BRAVE! That is the word that can be used to describe the Dolphins today as they performed on stage. Thank you to all the parents who were able to join! The Dolphins’ bravery extended before today – they were brave when asking Mr.Campbell for permission for the performance; they were brave when finding out why the older students have special days and then writing an email to be sent to the school; they were brave when writing the stories and creating tickets and pictures; they were brave answering email and questions from students and teachers around the school. The Dolphins should be very proud of what they accomplished!
Our fun day was not over with the performance- after music, they went to PE and were surprised by the Bearcat! Then the class returned to the classroom to eat popcorn and have fun with face paint.
After the exciting opening ceremony, we started our 4 stations:
1. Tag games
2. Obstacle course
3. Biking and parachute play
4. Ball play
The Dolphin class enjoyed all the stations – on Monday, I will ask them to vote for their favourite. After a snack, they enjoyed some water play outside. The Preschool 4s played on the field before going home.
The Dolphin Class loves stories by Mo Willems. We looked at his books, “Knuffle Bunny” and “Knuffle Bunny Too.” In his books, there are black and white photographs will hand-drawn illustrations on top. The Preschool 4 children thought about how they could make their own stories using this method of illustration.
1. Choose a picture.
2. Look at it.
3. Draw a character.
7. Tell the story.
As they told the stories, someone had an idea to use the instruments as well. The following is a video compilation of all the stories (only Preschool 4).
I hope the children make more stories like these soon! A few of the Preschool 4 Dolphins have been teaching the Preschool 3 how to make one as well.