A Week in Enrichment!
Well, this wasn't the week anyone expected or wanted to have in Enrichment, but we made it through. I want to thank everyone who signed on to the Zoom meetings this week! It was wonderful to see all of their smiling faces! I know it was different, but thank you for sticking with it! And thank you for the kind words too. They certainly helped us get through.
I know this week was challenging. I have to be honest, it was for me too. Mrs. Daday, Mrs. Lay and I went into teaching because we love spending time with children, specifically young children. And this year, even more specifically, your children. An empty classroom is a sad classroom. We want nothing more than to have your wonderful, curious, cheerful children back in our classroom. But we want to be safe. We have to follow the guidelines that are set by the Commonwealth for our school. Please know that we're doing the best we can for your children.
Our first book this week was Sneezy the Snowman by Maureen Wright and Stephen Gilpin. He taught us that sometimes we have to try things more than once to get it just right!
On Tuesday we read Crow in the Snow by Lesley Sims and Fred Blunt. Crow found that by noticing what was around him he was able to help a friend in need.
Wednesday's book was Pete the Cat: Snow Daze by James Dean. In this book (that hit a little close to home) Pete realized that too many days off from school made him miss his friends and teacher. He was happy to get back and share his stories with them!
For the friends that were in class on Monday we started a "walking water" experiment. Where we put drops of food coloring in water, put paper towels in between those cups and cups with clear water. We made some guesses and watched it during the day. I wanted to give them an update. This is what our cups looked like today.
For the friends that weren't in school on Monday, we're going to do this experiment again! Science is all about checking and double checking our findings!
I hope you all have a wonderful rest of your week!
Please keep in mind that next Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and Jack and Jill will be closed.
I say this with complete sincerity, I CAN'T WAIT to see your kids again on Tuesday!
Christina Renoni and Brenda Daday