san tweetino workshop: guess how much

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Guess how much I love you.

Yes, guess! The word “guess” was new to everyone, and is almost as important as the word “love”. So the main language concept this week was: guess how much I love you. All this is beautifully illustrated in the British children’s book of the same name, by Sam McBratney and illustrated by Anita Jeram (Walker Books 1994).

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It is a story of two Nutbrown Hares, Big Nutbrown Hare and Little Nutbrown Hare. The two are never stated to be father and son in the original storybooks, though are referred to as such in the narration for the animated television series. Little Nutbrown Hare asks Big Nutbrown Hare the titular question, “Guess how much I love you?”, and the book continues as the two use larger and larger measures to quantify how much they love each other in answer to the question. The story is simple, but effectively shows the love the two share for each other (Wikipedia).

As well as reading this lovely story, we made some special gifts for St Valentine’s Day: lolliflies and lolliflowers.
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With some sweet lollipops to hand and different shades of red, pink and purple card we made a few delights for mummy and daddy (well in truth they were for ourselves, but the lolliflies and lolliflowers were a perfect pink thought for 14th February!

The older children made cards and wrote short messages for their loved ones.

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At the end of the workshop, we watched the animated version of Guess How Much I Love You.
…Love from Erica, Arianna, Lorenzo, Matteo, Gabriele, Ludovico, Virginia, Annamaria, Valentina, Sara, Viola, Ruben, Giulia, Francesca and Viola

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