During the Week of the Young Child, we recognized the young learner in all of the students by doing short, focused activities each day. A summary of the week is below.
On Music Monday, the students participated in some musical movement activities. They danced to Kids Bop songs, particpated in GoNoodle activities, and even had some special requests for songs to listen to at dismissal time.
For Tasty Tuesday, we discussed healthy food choices and tasted a variety of foods. The kids tried gluten-free garlic and herb sprouted seed crackers, dark chocolate pretzel crisps, and regular pretzels. All of the kids were encouraged to take a courtesy bite (as we call it at my house) and most tried everything! We talked about how it’s okay if they didn’t like it but they should at least give it a try. Most of the kids found that they liked something that they thought they wouldn’t enjoy!
On Work Together Wednesday, the kids were given various tools to build something. They had to pick a partner, develop a plan of what they wanted to build and then work together to build it. They had so much fun being creative! The kids were so happy and their smiles were priceless. We will definitely find time for Work Together Wednesday another day in the future.
For Artsy Thursday, each student decorated one white bag any way they wished. The bags were then connected together to create class flowers.
It’s always so fun to take the time to celebrate being a young learner!