We have had a very busy week here in Discovery! The week kicked off with the children learning about the UN SDG’s (Sustainable Development Goals). Our focus this week and next is Goal #12 – Responsible Consumption and Production. And with a little help from “The Earth Book” by author Todd Parr, we have figured out some ways in which we can be responsible consumers helping to protect our planet earth.
So far the children have agreed to:
- Draw on the entire piece of paper, when at the writing table, adding lots of detail and then turning the paper over doing the same on the other side. This will help to conserve paper!
- Make sure to put the caps back on the pens so they don’t dry out. This helps to conserve our pen resources!
- During lunchtime, take only what you need and make sure to eat it all.This will help us to not waste food!
- And turn off any lights you do not need. This will help us to conserve energy!
On Tuesday, we had Discovery/K1 Open Classrooms. There were provocations set up in all classrooms directly related to the SDG’s. We found out that shredded paper in Vietnam cannot be recycled and so, being that we are trying to conserve our paper, we decided to make our own out of the shredded paper collected around campus. The children had so much fun as the activity was very hands-on, sensory, fine motor and messy!
On Wednesday, we had to say goodbye to Seowon who was an amazing member of our Discovery community. He is moving back to his home country of Korea and we will miss him. Here is a picture of all of the children with Seowon right in the middle. 🙂
Every year, our ECC partners with Vietnamese schools in our community to bring Early Years teachers into our classrooms to shadow us to learn more about our practice and teaching styles. They will visit us for four separate weeks throughout the year. Our visiting teacher this year is named Ms. Thao and she joined us this week for the first time. You will see her in some of the pictures from the week.
We look forward to having you all join us on Monday for UN Day. Please come directly to the classroom after the assembly to pick up your child so you can take them to the yummy lunch buffet that will be set up in the ECC gym. If you have any questions please let me know.
Here are the pictures from the week.
Have a great weekend!