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. Beginning in October, 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. 

This year 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 5

Please send your child to school wearing their favorite color clothing and share item from home of their favorite color

Thursday, September 12

Bring a circular or square item to share

 

Wednesday, September 19

Bring a triangular or rectangular item to share

Thursday, September 26

Bring an item that begins with the letter Aa or Bb to share.

Thursday, October 3

Bring an item that begins with the letter Cc or Dd to share.

Thursday, October 10

Bring an item that begins with the letter Ee or Ff to share.

Thursday, October 17

Bring an item that begins with the letter Gg or Hh to share.

Thursday, October 24

Bring an item that begins with the letter Ii or Jj to share.

Thursday, October 31

Bring an item that begins with the letter Kk or Ll to share.

Thursday, November 7- AM only

Thursday, November 8- PM only

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

Thursday, November 14

Bring an item that begins with the letter Oo or Pp to share.

Thursday, November 21

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

Thursday, December 5

Bring an item that begins with the letter Ss or Tt to share.

Thursday, December 12

Bring an item that begins with the letter Uu or Vv to share.

December 23 to January 1  [school resumes on January 2]

VACATION WEEK

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2018

Thursday, January 9

Bring an item that begins with the letter Ww or Xx to share.

Thursday, January 16

Bring an item that begins with the letter Yy or Zz to share.