Growing in awareness of self

Dear Prep 3.1 parents,

As Trevor Mackenzie would agree “Great ideas start with a question”, so this week we investigated further what students are presently able to do and what they aren’t yet, without any particular focused area. During one of our morning meeting discussions we created a mind map to help us examine, compare and contrast students abilities and here is a summary:

Molly: I can ride a bike without training wheels.

Bella Lhamo: I sleep on my own!

Aydan: I can play by my own.

Djasmin: I can dance.

Tenoch: I can come to school by myself.

Mia: I can paint.

Divansh: Sing. Mummy.

Isabel: I can play with toys

Tomás: Eu sei jogar futebol! (I can play football!)

Sarah: Play with toys and my family.

João: I can eat biscuits and bread.

This discussion enabled students to enter into a dialogue about the different abilities each of them has, consequently leading to a higher understanding of self. Next week we will merge this line of inquiry with students newly developed curiosities about their bodies to inquire about how their bodies are similar and different as well as what they are capable of doing with it.


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