Mrs Bennett’s Bulletin, Tuesday 23 June 2020

Posted: 23rd June 2020

Good morning, Prep School family,

It’s Tuesday and it is going to be a hot one! Please remember to drink lots of water, put sun cream on and wear a hat! If you are in school tomorrow, please remember your hats!

Just two quick reminders please!

If you are in Year 6 and haven’t yet done the recording for Miss Broder of Over the Rainbow – please can you do this TODAY is the deadline!

If you had an email off me regarding a poem for Prize Giving, please can you send that through by TODAY as well please! I am only waiting for 5 – you know who you are!!

I thought I would share another short story with you today as many of you have been emailing me and telling me how much you are enjoying them! This one is called (imaginatively). . .

A Group of Frogs – I prefer An Army of Frogs! (This is the correct collective noun for a group of frogs – you can also use colony or knot)

A colony of frogs is travelling across a forest in search of a pond. While hopping around, two frogs fall into a deep pit. The other frogs gather around the pit and express their concern over the situation. As the two frogs try to jump out of the deep pit, the other frogs discourage them by saying how impossible it is to jump out.

The two frogs choose to ignore the demotivating words of others and decide to jump out of the pit. They try very hard and put in all their efforts to come out of the pit while the frogs watching from the top tell them to give up.

Eventually, one among them is influenced by the other frogs and dies as it gives up on the struggle to come out of the pit. The other frog continues to jump as hard as it can.

After an immense struggle, the surviving frog finally comes out of the pit alive. Other frogs are surprised and ask how it managed to come up in spite of them telling it to give up. The frog explains that it is deaf and assumed that everyone was cheering for it.

Moral of the story:

People’s words have a significant impact on our lives. It is essential as to how we take them and let them influence our lives.

Words are a powerful weapon – use them well and only for good.

Life skill of the day: Can you change a lightbulb

Day of the year themes: ‘Let It Go Day’, ‘Women In Engineering Day’, ‘Typewriter Day’ and ‘Public Service Day’.

Thunk of the day: Remember, Thunks are unusual questions that are designed to make you think. There are no right or wrong answers -just your answer. The only rule is that you must be able to justify and explain your answer. You cannot just say the first thing that comes into your head. Really think about the question and discuss with your family!

Question: If a car is broken down on the side of a road, is it parked?

TOPS activity of the week:

Can you take a root vegetable and turn it into something else? For example – a potato into a super hero? A carrot into a Harry Potter wand? A turnip into an elephant? Be mega creative and use whatever you have with you! Please send me lots of photos!

Quote of the Day: “Kind words can be short and easy to speak but their echoes are truly endless.” – Mother Teresa

Joyous June calendar task: Look for something to be thankful for where you least expect it.

Sleeps til Santa: 185

Stay safe and take care,

Mrs Bennett 😊

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