We started with a walking field trip to the grocery store across the street from Small Friends. Before we left, Teacher Lisa went over safety rules and passed out name tags. Then we were off!
Each child carried a clipboard with a shopping list so they could check off items as we put them into the cart.
Each child had a turn putting one of our soup ingredients into the cart, then we watched as Teacher Lisa went through the checkout line. We couldn't have been prouder of our little group. They stayed together, followed all the safety precautions, and used excellent manners throughout the excursion.
Back in the classroom on Wednesday, we prepared the soup. Each child got a turn to chop, stir, sauté, or add ingredients to the soup.
We let it simmer while we took a recess break on the playground. Teacher Lisa kept an eye on it while she transformed our three work tables into one large banquet table.
We passed the rolls and butter family-style (a great opportunity to practice good table manners), and enjoyed the fruits of our labor as a community.
We ended the day with a sharing circle, each person taking a turn to share something they were thankful for about our class.
Both of us are thankful for the kindness that our kindergartners show to each other every day, and for the parents who model that kindness for their children and support our program in so many ways. Together we create a warm and welcoming learning community. Happy Thanksgiving to all!