May Show & Tell

Preschool/Kindergarten SEL (“EQ”) Show & Tell
Thursday & Friday, May 25th & 26th
“Healthy Earth, Healthy Me”

       This month, our children are learning that Earth is our home, and we all live on it together.  Every element that we share: air, earth, the sunlight, the forest, the animals… we all need to take care of these things.  We can keep everything healthy by helping each other, caring for and appreciating all living things.  What makes the Earth healthy?  Does music help bring harmony?  Does kindness resonate with animals?

     Ask your child what he or she does to contribute to the health, harmony, and happiness of living things.  Think about how you sit with your cat, or run with your dog.  Think about sitting outside in the twilight, listening to the rustling trees after the rain: remember that we need to water our gardens.  As the stars come out, we may realize we are a small part of something vast.  Perhaps we can draw a picture of our family under the night sky, and come closer to understanding this.  Perhaps there is a photo of the ocean or mountains you have visited that brings you appreciation of nature.  Or perhaps you can celebrate foods that are grown locally on neighboring farms.  Send your little one to school with an idea or artifact of how he or she celebrates, appreciates, and cares for life on Earth.