You never know where the day with take you.
It all began when Isabel painted a piece of paper and noticed that it looked like signs she had seen at the Womens March that she attended with her mom in January. " It just needs sticks Rachel " I agreed. I gathered up some sticks.
Sela overheard this conversation and decided she would make a sign as well.
Then she said well we could have a pretend march inside. I asked why it had to be inside? She responded that " We couldn't really go on a march..." I exclaimed sure we can. We could march up and down the street.
My little group of girls got right to work.
I offered to add words to their signs. Many of the girls didn't know what they wanted their signs to say so we talked about how when you are marching for something you carry words on signs that you feel are important.
This seemed to help the girls and they came up with important words and we added them to signs.
Before we left for our march we invited more friends to make signs and join us. The girls went over to other groups and exclaimed " We are going outside to have a womens march. Boys are invited too!" Alas we didn't get any takers.
We marched up and down Hayward Street. We paused at the corner or Hayward and Howard and had lots of cars drive by and wave.
First steps in learning that we all have important words to say.
While participating in these activitiesthe children engaged in several Vermont Early Learning Standards (VELS) including, but not limited to:
Domain 1 (Approaches to Learning), Elements 1 - 3 (Play and exploration, initiative, and problem solving)
Domain 2 (Social/Emotional Learning), Element 3 (Relationships)
Domain 4 (literacy Development), Element 3 (Writing )
Domain 10 (Social Studies), Elements 1 and 2 (Inquiry Family and Community: Civics , Government & Society)