Today is the International Day of Peace. This day, declared to be a Day of Peace by the United Nations, is a day to strengthen what we believe about peace. We read the Todd Parr book The Peace Book to get an idea of what peace is to different people. We will be talking about this ideal more the rest of the week, but we began to talk about what each of us can do to promote peace in our homes, community and even beyond. We talked about the symbols that stand for peace, the peace sign, the two fingers peace sign and the dove.
We made pinwheels today as a symbol of our participation in making the world a more peaceful place. The Pinwheel Project was started by two teachers in Florida in 2005. On this day, they had students make pinwheels and "plant them" somewhere outside to show others their commitment to peace in our world, and by the spinning of the wheel, spread the feelings of peace everywhere.
You may want to plant your pinwheel somewhere to show others that peace is something your family values! Our pinwheels don't spin very well, but maybe in the wind they will work better!
We analyzed four pictures this morning. We zoomed in on the sky and noticed how the pictures were the same and different. We talked about what we noticed, especially with the clouds. ASk me to tell you about the photographs. We will be learning more about clouds this week and next.
We got so busy with our pinwheels this afternoon that I did not have time to talk about and pass out the Read to Me, Talk to Me books. I will send them home next week!
Have a great evening!