The last day before spring break our Kindergarten class had a day of sharing. One of the students was very excited in the morning to show me a book he brought to school and wanted me to read it to the class. It was about a bear who liked to share things with his friends and how it made him feel. While at the carpet, I told the students about the book that Samuel wanted to share with the class, and that I have something I would like to share with them as well. I brought out a plate of cut up fruit that I prepared that morning, and as they munched on the fruit I read the story.
After the story & the fruit we brainstormed different ways that we can share things with each other. Do things we share have to be tangible? How about a smile? An idea? We had a wonderful discussion about this at the carpet.
The students then shared their ideas in the form of pictures. It was so neat to see the different ways 5-year olds view and explain sharing. 🙂