Today we rounded out our ” Things in the Sky ” unit with thinking about the sun. When we did our ” what do you know ” time these are some things they children offered .
1. It is really bright and yellow.
2. It is a big star.
3. The sun causes evaporation. ( WOOT ! They are retaining ! )
4. Sometimes the sun hides behind the clouds.
They came up with 10 things. After we listed them one of the little girls said ” How many did we have ?” Most days I number them. Today I didnt. But yay!! That means they are interested in numbers and understanding the value of numbers. Another little girl said ” which one is mine ?” as she looked at our list. YAY #2 They are understanding the print has meaning ! There are little things like this all day that encourage me as a teacher that our style of teaching , our philosophy works !
This morning we used yellow paint and our hands to make a sun painting.
We also had a drop in licensing visit . They are ALL unscheduled so having them find we are doing good things is wonderful. If you follow regs and best practice every day these visits become easier and easier.