The weather is warmer, we’re working outside a lot more, and there’s a general sense of ennui all around. Or at least I thought there might be. All of a sudden there has been a rash of focus and interest in learning new things!! There have been lessons galore in April and such purposefulness, it has brought peace to my teacher’s heart.
We have also been so conscientious about the amount of paper we’re using, and questioning whether that ‘really’ needs to go into the recycling bin, or can it be used for something else?
And we’ve done origami. Easier imagined than actually done, as I’ve realized. But we’ve persisted, and most children have made either a boat or a shark. Some have ventured to make fish and hearts too!! Borrow a book from the library and try it at home. It’s a great activity to develop cognitive skills.
In the month of May we will continue our unit on paper and try some other fun things.
El Salon Azul Co-Lead Teachers