Welcome to Little Hive!
Mrs. Sewell/Mrs. McKnatt
As we work to foster a sense of community and belonging in our Little Hive classroom, we often address how each girl is a valued member of our classroom culture and community. We discuss with the girls that we are all members of our classroom community and they each have something important to add to our class “family”. As we discuss the important role they play collectively in our class, we also talk about how each girl is unique and how their individual differences are important to recognize.
Throughout our study of similarities and differences we read stories such as Todd Parr’s “The Family Book” to recognize different family structures, as well as “The Rainbow Fish” by Marcus Pfister, and “What I Like About Me” by Allia Zobel Nolan. Our books lead to many discussions about how we are all different. We practiced sorting by hair color, identifying what color eyes we have, as well as investigating height differences to show how we are all alike and how we are different.
As a culminating project, we traced each girl’s body and allowed her to decorate to demonstrate how truly unique she is. The girls loved using their creativity to decorate the outlines of their bodies. As the girls shared their work, we discussed how each person’s was different and unique, and we also discussed similarities in the girl’s work.
In conjunction with discussing our similarities and differences the girls also explored their unique features and what they liked best about themselves. We listened to portions of “The Best Part of Me” by Wendy Ewald. After listening to these children share what they enjoyed best about their bodies, the girls were eager to share what they considered their best features. Take a look at each girl considers to be her best feature:
"I like my earrings because I can touch them." - Anika
"My legs because they help me run." - Natalie
"I like my mouth." -Elizabeth
"My shoes." - Aubree
"I like my shoes because I run with mommy and daddy." -Anne Willis
"I like my shoes because it helps me run around." - Lou
"I like my feet because they are blue shoes." - Carina
"My hands are best because they make a house." - McBride
"My feet." - Elle
"My hands and my feet." - Margaret Rose
"My hands because they help me eat breakfast in the car." - Lucy
"I like my hands because they can touch my eyes." - Adhira
Come stop by our classroom to take a peek at the display of the girls' hard work! They love stopping and looking for themselves and their friends on the wall!
Welcome to Little Hive! We are excited for a wonderful school year. Check back here for updates on what is going on in our classroom!