I can't think of a better expression than the one on this sweet fella's face! He was hiding his "sharing" boxes. He was only supposed to have one. That one was to be filled and given to a friend in an extension and practice of "The Keys Of Friendship - Sharing" lesson.
He is 3. Sharing doesn't come naturally at this age, so we practice. We learn. We fail. We try again. Each conflict is a welcome opportunity for another lesson in kindness.
This past week we have been learning about kindness and the letter "K!"
The weather here in the Ozarks has been amazing. We have taken our learning outdoors as much as possible. Today, our yoga instructor brought her mats and our yoga class was held in the fresh air, cool breeze, and mid 80's. It may not have anything to do with the letter "k," but haaAAaave mercy...it was divine! We even had full participation from all our littles stretching, bending, and reaching for Sun Salutations, Downward Dog, and Warrior poses. They were amazing! (and yes, you can do yoga in cowboy boots :))
Sharing experiences while having fun!
One of our little one's LOVES to bring treats to share! This went perfectly with our "Keys of Friendship - Sharing" lesson. We brought the preschool outside as much as possible to soak in the beautiful fall days this week. Our preschool curriculum, Mother Goose Time makes it easy to take our games, emergent readers books, and preschool experiences on the go.
We learned that the Keys of Friendship are choices we make. We can choose kindness, generosity, forgiveness, patience, helpfulness, and respect. When this little one brought her sherbert treats, she learned she was practicing generosity and kindness!
This little guy was SO proud of himself sounding out the "S", "M", and "G" to determine the words in his Emergent Reader book from Mother Goose Time. What a GREAT accomplishment!! Emergent Readers are such an important part of a quality program and need to supported to continue to build on these foundations. The below referenced article further explains the differing stages of Emergent or "Aspiring" Readers and what to look for in providing them with materials to aid in their development. Mother Goose Time does a fantastic job in providing these age appropriate materials to support young readers.
"Aspiring readers are just beginning to grasp the basic concepts of book and print. They are acquiring a command of the alphabet with the ability to recognize and name upper- and lowercase letters. They are also developing many phonological awareness skills, such as recognizing phonemes, syllables, and rhyme." https://www.readinga-z.com/learninga-z-levels/stages-of-development/
Lana the Iguana
Ms. Angie from the Greene County Health Department brought us another lesson in being healthy with Lana the Iguana and the children LOVED feeding her fruits and vegetables and discussing what grows in gardens. She always has something new and fun for us to observe!
What else have we done this week?
Literacy, math, puzzles, patterning, games, taking turns, sharing, friendship, feelings, yoga, and lots of play - OUTSIDE! What a perfect way to learn and play!!
I wish you well and I hope you get to play today!
Life is made of moments...
"There isn't anything more full of hope, joy and peace than a child's smile... It captures the mundane and makes it extraordinary." - LaDonna Woolsey
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