Today we had an assembly. It was only our second assembly so we talked about expectations during a program. The children did a great job listening, participating and sitting quietly. They sat flat on their bottoms, and even when other classes were on their knees blocking their view momentarily, most of them continued to sit flat on the floor.
The program was presented by Dr. Mokemo from the Museum of African Culture. He brought masks and artifacts that he shared as he talked about the power of the African art objects. As he presented the masks, he talked about what each represented. I've included some photos below that show parts of the program.
We read a story in the afternoon called Friends, by Helme Heine. We talked about the word adventure. It's really interesting to hear the children talk about what they think a word means, but don't quite have it explained right. This was the case with the word adventure. They were in the ballpark, but didn't quite understand it's meaning as well as they thought they did. We watched the three animal friends go on adventures as they talked about what friends do. The children wrote a sentence and drew a picture that told about one key event from the story. Ask me to tell you the names of the characters and their adventures from the story.
Have a nice evening!