Snow Day Zoom
Thanks again for joining us on a very fun zoom call!
One of the most rewarding things about these calls has been the way the children have been able to connect to one another, regardless of the distance, and also learn from each other by observing their peers!
And many more joyful moments!
Thank you family members for assisting your children during these zoom meetings and providing materials that make this time even more enjoyable. We couldn't do it without you!
Jade shares her paper collection
Remember the home research that many of you contributed towards when you collected papers at home over winter break?
We're still sharing them with each other!
Jade took the opportunity to share her collection with the class during today's morning meeting.
This type of large group discussion and sharing format is becoming more routine to the children.
They are becoming more comfortable listening to their peers, responding to others ideas, turn taking, and practicing a lot of patience!
What does sorting mean?
Now that everyone who brought in a paper collection from home has had the opportunity to share their findings with the class, we decided that we could use these materials as a type of reference guide in the classroom!
But first ... What should we do with all of the paper collected? How can we categorize/sort the paper types?
What does sorting mean?
To clean something up. - Cape
You put it (the toys) in a box. The gems go with the gems. - Jade
The other toys go with the other toys. - Cape
Cate and Lucas offered to work on sorting the paper collection into different categories. After identifying all of the different types, they worked together to discuss where and why each piece should be sorted.
They came up with 14 different categories including -
Shiny Paper (papers that were either sparkly or shiny, because sparkly is shiny)
"Drawed" Paper (paper that was used to draw on)
Present Paper (paper materials that were or could be used as gifts to people)
Wrapping Paper (the paper used to wrap presents)
Food Paper (paper associated with food and/or restaurants)
Shape Paper (paper with shape patterns)
Bag Paper (paper bags)
Picture Paper (paper with images/pictures printed on it)
Leaf Paper (paper with an image of a leaf on it)
Stringy Paper (paper that appears to be made from string)
Cate and Lucas work on sorting all of the materials into categories.
Now we have a Paper Dictionary to use in the classroom as a resource guide that we can continue to add to as we strengthen and grow our relationship with paper as a material!
Yay for snow!
We were pleasantly surprised to find that there was snow in the outdoor classroom which made the ending of our day that much more joyful. We will see how long it lasts!