This week in Jr Kindergarten, we are learning about how to have a mindful body and heart. During our Mindfulness Monday with Miss Banni we learned about the many feelings we experience everyday and how to recognize those feelings. We learned that our heart feels many different emotions and all of these emotions are what makes us special and unique. In learning how to connect the feelings we have to how it makes our hearts feel, students are better able to cope with frustration and to show compassion and empathy towards others. On Monday, we colored in a heart with different colors to represent the various feelings we have had over the past day or two. Each student then explained which color meant what emotion they had experienced. It was wonderful to watch the empathy that unfolded between the students as they listened to one another’s stories! We look forward to learning more about our heart, feelings and emotions from Miss Banni next week!
PK students are back at work creating fun painted papers and learning about collage. As they study about Antarctica and the life lived in that cold world, in art class, we are reading about and creating fun penguin collage pieces. This project involves the fun process of creating a sunset/sky background in whatever color or style each student wants, then learning the basic shapes of each part of the penguin body. In this project, the PK students get to practice their drawing, cutting, gluing and creativity as they assemble their penguins. Each of these adorable penguins turns out so differently, showcasing each student’s individual personality. They will be hanging on the hall wall in a week or so, come check them out!