We started sharing our summer storybooks with one another this week.
With a little help from Sam and Ines, both Saul and Finlay have had the opportunity to read their stories to their friends.
We will continue sharing our stories until everyone has had the opportunity!
Storytelling and reading does not necessarily mean being able to read written word. Having the opportunity to "read" to the rest of the class provides an opportunity for children to engage in literacy skills, expands their vocabulary, strengthens self-confidence, develops communication, promotes independence, and demonstrates ownership and pride in their work.
Children also benefit greatly from being a member of the audience! When hearing stories read aloud, children are engaged in active listening and story comprehension, build stronger connections with one another, and demonstrate being respectful and considerate of others work.
If you know that your child has not brought their summer storybook into school yet, there's still time!
We hope to incorporate these stories into future provocations and would love if every child's storybook is represented in the classroom.
In connection to his story about honeybees, Saully also brought in honeycomb for everyone to taste!
Before eating, we took some guesses about what the honeycomb might taste like.
We even described our predictions about the texture!
This week children have visited the greeting hallway in small groups to see the family photos on display.
On the large light table, family photos are also displayed on transparencies.
Children were drawn to the tracing paper, sharpies, and collection of markers available at the table and explored tracing their family photos which have created some awesome silhouettes!
If you stop by the photo display in the greeting hallway, you can see if your child has had the opportunity to add any additional thoughts to the information you shared underneath your family photo!