GTMS Life > Blog February 3, 2021

It’s 2021 in Mr. Och’s Class

 It’s a new year, and 2021 feels particularly new – brimming with hope and possibilities. Whether it’s Lunar New Year, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a friend turning four-years-old, or just the most recent snowstorm, the children have been full of excitement about all the opportunities to appreciate and celebrate our world.     From […]

 It’s a new year, and 2021 feels particularly new – brimming with hope and possibilities. Whether it’s Lunar New Year, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a friend turning four-years-old, or just the most recent snowstorm, the children have been full of excitement about all the opportunities to appreciate and celebrate our world.

 

 

From volcanoes to earthquakes to landforms. Geology has been the talk of the classroom this month. Children have been identifying rocks and breaking geodes open!

 

 

Balance is always a key to peace and productivity in the classroom. The children are always learning to balance their social life with independent work, balancing between math, language, culture, sensorial, and practical life, and balancing on the playground or in movement class. Recently, the Kindergartners did a special art project about symmetry which was reflected by snowflake studies we’ve been doing in the classroom. Balance! 

 

 

 

As the year has progressed, quarantines happen, snow days happen, and sometimes things even go exactly as planned!  The children have been happily adapting to all of it. You can see the joy on their faces when they see their friends in the classroom or get to interact with a material that they’ve been curious about. Through these ups and downs, I believe we’ve all learned a tremendous lesson in gratitude. 

 

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