We already saw many occurrences of joyful connections in our room this week!
Serving tea and taking care of the baby
Making phone calls and getting ready for hockey
Making prints and textures with animals from different animal groups
Building a monthly calendar
Moving so fast as buildings come together
A wonderful mermaid castle!
Creating more portraits after our self-portrait study
Creating life-size portraits
As we think about community, we will begin with a collaborative project called "Friendship Fish" this week. My goal is that every other Friday, we will actively engage in a team project. On the Fridays off, we will be participating in a "kitchen table" community service project that helps a needy group around us. The organization Doing Good Together, which came to Breck School for an in-service teacher workshop, inspired us to begin conversations about service and has some developmentally appropriate activities we can do as a class. We will be using some of their ideas to help organizations like Meals on Wheels, shelters and local animal shelters (without the animals, since there are allergies!). We know that even small gestures, pieces of art, cards and more make a difference to the many people in need around us! Visit bigheartedfamilies.org and doinggoodtogether.org to learn more about this local organization and more ideas, books and resources for service.