We listen to our ideas by paying attention to our thoughts, interests, and curiosities. We can take a moment to think and express ourselves, it helps us connect with our thoughts and creative ideas. By listening to what each other says makes it easier to trust our thoughts and believe in our own ideas.
Yoyo shares with us his idea about what is on top of a staircase. He says that Every step leads to something. It may mean that Yoyo perceives each step on the stairs as a journey towards a new experience or discovery. This perspective suggests that every effort or action, no matter how small, contributes to meaningful progresses. It reflects a positive and optimistic outlook where a progress is acknowledged and valued, reinforcing the idea that each step taken has the potential to lead to something exciting
An idea of relationships has been illustrated by Luna through her drawing of butterflies. The butterflies are individually identified as Luna herself, Elie, Nora, Brooks, and Emelia.
Do ideas have some forms for us to note? What do they look like? How do we capture them on paper? How do we put a face on feelings and inanimate objects? It’s interesting to use our senses to feel or understand the meaning of ideas. We figure language enables us to express, and provide means of transmitting ideas. Using gestural drawing techniques, Luna bends lines and and manipulates curls to depict subjects in everyday moments.
We listen to others' ideas by working together on our collected blackberries. This time time round we extend our idea to bake a blackberry crumble pie. Baking offers many ideas to us to work on our motor skills. Pouring liquids require careful hand and eye coordination and kneading dough strengthens muscles.
During our group discussion we dig deeper by posing a question on What is a difference between options and choices? By listening to others' points of views, we allow our intellectual and communication skills to process information and come up with our own ideas. Yoyo comes up with his explanation that options are things that dad and mom say whereas choices are what we say or see.
Vivaan extends our discussion further when he shares his thought on a possibility of situations when certain options are not workable. On this opportunity, Vivaan shares his critical thinking in analyzing ideas. In order to think critically, he needs to exhibit knowledge about a subject and apply formal logic.
When we see a white butterfly flutters around us, immediately Fides raises his voice, Look! It's a butterfly!! His action invites others to notice and run together with him. Without words, Felix and Nora walk in a close distance to chase the butterfly together.
Nothing evokes summertime bliss like hurling ourselves into the water. Felix is so delighted to know he can slide down to our portable water pool. Once he observes a friend does it in a certain way, he joins the action without any hesitation. Once he encounters it, he seems getting comfortable by just jumping in again and again.
Water jumping has an impact not only on physical, but also on mental progress. With every jump we make, we learn how to keep the balance, to maintain coordination and precision of the moves.
Today we celebrate Yoyo's last day with us. We definitely are going to miss you! Thank you for the colorful moments we have with you. Keep on glowing and shining!
Children & Friends.
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