple word, but full of concepts and meanings that have an extremely important role in the formation of our children.

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Pancake Tuesday

Today is Pancake Tuesday and we had a day full of delicious pancakes. We prepare and decorate our pancakes for our tea time, we learned the Mix Pancake Rhyme and as we are talking about love and kindness we also prepare some pancakes in the shape of a heart.

MIX A PANCAKE

RHYME
Mix a pancake,
Stir a pancake,
Pop it in the pan;
Fry the pancake,
Toss the pancake,
Catch it if you can.

 

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SnowHearts

3FA199F5-8CE4-4673-BF52-5FBA640A7056Every month we work around a theme and plan our activities in advance aiming at the integral development of our children, but it is important to keep in mind that our lesson plan is flexible and we must incorporate ideas that our children bring and natural events. Today, for example, it snowed and in Shaw Street Center our children were able to play a little with the snow and as we are talking about love, kindness and learning about the shape of the heart instead of making snowmen we decided to make Snowhearts, to enjoy this natural event and incorporate what we are learning.

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Occupation Day

A357FA06-4887-4753-8DB7-04A2A2668F07 On Occupation Day the parents came on through zoom and sent videos. We had a chef, doctor, bankers, office workers who work with robots, a pilot and a nurse. The children made hats of what they would like to be when they grow up and wore these on the day.

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