Sharing Time

"Sharing Time" is an important part of the curriculum that reinforces the home/school connection and links it directly to the curriculum. This activity takes place during circle time every Thursday for the morning and the afternoon class, and each child gets a turn to share an item with the class. They sit in the "teacher's chair" and through a series of guided questions talk about what they brought to their peers. In the first couple of months of school, they are led through the questioning by the teacher. When they are ready, the questions are asked by their peers!! The give and take of questioning and answering is a very important skill, and sharing time helps introduce this concept in familar, predictable way. Questions your children ask each other about the sharing items include "what is it," "what does it do," "where did you get it," "where do you keep it," and "what color is it." This is something you can practice with your child at home when they are selecting an item to bring. 

A "Sharing Form" will be sent home prior to Thursday, please fill out and send in with your child's sharing item.  The form is also available on the website under the "Sharing Day Questions" link.

 A sharing schedule will be sent home. These items are meant to serve as direct links to the curriculum and literacy theme of the week. This section of the website will also list the current sharing item each week. Please use this guide when assisting your child with selecting an item from home.

Sharing time is an excellent way to foster social skills, turn taking, and language pragmatics. Your children truly become the "teacher" during their turn and become very capable of facilitating their turn... and letting me be an observer, as well!

 

Thursday September 9

Share item of their favorite color

Wednesday September 15

Share a circular or square item

 

Thursday September 23

Share a triangular or rectangular item.

Thursday September 30

Share an item that begins with the letter Aa or Bb.

Thursday October 7

Share  an item that begins with the letter Cc or Dd.

Thursday October 14

Share an item that begins with the letter Ee or Ff.

Thursday October 21

Share  an item that begins with the letter Gg or Hh.

Wednesday October 27

Share  an item that begins with the letter Ii or Jj.

Wednesday November 3

Share an item that begins with the letter Kk or Ll.

Thursday November 11

Bring an item that begins with the letter Mm or Nn to share.

Thursday November 18

Share an item that begins with the letter Oo or Pp.

Thursday December 2

Share  an item that begins with the letter Qq or Rr.

ThursdayDecember 9

Share  an item that begins with the letter Ss or Tt.

Thursday December 16

Share an item that begins with the letter Uu or Vv.

December 24 to January 1   [school resumes on January 4]

VACATION WEEK

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Thursday January 6

Share an item that begins with the letter Ww or Xx.

Thursday January 13

Share an item that begins with the letter Yy or Zz.

 

Thursday January 20

Share an item that begins with the letter Tt or Bb.

Thursday January 27

Share an item that begins with the letter Ff.

Thursday February 3

Share an item that begins with the letter Nn or Mm.

Thursday February 10

Share an item that begins with the letter Ii or Uu.

Thursday February 17

Share an item that begins with the letter Cc or Oo.

Thursday February 24

Share an item that begins with the letter Aa.

Thursday March 3

 

Share an item that begins with the letter Gg.

Wednesday March 9

Share an item that begins with the letter Dd.

Thursday March 17

Share an item that begins with the letter Ss.

Thursday March 24

Share an item that begins with the letter Ee.

Thursday March 31

Share an item that begins with the letter Rr or Pp.

Thursday April 7

Share  an item that begins with the letter Jj.

April 15-22  [school resumes on April 25]

VACATION WEEK

Thursday April 14

Share an item that begins with the letter Ll or Hh.

Thursday April 28

Share an item that begins with the letter Kk.

Thursday May 5

Share an item that begins with the letter Vv or Ww.

Thursday May 12

Share an item that begins with the letter Yy.

Thursday May 19

Share an item that begins with the letter Xx.

Thursday May 26

Share an item that begins with the letter Zz.

Thursday June 2

Bring an item that begins with the letter Qq to share.

 

Thursday June 9

Bring an item that begins with their favorite letter to share.