This term in Reception BB has been exciting and fun and full of lots of new learning. To help us with our learning we have some special friends called Kimochi’s. Kimochi (KEY.MO.CHEE) means feelings in Japanese. We have lots of different feelings and are becoming very in tune with our feelings. Sometimes we have strong feelings that can fuel challenging behaviours. Sometimes it’s hard to know how to communicate when you are in an emotional moment. Kimochi’s are a playful way to help us learn how to identify and to express our feelings. When we communicate out feelings effectively, we develop positive social skills that lead to lasting friendships. Kimochis teach the forth R – relationships. This R is the foundation for success in ALL areas of life.
Chloe: They help us learn. We be kind to them and they are kind to us. My favourite kimochi is Lovey Dove.
Isak: I love all the Kimochi’s. They teach us to be good. They learn us to be good at reception and even because I like all of the Kimochi’s in the world.
Summer: They are soft. They help me rest and feel safe. I love Bella Rose and I really love all of them. I don’t want any of them to get upset.
Lily: I like them because me they help me to not get sad. Cloud and Bella rose are my favourite.
Harry: I like cloud. If you spins his head around to that one he will be sad (sad face) if you turn his head back he will be happy (happy face)
Matilda: I like Bella Rose because I like roses.
Scarlett: Flower is my best friend. She helps do A choices.
Eli- I teach bug about assemblies. They help me make A choices and how to be a good friend. Lovey dove has a baby chicken kimochi called turtle dove.
Bob- I like Clover because I like Howard his lucky friend.
Alia- The Kimochi’s are very kind and really helpful and nice. They help us do everything other things we need to do and they help us to calm down.
Sienna – Clover is a leaf he helps me calm down. He also plays with me.
As a part of our commitment to Lent we have given up some of our playtime to look after our school community and environment.