We begin each morning perusing familiar books. This is a time for the children to enjoy books with friends as they settle in for our busy day ahead. Our morning meeting follows book-looking time.
"Reading and writing float on a sea of talk," writes James Britton. The kindergartners learn how to have thoughtful conversations with partners and listen to one another with intent and interest.
We explored math manipulatives and sorted buttons, baubles, tiles, and keys. The children reviewed familiar shapes and were introduced to the pattern block shapes of hexagon and rhombus. In this math task, the children guessed each shape by feeling its points and sides before looking at it to confirm their guess.
Play is an important part of a child's day. The observation that "play is child's work" is certainly an accurate one. In addition to strengthening their bodies and minds, play allows children the opportunity for social growth in a safe, nurturing environment.
Thank you, parents, for sending these curious, confident learners to our school!
Last Modified on August 26, 2012
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