How I love looking back over a week to find reasons to celebrate. They are always there.
Each day, my classroom is becoming more of a community. Little sparks start it out.
We honour play, creativity and childhood vision. Getting outside everyday matters.
Time with our Kindergarten buddies – afternoon walks and playground play are paving the way for buddy reading that will begin soon.
The book love has caught on. The children are asking for “book time” right after lunch. What do I notice? Some sit individually with books and get immediately lost. Buddy reading happens naturally. Some children love to get into our bins of board books
Readers are supporting growing readers who chime in when they can. Certain books are read over and over.
One child said to me this week, “You have the best books!” I replied, “We have the best books.” We shared some delighted smiles.
Our #classroombookaday is a huge hit! The Friday voting is a favourite thing. This week’s winner? Josh Funk‘s Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast Such fun!
This week I celebrate the little sparks, the moments when the learning took over and the routines that are beginning to settle. I also celebrate that while there are lots of needs and times where we are just hanging in, we still are experiencing it as a community.
“I think we need about 100 adults,” one little boy spoke wisely in one such moment and we all burst out laughing. Slowly, but surely . . . One step at a time. With each other. We are fanning these little sparks and the learning momentum is heating up.
Thank you to Ruth Ayres and the #celebratelu community!
Being part of a community that regularly shares gratitude and celebrations truly transforms my weeks.