Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs... since the payment is pure love.
— MILDRED VERMONT
We would like to wish all the miracle workers a happy Mother’s day and we hope that it will be a day filled with treats, hugs, family and love. Be on the lookout for our preschoolers’ Mother’s day cards that were made with love.
We are busy finishing up our grade 6 and 7 projects and we couldn’t be more proud of what they accomplished this term. For their project they created their own country. We were assessing their research skills, critical thinking and problem solving, and we gave them an opportunity to do what we all would like to do: RULE THEIR OWN COUNTRY! We were thrilled with the countries they came up with. They designed beautiful flags, thought of clever laws and managed a presidential campaign where they ran for president of their new country. We are just hoping that all of this power hasn’t gone to their heads…
We are so glad to be back and ready to tackle the New Year. We hope that 2017 will bring happiness, success and be filled with peace, hope & togetherness for all our schools and parents. Keep an eye out for the Little Brains team at your school as we are busy with demos. We can’t wait to see some old faces and to meet some new ones!
Our coding term at our primary schools has been going on without a hitch. We have a bunch of fun- filled lessons lined up, that will help them all become coding masters in
Why do we think that it is so important to start teaching coding at such a young age?
First of all we know that all primary school learners are already clever enough to master these new skills. It is also a fun and different way to apply problem-solving skills, pattern recognition and analytical skills. And lastly, we need to teach them basic coding skills because we are, in fact preparing this e-generation for jobs that don’t even exist as yet.
So we love going on this coding quest with our primary schools and we can’t wait to see how they will impress us next.
Our grade one’s and grade two’s are creating a cool recycling activity using 2 Simple DIY software.
We are testing their knowledge while at the same time creating an awareness of those materials that can be recycled by showing them how to design four categories: glass, paper, metal and finally one for plastic. They then import clipart items that are made of any of these materials and have to place them in the correct “recycling bins”. The programme then scrambles the pictures. They have a great time sorting and placing the clipart items back into the correct recycling bins.
We know that the future of this planet is in the good hands of our grade one’s and grade two’s who have met the demands of first setting up and then playing the recycling game.
This blog is written by the staff of Little Brains to keep you up to date with what is going on in our lessons. Here we will share ideas, children's work and special moments.