Our fun time learning at Sedona Village Learning Center hasn’t dimmed during the coronavirus! In fact, we have had more fun than ever. One new student’s mother reports that when she came to pick her daughter up from her first day, the girl didn’t want to leave but “stay and play with her friends.”
We recently finished our unit, “How we learn through play.” Our activities cover what it means to be a friend. We explored the meaning of friendship in terms of how we treat ourselves and how we treat others.
Play Around the World
The unit finished with a week on “play around the world,” focusing on the ways in which we are similar and different on a global level. We explored other cultures that are both similar and different from ours through unique games and traditions. It helps us realize how “play and friendship” are a universal language: we’re more similar than we think and yet stronger as a global community because of our differences.
We made windmill and tulip landscapes, Japanese fans and cherry blossom trees as well as piñatas. We hosted a special guest, Mr. Blom, who came in and told us about growing up in Holland, and showed us his cool wooden clogs. We sampled cuisine from around the globe for snack and learned “Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes” in 3 languages!
At the Farm
Even though it’s hot in Arizona right now, we spend lots of time outside (in the shade!) doing things like learning about animals and plants for our unit on Farming. We learned about how to take care of chickens, cows and sheep. We enjoyed spending time with our cow and learning how to milk it!
We also talked about vegetable farming and where food comes from. Some of us didn’t know vegetables came from farms too! We also had our snack by learning about the biology of the plants we eat. We’re beating the heat by having lots of fun!