This has to be some of the sweetest kiddos looped together, what connections forming! Some photos from the week are posted on Klahanie School Facebook of children who have parental permission to post images of. We practiced circle time (beginning and ending circles where we sing songs, learn to take turns sharing ideas, learn Spanish and read stories) and lining up as well as walking in the class spaces. We practice walking heel-to-toe with the following song:
Heel to toe and heel to toe.
We are walking heel to toe.
We are not too fast and not too slow.
Work rugs and mats have been introduced. The work rugs are for the child to pick an activity off the shelf or form a project and has the choice to work independent or share space with a friend.
In the garden we focused on group team play and the following statement when a friend asks to join an imaginary play:
"Sure, we'll figure it out." This statement becomes a bridge for connection building, confidence creation and the foundation of inclusion and empathy building. If a person is happily playing or concentrating on a project independent, he/she may say "Maybe in a little bit, I am concentrating on my own." This also offers children time to evaluate self needs and polite response that nurtures continued connection while integrating self care. I am beginning lessons in Sandpaper letters, geography maps, math bead counting and sensorial lessons and both teachers are introducing loads of Practical Life and art lessons. This will continue and increase as the year progresses. Areas such as this will be focused on during our Parent Curriculum night, please come join us 5:30-7pm Thursday, September 28th.
*We would like to expand our Monday class and fill three more spots so two teachers can be present all four school days. Please let us know soon if you would like to add Monday and/or have a recommendation of a child/family interested in Monday enrollment.
Next week (18th-22nd) the Rains are coming! Yeah for our gardens and state and here we go for our classes of little ones!
Thank you for bringing your child with name labeled coat and layers, extra socks and name labeled boots.
Thank you for practicing our flipping on coats technique at home:
Coat flat on floor, hood/tags by the toes, hands in the holes and flipped over the head. We say the following: "Tags by the toes, hands in the holes and we flip it over our head."
*Please bring a photo of your child for his/her cubby (can be printed on any paper and any size) and name labeled water bottles.
Thank you for continuing to spread the word about our Scholarship Fundraiser October 21! Pie yummies approaching!
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend and excited to continue this amazing school year with you all!
Emmy and Jordan
PO Box 13376
Burton, WA. 98013