Minggu, 21 September 2014

Saraswati Preschool goes to the Kampong

There must be provision for the child to have contact with nature; to understand and appreciate the order, the harmony and the beauty in nature. Maria Montessori

“It is also necessary for his psychical development to place the soul of the child in contact with creation, in order that he may lay up for himself treasure from the directly educating forces of living nature.” Maria Montessori

Nature is an important part of the Montessori curriculum. At Saraswati Preschool, we are lucky enough to have a front and back yard. Although the yard’s not too big, every now and then, the children find interesting things, such as a chameleon, ant holes, a cocoon, and spider eggs, seeds, star fruits and figs.
To extend the children’s interaction with nature, last Friday, together with parents, we went to experience the natural beauty of the kampong at Cinangneng village. The children found snails and pink snail eggs. They climbed the big rocks and bathed the buffalo in the river. They immersed their feet in mud and planted paddy seedlings. They even followed the ducks waddle along in a row.
 The children also made kampong traditional rice cakes, and played the gamelan. They learned to dance the Jaipong dance and make puppets from stems and leaves. They even painted their very own farmer’s hat and learnt to play the angklung.

Stay tuned for our next activity...Parents' Day and Field Trip...                                        

Jumat, 25 Juli 2014

kurma coklat isi kacang..mmmm enaaaak!

Jumat lalu hari terakhir sebelum libur lagi...libur Idul Fitri. Anak-anak sudah siap membuat kurma coklat isi kacang...

kita tumbuk dulu kacangnya

kemudian keluarkan bijinya
dan isi kacangnya

Hore..aku dibantu Papa

celupkan kurma ke dalam
saus coklat
gulung kurmanya di piring
yang berisi coklat mises

Ini kurma buatan ku
Aku mau bawa pulang
Selamat Hari Raya Idul Fitri..Admin kami beroperasional tanggal 6 Agustus. Anak-anak masuk kembali tanggal 11 Agustus.

Rabu, 16 Juli 2014

Dinosaurs in ice, Dinosaurs in sand

Hi, we are back for a short while before we close again for the Idul Fitri Holidays. The teachers wanted to give the children a real fun welcome back to school, so a lot of cool activities were set up for the children to explore.

There were dinosaurs frozen in ice, which the children dug and dug three days in a row till they could get all their dinosaurs out.
The kids put colored salt on the ice
and dug
Then they poured warm water and
dug some more

On the second day, a few more dinos
buried in ice
The kids were determined to free
the dinos

There were dinosaur fossils in the sand, and the children had a good time digging them out and cleaning the fossils carefully with a brush. What great archaeologists they will make!

We also tried out the giant bubble recipe from the website of Happy Hooligans.

There goes our bubble up to the roof

Then there were ice boats to play with, but they melted too fast. Never mind kids, we will make some more when we get back to school after the Idul Fitri holidays.

'Aren't we going to do any writing?', some of the children asked? 'You sure can', teacher told them. So, some worked with the Montessori Language material and the Montessori constructive triangles, botani and zoology puzzles.

That's not all, for we also did bubble wrap prints and 'ME' prints, and there's more. We will be making chocolate kurma/dates with peanut filling tomorrow, so stay tuned.

Kamis, 12 Juni 2014

Graduation is here...

Graduation is here..Let's celebrate together this saturday, 14th June 2014 at Lubana Sengkol. Lots of fun and thrills await - children's drama, songs and dances, family treasure hunt, Fun games for Moms & Dads, outbound, and 'Reptile education (see them up close)'...

CITA-CITAKU: ekspresi kreatif anak-anak Saraswati

Proyek Gedung Ir.Apta
 Ini Insinyur Sipil Apta. Ir. Apta sedang membangun gedung apartemen 14 lantai. Proyek gedung sudah hampir selesai tapi belum ada batu bata dan catnya. Catnya warna merah. Ir. Apta cepat-cepat ke toko bangunan untuk membeli batu bata dan cat. Tukangnya ada 10 orang. Mereka segera bekerja pasang kaca jendela.
-The End-

Drg. Zahra
Ini dokter gigi Zahra. Pasiennya ada 2 anak.
Giginya anak-anak keropos karena sering makan permen. Drg.Zahra memeriksa dan mengobati gigi anak-anak Anak-anak happy - tidak kesakitan lagi. -The End-

Proyek Gedung Ir. Nayla
Ini Insinyur Sipil Nayla. Ir. Nayla sedang bekerja membangun gedung 5 lantai. Ada asap putih dari lantai 4. Ternyata asap itu adalah debu bangunan. Nama proyek gedungnya RAROPI. Gedungnya sudah selesai dibangun. Orangnya ada 10, lagi kerja tapi sudah selesai. -The End-


Ini dokter gigi Raissa. Pasiennya ada 3 orang anak-anak. Gigi anak-anak itu bolong, 3 gigi yang bolong. Aduuuh Sakiiit! Drg. Raissa memeriksa dan mengobati gigi anak-anak. Anak-anak senang. -The End-