This week the EC East classroom worked on their Peace Curriculum by creating family picture books, painting unique and personal stick pieces, and sand affirmations. Sand affirmations involve our children reading and affirming something kind about themselves as they scoop and transfer colored sand. We use one color of sand each month and then blend the sand at the end of the year. This month’s affirmation is “I am Loved.”
They also focused on strengthening their hand muscles by cutting clay and clipping clothes pins. This dramatically helps to lengthen the amount of time they can concentrate. Color Box One was also added to the sensorial shelf. For our new science unit, we added trees and leaves to help children to explore nature within the classroom trees.