This week our theme was caring for each other and treating people with kindness. In our first read aloud we reflected on how if we want to care for others we have to care for ourselves too. We read a beautiful story called, "I am Enough." After we had done this, we made self-portraits out of tree stumps and objects from nature. We counted how many objects we used and learned about how tree rings can help you learn the age of a tree.
We also read a story called, "The Kindness Quilt". We decided to make a classroom kindness quilt to display acts of kindness we had bestowed upon others. We used 2D shapes to make a pattern border on our quilt square first. We talked about the names of each shape and the type of pattern we used (AB, AAB, ABB or ABC).
On Wednesday we listened to the story, "Have You Filled a Bucket Today." We learned that everyone has an invisible bucket over their head and when we do kind things it fills their bucket and when we do unkind things it dips from their bucket. We learned the Bucket-Filler song and brainstormed ways we could be kind to our classmates and family. We also explored symmetry and shapes by making origami buckets.
The Senior Kindergarten students learned to draw buckets and wrote down one way they could fill someone else's bucket.
Finally, on Friday we read stories about Thanksgiving. We spoke about how when we tell others we are thankful for something they have done it fills their bucket. We also spoke about how just by noticing the things we are thankful for, it fills our own buckets. We were thankful for a lovely week together!