We have a lot of catching up to do! The children were very busy while I was away and I feel like I missed out on so much learning and excitement.
As part of our Who We Are unit, the children have been participating in several learning engagements geared towards helping them gain an understanding of the Central idea: Knowing how we are similar to and different from others helps shape our understanding of self. Initially, we had discussions to gauge the children’s prior knowledge of the meaning of similar and different. Next, we played games, read books and participated in other activities such as family photo presentations, making “Big Bodies”, and face puzzles to help them gain a better understanding of the concepts. This week, we have been discovering Who We Are through the children’s individual presentations (will share this with you later). They have been sharing all about themselves; their likes and dislikes, what country they are from, if they are a brother or sister, their abilities, and more. They will also create a book all about themselves with all this information.
Below is a slide show of some of the learning engagements in which the children participated in while I was absent. And, I love the group photos of the children on Peace Day! A big THANK YOU to Ms. Gheeta, Ms. N’Lydass, and Ms. Aisia for overseeing the class in my absence.