GTMS Life > News March 20, 2022

Peace is the World Smiling

Peace is the world smiling Peace is a gentle dove Peace is caring, peace is sharing Peace is filling the world with love by Karen Stokes Learn the song here: https://safeshare.tv/x/ss5689e79c9e5a7 Happy New Year! For Lunar New Year we listened to stories, made dragon masks and had a mini parade! Pictures can’t always convey it […]

Peace is the world smiling
Peace is a gentle dove
Peace is caring, peace is sharing
Peace is filling the world with love
    
                         by Karen Stokes  

Learn the song here:
https://safeshare.tv/x/ss5689e79c9e5a7

Happy New Year! For Lunar New Year we listened to stories, made dragon masks and had a mini parade! Pictures can’t always convey it fully, but this brought a lot of joy to our classroom. (Special Thanks to Yvonne Yang and Savannah!!)

In January, February, and so far in March we have been able to go out on the play deck almost every day! Meanwhile, inside, there is so much work one can choose: Knobless Cylinders, tracing the Brown Stair, play-dough, reading together, singing together, writing and drawing our stories, using story cards, geometric solids, bead chains, and using the parts of the animals puzzles (one example from each of five main vertebrate classes: fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals, plus some invertebrates, too!)

Pictured below, children work on spindle boxes, the “pagoda” pattern with red rods and number rods, color mixing, the short (squared) bead chains, beloved dish washing, memory game of numbers, collage, and the simple joy of having a conversation while looking out the window with friends.

Miss Kat made some homemade play-dough, scents included! Reading a book or two provides a break between other tasks.

What happens when you are adding 6,859 and 3,141 with the bank materials? You are going to be making some exchanges, and you are going need a ten-thousand bar! Repetition and practice with concrete materials build up understanding, mastery, and success, whether your work is adding, counting, creating, finger-knitting, sorting, matching, sudsing, washing, spinning, climbing, walking, moving, or just learning to relate to others!

Dear Parents, you have so very much to be proud of! Setting the stage for their meaningful work is our meaningful work – thank you for that privilege! I hope you’ve enjoyed this view into the classroom and I hope you enjoy looking at the pictures with your child!

Peace and Happy Spring!,

Mrs. Brown and Miss Kat

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