Greetings Spanish Lime Families,
The month of January came and went in a blink of an eye! I guess time flys when you are having fun, learning! Thank you to all the staff, students and parents who came to watch our Cayo Hueso Music concert last week. The children did a magnificent job and I am so proud of all their hard work and efforts to make it a great performance.
In honor of Martin Luther King Day the Spanish Lime students were busy learning about tolerance and the importance of being unique. Everybody is different or unique. What a person looks like on the outside has nothing to do with what is on the inside! Every person has special talents and qualities to offer the world.
The students searched for the most positive aspects of some very unusual “people.” Each student created their own unique parts of a person (head, torso, legs) and switched with other classmates to make them even more interesting. The students then came up with a short story describing their relationship with their “new friend.”
This activity reinforced the idea that one cannot always judge the quality of a person by his/her appearance; sometimes people can be appreciated for their differences.
Below is a picture of the students holding their “new friends” and the positive qualities and characteristics they posses.
The third great lesson, The Coming of Humans has been told to the Spanish Lime students. This story talks about how the earth was finally ready for human life and how we are different and special from the other species before us. We have a mind a thinking mind that no other creature had before, we have hands to hold our young and we feel love not only for people close to us but love for people we have never met.
After the story was told we talked about the fundamental needs of a human and decided to do our own observations of humans around our community. We walked to Bayview park and listed spiritual and material needs around us while participating in our communities weekly farmers market!
For the remainder of the school year we will be digging deeper into our history from ancient times to the modern day. History is the most absorbing and enthralling story you can tell a young child, because it is true. A good history narrative is as strange and wonderful as a good fairy tale. Kings, queens, mummies, wooden horses, knights and castles can be as fascinating as giants and elves but they really existed!
“The best way to start a story is to begin at the beginning and go on to the end.” Alice in Wonderland.