Hello Aspen families!! I hope everyone had a relaxing long weekend that was snowfun!! Our topic this week in Aspen was all about Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks. During line time we discussed how these two individuals helped change our world for the better. As a class the Aspen children shared their thoughts regarding inequality and how we can make the world a better place too! Some of the ideas (thoughts) they came up with were being kind to everyone, helping people, listening to others, sharing (toys and ideas), and doing nice things for other people. These Aspen children sure are amazing and will grow up to be amazing adults with thoughts and ideas like these! We also read a few of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.s quotes and talked about the speeches he gave and his peaceful protests. One quote that we discussed by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was , ” Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” As a class we talked about what this quote means and the power of spreading kindness. This quote is what sparked our discussion about making the world a better place and led to the children sharing their ideas. Finally, we engaged in some role playing and did the Rosa Parks play. With this activity we had children take on different roles to act out the event that sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Ask your child about the Rosa Parks play!!
In Kindergarten lesson the children reviewed their cursive letters and writing sentences and also worked on math equations. During reading group the children reviewed the short e sound and were introduced to the long e sound. We then practiced reading long e words and worked on our comprehension skills.
Next week our topic will be adaptation, migration, and hibernation.
BOOK SHARE: Thursday, January 27, 2022