HOW WE EXPRESS OURSELVES
Communication is more than just words
Lines of inquiry
Communication is more than just words
Lines of inquiry
- Why people communicate with each other
- Different ways to communicate
- Using language to show our feelings and ideas
Look at us in action!
In Gym, the Dolphins are engaged in a unit on teamwork. The Dolphins are learning about how communication determines the outcome of their work as a team.
The Dolphins are learning to communicate their ideas and feelings through show-and-tell
"This is Boby." (She went on to show the class her feelings, ideas and answering questions about Boby by using body language, gestures and sounds. We found out that she loves dogs, especially pugs and French bulldogs.)
" Boat. I wanted to bring it because I so like it, I like it so much. I can do like that. We can also do like that. Kalėdų Senelis davė (Santa Claus gave it to me). I choose this one."
"Atnešiau, nes aš mėgstu, aš mėgstu važinėti. Gavau per gimtadienį. Pavažiuos tik, jei su juostą suklijuosiu." (I brought this because I like it, because I like to drive it. I got it for my birthday. It will drive only if I tape it together.)
"This is a sheep. Her name is Avytė. My mommy make it, I think, but I don't know. Mommy make these (sheep's clothing). It was my sister, she give to me. It is real! I like it because my mommy make it."
"It is a robot. It is so special because I sleep with him and he is doing what I saying. He doing tricks. He is not talking. When I was small I don't have toys. And now I bigger, bigger and bigger and I have toys."
"This is my Barbie. She is really nice and can do gymnastics and ballet. It's so special and I like it because she can move alot, alot, alot. She can move, move, move and she is not breaking. You can play with her in the water, but I do not. She is a really good gymnastics girl."
A picture show on his tablet: "This is my ski. This is my home. I go really fast, this is in Druskininkai. And this I'm going there carting - so, so fast! I like it and I winning my sister. Here is my carting. This is I winning - this is my medal. This is my friend - I playing with she. This is my parachute. This my skatepark - is big skatepark. And this is a small one. This is my bicycle. I have two. And this is my carting. And I'm one (first place) This is my grandpa and grandma. This is my hockey and my team and this is tournament. Oh no - he is winning! We are zero-zero-zero-zero. This I'm winning and lookit'! This is 1st place."
"This is Fermeris. It's my favorite game because you can get a big dog and a smaller dog and it's gonna come a wolf. I play with my sister but not always and also with my grandmother when he comes and with mommy sometimes."
"I bring because for me very nice and special. My grandma buy for me because I good.
At home be six. All pink. I do myself."
"I got this Chicago train for my birthday when I turned five. I can make different rail tracks and I always play by myself. I got a bullet train when I was four. I like the Chicago train better because it's blue and blue is my favorite color." Thank you for sharing your Chicago train with us! We used teamwork to build a giant track and took turns driving the train.
"This is for me very special and my sister was little she was playing with it and then she gave it to me. When I be in my home I always play with it and I sleep with it butr my mom says I can not sleep with it because it is not very soft pillow and then I can not sleep."
"My Magic Ball game is important because I always play with Philip and my daddy. My mommy doesn't play because she is learning English and is cooking in the kitchen. It is magic. I think so I got it as a present but I don't remember really."
"It's really special because I like sports and I like to run and I like to get 1st place!
I run alone and with my family."
"This is a bunny baby. He shows his "bamba" (belly button). You can press her tail. I sleep with this little baby bunny and my daddy go to the shop and buy for me. Name is Rosie. This is my favourite toy and I wanted to choose it and bring it in school."
"This is my favourite CD. I like it so much and in the car that song. I like the music of this album. Best song is “All Too Much”. It’s good because it’s so strong. This is Ringo and he is my funniest Beatle because he has funny eyes. Like that! Ringo sings “Yellow Submarine”. The Beatles is so good to sing that song and so special because it is so fun and so good to sing. You see!"
"I brought because I like it because my favorite book woman is this one and also this one and this one. I know their dresses. I can see on here and look and put it on maybe. I like it because they actually look nice and here is the nice woman with diamonds and hearts and she lives there."
"The pictures are funny and a little bit scary for me. They made a picture to scare the people. He's scared - daddy. It's really fun. I really like it because I liked the trip and it was very nice and I like my scary things and I like adventures and I like to go to hot places."
"I really like it and it's a hard game and I like hard games because it's really hard to win and I like to win. But it's not about winning, it's about having fun. I bring it because not only I want to learn it. I want my friends to learn it."
"It's my first unicorn. For me it's very nice. I sleep with it. I not so scared when I sleep with it. It has the lights."