Yes We Can!

This documentation is brought to you by Teacher Sarah! I had the honor of working with this fabulous group of nature kids on Tuesday, here's a little bit of what we did when we were together. Of course there was a lot of child-led exploration, big body play and 'mountain' climbing. We also played a new game called Flyswatter in the Sight Word Woods, which was inspired by a book we read together, The Word Collector. You can find a video of Michelle and Barack Obama reading this story by clicking the link! 

Speaking of the Obamas, we also set up an Outdoor Classroom in the garden and talked about important community leaders in honor of Black History Month. We talked about national leaders like Michelle and Barack as well local leaders, Andrea Jenkins and Phillipe Cunningham. Children practiced writing few of their new sight words, "yes we can" on posters and homemade bookmarks (yes, we chanted this phrase many times very loudly, too). 

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Ant and Icicle look for the sight word "little" to swat with their flyswatters. 

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Agouti makes a special bookmark for Moon, who was absent. Both Agouti and Snowflake practice writing "yes we can" tracing dot-to-dot letters.

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Snowflake points to a photograph of Northside city council member Phillipe Cunningham.

Since MNP students are not coming indoors yet, I promised our group I would send them a photograph of the Welcome Wall outside of our classroom. Photos and artwork of the Obamas, Andrea Jenkins and Phillipe Cunningham joined our growing Black History and Futures display with Harriet Tubman, Nina Simone, Martin Luther King Jr. and Ruby Bridges.