Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Kindergarten Excitement

The above pictures are of our Kindergarten students actively engaged in free choice time.  Each day the children are able to work cooperatively with peers. It is here that they learn to share, take turns, work out difference among other social skills.   Leve Vygotsky is the guru of those who believe play is developmentally essential.  He believes that play, especially pretend play, is an essential part of childhood- something that makes children “stand a head taller” than they would without it.   The top picture is showcasing the "Star of the Day".  Each day as children are recognized for something positive, their name is placed on the board.  Almost ready for First Grade!!!