The 4K (4 Year Old Kindergarten) Team
Pam Jung, 4K Teacher firstname.lastname@example.org
Kim Smith, 4K Teacher email@example.com
Heidi O'Neill, Education Assistant firstname.lastname@example.org
Jin Cho, Education Assistant email@example.com
Lindsey Sainsbury, Cross Categorical firstname.lastname@example.org
Students in 4K had a Friendship Feast where they celebrated their friends and what they have learned in the 2nd Step Kindness curriculum. They learned about being thankful, grateful, and giving thanks. They made friendship placemats with three of their friends' hands as turkey feathers and made turkey place card holders. In connection with their lesson on the community, students planned the menu for their feast and decided on the amount of each food item they needed. They learned to order food online from a local grocery store using their Promethean board. The food was then delievered to their classroom the day of their feast. Using the skills they learned in math, students collected money to pay for the food, they followed a recipe to make pumpkin pies and baked them, and they peeled, cooked, and mashed eighty potatoes! Throughout their learning, students read friendship books such as Feast For 10, Gracias Thanks, and Turkey for Thanksgiving. During the feast, they shared their "Friendship Wish" poem using sign language. Parents were invited to come in and serve food to the students. What a wonderful way to learn about friendship and kindness and practice what they've learned.