During the week, the IIIs have busy schedules, filled with fun activities and hands-on learning, but their favorite parts are song circle and roof yard time.
The IIIs usually have singular song circles with only their class, but on Fridays the IIIs have a special song circle with another IIIs class. On November 16, IIIsR and IIIsC participated in their first shared song circle together.
Their teachers Robin Sage, IIIsR, and Cathy Novembre, IIIsC, led the song circle and sang along with the passionate IIIs. Many of the songs that were sung were humorous and really silly. For example, there were songs about alligators chasing monkeys and about an elevator inside an elevator.
“If I miss my mommy, I put a thumb on my knee and the teacher calls on me,” said Issa Wagner. The most beautiful things about this magical event were the smiles and laughs shared between the IIIs as they sang. It was amazing to watch the IIIs harmonize and make new friends.The IIIs are not only passionate for song circle, but for roof yard as well. Roof yard is a time where the IIIs can expand their creativity and work with materials that they may not have access to in the classroom. “We’re writing letters to our moms,” said Samantha Levi, as she and Issa Wagner rubbed paintbrushes on metal bowls.“We love them too much,” added Issa.In IIIsR, a group of IIIs was working together to construct a train and a stati
n. They stacked long and short boards on top of boxes. However, later on, the train was experiencing delays and the IIIs were helping passengers get off as they fixed the train. “It’s out of service. We’re going to fix it,” said Sawyer Newton, while Damian Lucca was telling all passengers to step off the train.The IIIs love song circle and roof yard. It gives them an opportunity to work together and come up with brilliant ideas. There is never a dull moment in the IIIs classroom. They are starting to grasp concepts and understand new things.The IIIs are just at the beginning of their educational journey.