this. is. why. i. love. the. multi-age. classroom.
our youngest student with one of our oldest.
connecting, honing compassion, learning new skills, modeling patience, finding common ground.
while there are no doubt challenges, this is the environment i find ideal.
when we had 3 bags of marshmallows come to preschool, we made time for a campfire to “roast” them.
using our battery tea light candles, some smooth dowels (thank you otis) and a red scarf, we had a delightful campfire.
i am grateful that no one got hurt with the skewers and i hope there aren’t too many cavities.
i plan to keep the tea lights, dowel rods and scarf as a kit for children to use. i think it would make a great gift for a young child too!
we painted paper plates with red paint (sauce) and added torn paper bits (toppings).
i wanted some traditional “pizza parlor” music while we painted and couldn’t find what i wanted on pandora. i googled “pizza song” and found dear uncle moishy.
maybe some of you know him, i didn’t until now. but this song hasn’t left my mind.
it is a general policy of mine that i don’t show screens (tv or computer), but we did get a peek at uncle moishy’s “pizza song movie.”
after viewing it, i adapted the computer so we could hear it but not watch it. : )
some dry erase boards erase so nicely.
some do not.
our display cases erase beautifully. here we are using one that aren’t on the wall.
huh, i don’t know what they were all looking at.
yes! this wasn’t in my lesson plans, but it made a way for dr. king to enter into our dramatic play a bit more.
“look, dr. king, this is you!”
i heard murmurings of why he was smiling sometimes and why he was serious sometimes.
we spend a lot of time looking in mirrors during our M is for Martin week.
all of us. : )
hoping you can be warm and cozy this season.
merry christmas, friends and families! see you in 2010!
this little mosaic activity is one i set up as an individual project. i wouldn’t have been surprised if two children decided to work together. i was surprised (and delighted) to find all four boys at once using up all the pieces.