Building Our PreK2 Community

To celebrate winter and the end of the semester, all the PreK2 students gathered in the Multi-purpose Room to participate in fun learning engagements and enjoy building community.

After all the six classes (including PreK2 students from the French program) gathered we began with a numeracy freeze dance.  Students danced to some fun music but when the music stopped that had to stop dancing and create a group according to a called number.  They practiced their counting and listening skills. They also developed team building skills by including an odd person (someone not in a group) into their team.

The SIS student council (STUCO) prepared hot chocolate for everyone. We enjoyed sipping our warm drinks, sitting on the picnic mats with our friends and watching the animated movie “The Snowman.”  It was a perfect example of an imaginary world and fit in with our inquiry into stories for our current How We Express Ourselves unit.

Reflection

After watching the movie, the PreK2 students were asked to first think about what they saw in the movie. Then they were invited to share their thoughts through a “See, Think, Wonder” routine.  “What did you see in the movie? What did you think about while watching the movie? What did you wonder? What questions do you have?” The students expressed their thoughts through words and drawings in a collaborative mural.

It was wonderful to see all the classes learning, growing and sharing together.

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