When I first started putting this blog together today I knew there were two important pieces that I wanted to address but wasn’t sure at all how they fit together- but it suddenly came to me.
I have had trainings and meetings every day this week. Many days there were multiple trainings.
I usually don’t schedule them this way but somehow it just happened. One day I was on the phone or zoom meeting from 315 until 815. The absolute drawback of that is sometimes it puts me behind on my daily tasks. Thankfully I make out my lesson plans or intentional plans for the day with the children on the weekend. But this week I was behind on learning stories. Doing learning stories is actually quite a process. You build the template, look at your observations you’ve taken throughout the week and decide what your focus will be, make sure that you have pictures that somewhat support your story, load them into Google photo and then actually produce the learning story. Sometimes it’s a bit much but I always feel like it’s worthy of my time.
Today I had to spent part of the children’s play time making sure my stories were ready and going over the children’s story with them. I like to read it to them and ask them if there’s anything they would like to add. Memories are really important. Hopefully, down the road someone will find this folder and look at it and be amazed at the pictures of the family members that came before them and enjoy the stories.
A great example of that is during the holidays Randy’s cousins opened up a Facebook page to communicate and share memories. Look what popped up today. A picture of little Randy dressed as a cowboy. I’m thankful that they have these memories
So watch how I do with this and pull my two subjects together. Speaking of memory. We have had a green pumpkin on our playground since before Halloween that has withstood all of the weather and the children carrying it around. Today they asked me could they cut it open.
Why not ? They got tools from the workbench and got busy.
They worked for a long time collaboratively on that green pumpkin.
As they begin we could see the vibrant orange on the inside
As they were able to dig further in the pumpkin they remarked that that pumpkin did not have any seeds.
Half an hour later they were still pounding away at the pumpkin. And they made a discovery
It’s got seeds !!!
And indeed it did have seeds. One of the children said “ I did not think it had seeds like the orange pumpkin and the white pumpkin that we cut open but it does!!”
Just when you think the little things you do are not remembered by the children they prove you wrong ❤️
Learning through play is absolutely the best way to make memories like the stick