Fun in the Sun
We took advantage of the amazing temperatures on Thursday and spent a lot of time outside. We brought painting and weaving to the outdoor studio and invented some new games with balls and hoops.
Thinking about Diversity
We would like to thank the families who joined us last night to think together about approaches to challenging questions. Erica Thompson shared some strategies for listening and responding when children bring their questions regarding diversity to adults.
2. Repeat back/ ask the question again
3. Think together
4. Share facts
If you're not sure how to respond, it's fine to say "I don't know." Take time to think about what sparked their curiosity and circle back with your carefully considered answer.
We noticed that the children didn't focus on skin color as they formed these families. We asked them to talk about how they made their decisions.
Remy - I took people that looked the right age. This girl is cute and she even has earrings.
Lucas - I just scrambled through the pictures and thought, "This one looks like a dad," or, "This one looks like a mom."
Seon - There's three daddies and two mommies and one grandfather and one grandmother. I just picked people that looked nice.
Cape - I picked children who looked good and the mom and dad looked nice.
It was another beautiful day outside. We continued our ball and
hoop game with great success!
Stickers and Small World
The children spend a good portion of each day making messages for teachers, family members, and friends. They love to include stickers in their messages. Based on this interest, we combined stickers with drawing in a studio experience. Mimi worked diligently to complete the whole process!
Of course, children spent time developing their small world scenarios!
Have a Wonderful Weekend!
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