Kruununhaan Ankkalampi - Duckies
VIIKKOKIRJE / WEEKLY LETTER 16/2019
Minis started their week here at Kruununhaka with a play day. We had a new friend join our group recently so it was nice to take some time to get to know each other. In the park we enjoyed playing “It” and even had our own restaurant opening, although it seemed the only food on offer was cake! On Tuesday we had our song day and we were able to sing and use all sorts of instruments too- our favourites were the maracas and tambourines. The children were able to make suggestions of which songs they would like to sing to their parents at the Spring party! On Wednesday we had our Easter celebration as a whole house. The Midis and Maxis performed some songs for us and we joined in, we particularly enjoyed dancing. The Midis and Maxis then hid all the eggs they had made so that we could find them- We had so much fun during our Easter egg hunt. We ended our week with story time and Paddington’s circle. During the week we have had lots of practice improving our motor skills as we’ve been making Easter arts and crafts which involved both painting as well as glueing feathers. We were also able to watch our grass grow and took our pots home to show our parents!
The Maxis and the Midis enjoyed together the lovely sunny week before the Easter Holiday. On the Easter-Theme Day on Monday, we learnt 2 new songs “Hop Hop Little Bunny” about action verbs and “5 Little Bunnies” about counting from 5 to 0 backwards and of course the song “The Bunny Hokey Pokey” about body parts we learnt last week by singing and dancing with the funny animated videos. We got better familiar with Finnish traditions and culture of Easter in the Finnish Circle Time. In the Easter Celebration for the whole house on Wednesday morning, we introduced those happy songs to the Minis and hid 20 3D plastic and cardboard Easter egg that we coloured around the Day Care for them to hunt, and they found 15 of them very quickly! In the indoor gymnastics, we play the Tail game for the very first time and we loved it in which we not only tried to take other children’s tails but also needed to protect our own very carefully. We went through again the story of “Goldilocks and the 3 Bears / 3 Karhua” by reading an English and a Finnish book together. We carefully took our sprouting Easter grass, coloured Easter eggs, paper daffodils etc. home for the holiday. On Thursday morning, we politely attended the Easter Church at the Cathedral of Helsinki / Tuomiokirkko and we liked it a lot! After the church visit, we took a pleasant casual walk around the Market Square / Kauppatori at the South Harbour / Eteläsatama to see different goods being sold at different stands, and we purchased a bouquet of tulip with a 10-Euro note and got some coins back. We also found the ferries to Suomenlinna and the Zoo of Helsinki / Korkeasaari, because we really wanted to see the Suomenlinna Church, the Submarine Museum and certainly adorable animals!
Hyvää pääsiäistä! / Happy Easter!
Ensi viikolla: / Next week:
Maxit ja Midit / Maxis and Midis:
Ma 22.4. The Day Care is closed / Päiväkoti on suljettu
Ti 23.4. World Book (and Copyright) Day / Kirjan ja ruusun päivä. & Earth Day / Maan päivä (22.04)
Ke 24.4. Gymnastics / Jumppa
To 25.4. Walking trip to Hakaniementori, leaving from the park at 9:30 / Kävelyretki Hakaniementorille, lähtö puistosta klo. 9:30
Pe 26.4. Fine motor skills practice. / Hienomotorisia taitoja
Minit / Minis:
Ma 22.4. Päiväkoti on suljettu / The Day Care is closed
Ti 23.4. Oman kirjan päivä (Kirjan ja ruusun päivä) / World Book Day (bring own book)
Ke 24.4. Runoja & loruja / Poems and Rhymes
To 25.4. Jumppa / Gym class
Pe 26.4. Leikkipäivä / Playtime
Terveisin: Anna, Iida, Rosie, Wei & Anni