Seems Like Old Times!
In some ways, this week resembled the KW we knew when we were back at school. Perhaps most significantly, the conversations flowed quite naturally, even though we were "together" on line. This was especially true during our Thursday Fancy Feast zoom. Just like the way we start lunch at school, we included a virtual moment of silence which was perfectly delivered by Lane and Louise.
Thursday's conversations were similar to the way we chat when we are around a lunch table together. The topics included: pets, dreams, family rituals, activities, use of materials, and jokes. The jokes were a fun way to end our time together.... and inspired Leigh to post a great joke on Seesaw today. Here's a look at our fancy group:
Tuesday's Journal Work
Different Strokes for Different Folks
Another way of being together that was reminiscent of being in the classroom was the choices made by children. Although our Zoom calls usually have a big idea or specified materials experience, children were not limited to those experiences. During last Friday's dance party, Ellie was still focused on making messages. While classmates boogied, she kept up her work on them. During our mark-making zoom on Tuesday, Evelyn was engrossed in a detailed building.... one that she kept working on during our building zoom today. It reminded us that we would work in this fashion during our KW afternoons. some children would be working with materials, while others were building, or making messages, or exploring shadows or doing a puzzle. Sometimes just being together, having conversations, and sharing ideas is more important than doing the same experience as everyone else. We look forward to more connections and conversations in the coming weeks.
Thank you so much for all the ways you reached out to us for Teacher Appreciation Week and for all you do to support our work during this unusual time. Happy weekend, Happy Mother's Day!
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