We started our day with a Picture Talk. We looked at the pictures first to see what we noticed, then we talked about how the pictures were all the same. Ask me to tell you what is the same in ALL the pictures. We are learning about exactly the same in math. We looked at pictures of socks today and used our quiet signal with our thumb to show whether the socks were exactly the same or different. We also talked about what made them different.
We read a beautiful book called Kindergarten, Where Kindness Matters Every Day, by Vera Ahiyya. This book was about a little boy named Leo who was worried about school because he liked quiet and didn't like to talk. He was afraid his teacher was going to ask him to talk in front of the class. The teacher asked the kids to talk about kindness. She called on Leo, even though he closed his eyes to try and be invisible. Leo's friends answered by telling all the things Leo had done during the day that showed kindness. Ask me to tell you about two things Leo did.
We also talked about our classroom rules. Our rules are simple, especially when we remember to be empathetic. We will repeat our rules each day by saying this little pledge:
I am at Bells Mill to learn and to do my best, so I will...
and make good choices.
Have a nice evening!