October 2019 Show & Tell

Preschool/Kindergarten  EQ Show & Tell
Thursday & Friday, October 24th & 25th

“Practicing Self-Calming Skills”

       It’s that time of year again… the perfect time to practice our self calming skills… With each night falling earlier, and Halloween decorations like jack-o-lanterns, spiders, and skeletons, it can be a scary time of year for little ones.  It’s important to teach self-calming skills so children can reassure themselves amidst all the excitement and change.

     A child may find comfort in a stuffed toy, a ‘lovey’ blanket, a song or memory or thought, taking a deep breath, a hug from Mom or Dad, a favorite activity, going outside…

     Please send your child to school ready to share, or demonstrate how they find comfort and calm.  Maybe another child finds reassurance in the same way, so feelings are validated and relationships are strengthened in this EQ (Social Emotional Learning, or “SEL”) opportunity.

 

September 2019 Show & Tell

Preschool/Kindergarten  EQ Show & Tell
Thursday & Friday, September 26th & 27th
“Getting to Know You… and Me!” 

       We want to give each child a chance to share a little about themselves at our first Show & Tell of the school year.  This “EQ” opportunity is a time to build self-esteem, confidence and relationships by sharing something personal.  This activity validates a child’s feelings of individual significance and develops a sense of belonging with social skills that are fundamental to every relationship: the skills of speaking and listening.  Show & Tell may be a favorite toy or book, a photo, drawing, or a family project.  Send your child ready to share something about themselves during Language Arts on these two days.

 

April 2019 Show & Tell

Preschool/Kindergarten  EQ Show & Tell
Thursday & Friday, April 25th & 26th
“If You Could Live Under the Sea, What Kind of Creature Would You Be?” *

       In concert with our theme this month, our EQ Show & Tell invites us to wonder about what it would be like to be one of the fantastic creatures living in our oceans.  This stretches our emotional intelligence, as we imagine being in someone else’s position and what life might be like somewhere else.

     Have fun with this, as you talk about what you and your child might prefer, and why.  Perhaps you would like to be a giant whale, or a happy porpoise jumping in and out of the waves.  The octopus might be a wise choice, because who couldn’t use 8 arms?  Beloved Nemo makes that little clown anemonefish a popular choice.  But we have been learning about so many life-forms, it may be hard to choose!

     Send your child to school ready to let us know what his or her chosen sea creature is, and why.  You might like to send along a picture, to help explain it to the class.  We may be surprised by how we populate the sea!

* (Please note that this is a correction from the April calendar; we listed last year’s Show & Tell by mistake.)

 

March 2019 Show & Tell

Preschool/Kindergarten  EQ Show & Tell
Thursday & Friday, March 28th & 29th
“My Favorite Story…”

       Reading and telling stories allows children to relate to others more easily, to understand another’s perspective, and also creates an emotional bond between the storyteller and the listener.  As an added bonus, reading stories also reinforces an appreciation for literacy and literature!  In conjunction with our “Happily Ever After, Tall Tales & Myth Busters” Theme, we invite every child to bring in their favorite story to share on our EQ Show & Tell days (we will not schedule parents to read on these two days).

 

February 2019 Show & Tell

Preschool/Kindergarten  EQ Show & Tell
Thursday & Friday, February 7th & 8th
“Acts of Kindness”

       This month’s Show & Tell is an exciting opportunity to celebrate the thoughtfulness and generosity that our Kinder Works children display each and every day!  Please share an “Act of Kindness” that you witnessed your child do either at home or elsewhere by writing it inside a heart (hearts were sent home last week in your child’s mail file).  Then, have/help your child cut-out, color, paint, and/or decorate the heart to make it “uniquely his/her own.”

     We look forward to celebrating these “Acts of Kindness” during Show & Tell this month!

 

January 2019 Show & Tell

Preschool/Kindergarten  EQ Show & Tell
Thursday & Friday, January 24th & 25th
“My Special Bedtime Routine…”

       This month we travel to the cold, uniquely beautiful, northernmost regions of the Earth.  Simple concepts like “nighttime” and “daytime” challenge our senses and our daily routines.  For instance, in Barrow, Alaska, the sun doesn’t rise above the horizon during December and January, so it’s dark all the time except for a couple of hours every afternoon.  Children adapt to playing outside and going to bed in the moonlight!

     Engage in a discussion with your child about his/her special bedtime routine, then send your child to school ready to talk about it with his/her classmates.  It could be a favorite song, storybook, bath toy, small pillow or blanket, night light, even a toothbrush!

     Please note that your child’s Show & Tell must be able to fit into a small, plastic grocery bag and must be labeled with his/her name.

 

November 2018 Show & Tell

Preschool/Kindergarten  EQ Show & Tell
Thursday & Friday, November 15th & 16th

“Something You are Grateful For”

       November is the beginning of the season of caring, giving, and gratitude, and in that spirit our Show & Tell will focus on being grateful.

     Help your child look at the different ways that he or she shows appreciation… maybe with words, hugs and smiles, pictures or notes, or even by trying to “return the favor” and pay kindness forward!

     Please send in a picture (e.g., photo or drawing, collage, mosaic, etc.) of the people, experiences, and /or things for which he/she is most thankful.