We had a few kids absent today on the last day of our first semester, but here are some of the kids I have had the pleasure of working with every day!
Don't even try and tell your kinder those are giraffe eggs. I already tried it. We started our day with this photograph. We talked with a partner, and then shared out with the whole group what we noticed and wondered about. The main idea of our day was change. We talked about how plants, animals and people change over time. Ask me to tell you two ways people change over time.
Then we read The Koala Who Could, by Rachel Bright. This is a story about a koala who did not want to leave his tree. He wanted to cling to the tree and not take any risks, like going down to the ground where it was loud and fast. Ask me to tell you what cling and risk mean. We talked about how as we have been learning this first semester, we too have been taking risks. We take intellectual risks when we are trying to learn new things like writing, reading, spelling, counting, and sharing our ideas. We wrote about something we are proud to have learned this first semester.
Then, we shared our amazing timelines. I cannot tell you how proud the kids were of their pictures and accomplishments. I always look forward to seeing these timelines, especially those baby pictures! Thank-you for helping your child create such a great representation of their life so far.
We put the timelines around the room and did a museum walk to examine the timelines of our friends. Then we listened as each child shared a special accomplishment or event from their life. Here are a few pictures of our museum walk.
Have a nice weekend!