Our stories tell about who we are and
where we come from
Early Childhood celebrating Lithuanian Centennial
Early childhood celebrated the Lithuanian Centennial on the 8th of February. We had different activities set up in different classrooms and we rotated through each to explore the roots of the country and commemorate Lithuania's Birthday. The activities were followed by the final whole-school event in the yard. Here are some snapshots from our day.
Shadow theatre at the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania
As part of our preparation for February the 16th, the centennial of Lithuania's Independence, Turtles were invited to visit the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania where we had a chance to observe a shadow theatre, yet another way to tell a story and act it out. Turtles were very excited and learned all about the legend of the Iron Wolf and how Gediminas created Vilnius. Once back to school Turtles reenacted and drew the story from the beginning through the middle to the end. Check out the drawing in the hallway next to our classroom and please look through the pictures below.
The turtles began their first unit of inquiry with a provocation - Ms Ieva's grandmother came for a visit to our class in order to tell the turtles about her life story. She showed us pictures, told us stories and played games. She was an English language teacher some years ago, would you imagine that?! Turtles enjoyed finding out about her life and were given an example of how to tell one's life story. They're excited to learn how to tell their own!
Theatre play about a bunny, cow and duck
As part of the 2nd line of inquiry, different ways in which we tell our stories, the Turtles were given a chance to see a theatre play about a rather odd family - a rabbit, cow and duck. It was a dance performance hence we got to observe yet another way to express oneself - through movement. Most of the students enjoyed the play and were able to explain to why - an important part of the development of our thinking skills.