Kindergarten Book Buddies-Learning About Disabilities

This week we had a chance to hang out with our Kindergarten Book Buddies.  We’ve missed quite a few times with them with all our snow interruptions, so it was nice to have a time to learn and share with our friends again.

This week’s activity came from a book the Kindergarteners read that was illustrated by a woman who is paralyzed from the neck down.  Now, how does someone who is paralyzed like that illustrate a book, you ask?  By holding the art utensils in her mouth, of course!  So, to experience what that would be like, to have to do Art without the use of our hands, we had a painting experience like no other.

Enjoy these photos from our day:

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Chinese New Year Celebration 2014

This past week we wrapped up our study of the Chinese New Year.  This year was the Year of the Horse.  Throughout our study, we read some Chinese stories, explored tangrams, learn to count to 10 in Chinese, talked about Chinese inventions, ate with chopsticks, and concluded with a lantern parade through the school.  We enjoyed our lessons and learned many new things about China and the Chinese New Year.

Enjoy some pictures from our unit.  At the end of this post is a video of a Chinese Fan Dance that 4R learned in music class during our unit.  I think they did a lovely job!

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