February 2020 Show & Tell

Preschool/Kindergarten February EQ Show & Tell
Thursday & Friday, February 27th & 28th

“Our Most Memorable Family Adventure”

       As we explore our Earth’s diverse features this month, both below and above the surface, we are reminded of the adventurous spirit that resides within each of us.  This spirit is most evident in our children, and challenges us to pursue new, exciting experiences, which nurture self-discovery.  Adventures and excursions with family also build pride and lifelong bonds between one’s self and family members.

     Enjoy reminiscing about a memorable adventure you have experienced together as a family.  Your child may share a drawing, souvenir, photo, scrapbook page, or other memento that depicts a most memorable family adventure at our next Show & Tell.  What treasures will we unearth as we take this opportunity to see the world through each other’s eyes?

 

January 2020 Show & Tell

Preschool/Kindergarten January EQ Show & Tell
Thursday & Friday, January 30th & 31st

“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 “Favorite Authors, Composers, Scientists, Explorers & Artists” 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).

December 2019 Show & Tell

Preschool/Kindergarten December EQ Show & Tell
Thursday & Friday, December 19th & 20th

“My favorite holiday tradition…”

       This month, our EQ Show & Tell will focus on favorite family holiday traditions.  This will bring our investigations of “Holidays at Home” full circle as we reflect on our own personal experiences.  This sharing also enhances each child’s self-esteem and affirms individual self-concept.

     You and your child can select a special tradition to share with classmates that represents the spirit of the holiday your family celebrates.  Please feel free to send in photos, drawings, or anything else that depicts what makes this time special for your family.

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).