It has been a long time for George and Arjun to not see one another. When the day has arrived for us to express our big feelings of seeing friends we have missed, every single moment counts. They stick together all day ... playing, sliding, running, and talking! A glint in their eyes tells subtle nuances.
Labelling our emotion can help us to identify healthy ways to process the big feelings that arise when our routines change. Talking about big feelings, such as the emotions associated with missing friends, can be uncomfortable at first. We understand there is no right way to deal with big emotions. Therefore, we are being gentle with ourselves and responding to how we are feeling each day. Self-care is dynamic; some days we will need more time or a different type of self-care.
Self-care comes in many forms. Some of us take delight in expressing self-care by attempting to articulate what is in our mind. For us, drawing or painting are part of a body exploration: we learn how to hold the writing tools in our hands, and how to use them; we experiment with all the colors; and often we love finger paint for the discovery of the different tactile sensations.
We can achieve a variety of effects by changing the sharpness of the pencil, the way we hold the pencil, and the pressure we apply. Using the side of the pencil with light pressure results in a wider line with softer edges.
Creating a pedagogical narration is a process to capture our ordinary moments and make it visible. Through the use of a camera, a video camera, or note taking we can record an ordinary moment, begin to reflect on it, interpret it, and consider what our next possible learning experiences. By recording and making visible our ordinary moments, we are listening intently to what we are saying not only with words, but also what we are saying with our bodies, facial expressions, and gestures. From there, we can begin to invite questions about what we might be thinking.
We invite friends to refer to our imagination and present on "how the life under the drain looks like?" Brooks and Arjun use coloring tools with colorful crayons to create various strokes to articulate their collaborative drawing. Brooks mentions his representation, "It is a fish!".
Luna chooses to observe through the gaps on the drain cover. Below is the excerpt of her conversation with Jana.
Luna: "Hello! Who's in there?"
Jana: "Luna, do you think there is a fish in there?"
Luna: "Can I live in there, too?"
Jana: "You want to live in there with the fishy?"
Jana: "Why? Do you think it will be fun?"
We extend our next possibility to understand the live under the drain by using a tunnel to move through, to hide or to look out. This experience motivates us to take turns, to be patient, and to be tolerant. Some of us experience various feelings like scared and excited to go through constrained and narrow spaces.
After we have an opportunity to go through the tunnel, Luna shares her feeling of scared of the darkness and wants Emelia's hands to hold hers.
When Emelia adds a fairy light inside the tunnel, Isha and Abigail feel more comfortable. They exhibit their excitement to see the lights of the stars to go through the darkness.
Sharing ideas and seeing other points of views are foundational elements for getting along with others and building the real meaning of building trust.
We too enjoy the beauty of sunshine by spending time in our garden. Cutting some flowers and grass by handling our scissors practices creates fun experiences with friends.
Vivaan demonstrates his excitement while collecting the flowers. He creatively agrees on Isha's idea that the leaf looks like an 'umbrella' when he spins quickly and lightly around.
Whereas Elie seems eager and at the same time she displays cautious to hold the scissors in a proper way to cut the grass carefully.
And natural environment invites Elie, Brooks, and Isha to communicate and express our thoughts and emotions through the language of dance and movement.
Sunscreen, sunglasses, and hats are encouraged to be available for our children from tomorrow onward to protect our skin during our moments outdoors.
Our Curriculum Evening is confirmed to take place on Friday, June 10th. Please arrive at 05:30 p.m. to ensure we are able to wrap-up by 07:00 p.m.
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