Friday, March 19, 2010

Star Learners @ Simei- March Update!

Stanley Starfish Character Development Programme (SSCDP)

In the month of February 2010, as part of our Stanley Starfishtm Character Development Programme (SSCDP), the K1 & K2 children were taught about determination. We helped to develop and support the children’s learning by encouraging them to carry out simple doable tasks at home. They were encouraged to set goals and work through their tasks to show their determination of never giving up. They learnt phrases like ‘Don’t give up’, ‘Don’t quit until you succeed’ and ‘Try and try again’. The teacher shared stories like ‘The Little Engine That Could’, ‘The Tortoise and the Hare’ and the story of ‘Helen Keller’.

Helen became blind and deaf after a high fever at the age of 2 years old. Through her courage and determination, she was able to overcome her disability and helped others. She is remembered as a brave and determined woman who did not give up even when the odds were against her.

The children thoroughly enjoyed the story. They we were then asked to pair up & facing their partner, they were to touch their friend's face with eyes closed & using only their fingers. They then shared how they felt after the game.

Through these activities, we wanted the children to know that they too can learn new skills & attitudes to develop their own determination in their life!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Star Learners @ Pasir Ris- March Update!

It's raining, so lets have fun out!

The weather was so hot and humid for the past month that when it finally started raining, our teachers took the opportunity to have a fun learning lesson cum outing with the kids by bringing them out in the rain with their umbrellas and raincoats!

By relating to what our children learnt in their phonics lesson and using sounds and actions, the kids had fun opening their umbrellas whilst saying the "U" sound simultaneously.

The children then had a follow up activity related to letter 'u' to cement what they learnt during the outing, and judging from their responses, we could tell that they really enjoyed it!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Star Learners @ Eunos: March Update!

3 cheers for Teamwork! Go! Go! Go!

A good team has players who share common goals, a common vision and have a high level of communication. Teams come into existence through shared attitudes about a particular objective and they work towards the same goal to achieve peak performance and to experience success.

At Star Learners, we've formed a team to work towards improving ourselves and our work, in line with our philosophy of ‘Building, Confident, Creative Children with Character.’
There is no “I” in “Teamwork”. As such, our team always focuses on the “We” to make our each and every working day fruitful.

Teamwork makes us more Creative, boosts our Confidence level and builds positive Character amongst us.
It also gives us job satisfaction, enabling us to attain more skills and broaden our knowledge.
Teamwork also allows us to achieve our goals faster and ensures that there is always support for each other.

3 cheers for children’s teamwork. Go! Go! Go!

Having benefitted ourselves from fantastic teamwork, we thought: 'Why not encourage our children to work in a team as well?'
As a result of our own growth through team work, we've been encouraging our children to engage in a lot of team work through play(games) and 'work' (helping each other with clearing areas they've used) as well. We're happy to say that they've enjoyed, and learnt from it!
Three cheers for our children's teamwork!

Teamwork: Simply stated, it is less me and more we"
-Ă„uthor Unknown-