After lunch today we had a little extra time. Our journals were completed and we had already spent over three hours straight in centers – so I decided to do a little ” team building”. We talk all day about sharing and practice it most days but Valentines day is the perfect time to remind the children what being a friend really means – sometimes it isn’t just letting your friend play with something when you are finished. Sometimes it is working together to accomplish a common goal. I put two containers of manipulatives on the tables and ask them to work together to create something. As you can see, many of them created something along ; but look closer. One table sorted all the greens. Another table created a parade of vehicles. Not one time did I hear anyone fussing over who had more . It was a great learning experience. That is what you and I ( parents ) do together. We work together to promote a positive learning attitude with your children so that they will hit the ground running in kindergarten !
The printer was out of ink today so I just put a blank sheet of paper down for the sign in sheet. Some little one came by and made their own grid. 🙂
Nothing like decorating the almost dead Christmas Tree with Valentines frill!