Just as the PK 3’s made gifts for the PK 4’s, the PK4’s returned the favor and created two special gifts for our rising leaders!
You may remember back in Spring when some children spent months learning about figure drawing through different printmaking processes. We accumulated so many gorgeous Gelli prints of children posing alone, and with friends, that it seemed to lend itself to illustrations for a book. Figures in the prints were expressive, and evoked many feelings. Children added text to each image, ultimately creating a feelings/classroom rules book that friends will read at the beginning of the school year! Below are some pages from the book…
“You can always hug a teacher if you feel sad.”
“That’s your teacher. They help and play with you.”
“You can look out the window to see your friends and remember how much fun you had. You can look for us, but it might make you miss us more.”
“You can give a friend a hug, a handshake or a high five.”
“See, that’s being teamwork!”
“Looks like they’re making a mess. Don’t forget to clean it up!”
“They’re playing. The big one is four and the little one is three. They’re going for a walk together and holding hands in the line.”
“You can walk in the garden. There are tomatoes, strawberries and flowers in there.”
“Raise your hand is how you talk to someone.”
“Technically, he’s not a spider. He’s using his imagination. Anything’s possible.”
“Sometimes you’re gonna cry. Teacher’s help you, friends can give a hug, or you can go to the cozy nook.”
“Even though you’re small, you’re strong.”
In the back of the book, children wanted to take group photos for the authors page!
PK 4’s also drew on transparent colored paper that was compiled into a stained glass window. Their art will remain on the window next year so that PK3’s can continue to be inspired by their friends!
Zoe: I’m going to miss you. I want to stay!
William: My sister and Adrian’s brother might be in the same class next year. They will be friends.
Nayeli: They will miss us. They can ask us to come back. Can you please come back?
Maia: We can’t stay, we’re getting bigger.
Rayyan: I’m gonna miss you. I’m gonna make you gifts. Are you going to cry when we leave?
Zavier: I’ll make my name and me and tiny lava I can step on. Don’t tell no one about this because they will want to do it. I can’t believe I’m going to Kindergarten.”
Zeina: Oh, it looks beautiful when the sun is coming through.
Destynee: When you be a leader, you show them how to do stuff.
Selwyn: We can still come back and visit. We can see you in the hall.
Have a great summer, everyone!