We welcomed new friends into our classroom and they are settling in well and the returning children are getting an opportunity to mentor and help the younger children.
In September, we reviewed grace and courtesy and safety. We talked about classroom rules and making friends. We learnt about " introducing ourselves". The children volunteered to participate in simple skits where they enacted an introduction scene:-)
The children also practiced how to move the chairs and tables in the classroom in a safe manner. We talked about putting things away in their spot and practiced how to walk safely in line.
We started a discussion about our feelings and we practiced conflict resolution through skits during circle. We got an introduction to the “zones of regulation” and talked about how we can assign a color to how we feel and different ways of expressing our feelings
On September 21st we sang “Sing Peace around the World” to celebrate International Day of Peace and we also talked about what peace means to them and I got some beautiful responses:-)
In Science, we talked about the changing season and autumn equinox. During circle I tried explaining the very abstract concept of how the earth goes around the sun and results in changing seasons.
The Kindergarteners had their first K-El crossover event and were super excited to meet their buddies.
In October, we will talk about our place on the map and begin our study of our planet Earth and talk about rocks.
A couple of reminders:
- Please email me or Ms. Julie at the office if your child is going to stay home, be late or needs to leave early.
- It's getting rainy and cold so remind your child to bring a rain jacket to school.
I look forward to meeting all of you during the conferences!
El Salon Lila Lead Teacher