I can not believe that our journey is coming to an end. This class will forever hold a special place in my heart. They are genuinely kind, loving, and very helpful. We have laughed, cried, lived, studied, learned, sang, and grown up together. They are very close-knit and will always be a part of each other. I am so blessed to have been a small part of their little lives.
We celebrated the ending of our roads study by making rock slime, and it was a huge hit! We also had a transportation day. We blocked off the sidewalks and the children rode their bikes and scooters around campus. Some proclaimed that this was the best day ever!!
We have been able to examine roads and parking lots. We discussed what they were made of, and what features they have. We have learned about traffic lights, signs, gutters, crosswalks, ramps and overpasses.
We had our annual Muffins for Mom to celebrate our beautiful mothers! The children have been anticipating this day for several weeks. We made handprint flowers, a fork tulip card, drew a picture of them, answered survey questions about them, and wrote a cooperative story, which promotes critical thinking skills. We started with the prompt "Once upon a time, there was a mother...." Each child had to add a sentence or two about the Mom. It quickly grew into a pretty funny activity! I typed and printed the story, and then we created a cover and voted on the name for the story (The Sweetest Mom In The Whole Wide World). Copies were made and given out.......pretty priceless activity!
We had our last show and tell yesterday. These kiddos have come a long way since that very first show and tell. They are comfortable in their own skin, and have no problem getting up in front of their peers and speaking about what they brought to share with the class…….just one of the many things we teach at St. James!