Today we read a story called What If Everybody Did? The story illustrates situations that show what would happen if everyone just did what they wanted and didn't follow the rules and routines. We connected it to our classroom and learning to take responsibility for our personal and school property. Today we had to throw away 20 markers from the Writing Station because children did not put the lids back on the markers. The children don't know this, but they were old markers and this is something I do almost every year to illustrate why we need to be responsible for our classroom materials. We are putting the markers away for a while and we will try using them later this fall as the children become more responsible, but it illustrates the natural consequence of not taking care of our supplies.
Today we worked on sorting a group in several different ways. This was to be homework earlier in the week, but I am sending it home today. Ask your child to show you at least three different ways to sort the collection of animal pictures they are bringing home today.
Enjoy the evening!