Term 1/Wk 5

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Published on September 22nd, 2017 | by MH Preschool AY 2017/18

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Note from Ms. Amy’s Desk

Term 1/Wk 5

A BIG THANK YOU for all parents from the Nursery grade level who made an effort to be here with us for the Class Picnic. Your presence has been a great confidence booster to your child/children and helped them see school as an extension of the home environment ~ A Home Away From Home!

It has been a busy past five weeks for not only our young learners and the Preschool team as we start to gear up and go full steam ahead! Many parents observed a number of changes in their children as they settle into the school routine; encouraging ones such as independence, language ability, sharing and caring towards others. However, we also have parents who have approached us over some practical and genuine concerns. I will be using the weekly message as well as during my monthly “Tea with Ms Amy” session scheduled on every 3rd Friday of each month, 2.30-3.15pm (the next session will be on 20 October 2017) to share some tips on how we work on these concerns together as partners.

PRESCHOOL TIPS ~

幼儿园小士~

Why is my child so hungry upon arriving at home after school?

Is the school not providing enough food for my child?

为什么孩子回家总是说饿?

是学校没给他吃饱吗?

These are real genuine questions many parents have and we are more than happy to shade some light on the “mystery” of these hungry little ones~ J

Possible Cause

1.    Our young learners are encouraged to feed themselves to promote independency as compared to being feed by the adults in the home environment. Thus, they might end up “feeding” part of their meal to the table/floor; give them the opportunity to practice feeding themselves and they will achieve mastery level in ensuring their all their meals end up in their tummy.

幼儿园食方式与家里不同。在家吃饭时经常有人会喂食在幼儿园老师们会要求和鼓励孩子自己吃饭~需要一段时间来适应。

2.   The meals served in school are carefully planned by our team of chefs to ensure they are nutritious and well balanced. The meals are milder in flavour as compared to outside food which caters predominately to the taste buds of adults. Children are not only provided their preferred food but are encouraged to try food that are of different flavour and textures.

幼儿园的菜都是进过学校厨师们的精心设计安全养,口味偏清淡。如果孩子一向有偏食的习惯话难免会挑食,习惯后就能适的。

3.   The amounts of activities (both physical and cognitive) are much higher in the school routine as compared to the home environment. Thus, it is no surprise that they will need more “fuel” to keep up to the energy required as they explore and discover the world around them.

孩子在幼儿园的时间较长集体生活和活量也增加了能量的消耗也就大了,回家自然会饿

4.   Children of preschool-age are growing consistently and this is a time where they will experience a lot of their developmental milestones. It is an important period for us to help them develop proper and healthy eating habits as well as to make wise choices of the various foods available.

孩子正在生长发育的段必然需要及时补充能量。

What can I as a parent do to help?

1.    You may want to consider providing a healthy snack box for your child to munch on during his/her homebound bus ride at the end of the school day.

适当孩子准点有养的点心(如水果)他在回程的路上吃。

2.   Avoid feeding your child with carbo-loaded/sweet snacks or treats upon arrival at home when your child indicates he/she is hungry; provide them with healthier choices such as a small glass of milk, (frozen) fruit cubes or fruit kebab instead. It is important to have and keep to fixed mealtime to promote a healthy digestive system in our little ones.

切忌零食待,定定量吃晚餐才是最佳做法,适当孩子加点水果或牛奶。 注意少吃高脂肪,高糖分,不易消化的食物。

3.   Provide opportunities to promote independency during mealtimes by having our young learners feed themselves and gradually rope them in to help to set up the table, prepare the meal and serve the adults at the table as they move along to the kindergarten age.

培养良好的习惯境。孩子学独立自己喂食培养生活自理能力和机会~当孩子做到我要求时记得要及时给鼓励。

I am sure with consistency, encouragement and opportunities given, we will be able to turn this “hungry problem” into a positive, pleasant and self-discovery learning experience for all our young learners.


GENTLE REMINDERS

1.    Parents are to log on to http://powerschool.ssis.asia to create an account on the Parent Portal IMMEDIATELY if you have not done so. Please DO NOT leave any fields/information empty; put “N.A.” if not applicable.

Technical support is available via email pstech@ssis.asia

2.   Please provide a light jacket to be kept in your child/children’s cubby/school bag to layer on top of their uniform when necessary; it will be preferred if you can provide your child with a themoflask to keep their drinking water warm as the cold weather sets in.

3.   Mid-Autumn celebration will take place next week on Friday, 29 September 2017. Please send in your recycled material homemade lantern not later than Monday, 25 September 2017.

4.   School will be closed 2-6 October due to the China National Day holiday; lesson will resume on Monday, 9 October 2017.

5.   Our Preschool annual SUPER FAMILY DAY will be taking place on Saturday, 28 October 2017. Do mark your calendar and look out for more details that will be sent out to you via your child’s respective Form Teachers.

The LOST & FOUND area in the PSG Lounge is becoming very cluttered with unclaimed belongings. We are looking to spruce up the space so that it becomes safer for our students and more welcoming for our families. Please take this week (25 – 29 September)  to claim any lost items because we will disposing all of them during the upcoming holiday week.

Your partner in your child’s early education journey~

Ms Amy and Preschool Team


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