I am blogging again after a 15 day hiatus. But this blog is not really about me or my Kinders, but the connection is strong. In my Twitterverse I have found so many incredible people and ideas; food for thought and I EAT a lot of that. So when I saw a a post on FB from my friend @ghkcole I know I wanted to tweet this and then decided to write this post.
I follow @AngelaMaiers and have read about students who have been empowered to contribute to their community and the world at large. They #Choose2Matter! I also follow #Geniushour and have read many posts and links about the incredible learning that takes place when students are given the opportunity to follow their passions.
And in my Kindergarten class we begin this journey. My Kinders learn to cooperate, collaborate and reach out. Through literature and play they see they can make a difference as they stand up for an injustice and include peers in their play. Our 100th day of school is fast approaching. One of our panels includes 100 Kind Words and thoughts:
So Kinders start by seeing what they can do to help their family, friends and community. #geniushour and opportunities for play and learning is their beginning. #YouMatter is a motto we hope they feel so they will eventually #Choose2Matter and make a difference.
Not yet, bet getting there.