We had a great day today talking how we grow and change. We read a poem called Growing, by Mary Ann Hoberman, which was about how a child grows out of clothes. Ask me to tell you about the word shrink.
Of course the highlight of our day was sharing our timelines. The students were so excited to look at the timelines everyone worked so hard on. We loved seeing pictures that showed how we looked as babies, and the special milestones in our lives. We set up the timelines in the room and walked around to see them up close. Then we shared them with the whole class, telling about one special picture. I love seeing the timelines, and appreciate the work I know families put into the timelines in helping children choose appropriate pictures and getting pictures for them to use on their timelines. It was sweet to hear them tell about pictures from when they were babies, and I hope you had a nice time sharing with them your special memories of them too.
We had a little playtime this afternoon. With all our talk about growing and changing, it was interesting to hear a little group playing with playdough, pretending to be anywhere from 18 to 21 years old. Let's hope they realize how special being five and six is and they aren't in such a hurry to grow up! But pretending sure is fun!
Have a nice, long weekend!