(This letter was sent to the Laguna Beach Parents of our Pre-K children’s program)
Dear I-WE family,
Wanted to share with you some of the photos from the last few weeks/months illustrating how the children go back and forth between play and “work” and the first set of these photos were done during their own play time, where freedom of choice was total.
That is why I am so passionate about mixing the various approaches. This is evidence to me that I-We are on the right track:
During Free Play, the children went and got a work off the shelves to bring it to the kitchen to make a pie. Once in the kitchen, they began using the tools in their pretend play
Also, the cotton balls we practice at work time to move from one container to the other, became popcorn!
Other photos illustrate how when we work with our letter sounds, we are engaging our whole bodies and it is almost a yoga practice
And then just a mixture of most of our activities…
Feeling so grateful to be growing I-WE with your angels :)))
With love, Satyanna.
LEARNING OUR LETTERS SOUNDS INVOLVES OUR WHOLE BODIES AND LOTS OF FUN No Stress at all… Imagination is still flowing as stories about the animals are being shared while they find their homes…
ALL DONE – TEAM CLEAN UP AND COOPERATION – NOW PLAY TIME Which, as you saw above, includes work too by free choice
JUST LIKE THIS DRAWINGS DURING FREE PLAY TIME ILLUSTRATES JOY AND PRIDE… to be able to do what the grown ups do…
That is in all the PLAY children do, they want to be like their parents and older children…
“Help me to do it by myself” cries the inner soul of the child :)))
AND LEARNING OUR COLORS IN FRENCH IS FUN TOO
SO IS GETTING OUR FINGERS STRONG FOR WRITING
Learning to draw “Elsa” so she really looks like herself because the child didn’t like her first attempts and asked, so we give a drawing lesson on how to draw a proportioned face… Too young some would say? We don’t because there was a desire and request… At I-WE, we are here to nurture the children’s gifts and longings…
Helping each other is a part of I-WE, even in Art class
WALKING TO THE PARK PREPARING TO BE PARENTS… IS THAT WORK OR PLAY?
AND HUGGING DOGS… (We always ask if we can first
WE HAVE THE BEST PLAYGROUND EVER AROUND THE BLOCK
AND THE PERFECT BACKYARD FOR SKATE BOARDS, BIKES AND BASKET BALL PLAYING…
Story time… Which will be followed with puppet making of the characters next week
How blessed are we?
Feeling the gratitude, deeply!
AND MUSIC FUN
May be they will start a band together one day? What do you think?
Much Love, Satyanna.