This morning in circle, we asked the kids â€œName one thing that you canâ€™t do now that you hope to learn one day.â€Â Not everyone chose to share, but those who did offered up great goals:
Sheridan , Mia, Evie- ride a 2 wheeler bike
Luke & Natalie- learn to write
Annalise & Hannah- learn to snap
Cate & Phoebe- learn to whistle
Eliana- do the monkey bars
Zach S.-speak Spanish
Alyssa- learn to speak French
Ben- learn my lines in the play
Maybe one day, I will learn to hula hoop like these kids are…
In groups, we made dances celebrating learning to do these things. The kids said that learning something new takes practice, paying attention, bravery and hard work!Â We talked about how imagining yourself doing something is a good way to practice it.Â Dancing it or acting it out is another way to build confidence!Â After our â€œYes we can dancesâ€, we moved into 3 big groups to create dance tricks using props.
Kids chose to create a dance using hula hoops, scarves or a parachute to share at Fridayâ€™s show.Â They also made special awards for themselves in art class and painted their clay projects.
In drama, each group finished their play!Â All actors are practicing remembering lines and cues- a good challenge for the week.Â In our last couple of days together, weâ€™ll explore all ways to move through stage fright and how to help one another if we forget what to do.Â The kids are thrilled to see their story ideas come to life and chat about the play during snack time and after care.Â Friday will be an exciting event and a perfect way to end the summer!