In the month of January we had many opportunities to explore who we are and what makes us special.
One way was through the songs we sang together. “Coconut Soap” and “Ke Kino” helped us identify the different parts of our bodies from head to toe. The large motor activities challenged us to move our bodies by jumping, balancing, crawling, and running. For art we traced our bodies and saw that we each had a unique body shape.
We also got to explore the inside of our bodies too. We looked at x-rays, and discovered that we have these hard things called bones inside of us. We could feel them in our skin. Something else inside of us is called emotions, and we explored how we can feel happy, sad, scared, or angry at times. We learned that it is okay to feel these emotions, and that it’s important to express our feelings in appropriate ways. There were also many books in the library that helped us to discover and appreciate who we are.
So, who is special? YOU are, of course. No matter if you’re young or old, boy or girl, short or tall; every one of us is unique and special, and a life to celebrate.
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