Building a sense of community is one of Kindergarten’s central ideas. Helping others in the doctor’s office is a positive way to do this. Most days, our doctor’s office opens at 9:30. Come by and be a patient around 9:30 if you are free.If one looks closely while the children are busy in the doctor’s office, you can see writing happening…when appointments are being made, when rooms are assigned to the patients and when medication is being prescribed.
Clay: While digging outside in the dirt a couple of weeks ago, bits of ceramic tiles were discovered. This lead to an interest in clay which was then ordered on Taobao. Once it arrived, the clay was used to make clay pots for our plants. Next week, we will paint our clay pots.
While some children were creating with paper, these 2 boys invented a watch to time their friends every minute that they were working (complete with a Nepalese dot on their forehead and saying ‘Namaste’).
Some of the children discovered that hitting objects with sticks creates different sounds. Watering cans and stools were 2 of the objects used. Sliding a stick along the bench also created a xylophone sound.
That prompted children to create musical instruments. Cardboard was used to create drums, a guitar, a piano and a microphone. After the instruments were made, we were treated to a musical performance.