After talking about what does poetry mean to the kiddos, we read poems from children authors Shel Silverstein and Jack Pretlusky, along with collections that we pulled from the library. The students listened to some of my favorite poems and we discussed how each was different from the next. Then they split up with a partner and […]
Our focus today was really amazing! We not only talked about all of our character strengths but we also watched a film. Take a look at the inspiration for today’s activity: http://www.letitripple.org/films/science-of-character/ The Sprout kids really were engaged and participated in identifying their character strengths and honed in on character traits that they want to […]
Thanks to the creativity of Ana Dziengel at babbledabbledo.com the Sprout kids and I were able to enjoy a great STEM activity! Stixplosions!!! This activity allowed us to focus on patience, perseverance, fine motor skills, trying new things, exploration, applying knowledge, working with a partner, and following multistep directions.
After discussing the recent flooding that has occurred in parts of the U.S., the Sprout kids set to work on building a water dam to withhold the strong current of water about to take over their town. We had some success in this activity but it was a really difficult. Most had to really channel […]
After looking at the objective and rules of some of our favorite Sprout Board Games, the Sprout kiddos created their own. They had to come up with the design, materials needed and the rules of the game. There was lots of collaboration and hard work put into this activity! Some of the kids requested to […]
The Sprout kids participated in the Ancient Japanese Art of Marbling: Suminagashi (墨 流 し). Suminagashi translates to mean “floating ink.” The Sprout kids will participate in the creative process of marbling rice paper with water and ink to transform it into a masterpiece of vibrant colors. This art form began in Japan as early […]
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