Friday, March 15, 2013
So, off we go in -13C weather to the Villa where the Reading Grannies live. We were greeted at the door by three Grannies who were just so happy to see us. We took off our toques, mitts, snowpants, coats and boots and made our way into our reading room. We started the afternoon with some of our songs and the Grannies were quite impressed that we knew "1,2, Buckle My Shoe" and they remembered learning that when they were in school. Each little one then grabbed a book and a Granny and off they went, like they had know each other for years and this was our first visit. These Grannies were amazing, they treated our student's like pure gold. After reading a few books, we were given juice and cookies and visited a while longer. Sharing time like this together between generations of people is so important and really a beautiful thing. I love Reading Grannies and can't wait to go back next month.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Five year olds are so fun and creative and spontaneous and experimental. So, I give them a large outline of a shamrock. I give them four little containers of paint, three white and one green. I give them a Q-tip. I tell them to mix some green and white and see what they come up with. They were thrilled, they mixed and mixed and mixed and were amazed with all the different colors of green they created. Then they painted their shamrock and they were all so different. Watching them do this and be so engaged could be in the list of a thousand reasons I love being a Kindergarten Teacher.