FRIENDS, FRIENDS, 1…2…3…
ALL MY FRIENDS ARE HERE WITH ME!
Young children typically anticipate holidays with great enthusiasm and envision a day filled with surprises and sweets. This year’s Friendship Day celebration at Richmond Elementary School, A.K.A. Valentine’s Day, surpassed Preschooler’s expectations. Vermont Writes Day provided an additional bonus to the February 12th festivity and a perfect venue to showcase student learning with a
7-Minute Writing Challenge!
Over the past five months, RES Preschoolers have prepared for Friendship Day (a day renowned for sharing student made notes with peers) by participating in cooperative play activities that promote the development of fine motor muscles needed for paper and pencil tasks. Hard work and engagement with various materials and mediums have resulted in strong fingers and hands ready for WRITING!
This week, Scholars counted out twenty beads and added them to a spiral wire! The “magic, good wishes wand” works like a roller coaster…
Loop de loop, round and round the beads go!
To warm up strong fingers for the writing challenge, writers created MAPS OF THEIR HEARTS. Each writer wrote about People and Things They Love!
After fueling their bodies with sweet, Friendship Fruit Salad and receiving a festive writing tool, the timer was set and confident WRITERS started their seven minute challenge. With ease a six-foot banner came to life depicting portraits of FRIENDS each labeled with individual names.
Seven minutes later when the timer sounded…. Writers asked,
“Can we keep writing?”!
The response, “WRITE ON PRESCHOOLERS!