In the month of September we had the opportunity to learn about each other, our school and our world. The returning students re-visited classroom rules and took the initiative to show their new friends how we care for our environment. Within the first few weeks of school, I could see that the children were beginning to feel a bigger sense of responsibility to clean up after themselves and make sure that materials and rugs were being used and stored appropriately.
Slowly, our new comers began to explore different areas of the classroom. They started to request lessons and make connections with their classmates. What a lovely sight to see them working with new friends, sharing stories and laughter during lunch time and inviting each other to play in our playground.
Most of our circle times have consisted of learning about our world and what we can do to care for all living things. We discussed what it means to be alive and learned that there are other beings that that feel, breathe, and have necessities just like us. The children have been able to explore this concept by visiting our nature trail and spending time with our animals with our farming specialist, Miss Deanna. The children have also learned about plants and how to care for them with the guidance of our gardening specialist, Miss Katherine.
Other circle times have been dedicated to having fun and learning a little bit more about each other. The children have enjoyed playing games, listening to stories, having group discussions and singing new songs.
We are very excited to continue learning about each other and we are especially looking forward to the beginning of our year long project on the rain forest. The month of October will be dedicated to learning about trees, how we can preserve them and much more. Stay tuned!
El Salon Amarillo Lead Teacher