We ended up with a problem in Onyx Class this week. It was Valentine’s Day so we did lots of Maths using some chocolates. The chocolate really helped us as we were able to see how many we were taking away alongside the number line. We were all looking forward to a chocolate on Friday as we had been promised by Miss Parker and Miss Morris.
On Thursday we decided that it would be kind to give our chocolates to Garnet Class when we sang them a Friendship song on Friday. Some of us weren’t too sure to begin with but after we talked about it we decided that it was the right thing and although it wasn’t the easiest thing we wanted to be kind to Garnet Class.
On Friday we went to get the chocolates to take them with us as we went to the Studio to sing our song. But…….
What were we going to do??? We couldn’t give Garnet Class one chocolate!
We ended up leaving the Studio without giving Garnet Class any chocolates at all. Even though the lovely songs had cheered us up a bit we felt a little bit sad. We went back to the classroom with only one chocolate.
Then we had an idea…..
Some of us still felt a little bit sad on Friday afternoon because the rest of the chocolates still hadn’t come back but we knew we’d done the right thing giving Miss French our last chocolate. We talked about how it was difficult but the fair thing to do.
Then, right at the end of the day, ………..
Everyone was very excited that the chocolates were back and that we’d done the right thing. Everyone went home happy, including Miss French 🙂
What have we been learning?
- to think of others before ourselves
- to make up and sing our own songs
- to make decisions which are fair even if they are difficult
How can you continue the learning at home?
- make up your own songs using familiar tunes,
eg. If you want to be my friend, clap your hands,
If you want to be my friend, clap your hands,
If you want to be my friend and you really want to play,
If you want to be my friend, clap your hands.
- include your child in some decision making, e.g. when handing out biscuits how can you make sure it is fair?
- encourage your child to do things for other people, e.g. picking up something that someone has dropped on the floor or letting someone have a turn before them.