Today we explored the skin on our face. Do any of us have freckles or dimples ? What’s under our skin? We read a fun book that talked about skin and the differences ( and similarities )we all have .
We looked at our fingertips through a magnifying glass. Everyone’s finger prints are unique.
We learned that many things in our world have skin to protect and hold together what’s in the inside- even a tree.
While on our walk downtown we caught an unexpected glimpse is what might be under our skin.
Speaking of walks! In Reggio Italy the schools there are fully integrated into their community. If you want to read more about the reggio emelia approach you can go to http://aneverydaystory.com
Here is an excerpt.
“ Each child learns and gains knowledge about the world around them by their queries and curiosity, which are innate. These things that always come to children’s mind creates the interest to know about everything going on around in the world where they are living and their role within it, then unleash their innermost abilities gradually.
The Reggio Emilia Approach has a remarkable background and minor history. Back to the 40s of the 20th century, when the Italian processed to rebuild society after World War II, the villagers hadn’t got the standard curriculums for students, so that they have to teach and answer children’s questions by letting them explore the world, nature and encourage them to participate in games.”
I think it’s important for our children to be seen and heard in our community. I think it’s important for us as a group to see and hear and smell all the things.
Today we :
Met a parks and recreation woman who took our picture
Watched an older gentleman painting the fall scene.
Spoke to a shop owner who asked would we make snowflakes for her window.
We met the baker at the cafe on Broadway. She came outside to talk to us !
Of course we ate a huge cookie. 😳😳😳😳😳😬😬😬😬😬😬
We met a man with a dog and learned to never touch a strangers dog 🐶 ( or a stranger )
We learned how to safely cross roads. THEY DID SO GOOD!!
As we walk I model and encourage good manners “ Good morning.” as we pass by neighbors.
We met the lightening bolt guy who told us he was fixing the “roost” sign
We played at the park
and then stopped by the parks and recreation office to say “ thank you for keeping our park safe and beautiful.” We saw Jillians dad there – Johnny Boy 🤣 ( according to Jillian.)
Mr Randy brought us water. So weird he took the whole hanger off the wall. That’s a new way. 🤷🏻♀️
We even did a little letter and number recognition along the way.
It was a busy day. We stayed gone for 2.5 hours. Do you see how much we experienced and learned ? What if I had stopped at “skin” that was on the lesson plans.
Also – we tired. 😍