Working with our tradition of gearing toward Halloween festive, we choose to explore it through our spirit of creativity and self-expression. Pouring, mixing, and stirring our cookies ingredients require careful hand-eye coordination and kneading dough indeed strengthens muscles.
Spending time with friends in measuring, taking turns, and sharing tools is one of our many ways to build relationships. Baking together on special occasions can be a fun memory that we hold on to forever, let alone to enjoy it afterward.
We understand how characters are going to be part of this festive. Therefore, we ask ourselves how we make our characters come alive. We choose drama to represent our imaginative minds to take responsible roles and make choices - to participate in and guide our own learning.
Carrying out our chosen characters encourages us to think and act creatively, thus developing critical thinking and problem-solving skills that can be applied in all areas of learning. Another interesting thing, on the day itself, our choices bring more meaning.
When we dress-up, we represent ourselves as someone or something else. It is an important part of our growing-up to be able to transform one thing into another. We use props and clothing to enact a role that promotes the scripts and scenarios of our imagination.
Fides decides to work with his idea of being a policeman.
Brooks transforms himself as Mario for his character gets all different kinds of mushrooms.
Brooks' interest further stretches to a two-dimensional illustration. He deliberately combines shapes and lines together to capture a detailed representation of Mario.
Nora explains how her Mom gets the dress for her. She pays attention to its colors and textures.
Margo identifies herself with the character of Marshall for (Marshall) scares ghosts, spiders, and scary things.
Whereas Lukah's costume as Spider Man brings meaning for he catches the bad guy with the net. By sharing their points-of-views make our dress-up tradition meaningful for we get to contribute our ideas to the effort.
On another day Felix brings a storybook How to Catch a Star by Oliver Jeffers. When we read the storybook, we are intrigued by a question of where the stars are during the day.
Brooks thinks Some stars (are) up in the sky and some (are) still sleeping when we observe there is no star to be seen during the day.
Nora explains we can only see the stars when (the surrounding) is dark, when the moon is up on the sky.
Felix and Lukah decide to illustrate the shapes of the stars by posing as a fallen star. It stretches our chest and boosts energy. Let us light up the night sky like a Fallen Star!
Rainy days always ignite our natural curiosity. Puddles offer us a place to figure what we can do, what we see, or how we can change water flow. We experiment more intensively with puddle by engaging our bodies to touch, step, and jump. In this way we learn that our movements influence the height and width of the splashes and the flow of the water.
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