We are continuing celebrating the child.  Their identity and the different attributes that separate them from one another are an essential part of who they are.   How does family contribute to a child identity?  What is each child’s concept what family represents? How can we expand and help our learners learn about the foundation of a family? Now we are bridging how a family is connected to the child’s growth and development.  

A family tree shows the different relationship of members of a family or other genealogical group.  It can branch out to include many relatives. We are currently making family trees with each child.  The teachers are painting their arm brown and hand green, representing a tree.  Then we are going to cut out the family pictures into circles shapes.  We are focusing on only the faces of each member and placing them on each correspondent tree. We have been reading different books about families; for example:

  • The Family Book
  • Daddy, Papa, and Me
  • Mommy, Mama, and Me

The children frequently visit the family wall, and they do not only focus on their picture but all the images.  They can identify their peers as they glance each picture.  As we begin our family tree, the children will be able to determine how people are in their family as they count the different faces. We will count and write the number of family member for each child. 

We will also see, listen, and learn how each family does things together through different events from the various Family Books we will receive. Music can be another avenue to explore.  What kind of music do all the families listen to?