Wow! The year seems to have flown by! We have been having a ton of fun in our K1 classroom. First of all, I would like to welcome our new friends, Maeve and Jasper, who joined us just before the Tet holiday.
The children have really been enjoying our new Unit of Inquiry which is all about storytelling in different ways. As part of this unit, many of you joined us for our first K1 Mother Tongue Morning. It was a great success! Thank you to all who participated.
We are still looking for parents to come in and tell stories. This can be reading a book, telling an oral story, singing, telling a story with puppets or digital pictures, or even dressing up and dancing! It’s your choice! Please understand, there is nothing to be nervous about. It’s very low key. Trust me, the children enjoy all visitors and they will be proud of you for being a risk taker. 🙂 Please just send me an email if you are interested.
We had our first parent storyteller join us today. Lana’s Dad read us ‘The Lorax’.
We have begun to explore and be inspired by loose parts. Loose parts are materials such as rocks, pinecones, sticks, leaves, glass beads, yarn pieces, nuts, bolts, washers, blocks, or popsicle sticks just to name a few. Using these loose parts allows for creativity and exciting play opportunities. While manipulating and playing with these parts, the children are using math, language and literacy, fine motor and social skills. It provides excellent learning opportunities and the children are loving it.
Here are some of the other things we have been up to.
Have a lovely weekend!
Deborah & Thu