This week we continued creating welcome messages for the new incoming Brown Room children. Our messages will get delivered to the children next week and we hope it will get them excited for their time at St. John's and also ease their transition by sharing our experiences with them.
Getting ready for Portfolio Conferences
In small group meetings we have started to prepare our portfolio drawers for the upcoming portfolio conferences. In these meetings the children reflect on their work and experiences, share memories and stories and organize their work by creating categories. We then "file" the work into a large binder, which every child will get to take home after their conference.
But what are portfolio conferences?
"It's like you're the teacher but the grown ups are right there. " - Finlay
At the conferences, the children will have the opportunity to share their work with you! We encourage the children to share their ideas and memories and present their work to you by creating a space for them to lead the conversation. For some children these situations might be intimidating at first but we encourage everyone to leave room for the children to speak about their work first.
The children are getting very excited to finally share their incredible work with you !
We can't wait!